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Which has a heavier or thicker  recticle sightron sll fixed 4x 32 or nikon monarch 2x 7 x32 ? Looking to put one of these scopes on my slug gun.I tried a new leupold 4x32 and the cross hairs are way to thin and light colored for me so i sold it.I looked through the monarch at gander mountain and the recticle was darker and thicker which i liked,but i also like the idea of a fixed 4x32.Any help would be appreciated,also which would be better in low light? Any other suggestions are welcome also.THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP
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Standby Gabby1.

 

Our resident Sightronophile (koshkin) will be here in a short to answer your question as soon as he sees this thread. 

Or you could shoot him an PM if you like.

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I do not know the dimensions of the Monarch reticle.  I sent an e-mail to Nikon's customer service though. 

Sightron has a fairly think reticle though: thick lines are two inches at 100 yards and thin ones are 0.5 inch at hundered yards.

I would expect Nikon's reticle to be a little thinner at the same magnification, but we'll se what the customer service tells me.  I could not find that information on their website.

All in all, if you want dark, thick, highly visible reticle you should look at Burris scopes with 3P#4 which is more visible than any plex reticle.  Burris Fullfield II 2-7x35 may just be the ticket.

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Thanks for your time and trouble koshkin.I checked out the burris specs and i am not sure 3.1 inches of eye relief is enough for me.sightron has about 4.50 inches,nikon has 3.5 to 3.8.Eye relief is important i have a slight tendency to creep up on the stock in the heat of of the moment.
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I bought a Sightron SII 4x32 not to long ago for my lever action 30-30. I havent got around to using it yet though. The reticle is not real thin but it is not as thick as I would have liked for a brush gun. If you can get a Bushnell scope with a Duplex crosshair and look through it you will be looking at basically the same reticle. The only difference is that the bolder outer reticle lines of the Sightrons reticle dont extend as close to the center as the Bushnells reticle does. The thicker outer lines of both scopes reticles appear identical to me. I hope that helps. All I know is that I had to buy another weaver base that had more than just two cross slots for the rings because the scope is very short and the rings have to be closer together then most scopes require. Hope that helps.
               


                  
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Originally posted by gabby1 gabby1 wrote:

Thanks for your time and trouble koshkin.I checked out the burris specs and i am not sure 3.1 inches of eye relief is enough for me.sightron has about 4.50 inches,nikon has 3.5 to 3.8.Eye relief is important i have a slight tendency to creep up on the stock in the heat of of the moment.

 

Is that 4.5" eye relief on max power or lower??

Doesn't sound right, for some reason.

 

As an aside, I had a older Nikon Buckmaster on a .300 RUM and it never came close to touching me at any power setting. A truely great value for the money spent.

That scope started my fast decent towards the "dark side" of the force optics according to koshkin....... 

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Cheaptrick, he is referring to a fixed power 4x Sightron which does have about four and a half inches of eye relief.

On a slug gun I'd be worried about eye relief too.

Burris Short Mag scopes have a lot of eye relief also and may be worth a look.  I have a 4x20 and it has at least 4.5" of eye relief. Maybe more.

however, I thik the reticle in a Sightron 4x is a little thicker than in the Burris.

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Cheaptrick, he is referring to a fixed power 4x Sightron which does have about four and a half inches of eye relief.
ILya

 

 

I do apologize. Disregard.

Missed the "fixed" part of the thread......

 

That fixed 4x Sightron sounds interesting.

 

  

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Thanks again for all your help! I still have not made up my mind,there are no sightrons in my area so i can not look at one.Going off of sightrons websites specs i like the eye relief,weight and length of the 4x32.Just not sure about the recticle,that is why i got rid of the leupold the recticle was to thin and not dark enough.I liked the recticle on the nikon monarch 2x7x32,it was thicker and darker then the leupold to my eyes.If the sightron recticle is close to the same as the monarch,i would try the sightron.I think the fixed power sightron would hold up better on a slug gun, please correct me if i am thinking wrong here.THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR HELP
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