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This discontiued scope can still be found new. I like the specs on this scope. Light weight, a large fov., decent eye relief and 7 power at the top end for longer shots. When I asked about Monarch scopes on this forum before some did not trust the ones made in the Philipines but I believe the 2-7x32 Monarch was only made in Japan. Is this 2-7x32 Monarch in the same class as the Bushnell 4200 and the Leupold vxlll or almost as good?
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I would say yes...
I have never tried one though...
buy from a reputable dealer with a good return policy and don't mount it


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Mine was made in the PI and the glass is just as good as the 4200 and V-III class scopes I have.
There hasn't been enough use to compare it to the other two regarding reliability.
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I haven't seen the 2-7x32, but I have the 2-8x32 and it's a good scope. A bit sharper than the Team Primos. Really the only thing I don't like is that I find scopes with an ocular that's much larger than the objective awkward looking. But my 2-8x32 is one of my favorite scopes. 
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I have three and like them very much .. optics on par with a 4200, but no rainguard..

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I have one that is brand new and I havent used it yet. Optically I would say it seems pretty equal to 4200 optics but the view through the scope is kind of small. I like a larger sight picture. The 4200 has a slighty larger view and Raingaurd. The plex reticles look identical to me. At 2 power the field of view may be large but the small view(image) makes it not as easy to use as a brush gun on moving game to me. I may be wrong as I havent used it yet but those are my impressions just looking through it.
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Thanks everyone for the information. Dave 44 thanks. I know I am going to try the 4200 2.5-10x40. Everyone seems to love that one. I got the zeiss conquest 2.5-8x32 and 3-9x40 at good prices. Now I want the 4200. The zeiss scopes should be here soon. Does the multi-x riticle in the 4200 work well enough in low light or do I need the firefly? 
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The Zeiss 2.5-8x32 just got here and I love it. It weighed 13.2 ounces on my scale which is less than the 13.75 advertised. It weighed the same as the monarch 2-8x32. The eye relief seems to be a full 4 inches at 2.5 and 8 power.
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  Thunbs Up GOOD to hear you like it!! Also THANKS for the specs. They're always welcome here.
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The plex reticle is fine for legal hunting light but I would prefer they beef it up a little because it tends to blend in a bit in dark wooded areas. The Firefly is very thick and stays very black like the Conquest Z-plex etched reticle. The Taper Plex in the Burris Sig. Select is identical to the Z-plex in the Conquest but it is not ecthed and its center crosshair lines are a tad thicker. The Zeiss does have a Cleaner image with a tad better resoloution than the 4200 but the brightness level is about even to me. In darkness or very near dark the Firefly is easier to see than even the Z-plex and that is without charging it. I have never charged mine in a hunting situation but if I did I would only charge it for about 8 -10 seconds with a good light because if you over charge it it will glow too brightly and makes it hard to see the target, a soft charge with make the crosshair a light dull green wich allows the image to come through better. The weakness in the Firefly is that the center aiming point doesnt light up only the outer crosshairs do which seems backwards to me. I will be getting another Zeiss sometime but for now Im using the 4200.

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Dave44 thanks so much for the information. I will get the 4200 2.5-10x40 with the plex. The heavy crosshairs come pretty close to the center before the thin hairs start. I should be able to tell where my shot will go even if the thin hairs fade.

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