vx7 or monarch

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by snox801, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    Alight I have a question. I have a 257 why by bob hart. It currently has a 6-24 Nikon monarch. Now my dad just bought a gin at the auction that had a VX7 4-14 on it. He currently has no use for this rifle. With that said this is a medium range gun. Or max range for the 257 round on deer. So which scope would you use and why? I have gotten really use to the extra Magnification. Would it be worth swapping scopes and just getting used to the lower power of the vx7. Its a much more expensive scope from what I gather but is it that much better? Thanks in advance for the recommendations.
     
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    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    Anybody have any info on the vx 7 is it as good as the price suggests.
     

  3. brd922001

    brd922001 Active Member

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    Leupold makes a VX7? There are no VX7 models listed on the Leupold website.
     
  4. Trever

    Trever Well-Known Member

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    My thoughts exactly.

    If you are use to the magnification then keep the monarch.i have same scope and love it. There are better though. But it's nice to be able to your group at 3-400 yards.
     
  5. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry ill double check what it really is I have never looked into the higher end scopes from Leopold. I was going off 8 months of memory. I'll be home in a few days and get the correct info sorry guys.
     
  6. NWmissouriman

    NWmissouriman Well-Known Member

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    Leupold used to make a VX-7
     
  7. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Yep! They were designed and produced in 2007 (IIRC) to be US made/assembled competition for high dollar Euro hunting scopes (Swarovski, Kahles, Zeiss Diavari, etc.) but never really grabbed the sales and interest numbers and was later discontinued (2011? or thereabouts) just after a few years and Leupold introduced the VX-6 model.
     
  8. RED MIST

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    I have a VX7 on my 300 RUM, one of the best scopes I have. One of the better scopes that Leupold ever made. You will like it!
     
  9. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    Cool for a minute I thought I was becoming stupid. Like I said im wasn't positive I hadn't seen it in months. Glad to hear my memory is fine. It must have been one of the last year it was made. So what one would you guys use. I own both and gonna compare side by side just wondering which you would use and why. Thanks.
     
  10. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    For your medium range purpose either one would serve you well. IIWY, between the two, I'd go with the Leupold!
     
  11. NWmissouriman

    NWmissouriman Well-Known Member

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    I'd pick the Leopold as well between the two. However for that kind of money I'd buy a Swarovski. I've been very impressed with the one we have on a .280 Ackley and it's just a Z3.
     
  12. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    The scope came with the gun ...

    I'm pretty sure whatever deal between the OP and his Dad is better than anything out there. :rolleyes::D:cool:
     
  13. NWmissouriman

    NWmissouriman Well-Known Member

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    I'm confused?? Sorry