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#325138 - 02/29/08 03:34 PM NIKON MONARCH OR LEUPOLD VX3
caddokiller Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: midlothian texas
I am trying to decide between the two to put on my browning 300wsm to hunt deer with out to 250 yards. which one would you buy



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#325139 - 02/29/08 03:36 PM Re: NIKON MONARCH OR LEUPOLD VX3 [Re: caddokiller]
JCB Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
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VX-III!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#325140 - 02/29/08 03:37 PM Re: NIKON MONARCH OR LEUPOLD VX3 [Re: JCB]
Brandon123 Offline
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Registered: 07/24/07
Posts: 1923
Loc: Stephenville, TX
6 to 1, half dozen to the other...all your preference!


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#325141 - 02/29/08 04:10 PM Re: NIKON MONARCH OR LEUPOLD VX3 [Re: Brandon123]
Lone Ranger Online   content
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Registered: 09/17/04
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Loc: Irving, Texas
I have Leupolds on all my rifles and have had great success. I like Nikons as well, but would go with the Leupold.


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#325142 - 03/01/08 07:23 AM Re: NIKON MONARCH OR LEUPOLD VX3 [Re: Lone Ranger]
sig1921 Offline
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I have Leupolds on all my rifles and have had great success. I like Nikons as well, but would go with the Leupold.




same here i have leupold on every thing. Not sure about nikon's warranty or customer service, but i know leupolds is top notch.

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#325143 - 03/01/08 08:48 AM Re: NIKON MONARCH OR LEUPOLD VX3 [Re: sig1921]
helomech Offline
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Registered: 11/14/07
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Nikons are great. But I would say that they are almost identical as far as perfomance goes. I think you can get the nikon for a little less money though.

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#325144 - 03/01/08 02:03 PM Re: NIKON MONARCH OR LEUPOLD VX3 [Re: helomech]
fishmagnet Offline
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Registered: 06/21/07
Posts: 180
Leupold VIII all the way!


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#325145 - 03/01/08 10:53 PM Re: NIKON MONARCH OR LEUPOLD VX3 [Re: fishmagnet]
jsoukup Offline
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Registered: 09/22/06
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I've got the older Nikon Monarch (1 year old - the last production of the older models that were on clearence everywhere last year) and the Leupold VXIII (3 years old). The Monarch is pretty good, but IMHO the VXIII is better. I think the light transmission is better and I think the eye relief is better. I think the Leupold has better resale value as well.

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#325146 - 03/02/08 05:06 PM Re: NIKON MONARCH OR LEUPOLD VX3 [Re: jsoukup]
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I think the glass is probably about the same. This is kind of gay but I think the leuopold is a cosmeticaly better looking scope; nikons look cheap; and when building a nice rifle I want it to as good as it cost. Leopolds also have more reticle choices, where nikon is very limited and I think their bdc reticle sucks and looks cluttered.


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#325147 - 03/02/08 11:56 PM Re: NIKON MONARCH OR LEUPOLD VX3 [Re: Brother in-law]
yukons95 Offline
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Registered: 05/28/07
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There is nothing gay about saying the leupold is a better looking scope! It just is!!


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#325148 - 03/03/08 05:00 AM Re: NIKON MONARCH OR LEUPOLD VX3 [Re: yukons95]
TEXASLEFTY Offline
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Registered: 10/26/07
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Loc: The Island Cres
Leupold and a 30mm maintube

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#325149 - 03/04/08 07:22 PM Re: NIKON MONARCH OR LEUPOLD VX3 [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
Bullard Offline
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Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 693
Loc: West Texas
Leuopold. American made. It will hold its value, and I believe they have a lifetime warranty.


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#325150 - 03/04/08 08:08 PM Re: NIKON MONARCH OR LEUPOLD VX3 [Re: Bullard]
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Registered: 04/19/07
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Loc: Metroplex
Nikon Monarch or go to samplelist.com and get a factory refurbished Zeiss conquest for the same price.

Leuopold VIII is a good scope but for the money I would go with the Nikon, But neither compare to a Zeiss Conquest. Not to mention you can get thicker cross hairs in a Ziess(easy to see in low light)


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#325151 - 03/04/08 10:15 PM Re: NIKON MONARCH OR LEUPOLD VX3 [Re: BOBO the Clown]
jdickey Offline
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Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 3305
Loc: Waco, Texas
Look thru them both... and you'll put the Leupy away... fast!

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#325152 - 03/04/08 10:44 PM Re: NIKON MONARCH OR LEUPOLD VX3 [Re: jdickey]
dac6933 Offline
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Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 192
Loc: Frisco,Tx
Nikon


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