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I am having a tough time trying to decide between two scopes. The first one is the Nikon Monarch 6-24x50 BDC and the second is the Leupold 6.5-20x50 Varmint reticle.  I have read everyting I could find on both scopes and can't really see an advantage to paying the extra $$ for the Leupold except for maybe the reticle on the Leupold might be a little more forgiving at long range shots.  So I was wondering if anyone here could offer some pros and cons of the two.  Thanks
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I think the Leupold Varmint reticle would be a little more accurate with the hash marks, versus the circles of the BDC. 
But, the Nikon is a great deal $$$ wise and would certainly work for you.
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I have a NIKON 6x18 with the BDC and a Leupold 6x18 with the LRV. In my opinion the NIKON is better glass. You will have to get use to the BDC if you've never looked thru one. I have not mastered it yet. In all fairness I personally like those types of reticles.....
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I believe the poster, crowcall, was most interested in a scope for coyotes in his other thread.
While both scopes/reticles would work, the Nikon with the BDC and a rangefinder would be LETHAL in that regard, I assume, and cheaper to boot. 
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Yes this scope will be used primarily for coyote hunting, and I have looked through a BDC reticle but not on a gun in real world conditions. 
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 The only problem is as usual leupolds are way overpriced for what you're getting . Shop around ..... competition has shown leu's are not any kind of deal anymore whatsoever .
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I agree that Leupold is overpriced....Nikon has better glass.
I have not used those reticles, I would say whichever one you choose to practice with and learn is the one you will like.
Good luck.
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IOR.................The MP8 reticle would be great for that application.
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there is one thing about leupold that they still have over nikon a good cs dept, but i cannot understand how leupold can charge you $400-1000 for a scope that still has the old school lock ring instead of the up to date fast focus like everybody else has, i have a $100 bushnell trophy on my 22-250 and it has fast focus, but i cant get that with a $500 vxIII though
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How often do you adjust you're fast focus eyepiece?  I prefer the lock ring type so I can use butler creek flip-up caps on both ends.  The fast focus eyepieces I've had occasionally would get adjusted accidentally when changing magnification.  I also find I rarely fiddle with the eyepiece once it's set for me.  I also prefer Leupolds smaller eyepiece for greater bolt handle clearance while keeping the scope mounted as low as possible.  I also really like Nikon's stuff when it was made in Japan and I'm not big on the Phillipine stuff.  I also found the Nikon doughnut ballistic reticle is great for practicle shooting but not ideal for paper.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

there is one thing about leupold that they still have over nikon a good cs dept, but i cannot understand how leupold can charge you $400-1000 for a scope that still has the old school lock ring instead of the up to date fast focus like everybody else has, i have a $100 bushnell trophy on my 22-250 and it has fast focus, but i cant get that with a $500 vxIII though
 
 
Oh, For Pete's Sake!!!!!Boo%20Hoo      Leupold and Weaver leave it like that because it's Classic and Traditional and it ain't broke!---------( kinda like a Holland and Holland rifle!! )                                              
 
Really%20Sad                 --Ed        
 
 
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I'd go with a Nikon.

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leopold any day.
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Originally posted by Dale Clifford Dale Clifford wrote:

leopold any day.
+1 Wink  Service & QC are hard to beat. 

Edited by yellowdog - March/14/2008 at 08:47
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I am going to stay out of this one!Mouth%20Taped%20Shut
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

I'd go with a Nikon.

ILya
 
This says it all. Nikon Nikon Nikon Nikon chanting aloud.
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bigdadey u wud relly chose nikon over leopold i have a leopold varix2 3x9 an it is very cleer an i like it but i am wiling to try a nikon becase they hava good name but i havnt seen one an i cant aford on now but is it beter than my scop an if i buy on shud i get mor power they sayd in another post that i have enuf power with 9 thanx
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Originally posted by 8shots 8shots wrote:

I am going to stay out of this one!Mouth%20Taped%20Shut
 
  HEHE .... that ain't no fun .... Whacko  All I can say is if you're going to spend mega bucks go for a european scope . Since leupold charges 4 times as much as they are worth they should replace all of them .... not repair them .    Chainsaw
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Originally posted by crowcall69 crowcall69 wrote:

I am having a tough time trying to decide between two scopes. The first one is the Nikon Monarch 6-24x50 BDC and the second is the Leupold 6.5-20x50 Varmint reticle.  I have read everyting I could find on both scopes and can't really see an advantage to paying the extra $$ for the Leupold except for maybe the reticle on the Leupold might be a little more forgiving at long range shots.  So I was wondering if anyone here could offer some pros and cons of the two.  Thanks
     Not only would it be more forgiving at the long range shots, but in the wind, 10, 20+ the Leupold shines over all reticles, as it has the wind marks built in, and yes they do work! Wink    Last but not least, you can't beat Leupold's service & QC. To me, that's what makes Leupold better, I'll give them the extra $$.  Not saying their glass is better,  but Leupold's glass is just as good as Nikon, and you get better service.  It's not enough for me to spend $$$$$ on a product that's  the same in quality as the other guy, but not get the service. 

Edited by yellowdog - March/30/2008 at 01:06
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(  you need to buy a scope that DON'T NEED any service, there, yellowdog.)  BanditoRoll%20on%20Floor%20Laughing
 
 
where'd ya git them EARS, Boy????     HA  HA   HA      Laugh  
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

(  you need to buy a scope that DON'T NEED any service, there, yellowdog.)  BanditoRoll%20on%20Floor%20Laughing Yea well, sometimes on your back country Elk hunts,
things can come up damaged. Horses can be hard on things. Thats all I'm gona say, that's my story & I'm sticking to it. Big%20Grin 
 
where'd ya git them EARS, Boy????     HA  HA   HA      Laugh   Let's just say, walkers game ears ain't got nothin on me.
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