Gear Nikon Introduces MONARCH M5 Variable Power Scopes Lynsey Davis August 4, 2019 Join the Conversation Nikon has long been a prolific part of the optics industry, covering many facets from rangefinders to scopes. This year, Nikon is revealing their newest products: the MONARCH M5 line of riflescopes. The MONARCH M5 scopes are designed for long-range applications and come with many new and improved features. The MONARCH M5 has a 30mm aircraft-grade aluminum main body tube, low-profile turret caps, side-focus parallax adjustment, zoom ring, a quick focus eyepiece, and is finished with matte black anodizing. The MONARCH M5 is available in three different reticles: MK1-MOA, BDC, and Nikoplex. To add to this list of features, like all other Nikon riflescopes, the MONARCH M5 is waterproof, fog-proof, and shockproof. The following is a list of MONARCH M5 models and their MSRP: Here's what Nikon had to say: Melville, NY (July 2019) – Twenty-three years after the debut of the original MONARCH riflescope, Nikon unveils an all-new line of long-range optics designed specifically for discerning sportsmen and women. For 2019 and beyond, MONARCH M5 becomes the new patriarch of the Nikon riflescope family. Engineered from the inside out to check all the boxes on the long-range riflescope wish list, MONARCH M5 illustrates Nikon’s Optics First principle as it pertains to the development of its optics. The highly efficient, 4x zoom optical system in the MONARCH M5 was created with the explicit goal of delivering a brighter, sharper, higher contrast sight picture for the times it’s vitally needed—just as the first hint of light appears, or the last vestiges disappear into the darkness. The MONARCH M5’s rugged and robust 30mm aircraft-grade aluminum main body tube not only protects the riflescope’s optical system—but also increases its internal adjustment range. (Beginning in 2019, all Nikon riflescopes bearing the MONARCH name will utilize the 30mm tube platform.) Reticle choices for the MONARCH M5 line have expanded to include Nikon’s MK1-MOA hash mark reticle—meaning long-range dialers will be able to make use of the increased elevation adjustment travel. Nikon’s BDC and Nikoplex reticles are also available in models throughout the line and can each be optimized with Nikon’s Spot On Ballistic Match Technology. MONARCH M5 riflescopes feature ¼ MOA turrets with crisp movements that track precisely and consistently—the spring-loaded, instant zero-reset adjustments make zeroing and field adjustments simple. These spring-loaded windage and elevation turrets can be instantly reset to “zero” after sighting-in for easy reference and in-the-field adjustment. Low profile turret caps, side-focus parallax adjustment, zoom ring and quick-focus eyepiece are ergonomically shaped from aluminum to enhance the MONARCH M5’s sleek, modern silhouette. The quick-focus eyepiece helps users customize the reticle focus to their personal preference, while the side-focus parallax adjustment secures precise focusing under various conditions, minimizing parallax at infinite distances. The complete MONARCH M5 line is finished in durable matte black anodizing. As with all Nikon riflescopes, the MONARCH M5 is waterproof, fogproof and shockproof. Nikon Inc. is the U.S. distributor of Nikon sports and recreational optics, world-renowned Nikon 35mm cameras, digital cameras, speedlights and accessories, Nikkor lenses and electronic imaging products. For more information on Nikon's full line of Riflescopes, Reflex/Red Dot Sights, Binoculars, Rangefinder Binocular, Fieldscopes, and Laser Rangefinders, please contact: Nikon Sport Optics, 1300 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, NY 11747-3064, or call 1-800-645-6687. www.NikonSportOptics.com Explore RECOILweb:SAGE DYNAMICS: CCW Citizen Response to an Active ShooterGrey Ghost Precision Combat Pistol on RECOILtv's Gun RoomReptilia Launches New WebsiteTrain with the Sheriff of Baghdad NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!