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I am interested in the Nikon Monarch 2.5-10X50 BDC and I saw Refurb version on samplelist.com:

1) Now, why Refurb are DEMO-B and not DEMO-A since they are coming back to Nikon and re-sold?
3) Will I regretted or not? I can spend some $60 more for a NIB, but each dollar I can save is dollar for my family. This is why I am considering a Refurb.

The scope will be mounted on a SIG 556 intended for paper and steel target shooting. I will get a Nikon M-223 mount for this scope. ( Best price was at Botach for $68 shipped).

3) Is this a good combo for this rifle?
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The refurbs I believe come with a 90 day warranty from Nikon if I am not mistaken where as NIB is a lot better of a warranty.
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Refurb or NIB?
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I would not be the least bit scared of a refurbed nikon, especially from SWFA.... they are known to "under rate" the condition of scopes on the samples listWink

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Originally posted by tman1965 tman1965 wrote:

I would not be the least bit scared of a refurbed nikon, especially from SWFA.... they are known to "under rate" the condition of scopes on the samples listWink

On the other hand I wouldn't recommend them.  I had a Nikon Monarch that failed.  It was replaced under warranty.
 
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There is a not to be named company that sells a lot of reburbished Nikon scopes. All different models and I was wondering if Nikons have some type of problem with their design. I see no other brands selling any refurbished scopes.  They also have been advertising them for many months. Why is this?
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There are a lot of Refurbished scopes around being sold actually it all depends on where your looking... Not all websites have as nice of a setup as SWFA for a samplelist type item... Sometimes it just take a little digging... I got two refurbished Redfields for a steal and they are impeckable... If you trust the company dont think twice get the refurb and save the family some money...
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Refurbished... it's like taking your car in for an engine or transmission overhaul.  If everything isn't fixed, you didn't go to a very good mechanic.  Nikon has a pretty good rep for their service.  I would have no fears of a Nikon refurb.  Nikon scopes I've found to be good, dependable optics.  They have good glass, reliable mechanicals, pretty tough (I've never torn one up...yet)... just all around a pretty darn good value.  One of the gunsmiths I use, when I can get to him inside his normal 6 month backlog, used to sell a wide variety of scopes... now sells nothing but Nikon.  One of the best shooters I have ever met. 
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From what I understand the refurbished Nikons only have a 90 day warranty instead of the factory "life time". That does not sound like they have a lot of confidence in the refurbished scopes?
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If it bothers you, by all means don't get one.  For me, it would not be an issue. 
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

If it bothers you, by all means don't get one.  For me, it would not be an issue. 

I have a "Nifurb" and have had ZERO problems. 
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