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Nikon monarch 3-9x40 or Sightron 3-9x42 SII  ???

I need the one that will let me see the best at dusk. I think both of these scopes are good? Does anyone have them both... This scope will go on a .270 for deer hunting only.

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I do not own both, but would pick the one that is the least expensive, as both have great reputations.  I have one Sightron SII that is as good as anything I have looked throught, at least to my eyes.  I have a Nikon Monarch on order, for weeks.  You should be able to get the Sightron for 169.95 to 199.95, depending on where you look.
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The larger the objective the brighter the scope. Why not a 3-9x50    40 is perfect for 6x you can dial down the power to 6x as it gets dark.
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Hi JDL,

 

I will share my opinion on the two, from my outing last Saturday to the range north of Redlands.

 

I have two Sightrons, one 4-16 and one of their 6-24 scopes. I also have several Leupold's and several Nikon's now. I just had both the Sightron 4-16 at the range with my NEW Nikon Monarch 4.5-16.5x44 scope.  There was a marked difference to me between these two scopes. It was midday..on a range..looking at 245yd steel bonger targets and paper targets. The resolution (seeing the pock marks in the steel ,and detail markings on the paper targets) was better, as was the general brightness and clarity of the Nikon. Through the Sightron, the image had a slight "fog" effect, the image just wasn't as bright nor as clearly defined in the central field texture nor on the edges, as was the Nikon. The Sightrons were all adequate for all my shooting, but there is a noticeable difference in clarity to me.  So, the choice for me has been that difference in image quality versus any cost difference.  If the budget allows, go with Nikon, if the cost difference is significant, the Sightron will be adequate, in my opinion.

 

And BTW, I could tell no difference between images between the 6.5-20x44 Nikon and the 6.5-20x50 Leupold.  I have been really happy with the Nikon Monarch's, and agree with the majority of the posters here that while the sale lasts, the Nikon's are the best buy at SWFA.

 

So, that was my 2cents worth...

Regards,  Ron

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CAShooter, you may want to consider sending your Sightron in for service, or, perhaps refocusing it.  I've looked through quite a few Sightrons (as well as Nikons and Leupolds) and the  fog you are describing, really should not be there.  Are you sure the parallax adjustment on your Sightron is working properly?  I recall there was a gentleman here not long ago who had a problem with the parallax adjustment of his scope: he could never bring it into perfect focus.  Sightron fixed it for him.

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I agree with ILya, no fog seen in any I have looked through. This past weekend was the first time I was able to compare both Nikon and Sightron SII. With all being equal (power settings) It felt to my eye the Sightron had a slight edge in daylight, ask dusk arrived the Sightron seemed too edge out the Monarch. As darkness came it was very evident that the Sightron was the choice. I'm personally waiting for the new Sightrons to arrive as I will purchase 2 more in different powers. I will contact SWFA at the time so see if they cam be purchased through them.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Rob

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Where is the best place online to order the Sightron SII? Is it comparable to both the Monarch and the Elite 4200?
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Toss up between the 4200 and the Sightron.

 

Rob

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I have an SII 2.5 - 10x50mm  and a Monarch Gold 2.5 - 10x50mm. I would give a slight edge in clarity to the Monarch. For a little over twice the price, I would expect it to be a little  better though. I have been very pleased with the SII. Mine is clear from edge to edge and works quite well in low light situations. My opinion, you have a tossup between the 2 and agree with Urimaginaryfrnd.....go with a 50mm obj if you do much dawn and dusk hunting/shooting.
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