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    Default Nikon Monarch on a 300 win mag

    Does anyone have experience putting the Nikon Monarch on a magnum rifle? Can it take the punishment or do I need a better scope? I know there are better scopes but budget is a factor.

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    I had one on a lightweight 300 Win for years. Held up through sheep, bear, moose caribou and elk hunts to Colorado with no problems. Top line scope that you can't go wrong with. I ended up swapping it out with a Weaver Grand Slam which stayed on there until I got rid of the rifle and performed as admirably. Both are very nice scopes that never lost zero. Put it on and enjoy years of fine shooting.

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    Thanks Moses,

    I'll probably go that route...

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    You're welcome. Good choice.

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    hey man i shoot a ruger m77 hawkeye in 300 win mag, and my scope is a nikon monarch 3-12 bdc reticle....this setup is deadly....ive put about 200 rounds thru it, and can hit a copenhagen can and other small objects at 300 yards....i am very confident with the nikon scope

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    Default nikon monarch 3x9

    second that, have a 3x9 on my 300 wbm. and it is a killer of all things

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    also....since i was so satisfied with the scope, i also bought a nikon monarch 800 rangefinder...it is as accurate as my buddies $1200 leica rangefinder and a quarter of the price...next i think ill go ahead and pick up the nikon monarch binos.....

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    Thanks all,

    I'm pretty much sold on the idea. Thanks for the positive review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt&FishAK View Post
    next i think ill go ahead and pick up the nikon monarch binos.....
    Do it. I use the Monarch 10x42 binocs and love them. For ~$250, you can't go wrong. The quality is darn near as good as the $1,000 brands. I haven't put a Monarch scope on any of my rifles yet, but I've got a 7mag ready to be mounted that I think I'll do just that to.

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    Default Yep

    I currently have a Nikon Monarch mounted on my Model 70 and its a great scope. It has taken a fair amount of abuse and is still holding up. Just don't forget the loctite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Do it. I use the Monarch 10x42 binocs and love them. For ~$250, you can't go wrong. The quality is darn near as good as the $1,000 brands. I haven't put a Monarch scope on any of my rifles yet, but I've got a 7mag ready to be mounted that I think I'll do just that to.
    +1 on the monarch 10X42 binos. That is what I use and I am very satisfied with them.
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    Even though it's kind of a dead thread, I also have one on my Tikka T3 Lite 338. Takes the beating that a light weight hard recoiling rifle delivers and maintains zero.

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    Default Nikon Monarch

    I have used one of these since 1994 on a 300 Win Mag. A bolt w/Leupold rings and a 1 piece base. It has actually been stepped on by my horse when I had him tied to a tree and was busy caping an elk. My dad has had one on his 338 Win Mag A bolt for years. Dad also has one on his 270 Weatherby. I replaced the Monarch with a Nikon Team Primos ( SWFA.com) and killed my WY ram with it. I have now bought a Browning X bolt 338 Win Mag and put another Team Primos on it. I really like the team primos but believe any of these nikon scopes will stand up to a magnum and do it with style.

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    Have one on my son's .22/250 and it is dead accurate. Will be looking to put one on my .300WM if I can this summer. Love the Monarch 10x42 ATB's, best optics for the money and followed closely by Bushnell.
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    I put a 4X12 monarch on my Savage 338 WM after my leupold 3 X 9 would not hold a zero anymore. The rifle and scope has slid down mountains, been lost in creeks twice and I have never had one problem with it. Last year I put it on my 7MM and put a 3 X 9 on my 338 WM. Best scope for the money if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired2017 View Post
    Does anyone have experience putting the Nikon Monarch on a magnum rifle? Can it take the punishment or do I need a better scope? I know there are better scopes but budget is a factor.
    I have a Nikon on a 300 win mag, it works great. I have a Burris and know of other Burris scopes that are on 7mm RUM and 300 RUM and they have lasted a lot of rounds. I would go with either scope again and have been satisfied with both. Both have great warranties as well.

    Saw some posts on the Nikon binos and I have a set of the Nikon Monarch binos but have not been happy with them, picked up a set of Kahles from www.thesamplelist.com for a little more $ and they were worth it. Would not recommend the Monarch bino's but have been very satisfied with the scope. Just my .02 cents.

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