Archive | December, 2012

Review Of The Nikon Monarch Riflescope

11 Dec

Nikon designed the Monarch around a brand new optical system intended to offer shooters increased versatility and superlative performance with virtually any kind of rifle, in any bore and in any possible hunting situation. While still preserving the American-preferred one-inch diameter main body tube, Nikon engineers developed the new Monarch series to perhaps not only supply the shooter with a huge, glowing, sharp sight image, but at the same time minimize the over all length of the riflescope—and optimize the mount ring spacing capability. The resulting line of riflescopes pushes the envelope of optical performance with Nikon’s lead-and-arsenic-free Eco Glass lenses and trademark Ultra ClearCoat anti-reflective multicoatings, is fast-handling, pleasing to the eye and quite notably, allows for mounting on virtually any rifle—even magnum-length actions.

As well as the enhanced ring spacing, the new Monarch Eye Box design is included by the new riflescope design with its remarkable 4 – time zoom range and a very comfortable 4 inches of eye relief that remains constant through the power range without sacrificing field of view. In comparison, most competitive riflescopes furnish less than 3 – times magnification zoom capacity and eye relief that changes by just as much as a full inch between high and low powers. The Monarch’s huge ocular lens also delivers both a large high-resolution sight picture and the maximum field of view corresponding to each power setting. As an added benefit characteristic, Nikon has set rear – facing magnification indicators on the zoom control and included a quick – focus eyepiece on the new Monarch Eye Box. –

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2 – All new Monarch riflescope models utilize Nikon’s precise, repeatable, hand turn reticle adjustments and feature the business’s new Interchangeable Turret Technology system, which enables shooters to switch out turret knobs and caps for maximum convenience and versatility. Nikon Monarch 2.5-10×42, 2.5-10×50, 3-12x42SF, and 4-16x42SF models offer 1/4-MOA adjustments and may be customized with accessory target-style windage and elevation adjustment knobs and caps. The 5 – 20x44SF and 6 – 24x50SF models offer 1 / 8 – MOA adjustments and contain low profile adjustments with caps, target – style high profile knobs with caps, and tapered, easy grip knobs. Models with magnifications exceeding 10-power also feature a locking side focus knob on the left side of the adjustment turret. This ergonomically-placed get a handle on allows for exact parallax adjustment maintenance at virtually any range from 50 yards to infinity.

Nikon mates its patented BDC reticle to every new Nikon Monarch hunting rifle scope model to allow hunters to put up “dead-on” at ranges exceeding those previously thought possible. The BDC’s exceptional see-through ballistic circles offer an amazing advantage for long range shooting—yet allow a normal sight picture for shorter-range shots where in actuality the crosshair it self may be the aiming point. Nikon’s other reticle styles are also available in the brand new Monarch scopes, including Nikoplex, Mildot, Fine Crosshair and Fine Crosshair with Dot.

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