First I want to thank those of you who responded to my other the chnical question on the Remington 700. Its nice to know that you can get quick responses to questions and the answers dont make you feel dumb for asking. Here is my new question: A friend of mine loaned me a Nikon, Monarch 8-32x50 in hopes that I would buy it from him to try out on my new Rem 243. In doing some research on this scope, I see that it is no longer manufactured by Nikon. If any of you have one of these scopes, is it a good buy for $500. and or should I look elsewhere. I know that good optics is important but it is now a matter of economics unless there is an increase in social security I am going to have to save a lot longer. I dont want that buyer remorse feeling that I should have bought current vs old technology. Thanks Skip.