New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Is this simply the best scope deal at the moment?
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Is this simply the best scope deal at the moment?

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/22/2012 at 22:35
alee18 View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: February/06/2012
Status: Offline
Points: 21
I have been in the market for the Nikon Monarch 4-16x44 model and the best I have found was $360 shipped. However, today I have stumbled upon Vortex Viper 6.5-20x40 at $280 shipped. Is this basically a no brainier should I just jump on this deal or am I missing something?

This scope will be going on my basic Savage Axis in .223 that will be mainly used as a range target rifle at about 100-200 yards only.

Also If I decide to go with Viper, I will need to get new 30mm rings. I heard nothing but great things about Vortex scopes and CS, but what about their 30mm rings for only $20? Normally I would ignore rings at this price point however if Vortex gets good reviews for their scopes how bad can their rings be?

Thank you so much in advance.


Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/22/2012 at 23:31
alee18 View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: February/06/2012
Status: Offline
Points: 21
Correction Nikon Monarch 4-16x42 and Viper 6.5-20x44 sorry been looking at many different configurations. 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/23/2012 at 05:41
stickbow46 View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar

Joined: January/07/2009
Location: Benton, Pa
Status: Offline
Points: 4673
Which ever way you proceed you might be best served by Tally 1 piece rings.Yes they are a tad more coin but buy once cry once!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/24/2012 at 00:25
alee18 View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: February/06/2012
Status: Offline
Points: 21
Any comparison between the two? Which is a better scope and better buy for the money?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/24/2012 at 00:32
trojan73 View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice
Avatar

Joined: September/18/2012
Location: flagstaff
Status: Offline
Points: 108
alee
 
I have the Vortex Viper 6.5x20-44 in BDC and it is a great scope, I dont think your going to find a better deal than that. I called today to see when they would be available and they yold me they would have them by bext week. I dont know too much about Nikons, but from the reviews ive read, Vortex is the better of the two, again, from what ive read. I paid 380 for my Viper.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/24/2012 at 10:08
oldguy View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: April/10/2009
Status: Offline
Points: 86
I can only speak of the Monarch as I never owned a Vortex, I did not like my Monarch and sold it due to poor eye relief and tunnel/fishbowl effect of glass others however have told me they had no problems.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/24/2012 at 11:16
Son of Ed View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar

Joined: June/18/2011
Location: TEXAS
Status: Offline
Points: 53889
 
 
 
 
" I'm going to have Paramount send all of these fellows a Spell Checker for Christmas. "  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
" Joey Heatherton is going to deliver it......." 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/24/2012 at 12:30
alee18 View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: February/06/2012
Status: Offline
Points: 21
Originally posted by Son of Ed Son of Ed wrote:



 
 
 
 
" I'm going to have Paramount send all of these fellows a Spell Checker for Christmas. "  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
" Joey Heatherton is going to deliver it......." 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




That sounds bad. The monarch is supposed to have 3.7-4" eye relief while vortex viper is 3.3. I know that 3.3 is really pushing it bc my bushnell elite was the same and I didn't like it. But if you are saying the same about monarch then what are u running now?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/24/2012 at 12:36
alee18 View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: February/06/2012
Status: Offline
Points: 21
Originally posted by oldguy oldguy wrote:

I can only speak of the Monarch as I never owned a Vortex, I did not like my Monarch and sold it due to poor eye relief and tunnel/fishbowl effect of glass others however have told me they had no problems.


That sounds bad. The monarch is supposed to have 3.7-4" eye relief while vortex viper is 3.3. I know that 3.3 is really pushing it bc my bushnell elite was the same and I didn't like it. But if you are saying the same about monarch then what are u running now?
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Is this simply the best scope deal at the moment?"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
Vortex Razor HD 12x50 good deal? calhounio Binoculars 4
Best deal for a good scope Rancid Coolaid Spotting Scopes 6 4/18/2007 10:23:12 PM
how good of a deal?? jgm1981 Rifle Scopes 3
Did I get a good deal? eurolynn Spotting Scopes 7
A Good Deal??? The Apostle Firearms 11
Good deal on Nikon Coyote @ samplelist.com Brady Samplelist.com 0
good deal CD82 Firearms 19
good deal?? Leupold discontinued VX-III zwbonner Rifle Scopes 15
I think I got a good deal on a Swarovski greywolf Rifle Scopes 3 7/26/2005 3:33:24 PM
Good low-light Hunting Scope? luke_duke Rifle Scopes 34


This page was generated in 0.297 seconds.