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I hunt in a very wooded area, but not all the time, otherwise I would just use iron sights. I don't want to spend more than 300 dollars, but I am considering spending more than 300 if the low light is a huge difference.

Is the Prostaff 2.5-9 a huge difference on the Monarch 3?


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Monarch is better....  best to view them both side by side... in low light.. and let Your eyes "see" the difference.  Then you can decide if its worth the extra $$
 
and by low light...  look thru them outside at dusk... most decent stores will take you outside to do this simple test!!
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the prostaff i had had way too much flare.   id step up to monarch for sure
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Thanks, I was leaning towards dropping the 329 for the BDC Monarch 3
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i would. that prostaff cost me a nice buck. thanks to the flare it was solid white lookin thro the scope. 2 other guys i know had the same issue with the same model scope. doubt th monarchs would hav that issue tho
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Had a similar flare problem with a Monarch UCC several years ago trying to get on a buck 200 yards away in a green field. Had to crank the power down several notches before I was able to see anything but a white wall. Don't know about the Monarch 3, but the above Monarch is subject to whiteout under the right conditions. BTW, that buck is likely still walking around.
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The Monarch 3 and the UCC of old, have the same glass/coatings I'm pretty sure. 
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In a wooded area and low light I would caution against the BDC reticle. My Nikoplex UCC is far better in low light than my friends BDC in similar UCC 3-9x40's.
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You might look at the Pro Staff 5 which should not to be confused with the Pro Staff.  Most people I have heard from say it is very comparable to the Monarch UCC.  I am considering one myself.  And I'm a Monarch UCC fan.  Still own 7 Monarch UCC's.
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Prostaff 5 is that much worse than the Monarch 3?
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I just ordered my scope there was the monarch 3 nikoplex selling . Anyone have experience with them?

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