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I recently posted on the Nikon Buckmaster.  While I am on the subject of Nikon scopes. . . I have noticed the prices of Nikons coming down. I have also noticed that the Monarch and Buckmaster are made in the Phillipines.  Is there a correlation between the move to Phillipine manufacturing and the drop in prices?  

 

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I think the reason for the price drop is because Nikon's updating some of their scopes.

Optics vendors like SWFA, are blowing out the prices to make room for the new stuff.

 

 

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Yep, The monarch line will be discontinued and replaced. They're priced to sell.

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I owned 1 Monarch, a 5.5- 16.5X 44mm. I gave it to my dad. It now sits on a Savage .223.  On the bottom of the turret it read "made in Thailand". Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't these scopes glued together? So if you ever have a problem, you ship it to ? (Thailand) And after they heat it up, and tear it down, it might be repaired properly, then re-glued, then shipped back to you. No thanks, I don't care if they (Nikon) make good lenses, there is only 1 reason every U.S. Military Sniper uses Leupold. Nuff' said. 
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Originally posted by Blackbird Blackbird wrote:

No thanks, I don't care if they (Nikon) make good lenses, there is only 1 reason every U.S. Military Sniper uses Leupold. Nuff' said. 

 

Well now, I guess you missed the memo about the USMC using the S&B PM II. 

Other US sniper scopes included, but are not limited to US Optics, Unertl, and Super Snipers. 

 

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99.9% of the time, when you send in a "glued together scope" for repairs, you do not recieve that original scope back. I should have been more clear on the military. Only U.S. Army Snipers use Leupold. My bad. As for S&B, and USO's, great expensive scopes, but Uncle Sam still pays for the proven reliability from Beaverton. 
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Unless, I am misunderstanding something, if a Nikon scope breaks on you, you ship it to Nikon USA.  What they do with it there is of absolutely no concern to me as long as I receive back a perfectly functioning scope, whether the same scope or a replacement.

Modern day adhesives are absolutely remarkable.  If the proper adhesive is used melting is the least of your problems.  If it ever gets hot enough to melt the adhesive, you'll get third degree burns just from touching the gun.

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