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I own two of the scopes tested and I have to agree with this test at Savage shooters

http://www.savageshooters.net/Pages/HuntingScopeComparison_P age.html

It is kinda painful after paying that much for the Luepold  but both the Lupold and the Nikon are brighter than my

Burris. You can guess which my next scope will be

 

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No more calls.....we have a winner!!

 

Nikon Rules!!

 

Good post.

 

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The Leupold is no suprise but a 4200 40MM against a 50MM Leu or Monarch, I am not shure if this is fair comparison.

The 4200's of equal size seemed a tad brighter IMO compared to the Monarch. I am curious to see what Koshkin has

to say about this review, he is much better at picking out technical problems in these sort of optics tests. Duce which

model of Burris do you own? Does it have the same size Obj as your other scopes?

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Originally posted by SVD666 SVD666 wrote:

The Leupold is no suprise but a 4200 40MM against a 50MM Leu or Monarch, I am not shure if this is fair comparison.

 

Ah...I didn't see the 40mm objective on the 4200.

Good point, SVD.

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Here's the second good point, Randy Wakeman.
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by SVD666 SVD666 wrote:

The Leupold is no suprise but a 4200 40MM against a 50MM Leu or Monarch, I am not shure if this is fair comparison.

 

Ah...I didn't see the 40mm objective on the 4200.

Good point, SVD.

 

Thanx Cheap, lets see what Koshkin says about these tests and thier ligitimacy.

Roy what is the deal with this guy Randy Wakeman,this tests seems fishy?

 

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KOSHKIN?!?!?!?!

You know he's going to kick my Monarch to the curb!!!

Yikes!! 

 

So much for my "winner"......

 

Interesting review, none the less. 

I thought the VXL I saw at the range one day was VERY clear. I'm surprised it didn't do better.

 

 

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Randy seems to prefer Nikon scopes, which is not a bad thing. Also, he and Chuck Hawks never met a scope, bino or spotter he/they didn't like. If you read anything he has written you would think that Savage muzzleloaders were the best thing since free.......you know what I mean. For example, he has raved about Nikon ATB bino's, so that's gotta tell ya something's not quite right.
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The Monarch is a very good scope, it has much better glass quality and features than a Leupold in its price range and it does compare

very well-but to my eyes it is not at the level of the 4200 or a Signature Select it is slightly better than a Signature IMO an better than SII.

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Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

Randy seems to prefer Nikon scopes, which is not a bad thing. Also, he and Chuck Hawks never met a scope, bino or spotter he/they didn't like. If you read anything he has written you would think that Savage muzzleloaders were the best thing since free.......you know what I mean. For example, he has raved about Nikon ATB bino's, so that's gotta tell ya something's not quite right.

 

Thanks Roy, these tests seem wrong. Lets see what Koshkin could disect out of this.

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The question of which Burris, I had a sig select sold it and recently bought a FF2 4.5x14 with the "free" spoting scope I did not know that the FF was made in the islands or the spoting scope was from China. They are usable but not is the same class as the Monarch or Leupold. Just looking out my window into the shadows 200 yards away in the park the Monarch is brighter and clearer. My best scope is a swaro but it should be it cost three times as much as the Monarch. At the top end the differences are less than what you would get say $100 vs $ 400 dollar scope. The present Burris is on a 17 Hornady mag rifle so it does not have to look out much past 2 or 3 hundred yards. Imo the Nikon is the best buy for the money and of course there are better scopes for a lot more money. I would buy a Nikon or a Nightforce if I was looking at the present time again a lot more money

 

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Originally posted by Duce Duce wrote:

The question of which Burris, I had a sig select sold it and recently bought a FF2 4.5x14 with the "free" spoting scope I did not know that the FF was made in the islands or the spoting scope was from China. They are usable but not is the same class as the Monarch or Leupold. Just looking out my window into the shadows 200 yards away in the park the Monarch is brighter and clearer. My best scope is a swaro but it should be it cost three times as much as the Monarch. At the top end the differences are less than what you would get say $100 vs $ 400 dollar scope. The present Burris is on a 17 Hornady mag rifle so it does not have to look out much past 2 or 3 hundred yards. Imo the Nikon is the best buy for the money and of course there are better scopes for a lot more money. I would buy a Nikon or a Nightforce if I was looking at the present time again a lot more money

 

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If my 4200 (50mm) outperforms my Zeiss conquest (44mm) - which it does - i feel sure it could handle the Nikon.

 

the Nikons ARE great pieces of glass, but you absolutely can't beat the 4200's for value.

 

the image and brightness on my 4200 is nothing short of amazing for the money.

 

i feel like a broken record - people owe it to themselves to spend 258 bucks on a 3x9x40 and try one.

 

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