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 hunters. For 2019 and beyond, MONARCH M5 becomes the new patriarch of the Nikon hunting riflescope family.  Engineered from the inside out to check all the boxes on the long-range riflescope wish list, MONARCH M5 illustrates Nikon’s Glass First principle as it pertains to the development of its hunting 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...