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I am looking at both these scopes trying to figure out which one is a better all around scope. I am looking at the Monarch 2-8x32 and the Viper 2-7x32. Any opinions or advice would be appriciated.

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I don't know.  I would be willing to try a Viper---sight unseen.  Flip a coin.  The Vortex binoculars have been getting rave reviews.  I bet the scopes are great.  What the heck.  Smile
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The Viper seen in that test sure looks like a nice rugged reliable scope & a good deal.I would buy that over the Monarch.
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Get the Viper then tell us if ya like it or not.  It sure looked tough in that video the guy made in Wisconsin.
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Basically i am looking for a scope with the most light gathering
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I'd look at the Zeiss Conquest 2.5x8x32.  The one I have is very bright.
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I have the Monarch 2-8x32 and it's one of my favorite scopes. 
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Sholling, how is your Monarch in low light?
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I honestly haven't used it in low light but it's a Monarch > 95% light transmission. That's up there with the best in it's price class. And it's a proven product. However on the odd chance you need service I suspect that Vortex will be easier to deal with.


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thats the one advantage to vortex that you can see right away. i know when i was test driving the diamondback last summer it was very comparable to my nikon buckmaster, so i would assume that the viper is right in there with the monarch. koskin speaks very highly of the viper line of scopes, i think he actually went out and bought one in a 4x16 i think, that right there says a lot about the scopes quality and performance.dont get me wrong i really like my nikons, im just not sure that they are hands down better than their vortex counterparts. i would love to test a viper side by side to really see.


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I do belive the Viper also has 95% light transmission, and is filled with Argon gas
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Originally posted by Bullet74 Bullet74 wrote:

I do belive the Viper also has 95% light transmission, and is filled with Argon gas

I'm curious how they work out. I own Vortex Viper binoculars and I'm very pleased.
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I have used a monarch and it has very good glass.If i ever find a great deal on a viper i plan on buying one just to give them a test run.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/31/2009 at 22:12
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i have a 5-20x monarch and last summer i compared it with a viper in 5-20 or what ever power the viper is and i liked the viper a little better optically but dont get me wrong my monarch is no slouch either , flip a coin
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