Nikon Buckmaster VS Monarch

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by JMshooter, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. JMshooter

    JMshooter Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for a NEW scope to go on my new Remington VSSF .223. With Nikons rebate the prices are close, what would be the best scope for this set up?

    the Monarch 4-16X42 has 1/4 moa adjust, 40moa total adjustment $339.95

    the Buckmaster 4.5-24X40 has 1/4 moa adjust, 50moa total adjustment $259.99

    the Buckmaster 6-18X40 has 1/8 moa adjust, 50moa total adjustment $329.99

    all with the Nikoplex

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. mchilders04

    mchilders04 Member

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    Buy the Monarch. Better light transmission and a higher end scope.
     

  3. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    second vote for buying the Monarch...I love my Buckmasters but if I had the money at the time, I would have gotten a Monarch...It's just a higher quality scope
     
  4. midwesthunter

    midwesthunter Well-Known Member

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    I have two monarchs. Both track good no probs
     
  5. The Surgeon

    The Surgeon Well-Known Member

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    The Monarch will have a little bit better "Exit Pupil" which will help increase light transmission.
     
  6. JMshooter

    JMshooter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply's, I ordered the Monarch 4-16X42 today. It was hard to find one that was instock. everyone was going to have to backorder it.
     
  7. 4bycamper

    4bycamper Well-Known Member

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    OK, just a little off topic....

    I am looking at a Nikon Prostaff. Where does a Prostaff fit in with the Monarch and Buckmaster?


    Thanks
     
  8. JMshooter

    JMshooter Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure, I have a 4.5-14X40 Buckmaster on my smith&wesson 25-06 and love it. With the instant rebate that Nikon has going until 3/11/12 ($100 on monarch, $50 on Buckmaster) I started looking @ the upper power/quality scopes.
     
  9. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    Monarch top tier
    Buckmasters second tier
    Prostafft third tier

    None are bad scopes though, i know a bunch of guys with prostaffs and they love them
     
  10. 4bycamper

    4bycamper Well-Known Member

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    Great news, thanks.

    If I can get this prostaff for a-buck-and-a-half, I will.
     
  11. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    go for it, I got the Buckmasters because I got $150 in gift cards for Christmas, otherwise it was going to be the Prostaff for me
     
  12. timmay

    timmay Well-Known Member

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    Walmart carries the prostaff, might want to head on down to your local superwalmart and see if their price is any better
     
  13. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    My local Walmart sells them for $150 so not really cheaper