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Does any of you pro`s Wink have any experience with Nikon Monarch 2,5-10x50.
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I have a Nikon Monarch X 2.5-10X 44. It is a solid scope. It resides on my LR 308 DPMS. Which one are you looking at, the X or the standard model Monarch?
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It must be the "regular" Monarch. 
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The Monarch X is a 30mm tube, turrets, and glass etched reticle which is a tactical scope....
This scope linked is the standard model scope. I had to ask because the X also comes in this configuration.
To the best of my knowledge the glass and coatings are the same regardless. This will be some very serviceable glass. It is close to being Conquest level.
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Cyborg: Do you have any idea about how much difference i would see lightwise in a 42 vs 50 mm?
What i am thinking of is as low mounts as possible.

Now, if you put a Nikon and a Leupold in the same "caliber"( price and feks. 2.5 - 10x50) How would the Nikon do? 
Are they as rugged as the Leupies?
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First I have the 2.5-10X42 Monarch and its a very good hunting scope. It is currently on a Cooper LTV that I use on Armadillos. I love the depth of field and clarity of the scope. The 50 should be a better scope in near dark conditions than the 42, but the 42 is plenty good for my uses. If there is a problem with the scope the Leupold will be the easier to get repaired. In the US the Nikon CS has been hit and miss. Either very good or very bad. The Nikon's on the Samplelist only carry a 90 day warranty. Where many of the other brands on the Samplelist still maintain a full lifetime warranty.
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Have you had any trouble with your Monarch?
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First let's look at exit pupil math. Exit pupil is the amount of light coming through the scope and is subject to the magnification vs Objective lens size. For instance; a 6 power scope with a 42 mm Obj, yields a 7mm exit pupil. Most adults can use most of this exit pupil, but not all of it. Therefore the picture will be bright. say you then change magnification up to 7 with the Obj of 42, the exit pupil would then be 6. Most of the exit pupil falls into what a majority of healthy eyes can take advantage of, and hence it would appear just as bright to most users. This is because most of us that are beyond our early twenties, can get our pupils to dialate to around 6+/-. When the exit pupil drops below what our eyes can take advantage of the picture becomes less bright. 
 
The advantages of a larger objective, are ability to use a higher mag range in low light. Resolution is better in a larger objective scope, provided all other things between the scopes being compared are equal. Also lens coatings are a large percentage of a scopes ability to transfer light. Avoid saying "light gathering" as that is a selling phrase, and not actually accurate.
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Cyborg:  Now THATS what i call a clear and easy to understand answer to my question. Thank you very much.

Now, if you put a Nikon and a Leupold in the same "caliber"( price and feks. 2.5 - 10x50) How would the Nikon do? 
Are they as rugged as the Leupies?

Eman: Thank you for your answers.
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My Nikon X is roughly 250.00 dollars cheaper than a comparable Leupold, and to my eye is better optically. I have had no problems at all with it. It performs flawlessly every time. It is used on a DPMS LR 308, and have shot around 200 rds using this scope. Remember that an AR style action is tough on scopes because there is a multi directional recoil. Several others here are using Nikon Monarchs on different platforms, and I can't remember hearing about any problems.
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Well i guess the standard Monarch will do for me then. It will be sitting on a 30.06 but i can`t se it should be a problem. Thanks for your replys.
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I have 5 monarchs. two 3-9x40 ucc's, two 2.5-10x42, and one 3-9x40 team primos. never had a problem with any of them. cant say one way or the other about CS as I've never had to use it.
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Originally posted by tman1965 tman1965 wrote:

I have 5 monarchs. two 3-9x40 ucc's, two 2.5-10x42, and one 3-9x40 team primos. never had a problem with any of them. cant say one way or the other about CS as I've never had to use it.

ive had three buckmasters a monarch ucc and a team primos, cannot report any issues with them over the last 9 yrs. my brother in law bought a pro staff when they first came out same story. ive had those scopes on a wide variety of guns as well, my monarch is currently sitting on my .264win mag.
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I am quite sure you will very happy with that decision. It is a very good scope.
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Originally posted by tman1965 tman1965 wrote:

I have 5 monarchs. two 3-9x40 ucc's, two 2.5-10x42, and one 3-9x40 team primos. never had a problem with any of them. cant say one way or the other about CS as I've never had to use it.


tman...if you could only have 1 of those Nikons...which one would you keep and why?

That 2.5-10x42 really intrigues me...and they've elongated the tube for better mounting choices.

Man, just when I've think I've decided that nothing can top the Zeiss Conquest and I really don't want to pay more for the Burris Signature Select than the Zeiss, but I really want a 42 or larger objective (not set on that if the Zeiss is what everyone says it is)...I go and find something like this Monarch which does 3 things my Team Primos won't do...it has lower power (better FOV to get on a deer close in and perhaps helps me in low light conditions), it has a slightly larger objective which enhances exit pupil math and helps me in low light conditions) and it has an enhance mounting tube...wonder if I could sweet talk Nikon into a deal on that...or just keep the Team Primos for another rifle.

Conquest...Bushnell Elite 4200 (just wish they were a better value in price and their mag and objective were bigger)...Burris Sig Select 3-12x44 (65% more hi-lume surface and tough as nails)...or now this one, Monarch 2.5-10x42...need to win the lottery just so I can buy them all!
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If I could only keep one of them, it would be 2.5-10x42, just because I like the options it gives me for low and high end, and the 42 objective does seem just a tad brighter in low light. with that said.... thats a dang scary thought to only be able to keep one of my nikon's!!

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I like the 2.5-10x Monarch the best of all the new Monarchs.
 
They do have rather large ocular housing and one "may" have issues if your rifle has a high-ish bolt throw, like a CZ, for example.
 
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