noob with a question

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by jonesroy26, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. jonesroy26

    jonesroy26 Member

    Jun 2, 2012
  2. The Surgeon

    The Surgeon Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2011
    For me, I wouldn't go with a fine crosshair reticle since I am not a bench rest shooter. I don't like 1" tubes and that is what is on the Nikon Monarch that and the 30mm tubes just perform better under adverse conditions. I like the Mil systems. I have had Nikon Monarch in the past and the ones that I used had problems with longer ranges past 500 yards. The Nikon also did not do very well in heat when I was more likely to encounter mirage. If it were my gun, Nikon Monarch wouldn't even be in the running for consideration.

    Depending on your shooting style, I would look at a different scope. If you are set on Nikon, I would look at their tactical models like the Monarch X. Invest in a good set of rings and base for your optics. As for the gun, thumbs up on that one.

  3. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    Everyone I know shooting the Savages (made in the last ten years) is very happy with them.

    Caliber wise there's not much you cannot do with the .300WM effectively out to 1,000yds and with the right bullets you can achieve incredible precision while still getting great terminal ballistics when you connect.

    Scope wise I agree with the Surgeon, there are much better scopes out there than the Nikon Monarch. Personally I'd say save a little longer and go with the Viper Vortex or Leupold, and between the two I'd say go with the Leupold VX III's or Leupold Mark IV's. Don't be afraid of buying a used Leupod either since their warranty is for life and is on the scope, not the initial purchaser.

    Nothing in the same price range beats leupold for durability or glass.
  4. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2010
    +1 for the 110 fcp in 300WM

    For shooting rocks or steel at 1k, I don't see anthing wrong with the Nikon. I've got a cheapo Nikon Buckmaster 6-18x40 that's reliable for that purpose at 1k.

    My only complaint is that the crosshairs are really thick.

    I also have Leupold and Nightforce scopes that are much better if you want to do some serious shooting. ...and, as conditions deteriorate.

    Otherwise, I concur with the above posts that you can get better optics with a little more invested.

    -- richard