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I am looking for a scope for a Remington 700 in .223.  It is exclusively for punching holes in paper, no hunting, etc.  Range will be 100-200 yards max.  Here are the scopes I am looking at:

http://www.swfa.com/pc-8766-218-new-nikon-3-12x42-monarch-ri flescope.aspx

http://www.swfa.com/pc-8768-218-new-nikon-4-16x42-monarch-ri flescope.aspx

http://www.swfa.com/pc-1918-218-nikon-33-10x44-monarch-ucc-r iflescope.aspx

http://www.swfa.com/pc-3482-86-leupold-6-18x40-vx-ii-riflesc ope.aspx

I have read reviews and chosen to opt out of the Super Sniper and Millet TRS-1's.  Anyone have experience with multiple of these?  I have read a number of positive reviews but am interested in a comparison, which I have not found yet.

Also, what power/magnification do you all think is appropriate?  My assumption is that since I am not hunting and field of vision is not too important, the more the better.  My scoped rifle experience is obviously minimal, so any help appreciated!

Thanks!


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well the simplicity of the Super Sniper would be ideal - and the optics are nice and clear.

- and the price is even better.

 

if you have to choose from the 4 listed above.  I would definitely choose the 4-16x42 monarch.

great glass and construction.  It'll get the job done AND serve as a hunting setup if you needed it.

 

good luck and welcome to the OT.

 

J

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Thank you!  Would you suggest I step up to the 5-20 Monarch or is 4-16 going to be sufficient?  I would think that a 4-5x is not a big difference on the low end so it may be a good idea to go 5-20 just to have more flexibility, no?
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Monarch glass is superior to VX II
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monarch good stuff
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We are just talking about shooting paper so I dont mind having some extra power to look at what kind of group without a spotting scope. I really like the Nikon Monarch but the glass in the 4200 Bushnell scopes is quit sharp and to get better it would have to say Zeiss on the lable. If we were taking a hunting scope I might drop down to the 4-16x range but for target only in the daylight the added power might save some frustration by being able to see the holes.
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I can only speak for the Leupold as I own one in 6-18x40 A.O. with the long range reticle.This scope is on a Remington 700 30-06 from the 70's and shoots less than 1" @ 100yds.I think you would benefit from the A.O. and long range reticle target shooting @ different yardages.

Good Luck,

Rock

ps-The glass is as good as I'll ever need.

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Go with the monarch or as suggested the 4200 elite. Very resolute optics and for daylight paper punching the power range should at least get to 16x but 20x would be even better.

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