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Basically the UCC AO Monarchs. Not big on silver scopes but always liked the looks of these. Would have to give up a perfectly good Sightron Big Sky II in 4-16x for this Nikon 5.5-15. Performance ranks over aesthetics. WWYD? Oh yes: do the old Monarchs have Nikon's infamous "tunnel vision", like their Buckmasters series?
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Opinions are just that....but no way I would give up a Big Sky for a UCC Monarch. I have them both (well had them both, I have since let all my Monarchs go). I agree the Monarch has very good optics but I really hate the tunnel vision. Again, just my opinion but I would certainly keep the Big Sky over a Monarch. The hydrophobic coating on the Big Sky is a nice added bonus over the Monarch and I personally like the optics as well as the adjustments better. That being said all the Monarchs I've had were great but I prefer many others including the Big Sky :)

Best of luck on the decision!
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Yeah, pretty sure I'll keep the Sightron. Had it out late this (cloudy) evening looking for post-rain groundhogs. Man, this Big Sky is bright; it seems even more so than my SIII. Got me wondering now how I can buy another BS in 6-24X.
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I would probably stay with the Sightron.  Nikon is notorious for having very limited amount of internal adjustment. Having said that I liked the NIkon Monarch scopes the glass was nice for the price range and while I have a lot of money tied up in Nikon glass it is camera lenses not scopes because of the limited amount of internal adjustment.
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