Vortex Viper vs Nikon Monarch! Please Read!!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by matt_3479, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    I need a new scope for the varmint rifle as some may have read. The Vortex and Nikon is what i have been looking for. Now its between the 6.5-20x44mm with Vortex and the Nikon 5-20x44 with the Nikon. Which would you prefer to own? I live in canada and im having a hard time getting my hands on the Vortex.

    Now if we go with Nikon would the 5-20x44 or the 4-16x42 be a better scope for varmint hunting, plinking, small game and target out to 500-600 yards?
     
  2. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    I have the 4x16 monarch and love it. But I have heard great things about the Viper and you will probably have great luck with whichever one you get your hands on.
     

  3. jeff 300

    jeff 300 Well-Known Member

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    I'll put it like this after my first vortex i bought to try out. I now have 4 and every one replaced a nikon monarch and i would never go back. I Still have a nikon 6.5x20.44 and its got to go away.
     
  4. ninjabruce

    ninjabruce New Member

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    I have several Vortex Scopes. They are great. They get the job done.
    a 5-20 is a bit extreme for me mostly because i'm in south Louisiana and deer hunting in the woods is much easier with a 4-12, 3-9 type of scope.



    Can you not get it cause it's out of stock? Or they just won't ship to Canada?


    I have used these people before:
    Vortex Optics 6.5-20x, 44mm, 43mm & Up - Scopes - Hunting & Sporting Scopes On Sale Now : Sportsman Guys

    You might have to call in for shipping to Canada, but they have good customer service.
     
  5. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    Strickly for coyotes and long range plinking and target shooting do you think the 4-12x40 or the 6.5-20x44mm is better? which would you get
     
  6. ninjabruce

    ninjabruce New Member

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    long range - definitely the 6.5-20. The 4-12 is great, but you aren't going to get as good of a shot with the 4-12 at 500-600 yards. The longest shot I've made with the 4-12 is around 350-400 yards.

    I would definitely get the 6.5-20 for that range.