I've been a handguner since I was 5 years old, however, now in my 40s, I have gone legally blind and can no longer shoot (focus on the front sight of) handguns. So, for the past few years I have been shooting long-guns, all with riflescopes. I have at least a dozen Nikon Monarch Riflescopes (6-24 and 8-32)... all of which perform incredibly well. The clarity and ability to shoot in low light situations is awesome in the Monarch series. I'll take a Nikon over Leupold any day!!!
Pros: Image quality, light gathering in low light, 1/8 MOA adjustments
Cons: The price, however compared to other similar scopes it's actually priced a tad lower then they are priced.
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.