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I'm getting ready to hand down my 6 year old Nikon Monarch bino's to my son, and was wondering what the optics talk folks would recommend as a replacement in the same price range that equals or have better features or performance. Not looking at Nikons again because one of the eyecups on the current set broke prematurely, and have to stay in the up position. I have to take off my sunglasses to use them, which is mildly inconvienent at worst and a pain in the rear at worst.

What say you, Opticstalk?
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"Best Option?"

Best for what? Hunting over long distances? Hunting over short distances? Birding? Travel/Sightseeing? Astronomy?

"in the same price range"

What price range would that be? Nikon made more than one Monarch, so we would have no idea as to what you paid for the Monarchs you already have.
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Need a little more info, Bro. 
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replaced my nikon monarch with meostar HD. but what is your price range
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Replaced my "stolen" Cencored Monarch's with a set of Minox BL 8x42 BR's.  Haven't been sorry in the least.
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Sorry, 10x42, used for hunting, both archery and rifle in eastern Oregon, (glassing long distance), and I paid I believe 299.00 for them 6 years ago. I'm thinking in the 3-400 dollar range for my next set. Thanks for the replies.
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i might would look at the zeiss terra 10x42. so far theyve gotten great reviews
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I would agree w/Robster about the Zeiss. However, you might also look at the Kruger Caldera, which has some good comments here. These will cost a bit less than the Terra, depending on where you buy them. You can also find demo Zen-Ray ED3 10x43 for under $350 too. These are exceptionally bright and sharp.

You might also look at the Leupold Hawthorne too. I recently got a 7x42 Hawthorne, and have been extremely surprised at just how good it is. They often retail closer to $400, but if you shop around you can find them for under $300. My factory-sealed example cost me $229 shipped. I'm not saying you can find a 10x Hawthorne for that price, but if you do, it would be a "best-buy".
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Thanks for the info guys! I will definitely look at those options over the next few days. My wife drew an antelope tag, and I would like to find some glass before the 10th.
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Zen ED3. Awesome glass for the price
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