No offense intended, but I've oft wondered if the new Monarchs had "Made In Japan" written on them instead of the PI, if more people would like them.
I'm commenting on this thread, but have read where so many people "dis" the new Monarch for a miriad reasons on this and other forums.
I've dabbled with several of the new Monarchs, owned 1, and personally find them a really nice scope with some nice features at a very reasonable price.
Have also owned and shot under several of the older Jap Monarchs as well and just don't understand why the new Monarchs aren't more popular.
Glass on both are unchanged, (Ultra Clear Coat?) to my knowledge, yet people always seem to fond over the glass of the older Monarchs.
Seems I've read where even Koshkin thought the glass of the new Monarchs were a tad better.
If you even liked the old ones, I would think you'd love the new models. Especially since the 4x erector that was added.
To the OP:
I really like the 2.5-10x Monarch. I think it's ideal for most shooting engagements that you may find yourself in.