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Which would be the better scope.  It will be going on a CZ Varmint .22-250

 

Burris 4-16x44 Signature Select with Ballistic Mil-dot reticle

 

Nikon 5-20x44 Monarch with BDC reticle.

 

I own a 4-16x44 Signature Select with Ballistic Plex reticle on another rifle and like it, but I'm checking to see if the Nikon would be a better choice for the .22-250.

 

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The 5-20 Monarch isn't available yet, my friend.

Should be late this month or next month before they are released.

 

http://www.swfa.com/pc-8772-218-new-nikon-5-20x44-monarch-ri flescope.aspx

 

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What about Burris Signature Select vs. Nikon Monarch?
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I have a 4-16X44 Signature Select on my varmint rig.  I believe any higher magnification than what I have will not be utilized.  I normally don't go above 12x or so anyway.  I do like  the Burris glass and their warranty is fine also.
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I have both a Monarch Tactical and Burris XTR, both have great glass and for the money, I buy USA made with the local warranty. The Burris had more audible
clicking you can feel in the turrets, it is a little heavier and more durable. The nikon is nice but it's over the $1000 mark new, the burris runs about $675 at
bigrivertactical.com so it's probably going to be a cost decision.
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I'm buying a Burris Signature Select for my varmint AR off a friend. I can't remeber if it's a 4-12x or 4-16x but it's like $250. I've been looking at
Monarchs too, but the Nikons do not feel the same in your hands as a burris. Glass should be comparable at that level of Burris. If I don;t like it I'll sell it
for cost, I may send it to burris for some Tac target knobs though
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Originally posted by hunterco hunterco wrote:

I've been looking at Monarchs too, but the Nikons do not feel the same in your hands as a burris.

 

How so?? 

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I have Signature glass on a two rifles, both 22-250, and I have always considered it to be the equal of Leupold VariX-III. I recently bought two Monarchs from SWFA during the model change sale and can say without a doubt the glass is a definite step up. The resolution and brightness are better. Though the Burris resolution has always been pretty good their coating has a yellowish tint to the light transmission that has always bothered me. The Nikon is more neutral in this regard.

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Attention..... Your attention please!!

Tahqua hit his 1000 post and has been promoted to Optics Master!!!   

(Doug was actually a Optics Master the day he logged on here.)

 

Thanks for all you've done here, Doug!!

This place wouldn't be the same with out you.

 

 

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Thank you very much, Mark. I'm a hunter trying to pass on my experience. This forum is the best on the Internet and is an easy going stop on a daily basis.

One of these days I will get my 100th scope and will be better qualified to hang out with you! I just bought those two Monarch's, so things are on the upswing.

 

Thanks again,

Doug

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I think the fit and finish on the Burris feels more durable, like the checkered bell and balanced design on the FFII, just personal preference. The burris
XTR and Nikon monarch X are so similar, side by side I can't say one is way better than the other. The blue and green tones are a little brighter in the
Burris, but my dad has always been a Nikon fan and said Brown tones are really crisp in his monarchs, which help seeing deer/elk.
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Attention..... Your attention please!!

Tahqua hit his 1000 post and has been promoted to Optics Master!!!   

(Doug was actually a Optics Master the day he logged on here.)

 

Thanks for all you've done here, Doug!!

This place wouldn't be the same with out you.

 

 

 

Just saw this, sorry for the delay Tahqua.



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I like Burris over Nikon in riflescopes. My Nikon ED FS spotter is the sh*t though.
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its about a horse a piece for me as i own scopes made by both companies i would give the nikon the nod right now ask me again later i might change my mind.
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Originally posted by bigo_m bigo_m wrote:

Which would be the better scope.  It will be going on a CZ Varmint .22-250

 

Burris 4-16x44 Signature Select with Ballistic Mil-dot reticle

 

Nikon 5-20x44 Monarch with BDC reticle.

 

I own a 4-16x44 Signature Select with Ballistic Plex reticle on another rifle and like it, but I'm checking to see if the Nikon would be a better choice for the .22-250.

 

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I too am interested in the new Nikon 5-20x44 BDC, and am comparing it and the Burris Black Diamond 4-16x50 Ballistic plex. I already have the Burris Sig Select 4-16x44 with Ballistic plex which I'm very happy with. I particularly like the uncluttered reticle -is the Nikon BDC as nice?
Are the new Nikons even available yet?

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I would go the Nikon Monarch ucc at 449

http://www.swfa.com/pc-8770-218-nikon-4-16x42-monarch-rifles cope.aspx

 

over the Burris, and I like the mil-dot with the Nikon

just a personal preference and the Nikon is in at SWFA

 

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Originally posted by Duce Duce wrote:

I would go the Nikon Monarch ucc at 449

http://www.swfa.com/pc-8770-218-nikon-4-16x42-monarch-rifles cope.aspx

 

over the Burris, and I like the mil-dot with the Nikon

just a personal preference and the Nikon is in at SWFA

 

Duce 

 

Great!!

NOW the new Monarchs are in @ SWFA when I'm unemployed and BROKE!!!!!!!!!!!  

 

There's always this......

 

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I bought the Nikon 5-20x44 with BDC and am awaiting delivery.
Now it's too late, I'd better ask you guys if I have done the right thing?
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I think you made a good decision, Nikon optics are great. Clap
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IMHO- I own both scopes too and I favor the NIKON.......mine is 6x18 BDC SF
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I bought the Burris Signature Select 4-14x44 matte with BDC for $200...used w/.lifetime warranty
Burris XTR used $500
Burris FF2 used $135.00

new,..buy from SWFA

watch http://www.elitedealseeker.com/index.cgi?category=gunstuff

I am happy with it mounted in TPS rings on my AR. I run the Burris XTR 3-12x50/TPS with lit reticle on my AR-10LR. I also run 3-9x40 FF11 on my Ruger M77 ultralight 300WSM. I use Burris, its going against the grain in a Nikon family. But I like american products, quality craftsmanship and a guarantee. I still like Nikon, but for the money I buy burris. I'm a tight ass, but my weapons still hit the mark- flawlessly. An entry level FF2 is still better than 75% of whats out there in 3-9x scopes. With a family of Nikon users, I kill more with Burris than any other optic. I also bought the 25-75x scout spotter. For the money it kicks ass. My old man is always saying how sweet the glass on his Earth and sky nikon is, but its a 45x, so when we head down to the 300yd range he puts the 45x nikon in the trunk.

Burris is offering solid products that meet the needs of citizens and contractors. Good luck,
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burris makes a good scope and so does nikon, there issues are with cs dept  though which sucks
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Close call on these two from an optics standpoint. I would actually favor nikon over burris on service however.

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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

burris makes a good scope and so does nikon, there issues are with cs dept  though which sucks

Have you personally dealt with Nikon's CS?  I have twice, both times item was replaced under the 25 year no fault warranty. I sent the items in received an email the first time and a phone call the following time. I received my a new pair of Nikon 8x42lxl binos I four weeks time. The eyepiece for my Nikon Fieldscope III took 5 weeks. I was very pleased with their CS.Bandito
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hey ct come look at this nikon's cs dept  was nice to somebody!!
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