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Monarch 3 4-16x42 vs Vortex Viper HS 4-16x44

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First time poster, long time reader, great topic, love the forum.

Ok, I am looking into purchasing a scope for my Savage Model 16 chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. I have an old Weaver Classic V 3-9x38. I mainly hunt whitetail deer here in Wisconsin, but would like to get into predator hunting for population control and fun. I also want to start shooting for recreational fun (out to 600 yards). I am looking hard at both the Nikon Monarch 3 4-16x42 and the Vortex Viper HS 4-16x44. What are the pros and cons of each. I have not found much on what makes the new Monarch 3 different from the old Monarchs. I also have heard that Nikon Monarchs are not the best at tracking.
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The Vortex will have more adjustment range, because of the 30 mm maintube.
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Welcome to Optics Talk.

Do have a definite budget in mind? Are you interested in considering other scopes as well?  
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I would like to keep it under $600 dollars, and I am open to other brands. I like both scope's style of turret. I do not like Bushnell's turret style, except on their tactical scopes. I just really want a scope that I can make finger tip adjustments, holds zero, and tracks well.
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I should also note that I have a stainless steel Murphy Precision 10 MOA Picatinny base.
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For what its worth, I decided to go with a Nikon Monarch 3 3-12x42 as the scope I will purchase. I will go with Seekins' 1 inch low rings (0.76").
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