Monarch vs. 6500
I have been driving myself crazy comparing specs on $5-700 scopes for about a month now and need some advise. What I have narrowed it down to;
Bushnell Elite 6500 2.5-16x50 $700
Nikon Monarch 4-16x50 $500
Nikon Monarch 2.5-10x50 $500
It will be mounted on a xbolt 30/06 used for whitetail and elk at ranges from 100-300 yards.
I don't really need the 16 power but think it would be wonderful for range work, and looking across the 500 yard field I hunt near (knowing my personal limitations of 300-350 w/ the 06). I really wish nikon offered a 3x12 in the bigger 50, but they don't.
Any experience would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!