Super sniper vs. Nikon monarch

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by ddubas, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. ddubas

    ddubas Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2005
    16X super sniper vs. 5.5-16 Nikon monarch……
    I have looked thru the monarch but how does the super sniper compare on clarity? Everything I have read the super sniper sounds very rugged and can hold up on anything. If I could buy the two at the same price, which would be the better buy. The monarch at least gives me the availability for variable power. The super sniper probability has more internal adjustment. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks,
  2. Wildcatter

    Wildcatter Active Member

    Mar 8, 2007
    The monarch is an awesome scope. I've never had one lose zero and glass is crystal clear.

  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Jan 20, 2004
    I have two SS scopes a 10 and a 16. Both do the job for which they were purchased.

    My opinion is that if they were both the same price, both had the mil-dot ret and the Nikon had the ret in the first focal plane I'd buy the Nikon. If the Nikon doesn't have the Mil Dot reticle then its apples and oranges thing.
  4. CatShooter

    CatShooter Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2001
    Nikon - hands down... even if it was $100 more!!

    The Mil-dot reticle sounds sexy, but it is useless for ranging game, though it can be used for hold offs and hold overs.

  5. Gustavo

    Gustavo Writers Guild

    Jun 12, 2007
    I have a SS 10x, and is nothing to write home about...
  6. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    Never seen an SS. I am very pleased with my Monarchs. I too like mil dots. I however, don't like them in the first focal plane. I like them in the second focal plane where Nikon puts them. I use 'em for mainly for windage holds. I don't use them on the power they were designed to operate on. I don't want to do multiples of 3.6 in my head. I figure out where they equal 3" and 2" and use 'em there.