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I bought a new 270 WSM which came with a cheap Simmons scope on it, and I am looking to upgrade my scope. The simmons scope was a 3 x 9 x 40. I bought a Leopold Rifleman 3 x 9 x 50, thinking that I would be very happy. It turns out that the light difference is great and it is a very clear scope, but the field of view is a whole lot better on the cheap simmons scope. This didn't make any sense to me, so I started researching different scopes to find better field of views on different scopes. What I found was discrepancies on every different website about the actual field of views for the same scopes. I want a good scope for the money, but I also would like a good field of view and a very bright view. I am looking for a 50 mm objective lens and need to know which scope to get. Now I am debating between a fiew different scopes. The leopold which I bought, the nikon buckmaster 3 x 9 x 50, a nikon monarch 3.5 x 10 x 50, or if anyone has better recommendations for under $350 please tell me. But can anyone explain why the cheep simmons I got has a better field of view than any of these other scopes, and can I find a scope that has the good lighting capability but still a comparable field of view. Please help me. Thank you

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Easy as .....TIC TAC TOE......Buckmaster!!

 

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I agree the fov for the buckmaster is better
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Ive got one of each type but hty are both 2-7x32?, buckmaster and rifleman, so the comparison is not perfect. However Ill echo the popular opinion. Little choice, get the Nikon.
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Is there a huge difference between the nikon buckmaster and the nikon monarch? Is it necessary to spend the extra  $100 to get the monarch, because the price differences are $299 for the 3x9x50 buckmaster and $399 for the 3.5x10x50 monarch.
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And what about if I throw the Bushnell 4200 Elite 2.5x10x40 into the mix. It is also $399, but would only have a 40 mm objective lens. Would I still be happier with getting the 50 mm one that both the buckmaster or the monarch have.
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remember that the higher the scopes power the less light it lets in at its highest power, now matter if it is a 40mm or a 50mm
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4200 Elite has better glass!  I would rather have better glass in a 40mm than lesser glass in a 50mm.  To answer your Buck vs. Monarch question........ some would say yes..... others would say no.  That's a question only you can answer.  One thing is for sure, its hard to make a decision by looking at them in a store.  You really need to compare them side by side in the field....... at low light if possible!  That is where the "better" quality will show itself.

 

I have an older Buckmaster 3-9X40 and I would like to upgrade, but I really don't shoot enough to follow thru.  If I ever make a committment to praire dog hunting, I will get a better scope.  Not sure what that scope will be, but something better than a Buckmaster!

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Monarch is better than the Monarch AND worth the extra $$$.
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"Monarch is better than the Monarch AND worth the extra $$$"

 

And the 4200 is better than the 4200, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Sorry, cheap, couldn't resist

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Originally posted by mwyates mwyates wrote:

"Monarch is better than the Monarch AND worth the extra $$$"

 

And the 4200 is better than the 4200, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Sorry, cheap, couldn't resist

 

Ah heck!!

 

Monarch's better than the BM.....You guys know what I meant!! 

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