the power or the glass

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by tigmaned, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. tigmaned

    tigmaned Active Member

    Oct 6, 2009
    tiring to deicde on on either a
    Nikon Monarch with a 4-16 power or a
    Nikon buckmaster 6-18 power. also thinking about a Zeiss 3-9.
    i have had a buckmaster before at a lower power and though it was pretty nice, until i looked into a Monarch!!
    its going on a rem 700sps-v in .223. mostly punching wholes in paper for right now.
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2010
  2. texan79

    texan79 Well-Known Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    I am a believer of the old saying "The gun is only as good as its sights." Using this as the basis of most of my "optical opinions", I would say that the power of the scope is of little concern unless the glass is the quality needed to deliver crisp images at x power. What good is a fuzzy image at any power? Go with the best glass you can afford.
  3. Magnumdude

    Magnumdude Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2002
    To quote someone else on another board: "A brightly-lit unresolved blob is just that, a brightly lit unresolved blob".

    Go for the good glass.