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Monstrum Tactical G2 Review: Highly Precise Tactical Scope

Monstrum Tactical G2 Review

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What We Like

  • Highly durable construction
  • Easy range estimation
  • Water, fog and shockproof
  • Superior low light performance
  • Eye relief is quite generous
  • Lens covers included

What We Don’t Like

  • Power ring feels a little tight
  • Quality of the mount rings is a little wanting

Bottom Line

The high precision of the Monstrum Tactical G2 1-4x scope is what gives it an edge, but this is also an illuminated scope that will deliver exceptional service in low light conditions.

Introduction

If you will be shooting from distances over 400 yards, and want a scope that you can rely on to deliver a clear sight picture for increased accuracy, the Monstrum Tactical G2 is a perfect pick.

Besides precision and accuracy, this is also a solid scope built with highly durable housing and will offer one of the most generous eye reliefs in its class. Better yet, this scope provides simple adjustments to ensure hunters have an even easier time.

Monstrum Tactical G2 Review

Monstrum Tactical G2

Clarity: Multi-Layer Lens Coating for a Nice Sight Picture

With the multi-layer coated lens on this scope, it will be very effective at gathering light and enhancing its transmission to ensure you will always get a bright and clear enough sight picture for accurate shots.

These multicoated lenses are also very effective at minimizing glare when using the scope during the day to ensure the image quality is not affected. Better yet, the glass used to make them is also tough and will not scratch easily, and hence making the scope ideal for use in different environments.

Apart from the superior image clarity, this 1-4x scope is also built to deliver high precision as you can easily adjust the power to suit the range you will be shooting from. And with the 24 mm objective diameter, it will only allow just enough light in for a good image with no distortion.

To make shooting more comfortable and accurate, this scope will also provide a generous eye relief of 4 to 4.5 inches, which is one of the largest that you can expect to get on a tactical 1-4x scope. And it will make it possible to mount the scope further forward on the barrel.

Primary Use: Illuminated for Excellent Low Light Performance

The Monstrum Tactical G2 is a typical tactical scope that will be handy for a wide variety of tactical applications, but it will also be useful for both short to medium range target shooting and hunting from distances over 300 yards.

And because this scope has dual red and green illumination with multiple intensity levels, it will be ideal for use at night and in the low light conditions at dusk and dawn, which are the most popular hunting times. This illumination is very effective at ensuring the reticle remains clearly visible even where there is not enough natural light.

If you also find yourself in situations where holdover correction and estimating range is vital for your shot, this scope will also have you covered thanks to the BDC reticle.

Besides being illuminated, the BDC reticle also has a first focal rangefinder that will provide easy read ranging information. This reticle will ensure the ranging information remains constant regardless of the magnification setting you have to allow for easy holdover correction and range estimation.

With the etched reticle, you will not always need to use illumination as it is still visible in black with no illumination, and hence allowing you to use as a standard non-illuminated reticle for daytime shooting.

Construction & Build Quality: Durable and Weatherproof

Monstrum machines this scope from aircraft-grade 6061 aluminum that makes it tough and rugged to allow hunters and shooters to use it with no worries as it will not be as delicate as others made from less durable material.

Aluminum is also a more lightweight material, and this should explain the fact that besides this being a feature-rich model with several components, it is still quite a lightweight scope as it only weighs 16 ounces.

The main tube is a larger 30mm, which is always better than the 1-inch tubes given that it will also for more internal adjustments. And at just 9.6 inches long, this scope will also take up less room on your rifle.

This Monstrum scope is also perfectly sealed and has the tube nitrogen-charged, which results in complete water and fog-proof performance. Hence, the scope will be ideal for use in a wide temperature range for different environments and any season.

Besides being highly durable, this scope also has a smooth and glare-resistant surface. Also, to reduce glare even further, this scope will come with an anti-reflective sunshade. This removable sunshade will help reduce the outward glare from your lens, which can be very effective at concealing your position.

Adjustments & Set-up: Fairly Easy Set Up and Adjustment

When you buy this Monstrum scope, you will also get 30 mm Picatinny scope mounting rings in the package. These rings will ensure you have everything that you will need to set up the scope and start using it immediately.

For adjusting the scope, you will get capped turrets or knobs, which will make for quick and easy finger adjustments. The knob has an excellent grip on the surface and is larger enough to ensure you can grasp them easily for quick adjustment.

Also, the knobs used on this scope are clearly-labeled to ensure that users have an easy time figuring out the setting that they want and know exactly what they select.

The clicks are also audible to know when a setting is selected, and each click represents 1/2 MOA, which might not be as precise as the 1/4 MOA you get from other scopes out there but is still accurate enough and hence acceptable.

Another element of the adjustment that hunters and shooters will love about this scope is the dial control for the illumination. This dial makes it easy to switch between the red and green illumination and also choose your preferred illumination intensity.

Also, this scope will include a good power ring for adjusting the magnification that might feel a little tight at first but should become smoother as you use it more and more. And it has clearly marked power settings with a 0.5x increment for more precise magnification selection.

Price: Well-Priced for an Illuminated Scope

For a dual red and green illuminated scope, the Monstrum Tactical G2 is quite well-priced. And this is more so given that it is also well-build from a highly durable aircraft-grade aluminum allow and with some high-quality components.

Another element that makes this under $200 scope worth every buck that you pay for it is that it will come as a complete kit with everything that you will need to mount ad use it. The package will include a pair of medium profile Picatinny rings, flip-up lens covers, battery, and lens cloth.

These free accessories would cost almost as much as you pay for this scope, and so by including them in the package, Monstrum provides an excellent value for your bucks.

Verdict

An illuminated tactical scope built for high precision with 1-4x magnification that will make it perfect for short to medium range shots and a wide variety of shooting conditions.

You will never go wrong with a dual red and green illuminated scope like Monstrum Tactical G2 as it will be very handy for low light and night shooting. This aircraft-grade aluminum scope also provides a generous eye relief of up to 4.5 inches, and it will include some easy to use and precise adjustment knobs and comes with some fantastic quality mount rings.

Specs

  • Product Name: Monstrum Tactical G2
  • Product Brand: Monstrum
  • Body Material: Aircraft-grade aluminum
  • Illumination: Red and green
  • Reticle: BDC
  • Magnification: 1-4x
  • Objective Diameter: 24 millimeters
  • Adjustment Click Value: 1/2 MOA
  • Eye Relief: 4 to 4.5 inches
  • Length: 9.6 inches
  • Weight: 16 ounces
  • Warranty: 1 Year Warranty

Key Features

  • Dual red and green illumination for low light and night use
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum construction for maximum durability
  • Up to 4.5-inch eye relief for more forgiveness
  • Multi-layer lens coating for optimal light transmission
  • First focal plane reticle with easy read information
  • Sealed and nitrogen-charged tube for fog and waterproof performance
  • Complete package with sunshade, lens covers, and battery
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