Leupold VXI or Nikon Monarch?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Drury, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. Drury

    Drury Member

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    Need to buy a scope and was debating between the Leupold VXI 3-9x40 or the Nikon Monarch 3-9x40. Any opinions or other in the same low $200 price range?
     
  2. QuietHunter

    QuietHunter Well-Known Member

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    In my opinion, the Nikon Monarch is more comparable to the Vari-X III of old. I would absolutely say the Monarch over the VX-1. Better light transmission, good clear optics, lot of scope for the money, lifetime warranty.
    VX-1 is entry level. It comes with a good warranty and name, but not much else.
     
  3. KurtB

    KurtB Well-Known Member

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    Drury, I've got 3 of the Nikon Monarchs and they are doing great. I sold off my Leupolds and have not looked back. Great light transmission on the Nikons and I really like the fast focus eyepiece and finger click adjustments on them. Only wish they offered a Boone and Crockett or ballisticplex reticle of some sort.
     
  4. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

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    Monarch...Hands down!!!!

    As the previous poster stated, the Monarch is really closer to the Vari-X-III, than the I.

    Monarchs are really good scopes...sakofan... [​IMG]
     
  5. Jon Jackoviak

    Jon Jackoviak Well-Known Member

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    I agree with everyone else. Hands down, I would go with the Nikon Monarch.
     
  6. Drury

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    That's what I figred as well.

    Jon, I will be placing an order shortly.
     
  7. Jon Jackoviak

    Jon Jackoviak Well-Known Member

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    Drury,

    Sounds good. Let me know if you need any help or have any questions.
     
  8. Pahunter

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    I would I have used The nikon monarch and the leupold vari-X II and vari-x III, and i would say the nikon is more comparable to the vari-x II than the III. Just a personal opinionl, but between the variX I and the monarch i would go with the monarch.
     
  9. Guest

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    I would say the monarch is similar to the VX-III.

    EXECELLENT SCOPE!!!!
     
  10. Brocksdad

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    If it's the new Monarch's your comparing, the glass is as good or better than the VX-III. The eye relief on the new Monarchs is very favorable also.

    Rob