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Are Nikon scopes worth owning anymore?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bigmike, Dec 28, 2009.

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  1. bigmike

    bigmike TS Member

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    The Nikon Monarck,and Buckmaster series scopes are good.I have several of them with no probems.The only thing i dont like is you have a hard time getting to talk to a live person on the phone for customer service.Shoot well,bigmike
     
  2. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    More bang for the buck.

    My best is a Zeiss. Nikon Monarch is the second best at about 40 per cent less cost.

    All the companies have a second tier model, I find the Buckmaster to top that class. Don't waste your money on a 3200.

    JMO

    HM
     
  3. Bluzman98

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    I have both owned Pro Staff and Monarch scopes. I never had any problems with either and would not hesitate owning another. I currently use a Leupold VL 3...its a great scope but at several times the cost of either Nikon.

    JMHO

    Jim C
     
  4. HSLDS

    HSLDS Well-Known Member

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    I have been impressed with Trijicon rifle scopes (yes, they make a series for hunting rifles - I think they are made in Japan).

    I have an older Nikon which I still love (on a 30'06 Ruger), as well as a Shepherd on a Sako in 300 Weatherby (http://www.shepherdscopes.com/) - love the range finder. Wish these both had larger objectives.

    I have two Zeiss Diavari scopes (30mm tubes) - both on 308's (H & K 91, Sako Finlight).

    If I were to give advice look for 30mm tubes not 1" - much better optics over-all. Also, look for the biggest objective you can (better light gathering in low-light conditions). I've learned to shop for scopes in the evening - see how the scope handles low light.

    I looked at Night Force the other day - very sharp optics, but there was lots of light so I cannot comment on the low-light quality of the scope.

    An illuminated reticle is a nice thing too...

    If you are looking for 'cheap' consider a fixed power scope - these cost a lot less, and quite frankly have better optics in that they are built for the fixed power, not a compromise for the adjustable range.
     
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