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Topic: Question about Nikon Monarch scopes
Posted By: tpcollins
Subject: Question about Nikon Monarch scopes
Date Posted: February/15/2018 at 10:43
Nikon advertises their Nikoplex reticlewhich sort of looks like a heavy duplex in their photo. Are they actually heavier than other manufacture's duplex, or is it just an illusion? Thanks. 

Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: February/15/2018 at 12:35
Each manufacture varies slightly on the subtension of the reticle. Some publish those measurements others don't.  I know my older prostaff has a duplex and its very heavy.

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Posted By: Lockjaw
Date Posted: February/15/2018 at 13:38
My UCC is a little heavier than a Leupold standard VX1. The BDC one I have is heavy.

Posted By: tahqua
Date Posted: February/15/2018 at 14:19
My two UCC's, 2-7 & 3-9 are about the same as the standard Leo duplex. Too thin for use in the woods at dark thirty.


Posted By: cbm
Date Posted: February/16/2018 at 09:24
I have one UCC 6X42 plex. It is a very bright scope but the reticle is super thin IMO.

Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: February/19/2018 at 16:52
I have three Monarch UCC’s a 2-7 X 32 plex , a 3-9 X 40 plex and a 2.5-10 X 40 BDC. The BDC appears to be heavier.

I also have two Monarch Gold 30 mm, a 1.5-6 X 42 Niko Plex and a 2.5-10 X 50 SF BDC.

The 1.5-6 X 42 in Talley mounts lives on a TC G2 .45 muzzleloader and is my favorite of all the Nikon’s. I killed a nice buck at zero dark thirty set on 1.5 when it was kinda dark😂a couple years ago.

These days my favorite is my Leica ERi on my Creedmoor.

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Posted By: anweis
Date Posted: February/20/2018 at 08:18
I have the Monarch 1-4x20 with no 4 and LOVE it and hunt with it. works in low light.
I also have the Monarch 2-8x32 with plex and find it excellent and bright and sharp  for low light deer hunting.
Performance before sunrise and after sunset does not seem to be an issue.

I would like to have a Monarch Gold  1.5-6, but they are hard to find.

Posted By: tt_tomson
Date Posted: December/23/2018 at 09:45
The Nikon Monarch 7 3-12x56mm SF Riflescope Riflescope is great for scenarios where a top quality rifle scope is the key to results. Made working with amazingly reliable materials, these through the optics professionals at Nikon Sport Optics can provide a great deal of reliable and efficient service.

Posted By: saltydog235
Date Posted: December/23/2018 at 19:23
Yeah Nikon makes great stuff that breaks. Every POS I’ve had with Nikon on the side has broken: scopes, binos, camera. No thanks. Had one scope that last two shots before it let go. QC at its finest.

Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: December/23/2018 at 20:16
I have not had the greatest luck with recent Nikon designs, but I have not tried their latest FFP scopes.

The last Nikon scope I looked at carefully was the M-300 1.5-6x42.  It was such a piece of crap that I had Nikon send me a second one, which was also a piece of crap.

Weirdly, I liked the recently discontinued Buckmasters.  Also, I tested Monarch 2.5-10x42 and thought it was a very decent scope for the money, although admittedly its value comes from it staying at its price point while many newer designs are more expensive.

With Monarch 7, I never did any thorough testing.  I had a brief look at it and decided to not spend the time on it.  It did not agree with me all that much.


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