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Hello,
 
I am new to the forum and hope that maybe I can be of help to someone someday.  In the meantime, I need some guidance.
 
I have a Model 70 that I would like to replace the scope on.  It is chambered for 7mm Rem Mag.  Right now I have the old style Burris Fullfield.  The scope has been good and reliable, but I am looking for a little bit more.  I am considering a Signature Select in 3-10x40 with Ballistic Plex, Nikon Monarch 3-9x40, Weaver Grand Slam 3-10x40.
 
Honestly speaking, I think that all are pretty nice scopes in the stores I have viewed them in.  Unfortunately, I can't compare the Signature Select with the others as I have not found a store carrying both.  I know that there is a fairly considerable difference in price and this may play some role in my decision. 
 
Please help me know that differences and see advantages of one to the others.
 
Thanks again!
 
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All pretty good scopes, but the Signature is a step up.  I would be comparing it to a Zeiss Conquest and a Bushnell Elite 4200.

 

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Have had both.  Signature Select is one heck of a scope.  But a Nikon Monarch is right there for less money.

 

Primary difference, Burris is better in good daylight.  Seems a bit clearer.  While the Monarch is brighter in low

light.  Making it look generally better in the last few minutes of the day.  And not a big difference in either in

most conditions.

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So if I could get a Signature Select with Ballistic Plex for around $335, would it be worth the extra $35-$75 over the Monarch?  I have experience with Burris and would like to support them due to an association I have with someone they sponser.  This leads me to want to go that route, but I also don't want to spend money I don't need to spend. 
 
Thanks again for the advice.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/29/2005 at 18:17
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I would think it was money well spent.  But, don't feel bad if you decide to save a few bucks on a Monarch.  As I stated before, they are both good scopes.

 

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Read between the lines of ranburr statement ' If you what to save a few bucks then get the Nikon". Most people seem to prefer the Burris SS over the Nikon. I could be wrong, but I think they are are making their decision on Nikon's excellent optics and are placing ruggedness over fine optics. Burris has come a VERY long way in producing excellent optics and they had an impeccable reputation for build some of the very best sport optics available to hunters. My vote of the two goes to the Burris SS.

 

Take a LONG hard look at the Conquest and the Elite way, I think I finally have Ranburr giving credit where is due. Some folks can't get past the Bushnell name and they are doing themselves a BIG disservice. I Have 6 B&L/Bushnell Elite 4200 scopes and unless you have money to burn, these are some of the finest scopes available today. Happy shooting.

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Roy, I just got tired of you beating me up until I saw the light!

 

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Thanks for the replies!  I too, am leaning the Burris Signature route.  I just like the history that I already have with them.  That said, I don't necesarilly want to pay extra for "nothing" so to speak.  I am trying to make my money last as long as possible.  I am sure that all of you understand this dilemna.
 
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Hi,

 

I hope you don't mind me jumping in here off topic, but even though I am logged in, there isn't any way to start a new thread. Does anyone know why? Thanks.

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Burris Signature Select would be my choice of the 2 scopes. Although the Nikon Monarch is also a very good scope at a reasonable price.
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I ended up ordering the Signature Select.  I am confident that I will be getting a very nice scope that is very reliable.  I will report how I like it after it lands on my rifle.  How about rings and bases?  Any opinions on one vs the other.
 
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