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I use a Kahles CL helia.    I've been considering getting a scope with target turrets.   A friend recommended a Nikon Monarch.  Has anyone used both scopes, and if so, how would you compare the two.    The Kahles is a 4-12X52.   The clarity, fit and finish, and reliability have been excellent.
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Kahles wins in all categories...
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The Kahles is a top quality european scope with awesome glass.  I suggest if you want to also own a scope with target knobs (covered) or tactical knobs (exposed) you either buy one of the Super Sniper line like the 3-9x42 or the 5-20x50 the glass in those is also quite good.  The Monarch does not have as much internal adjustment as these do and it can be a huge advantage having the clicks in mil and the reticle in mil because you can run a balistic chart with trajectory drop in mil and you can use the reticle for hold over or dial in correction or use a combination like  3.2 mil hold over 3rd mil mark and dial in .2 - two clicks which is very fast.
SWFA SS 5-20x50 Tactical 30mm Riflescope SWFA SS 5-20x50 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SSHD520X50MQ
  • Patented First Focal Plane Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm
  • HD Model
  • Locking Ocular Adjustment
  • 0.1 Mrad Elevation & Windage
  • 10 Mils Per Revolution
  • 30 Mils Of Total Travel
  • Side Focus
$1,299.95 
SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SS39X42MQ
  • Matte
  • Patented First Focal Plane Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 0.1 MRAD
$599.95 


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If you just want to start playing around with tactical knobs to see if you enjoy using them these are some good entry level scopes that are rock solid but wont cost a fortune.  Stick one of these on whatever rifle you come up with and you will love being able to compensate for trajectory and hold dead on or alternatively you will find that you dont like exposed knobs on a hunting gun because they can get mis adjusted if a tree branch rubs against the knob and turns it for you.
Leupold 8x40 FX-II Riflescope Leupold 8x40 FX-II Riflescope
Stock # - LEU001840
$379.95 
SWFA SS 6x42 Tactical Riflescope SWFA SS 6x42 Tactical Riflescope
Stock # - SS6X42
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • Rear Focus
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 1/4 MOA
$299.95


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SS 3-9 or the SS 6x42 (which has gotten some remarks about how good the field of view is)
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The Nikon will be several steps down from your Kahles.

It is kind of difficult to recommend a scope without knowing what the intended use will be, range and budget. But there are a number of better choices than the Nikon IMO.
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I agree with Sparky.  My Kahles scopes are awesome and much better than the two Nikons I own.
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