Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Kade, OOBuck, SmartShot4202, Live, TomCyndiA
61698 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 81024
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44074
BOBO the Clown 41987
BMD 40612
bill oxner 37580
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34254
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31171
facebook
Forum Stats
61698 Members
46 Forums
425781 Topics
5875413 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6192993 - 02/21/16 09:22 AM Nikon scope
BassCat'99 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 1049
Loc: Stratford Texas
Which would have the better glass? Prostaff 5 4.5-18x40 mil or Monarch 3 4-16x42 mil
_________________________
TS

Top
#6193012 - 02/21/16 09:43 AM Re: Nikon scope [Re: BassCat'99]
603Country Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5348
Loc: Central Texas
I had a Monarch 4-16 for a time. It had good glass, though it did tend to flare badly when I looked toward the setting sun. I prefer Leupold and Vortex.

Top
#6193213 - 02/21/16 01:03 PM Re: Nikon scope [Re: BassCat'99]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 7393
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Monarch >>> Prostaff
_________________________

Top
#6193220 - 02/21/16 01:10 PM Re: Nikon scope [Re: BassCat'99]
Tactical Cowboy Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 3130
Loc: San Angelo
Monarch. Go look through both and see if you think the glass worth the extra money.
_________________________
The secret to a long life is to try not to shorten it

Powder coated cast bullets available. https://www.facebook.com/lazyhbullets/

Top
#6193418 - 02/21/16 04:34 PM Re: Nikon scope [Re: BassCat'99]
Barton H Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/24/10
Posts: 94
Loc: Denton,Tx
Nikon's MONARCH 3 has the better glass over Nikon's PROSTAFF 5-7 Series of scopes. As for flare looking into a setting sun I think almost any scope will give you that. I have used a sunshade when hunting KS and looking West during the sun set with no problems. In case you did not know, Nikon currently has a big PROMO going on right now for their longrange scope's, some of the best deals of the year can be had at all levels. If you do decide to choose a BDC reticle and need help, drop me a note. Make sure you check out THF Sponsor's before buying your scope to see if they can help you out.

Here's a pic of a MONARCH 3 4-16x4 BDC I was using for a Nikon shooting event.


_________________________
My name is Bart, I am a longtime hunter and I am here to answer any questions on Nikon hunting optics you may have. I will also be sharing new products and specials on occasion.

Nikon Pro Staff
http://www.nikonhunting.com


Top
#6194897 - 02/22/16 06:06 PM Re: Nikon scope [Re: BassCat'99]
BassCat'99 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 1049
Loc: Stratford Texas
well I ordered the Monarch 3 4-16x42 mildot with side focus, think this should work really good on a field rifle.
_________________________
TS

Top
#6195078 - 02/22/16 07:56 PM Re: Nikon scope [Re: BassCat'99]
FiremanJG Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 20122
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Originally Posted By: BassCat'99
well I ordered the Monarch 3 4-16x42 mildot with side focus, think this should work really good on a field rifle.


Good glass, and a useful reticle, and you'll be business. up

Be great if Nikon would change the reticle to hashes, with a .5 mil smaller hash. Maybe in the future...
_________________________

800 Yard Steel Range
Precision Rifle Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available

Top
#6201172 - 02/27/16 06:26 AM Re: Nikon scope [Re: BassCat'99]
booradley Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 01/20/11
Posts: 1946
Loc: Justin, TX
I don't use BDC type reticles but if I did it wouldn't be Nikon. I can see a hash much better than I can see the circle on Nikons.
_________________________
Assistant Secretary - U.S. Dry Bean Council

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide