I'm a huge nikon fan and their warranty service is the best I've ever dealt with. 250 yards and out though I'd put something on a little stronger but what you mentioned would certainly do the deal. Don't scoff at the 4.5-14 or the 6-18 nikon buckmasters. Go look through them, great clear scopes that won't hurt the pocketbook as much. I've seen Leupold diehards take the nikon plunge simply because of that line of scopes. If you are dead set on a monarch, by all means get one. I have buckmasters and monarchs. I wonder why I spent the extra money on the monarchs. However, I did just pickup a used Weaver V16 for my 22-250 with fine cross hair for paper shooting. Extremely clear scope but I've got a nikon buckmaster 4.5-14 waiting to go on it once I get the load figured out.