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I was looking at the Nikon Monarch Gold 1.5-6X42 30MM, would it compare to a Zeiss, Kahles, Leupy VX-III, Swaro? Its priced pretty high. So how is it? Chris? Brady?
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The Nikon Gold is a very nice scope. As nice as a Swaro, Zeiss...No.

Great eye relief and a 30mm tube...I like it!!

 

That said, if you got the paper, go for the Euro's. 

  

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It compares well (and exceeds optically) Leupold VX III, but is not quite as good as top of the line scopes like Swaro, Zeiss and Kahles.

 

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The Monarch Gold 1.5-6X42 I had was not the equal or either my Burris Signature Select 1.5-6X40 or my Leupold VX III 2.5-8X36.  I may have been a bit brighter, but clarity was better in the Burris and the Leupy, particularly around the edges.  Unless you really need a 30mm tube for very long distance shooting stay away from them.  They are no brighter and clearer than a 1" and cost a lot more money.  If you want to spend $1200 or more on one of the German scopes, they are better, but not that much better.
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I"ll go with Koshkin on this one. 

 

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Originally posted by ranburr ranburr wrote:

I"ll go with Koshkin on this one. 

 

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Agreed

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Originally posted by ranburr ranburr wrote:

I"ll go with Koshkin on this one. 

 

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I agree with Koshkin as well.

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I do not think I've ever had so many people agree with me :)

I hope it is not a trend.  Otherwise, I'll just have to start proclaiming the inherent superiority of NcStar scopes due to superior design to create some diversity here :)

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