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Old 08-01-2011, 07:59 PM
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"Were I to buy a single pair tomorrow for all purpose use it'd for sure be the 10x Nikon Monarch. Awfully good stuff for the money, tough as nails and a warranty you'll probably never need." SS

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Old 08-02-2011, 08:08 AM
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my nikon monarch atb have been fantastic. think i paid 299 for them few years ago
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:01 AM
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I'm looking into the Nikon Monarch myself and found them at a really great price. It's refurbished but if you don't mind that then it's a good deal. Check it out HERE.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:33 PM
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leupold cascades 10 by 42s are awesome. Getting another pair this week and giving my other pair to my dad. Great warranty, awesome clarity and around $300
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by cuda67 View Post
Who carries the Vortex Diamond? I checked out the Nikon Monarch over the weekend at Gander Mtn and I really liked them, but I would also like to see the vortex.
I do know that Bass Pro carries them and so do some of the gun shops.
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:38 AM
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I got a pair of Zeiss from my Dad, and my BIL bought a pair of Nikon Carrylites a few years ago for about $129.. One day we were sitting in the blind together and I was amazed how clear those Nikon's were.. There was a little difference the glass, but not enough to justify the price difference.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:15 PM
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I use Nikon Monarch (10x42) and am happy with them. Watch Gander, they go on sale once in a while. I picked mine up for about $175 a year ago. You can save $20 if you don't have to have the camo version. In my opinion, small items like bino's don't need camo, as they are just a small hunk of green or black that isn't going to show up against the camo of your jacket anyway.
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:56 PM
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Old 09-21-2011, 02:39 AM
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Originally Posted by HatchieLuvr View Post
I've got a collection for various use I've assembled over the years, a 9x Steiner Bighorn for non-long range gun hunting, a 15x Zeiss Conquest for the long range stuff, and Zeiss and Optolyth compacts I wear in a shirt pocket during bow and turkey season. What do I use the most of those? The Bighorns.

Were I to buy a single pair tomorrow for all purpose use it'd for sure be the 10x Nikon Monarch. Awfully good stuff for the money, tough as nails and a warranty you'll probably never need.

Don't have the Monarchs but would buy one, things are nice.
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:41 AM
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I'd look hard at Vortex and Nikon for your price point.
I will admit to leaning slightly towards the Vortex line. Heck, I'm getting a Vortex over a Leupod scope because they impressed me so much.

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