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Couple of quick questions here:

 

I've pretty much narrowed my search for a hunting riflescope down to the Nikon 2.5-10x42 Monarch Riflescope (mil-dot)....it has the magnification that I want and it is in mil dot AND very importantly it is within my price range (the scope is $399 at SWFA).....

 

What I want to know is, is this scope any good?

 

And is there any other scope out there that is better quality for +/- $100 that I should look at first?

How bout the Nikon 3.3-10x44 Monarch UCC Riflescope? (which I can't find on Nikon's website???)

Or maybe the Mueller 3-10x44 Tac II Riflescope? (Is Mueller even any good?)

 

Oh and one more thing...on the Nikon website, part of the description of this scope said "Hand Turn Reticle adjustments that features Nikon's new Interchangeable Turret Technology - 1/4 MOA".....What is this "New Interchangeable Turret Technology"??? Never heard of it....

 

Thanks!



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What is your hunting rifle and how far do you plan on shooting?
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Oops yeah forgot....I have a Remington 700 .270 ADL

 

I would think my max range I could go would be about 600-700 yds right? But that's only when I get really good at it....for now probly only 300-400 yds.



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For a 700 270 deer rifle@300/400yds is about the rifle's max kill range depending on cartridge load and of course the shooter.Shooting at deer size animals at the yardage (600/700yds)you state with a 270Win in my opinion is not a very good prospect(just opened a can of worms??).There are a slew of upperclass cartridges ie 308,300Mag,7Mag,and on and on.Beanfield rifles can be had for just this purpose.I'm assuming we are talking about a hunting rifle here so the people with their "Tactical"rifles that shoot the Moon please don't jump my bones.   
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Ok all I wanted to know about was the scope.....I want to get a good hunting scope that I can use on any gun that I have.  I have a .270 right now but by all means do not plan to have this as the last rifle I will ever buy.  I have already been through the range/ethical hunting/knock down power at certain ranges ect. of a .270 vs. a .308 before.

 

All that I want to know is what I asked above....is the Nikon scope that I listed above worth the money...AND if not wht other scope out there (with the specifications that I want: variable up to 10X and in Mildot) is better for about the same price....

 

I just don't want to open that can of worms again cause I already understand all that stuff...I pretty much know my limitations and my rifle's limitations

 

The 600-700 yards that I was talking about was the max range of the cartridge itself...not max range for hunting....

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Nikon is constantly changing the product line and as such some models may be last years model or an new model. None of that is cause to worry because the Monarch line has good glass and is a very nice scope. You should give consideration to several factors that affect your ability to strike your target. Probably most important is the selection of the reticle with Mil Dot being a fine choice as are some of the balistic reticles. While the Mil Dot is traditionally used for determining distance to target it also works well for hold over. Rear focal plane Mil Dots and balistic reticles give consistent hold over points at the maximum power of the scope. Wind can severely affect the path of the bullet at distance so hitting anything out at 300+ yards requires careful calculation. Personally my feelings are that if I can kill it with my Matthews bow you should be able to get within 300 yds of it, and if you cant you need to learn more about cover sent and camo.

 

This was a good scope:

6536 Nikon 3.3-10x44 Monarch UCC Riflescope                                                                                  Nikon 3.3-10x44 Monarch UCC Riflescope
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot
  • 1"
  • Adjustable Objective
  • Free SWFA Lens Pen w/ Purchase
SWFA: $289.95
More Info... Buy Now

This is the same thing made better  (side focus, wider power range & reticle is different):

8420 New Nikon 3-12x42 Monarch Riflescope                                                                                    New Nikon 3-12x42 Monarch Riflescope
  • Matte
  • BDC
  • 1"
  • Side Focus
  • Free SWFA Lens Pen w/ Purchase
SWFA: $429.95
More Info... Buy Now



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Both good scopes for hunting,but you may want to check out Nikon's service dept.some people on this forum have had bad experiences.
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Thanks Urfrnd

 

Is the Nikon 3-12x42 Monarch Riflescope that you listed in mil dot?

 

And what about the Mueller scopes? Any good?

 

And just to clear things up if its not clear already...I'm not one of those guys who thinks he can shoot a rabbit two miles away...I honestly can say my longest shot i've ever taken has been about 150 yds. However, having the skill to shoot at longer distances is what I want, BUT until I have that skill I won't try something that is unethical.

 

thanks for the help guys



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