Skip to main content

Nikon Monarch 2-8x32mm

Nikon Monarch 2-8x32mm

It does not make much sense to pair a lightweight rifle with a big, heavy optic.

It does not make much sense to pair a lightweight rifle with a big, heavy optic. Luckily, almost all major scope manufacturers have lightweight, compact scopes in their catalogs. At just 13.4 ounces and 11.5 inches long, the Nikon Monarch 2-8X 32mm fit the bill perfectly for my evaluation of the Savage Lightweight Hunter. The scope is available with a Nikoplex reticle and is clear and crisp.

Compact scopes are not without their challenges. Usually the biggest problem is attaching them to the rifle, since their compact size greatly reduces the spacing between the turrets and objective and ocular bells. Extended rings are the answer. I used a set of Quad Lock extended rings from Weaver to get the compact scope and rifle paired together. They are lightweight, not overly expensive, and did not interfere with loading and unloading.


GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

Popular Videos

The Glock 21

The Glock 21

Frank and Tony from Gallery of Guns spice up the Glock test using their non-dominant hands.

A New Season of G&A TV

A New Season of G&A TV

In this new season of Guns & Ammo TV, we introduce two new series and bring back a viewer favorite - Camera's Don't Lie. We look at long-range tech and see how to make shots previously thought impossible. Next we visit ISS Prop House in Hollywood.

Moving and Shooting

Moving and Shooting

George Wehby is at I4 Tactical to demonstrate ways to move off the 'X', and how to shoot while moving.

See All Videos

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Shooting Times App

Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Shooting Times stories delivered right to your inbox.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Shooting Times subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now