Nikon Introduces Two New Products to Overcome Wind Drift

Nikon - MONARCH 5 riflescope line
Nikon – MONARCH 5 riflescope line
Nikon Sport Optics
Nikon Sport Optics

Melville, NY -( While it’s no secret that the wind can have an effect on the trajectory of a bullet, not all hunters and shooters have the training or experience to adequately compensate for the effects of wind drift.

But thanks to two new product lines from Nikon Sport Optics, hunters and shooters now have an effective and easy-to-use system to compensate for bullet wind drift. Nikon is pleased to announce the availability of the MONARCH 5 riflescope line, an exciting 2015 introduction that will surely be a flagship product for years to come.

Not only does the MONARCH 5 riflescope line feature Nikon’s legendary ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass lenses, it is also the first Nikon riflescope to utilize the new Advanced BDC reticle and has an incredible 5-time zoom ratio for superior close-quarters and long-range effectiveness.

Nikon - MONARCH 5 riflescope line
Nikon – MONARCH 5 riflescope line

The new glass-etched Advanced BDC reticle, similar to the standard BDC reticle, has unique open circles going down the vertical sight post that are used as aiming points to compensate for bullet drop at extended ranges. What differentiates the Advanced BDC reticle is that it also has windage marks on both the left and right side of the post. Each windage mark is calibrated for a 10-mile-per-hour cross wind when the rifle is zeroed at either 100 or 200 yards. Even if the cross wind is more or less than 10 mph, shooters now have a reliable benchmark to compensate for the effect that a strong gust of wind can have on their point of impact.

Nikon has also launched the Spot On Ballistic Wind Meter that plugs directly into the headphone port found on almost all smartphones. The Spot On Wind Meter takes an accurate reading of the wind speed and direction and inputs the data directly into the Spot On Ballistic Match Technology Application that every serious hunter and shooter should have on their smart phone.

Nikon - Spot On Ballistic Wind Meter
Nikon – Spot On Ballistic Wind Meter

The Nikon Spot On app is now free to download for iPhone, iPad and Android and not only provides the precise aiming point on your reticle to compensate for distance, but thanks to the new Spot On Wind Meter, the app will now give you the correct hold off in click, inches or MOA to compensate for wind drift while using any Nikon riflescope. The suggested retail price of the Spot On Wind Meter is $39.95.

The optical system in the MONARCH 5 riflescope line is second-to-none and features Nikon’s ED Glass lenses that reduce chromatic aberration to provide images that have superior contrast. The riflescope also has Nikon’s Fully Multicoated Lenses for exceptional brightness and clarity.

Bringing the riflescope into focus is easy, thanks to a quick focus eyepiece located near the ocular lens. The MONARCH 5 riflescope also has a side focus locking system (except on 2-10×42 and 2-10×50 models) and Spring-Loaded Instant Zero-Reset turrets that allow the user to reset the turrets to the zero-mark after sighting in, making in-the-field adjustments incredibly simple.

Built to withstand the most rugged conditions, the MONARCH 5 line is built with a strong one-inch main body tube and comes with flip-open eyepiece and objective lens caps that protect your glass when you are not using the scope.

The MONARCH 5 riflescope is available in seven different magnifications, each with a phenomenal five-time zoom ratio: 2-10×42, 2-10×50, 3-15×42, 3-15×50, 4-20×50, 5-25×50, and 6-30×50. The MSRPs for the MONARCH 5 riflescope line range from $549.95 to $949.95.

Like all Nikon riflescopes, the MONARCH 5 is optimized for use with Spot On Ballistic Match Technology. The Spot On program provides users with exact aiming points on the BDC reticle for any load or ammunition at a specified range. Spot On is free online at and is now free for mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad and Android platforms.

The MONARCH 5 riflescope is waterproof, fogproof and shockproof for exceptional performance under diverse conditions. It is backed by Nikon’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and Nikon’s No-Fault Repair/Replacement Policy for Binoculars, Riflescopes and Fieldscopes. Nikon is dedicated to quality, performance and total customer satisfaction.

If your Nikon Binocular, Riflescope, or Fieldscope requires service or repair not covered by our Limited Lifetime Warranty, just send it to us and Nikon will repair or replace it (Excludes products with electric components, lost or stolen products and intentionally caused damage.)

About Nikon Inc.:

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, Binoculars, Fieldscopes and Laser Rangefinders, visit:

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I agree plus the wind is not the same from where your shooting from out to 100yrds + now your going to have hunters taking long shots in high winds that should not be taken and wounding allot more animals instead of clean humane kills


Why does everyone want to rely on technology when really they should just learn to shoot?