View Full Version : Nikon Scope Quality?

02-15-2012, 1:28 PM

looking at one of these pref the 4-16x50. These are at least 100 cheaper than all other websites. Are these good quality? It will primarily be a 200yd range scope for the time being, hunting later.

I am also open to any other suggestions.

*on remington 700p .308

02-15-2012, 1:31 PM
I use it and have shot past 200 yards with it. its a great scope and well worth the money in my opinion

02-15-2012, 1:38 PM
I have a nikon scope and it had issues from the factory which were promptly taken care of through warranty. I think mine may have been a fluke one off issue. I sent it out monday and got it back friday or sat. Thumbs up for their customer service.

02-15-2012, 1:43 PM
I have a 2.5-10 Monarch and it is a very good scope for the money. I spent about 2 hours looking through probably 10-12 different ones, including a $1500 Leupold. Personally, I liked the clarity of the glass and overall quality of the Nikon the best considering the cost difference.

By that I mean, the Leupold was clearly better, but not $1200 so.

If I could do it again, I may have gotten the 4-16 like you are considering.

I recently put on the high, target turrets that Nikon sells, which I much prefer over the short ones.

Great scope for the money.

02-15-2012, 1:45 PM
Nikon is one of the very few (fewer than you might think) manufacturers that make their own glass. Nikon glass is some of the best out there, its nearly flawless light transmission and zerp paralax
Also, unlike leopold 1x scopes... nikons 1x is true 1x with no magnification

02-15-2012, 6:03 PM
I just bought the monarch 4x16x50 from optics planet since they are on sale.. I will have it on my tikka scout and will be giving a report soon.. I am Lazy and like the thought of their "SPOT ON"

02-21-2012, 3:35 PM
I have their 6x18 SF Buckmaster on a couple of varmint rifles. They are the only other ones that don't make me feel like I'm going blind, that I can afford
My second choice. Leupold being my first choice
I hear Nikon makes Leupold lenses ?but I don't know for sure

02-21-2012, 3:44 PM
Have the monarch 4-16 mildot sf. It's ok my acog ta01 is considerably clearer. Haven't taken it past 100 but I can shoot palm sized pretty easily with it with my lr308. Good bang for your buck and great warranty.

02-21-2012, 3:53 PM
Excellent Glass, have two M223's

02-21-2012, 4:07 PM
I love mine and I have a few so called nice scopes. My Nikon Monarch 3x12 rides on my Weatherby Mark-V.....so that says alot! at least to some.......:shrug:

02-21-2012, 5:09 PM
Just bought a new M223 for my Windham, loving this scope. You can't beat Nikon glass, I am also a photographer and have about $20k worth of Nikon still lenses, they make great optics.


02-21-2012, 5:17 PM
Im running a 2x8x42 m223. I really like it. No its not the $1000 IOR scope I had on my bolt rifle but the glass is really nice. The knobs are nice and beefy. Nikon has experience in making nice glass. Think the make some of the best camera lens on the market. That translates nicely to their rifle scopes.

02-21-2012, 5:32 PM
I got my Buckmaster from dvor/opticsplanet and love it. I got the 4.5x14 mildot for about $300.

02-21-2012, 6:14 PM
here is what I have got to do with mine so far


02-21-2012, 10:00 PM
ive got a prostaf 4-12x40 and it holds up to 30-06 recoil

good stuff

02-22-2012, 2:02 PM
ended up with the 4-16x50. Updates on sat

02-23-2012, 7:28 AM
Should be fine for ya enjoy it.

02-23-2012, 7:33 AM
Nikon makes some nice optics. The monarch series are very good.