Just got a sample of the Nikon Monarch 6.5-20 with an illuminated reticle and mil-dots. Mil-dot setting is at 12 power. Illumination is innovative and effective - turn a dial one way, the reticle turns varying degrees of red, turn it opposite direction and reticle turns varying degrees of green. In some light conditions green is better than red. Small difference in Mil-dot design - the crosshair does not enter the post, there is a tiny gap that really does not mean anything. Will be checking that the dot spacing is good and try to determine what distance the gap represents, might be a good thing to have a 1 or 2 tenth mil indicator. Very sharp scope, good adjustments that return to zero very well. Nice size, not too big with a 44 mm front end. New model has eyepiece focusing plus paralax adj. on objective - very nice to use. Not sure that there will be enough adjustments for real long shooting, will find out shortly, problem has been 1/8" adjustments instead of 1/4". Actually got to shoot early prototypes of this scope last summer, now they are going into production.