Had scope mounted on a Marlin XS7 7mm-08.
Sighted in the scope at 100yds. Clarity of scope at 12X was excellent and better than the spotting scopes at the range.
Adjustment knobs for elevation and side to side are very solid. Audible click and feel when adjusting.
Eye relief was constant and easy to get used to. Tooks five shots to have scope sighted in after it was bore sigthed. It would have taken 1 or 2 less shots due to errors in adjustments on my part.
In comparison to a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x50 BDC the monarch is clearer. In comparison to a Leupold 3-9X50 and Leupold 4-12x50 the clarity is very similar. The Leupolds may be a little less cloudy it appears on maximum power. All scopes mentioned I have access to in order for side by side comparisons.
Overall it appears to be an excellent scope that will meet my needs for deer hunting a shooting at the range.
Pros: Excellent clarity; solid adjustment knobs
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.