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Nikon Monarch 3 Riflescope NP - 2-8x32
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Most Helpful Positive Review Nikon Monarch 3 2-8x32 BDC Scope
I mounted this scope on a Limited Edition Marlin 336C with Leupold 1 pc. ba...
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Most Helpful Negative Review Useless
The ocular is too large in diameter. Will not fit on either of my rifles, t...
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Nikon Monarch 3 2-8x32 BDC Scope

by Rusty Magwell, from United States, NY Written on October 20, 2014
I mounted this scope on a Limited Edition Marlin 336C with Leupold 1 pc. base and medium Leupold quick release rings. It is a great set up, but you'll want to use the hammer spur extension for proper thumb clearance. Especially if your wear gloves. I'm not sure if low rings will clear the ocular end of the lens or not. It's quite a large diameter. The scope is light weight and a perfect size for the smaller Marlin profile. NOTE: Optics Planet asked me to review the NP scope, but I actually bought the BDC reticle.

The Nikon scope has absolute edge to edge clarity through the entire zoom range. The eye relief is generous from about 4-5 inches. I thought that the 2-8 and the BDC reticle were both a bit much for a 30-30's capabilities, but now that I have it mounted and have it sighted in, I like the set-up. It is perfect for my aging eyes. I zeroed the scope at 100 yards at my club and was able to put 5 rounds in about a 2" diameter (sitting with bench bags, light winds). Then took it out to 150 and 200 yards. I was slightly between "dots" at 200 yards using Hornady Leverevolution 160 grain loads. I'll need to spend some more range time to figure my distance points for the reticle marks with that ammo. I believe once I establish my distances it will be a great tool for quick and humane shots. All adjustments were easy and precise. The lens caps are a nice touch, but are a bit flimsy. With proper care I'm hopeful they hold up in the long run. The sky was over cast and gray on ra...
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Would recommend: Yes
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Nikon 2-8 x32

by OMCHamlin, from United States, VA Written on October 19, 2014
I bought this to top a Marlin 375 for use as a black bear rifle. I bought it based on Nikon's reputation for bright, clear optics and this scope does not disappoint. This scope has crisp adjustments and for it's size, is very bright, and should make a decent scope to use at dusk. I would have liked a lit dot at the center of the crosshair but this is not available. This is a great compact scope for short to medium range use....
Pros:
  • Size and Weight
Cons:
  • needs the option for an illuminated reticle
Best Used for:
  • short to medium range hunting
Would recommend: Yes
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Great Value

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, IN Written on January 24, 2014
Bought this for a 10/22 build to compete in cmp rimfire sporter matches, It is clear & light weight and the return to zero turrets are nice. Monarch series scopes are great value.
Pros: Clear and light weight...
Would recommend: Yes
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Useless

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on January 19, 2014
The ocular is too large in diameter. Will not fit on either of my rifles, the bolt handle drags or hits. Would have to use too high of rings leaving the objective too high. Kimber 84M, Ruger 77 flat bolt.
Pros: clear
Cons: The ocular is huge!...
Would recommend: No
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