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Nikon Monarch 3 4-16x42 SF Matte Bullet Drop Compensating (BDC) Reticle


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Offering all the power necessary for long-range varmints but with a big enough field of view for close-quarter big-game hunting, the all-purpose Nikon Monarch 4-16x42SF sets the standard for scope performance.

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The riflescope offers such features as a one-piece, 1-inch main body tube; a creative Eyebox design with a huge ocular that provides a 4x magnification range and 4 inches of constant eye relief without sacrificing the field of view; an ultra ClearCoat system for 95 percent light transmission; and fully multicoated, super-high-performance lenses.

After the lenses are cut and polished, Nikon coats them with multiple layers of anti-reflective compounds. The compounds serve to boost light transmission, improve contrast (to pull game out of its surroundings), deliver true color rendition and flare-free viewing, and enhance the overall image quality. The scope's BDC reticle, meanwhile, is perhaps the most compelling feature, as its trajectory-compensating system is designed and calibrated to provide fast, simple aiming points for various shot distances. The unique system integrates a series of small "ballistic circles" to produce an unobstructed view of the target.


  • Finish: Matte black
  • Reticle: Bullet drop compensating (BDC)
  • Actual magnification: 4x to 16x
  • Objective diameter: 42mm
  • Exit pupil: 2.6mm
  • Eye relief: 4 to 3.7 inches
  • Field of view: 25.2 to 6.3 feet @ 100 yards
  • Tube diameter: 1 inch (25.4mm)
  • Objective O.D.: 1.94 inches/49.3mm
  • Eyepiece O.D.: 1.73 inches/44mm
  • Adjustment graduation (1 click): 1/4 MOA
  • Max internal adjustment: 40 MOA
  • Parallax setting: 50 yards to infinity
  • Length: 13.5 inches
  • Weight: 18 ounces
  • Warranty: Nikon lifetime warranty


Ultra ClearCoat™ Optical System


The difference is clear to see


Nikon has engineered the entire optical system to provide the shooter with a bright, sharp and incredibly flat sight picture and light transmission up to its theoretical maximum- 95% for clear sight picture form dawn to dusk.




Spot On Ballistic Match Technology

Custom precision at your fingertips

The MONARCH 3 line is optimized for use with Nikon Spot On Ballistic Match Technology. Spot On allows you to discover all of the exact aiming points on the BDC reticle for your exact ammunition and load.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Weight 538g
Exit Pupil 2.6-10.5mm
Minimum Magnification 3x to 4.5x
Maximum Magnification 13x to 18x
Tube Size 1-inch
Objective Size 41mm to 50mm
Eye Relief 4in
Tube Length 342.9mm
Maximum Windage Adjustment No
Maximum Elevation Adjustment No
Warranty Information No