New scope choice

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Jim Oliver, Apr 2, 2008.

Which scope for my rifle??

Poll closed Apr 12, 2008.
  1. Bushnell 4200 6-24 x 50, 30 mm tube

    25 vote(s)
    67.6%
  2. Nikon Monarch 6-24 x 50, 1 inch tube

    12 vote(s)
    32.4%
  1. Jim Oliver

    Jim Oliver Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    I "need" a new scope for one of my rifles.

    Choices are:

    Bushnell 4200 6-24 x 50 (30 mm tube)
    Nikon Monarch 6-24 x 50 (1 inch tube)---the X30 is a little steep for me right now.

    What say you??

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
  2. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    I would go with the Nikon. IMO, the Nikon seems to be much clearer than the Busnell glass.

    W.
     

  3. Jim Oliver

    Jim Oliver Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply Wildcat.

    Thanks to those that voted.

    Would any of you care to comment as to why you voted as you did?
    Enquiring minds want to know........

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
  4. Frank7mm

    Frank7mm Well-Known Member

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    I had a 20x nikon monarch and the clicks (if thats what they call them) were very crapy to say the least!
     
  5. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    I've compared glass quality between my 4200 6-24x50 (30mm tactical), and my Dad's Monarch, and the Bushnell was at least as good. My dad and I both felt the Bushnell may have had the edge. Don't wory about Bushnell's glass quality on the 4200.

    The bushnell has 12 MOA per turret revolution and I believe the Nikon has 8, The Bushnell is 1/4 moa clicks, the Nikon is 1/8 moa. Mine has 44 MOA total elevation (Bushnell rates them at 45 MOA total), I'm not sure how many the Nikon has. It's really all about personal preference. I think you'd probably be happy with either.
     
  6. Akkill

    Akkill Well-Known Member

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    and bushnell have a good reputation for reliability i think bushnell is a bether option save that a little bit more money and buy the bushnell
     
  7. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    My Dad has 6 of the exact Nikon you polled about and loves them..absolutley no problems.
     
  8. TAC

    TAC Well-Known Member

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    Jim,
    You can't lose with either scope, they're both have nice glass, are repeatable and have good warranties. The deciding factor may be what you plan to put it on and what you plan to do with it. The Bushnell comes with a mil-dot reticle - not other option. You will have more reticle choices with the Nikon, so if it's going on a target rifle it may be the deciding factor. However, The 1/8 clicks on the Nikon and the one inch tube can also be a limiting factor if it's going on a hunting rifle.

    You're going to get responses with nice things to say about both scopes, so it's going to boil down to features that will best suit your needs


    TAC
     
  9. HOGGHEAD

    HOGGHEAD Well-Known Member

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    4200

    I just bought the Bushnell 4200 6X24X40 with a one inch tube. I liked it better than the Nikon. I also liked the price better. I bought it for $402 out the door. Tom.