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Hey all, I am new here and looking for some help. I am looking for a great scope for my 700cdl and I have found a few that I like. They are the Burris XTR models and the Nikon monarch X.

They both meet my requirements  but are the burris XTR scope good? I have heard some say their QC has been going down.

Also, is the Monarch X still made? I am not sure...

What I am looking for in a scope is:
Target turrets just like on the Monarch X or Burris XTR. I would like to be able to easily re-zero.
4x16 or higher but not too high. I think the Monarch 5x20 is a good range.
I would like the 30mm tube, but the 1 inch is fine.
Objective size is also not too big, but the 50 is good.
Dollar amount up to about $900

I am sure there will be many questions for me, but Thanks!
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I love my XTR (I have the 3-12).  It sits on my 22-250 Rem 700 VSF.  I have never had any problems with my Burris scopes.  I did send in my Black Diamond to have target turrets installed.  Took about 3 weeks.

I can't compare it to the Monarch because I have never had one to play with.  I did test a Swaro recently and quite surprise at how well the Burris scopes I have compared.

Another scope you might look at is the Bushnell Elite 6500 (either 2.5-16 or 4.5-30).  I don't know what knobs they have, but there are guys that can tell you.

Welcome to the OT!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/31/2009 at 22:04
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i have a 6-24x50 xtr and it is pretty good, better than any of my leupolds, sightron is my favorite
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