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Monarch 3-12x42 VS Bushnell 2.5-16x42 Elite 6500

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Topic: Monarch 3-12x42 VS Bushnell 2.5-16x42 Elite 6500
Posted By: Chris in NorCal
Subject: Monarch 3-12x42 VS Bushnell 2.5-16x42 Elite 6500
Date Posted: September/09/2008 at 14:49
http://www.swfa.com/p-12405-bushnell-25-16x42-elite-6500-30mm-rifle-scope.aspx -
Similarilites:
Physical size, weight, side focus, 42mm objective lense, quality manufacturer
 
Differences:
Monarch: 1" tube, 50 minimum parallax adjustment
6500: 30mm tube, 10 yard minimun parallax adjustment
 
So, my question is: is one more durable than the other,  how are the user controls and how do the optics compare?
 
http://www.swfa.com/p-12405-bushnell-25-16x42-elite-6500-30mm-rifle-scope.aspx
 
http://www.swfa.com/p-8765-nikon-3-12x42-monarch-riflescope.aspx - http://www.swfa.com/p-8765-nikon-3-12x42-monarch-riflescope.aspx
 



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Posted By: cyborg
Date Posted: September/09/2008 at 16:30
The scopes are both fine quality. I would get the 6500.

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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: September/09/2008 at 16:36
Edited:
Just noticed that you are considering the 6500, NOT the 4200 as I had believed. Never saw a 6500 "live" before.
 
Any reticle preference, Chris?
One scope you listed has a Mil Dot and the other has a Nikoplex.


Posted By: Chris in NorCal
Date Posted: September/09/2008 at 17:08
I would get the "duplex" type reticle either the nikoplex or the Fine Multi-X
I also like the idea of a side focus AO .
 
http://www.swfa.com/pc-12404-2172-bushnell-25-16x42-elite-6500-30mm-rifle-scope.aspx - http://www.swfa.com/pc-12404-2172-bushnell-25-16x42-elite-6500-30mm-rifle-scope.aspx
 
The rifle is a .243 Browning  A-bolt. I'm leaning towards the Nikon for two resons:
1: Much less expensive but still a good quality unit
2: I already have a set of 1" Talley rings. Which would save me another $50+
 
I was looking at the Bushnell 4200. But I'd like something that goes down to 2.5 or 3 for the wider field of view.
If they had this in a side focus the decision would be made:
http://www.swfa.com/pc-1277-185-bushnell-25-10x40-elite-4200-rifle-scope.aspx - http://www.swfa.com/pc-1277-185-bushnell-25-10x40-elite-4200-rifle-scope.aspx
 


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: September/09/2008 at 17:40
 
I have decided!!! I COMMAND you to buy the Monarch.   Wink
 
 
Seriously, I like the new Monarch and think you will too. 
I feel the differences between the Monarch and the 4200 are too close to call, optically speaking.  



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