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#3982387 - 04/09/10 09:03 PM Nikon monarch vs Leupold VX-3
nitis Offline
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Registered: 03/28/10
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I want either a 4.5-14 VX3 or a 3-12 or 4-16 monarch

Honest opinions is the Leupold worth 200 more?

I like the idea of the side focus on the nikon but love the reliability and reputation of the Leupold.

This is for my 257 wby

#3983032 - 04/10/10 07:13 AM Re: Nikon monarch vs Leupold VX-3 [Re: nitis]
jstevens Offline
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Registered: 10/26/06
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On a 257 Wby I'd go Nikon. The Leupold is a tougher scope in my experience, if you were shooting a .338 or .300 Mag, I'd go Leupold.

#3983069 - 04/10/10 07:20 AM Re: Nikon monarch vs Leupold VX-3 [Re: jstevens]
JohnMoses Offline
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Registered: 05/23/09
Posts: 18213
Loc: Mississippi
Both good scopes, go with what you like.

#3984368 - 04/10/10 05:47 PM Re: Nikon monarch vs Leupold VX-3 [Re: JohnMoses]
highridge1 Offline
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Registered: 06/19/06
Posts: 5467
Loc: NW Montana
Both are great scopes, I own both. The Leupold eye piece will be smaller if bolt clearance will be a issue.My Nikon seems a little more clear to my eye,but both are excellent
1 and done

#3984399 - 04/10/10 05:59 PM Re: Nikon monarch vs Leupold VX-3 [Re: highridge1]
Jason280 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 1182
No, the Leupold is not worth $200 more. The eye relief and eye box is certainly better on the Leupy than the Monarch, but no where close to $200 better.

Buy the Monarch, and don't look back.

#3984475 - 04/10/10 06:27 PM Re: Nikon monarch vs Leupold VX-3 [Re: Jason280]
cal74 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/09
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Loc: Brookings, South Dakota
If you keep your eye out, there's a few VX-3's hitting the used market with some very nice savings over retail or Cabelas also had them on sale.
Life is just one damned thing after another

#3984549 - 04/10/10 06:51 PM Re: Nikon monarch vs Leupold VX-3 [Re: cal74]
DINK Offline
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Registered: 03/02/06
Posts: 6491
Loc: Missouri
The Leupold is probaly not worth the extra $200 in performance but nikon customer service is so shitty that I will gladly pay the extra money for the Leupold.


#3984896 - 04/10/10 08:46 PM Re: Nikon monarch vs Leupold VX-3 [Re: DINK]
mtnman1 Offline
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Registered: 12/09/03
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Never had a problem with Nikon customer service. In fact, they've been better than good the two times I used them.
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#3986149 - 04/11/10 09:58 AM Re: Nikon monarch vs Leupold VX-3 [Re: highridge1]
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I have driven nikons for the last 10 years. Always been great scopes. To my eyes they are brighter and clearer than the Leupolds. YMMV
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#3986626 - 04/11/10 12:39 PM Re: Nikon monarch vs Leupold VX-3 [Re: 280Ackleyrized]
kend Offline
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My VX3 B&C SF fell apart internally from the beating it takes on my ATV. The Nikon I replaced it with is still going strong. Ken
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