Nikon Monarch 4-16x50SF M BDC

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by Shade, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Shade

    Shade New Member

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    Well I "pulled the trigger" and purchased one last night. Last week was my
    B-day and I had clearance from SWMBO that I could purchase a new scope.
    I have two Nikon Buckmasters and have been very happy with them. I was
    shopping to upgrade my ~50 year old scope on my 1961 Winchester Model 70.

    So with my $140 dollars in credit coupons (I travel for work and use my
    Gander Mtn credit card as much as possible, free money is always a good
    thing) and my 10% off coupon I headed up to Gander Mountain, in Joliet, IL.

    My "budget" before the credits and discounts was $400 or actual spend was
    ~$250. I looked at many of the Leupolds, Nikons and even a few Bushnell's.
    You know I always thought Bushnell was a crappy product but for their
    price point (inexpensive) I was actually impressed with them.

    Well the "kid" helping me was great, his name is Jake and he is a Marine,
    young and did 2 tours in Afganistan. Good kid, 0311. Going to school and
    working at the Gander Mtn. for a few bucks. He was very helpful.

    So the finally tally;
    Price in the store. $349.97
    Less 10% ............. 314.97
    Plus tax ..................27.56
    Less cash credit ... -140.00
    Final cost ........... $202.53

    Might be a few weeks before I get to shoot with it. I will fill you in on my
    opinions and experience with it then.

    http://www.nikonhunting.com/products/riflescopes/monarch/4-16x50_Side_Focus_BDC_RETICLE/8440

    BTW, the old scope was a Weatherby Variable 2-7
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2012
  2. Dan308

    Dan308 New Member

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    a Monarch for $200, you can't beat that deal
     

  3. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    definately a nice upgrade
     
  4. Shade

    Shade New Member

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    Dan,

    A couple of buddies of mine and I will likely be in your neighborhood in
    August for a little antelope hunting. I will have my Rem 700 (7mm Rem
    Mag.) and this gun, the Winchester 70, as a backup. The Rem 700 has
    a Nikon Buckmasters 6-18x40 BDC. These are my two guns set up for
    reaching out and touching things at long distances.
     
  5. Triumphman

    Triumphman Active Member

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    Damn, that was quite the bargaining deal ya got. I know what you mean. I have a Buckmaster on my 30-06 and it's been great. It's an older one, and doesn't have the BDC, but the Deer I got didn't know that.
    Del
     
  6. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Man that's a great deal! Congrats!
     
  7. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You can't go wrong with the Monarch series.:)

    Well done!
     
  8. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Very nice. I would like to have a side focus on my bolt gun