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I found the Bushnell 3-9x40 for $249...I'm wondering about whether to get that or a Nikon Monarch 4-16x42 (with side focus) which is closer to what I was originally looking for, for about $70 more ($320). Preferences between those two?

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What do you intend on using the scope for?
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Split the difference and get the Nikon Monarch 3x12x42.  Good FOV at 3x (should compare favorably to the 4200) and plenty of Magnification at 12x.
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I can't seem to find the 3-12x42 for less than $299.

Using it for targets and pest elimination at between 20 - 40 yards or so.
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Barely need any scope for that distance.

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If you're going to be shooting at that close range you will need the AO feature.
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both have AO. I can't use open sights at 40 yards...my eyes just aren't that good. Hell, to see what I hit on a target at 20 yards I'd need binoculars! God bless your eyes!
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I'd probably go with the side focus Nikon 4-16x42.  Generally speeking I prefer the Busnell 4200 to the Nikon but we really are not comparing apples to apples when we are talking two different power ranges.  I'm willing to give up one power on the low end to gain 7 more on the high end for a target & hunting rig.
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Can you expand on what you like better about the 4200?
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thanks, Martin...likely I'll have to do a side-by-side comparison.
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I have yet to be impressed by a Phillipines Monarch.  I like the older version better.  4200 is a better scope IMO.
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