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Saw on another site. I will miss their affordable quality products.
 
Posts: 1947 | Location: Arkansas | Registered: April 14, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It is mentioned on several sites.
Has anyone seen any indication that the policy change is intended as some sort of statement about their use on guns?




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Sniper Hide seems to say it's lack of innovation, poor business model, etc.

Their stuff never interested me and the scopes I looked through were meh.

Sad to see but innovate or perish.
 
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Yeah, just because it's on Sniper's Hide doesn't make it true.

One must understand that the riflescope business is a very small portion of Nikon's business and that while the original scopes they had were made in Japan the more recent ones were made elsewhere.

Nikon has always been at the cutting edge in optics, and some of their scopes are amazing, while others, not so much. I regret not grabbing one of their Monarch 5 with ED glass.

Speculating about why they are exiting the riflescope business is just that: speculation. We may come to find out why in good time. I will be on the lookout for some close out deals.
 
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My Nikon scopes have been excellent. But as previously stated there is a wide span of quality and price. I think most people opt for the lower end scopes. Their higher end scopes dont seem to compete well with the other high $$$ brands.


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I've heard this before. I googled it and there's other forum posts from 2010 asserting that Nikon was quitting the scope business. Then in 2012 there's a post on a camera forum that animal rights activist were after Nikon for marketing scopes to hunters.

I'll believe it when it happens.
 
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I’m not into scopes, but the two scopes I do have are both Nikon. Good scopes for the money, but in my opinion the rifle scope market is over saturated and there are other good scopes out there for the same money. If Nikon doesn’t want our business, fine. They won’t miss us and we won’t miss them.


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I don't think this is any great loss, no matter what their reason.


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Guess I’ll be looking for a Black FX1000 6-24 sooner than planned.
I have 2 Nikon scopes that are great. My next planned purchase is a bolt gun in 6.5 Creedmoor that I had planned to put a black on.

Wonder if they will still honor the lifetime warranty.


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Eurooptic.com is having a clearance on all the Black series they have in stock. Some of them almost half off.
 
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Wonder if they will still honor the lifetime warranty.

At some point of time, Nikon will no longer have replacement parts for any scopes they once sold.

At some point of time, Nikon will no longer have a different scope model in stock to replace a customer-returned model that needs repair.

And there's your lifetime warranty.
 
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Wonder if they will still honor the lifetime warranty.

At some point of time, Nikon will no longer have replacement parts for any scopes they once sold.

At some point of time, Nikon will no longer have a different scope model in stock to replace a customer-returned model that needs repair.

And there's your lifetime warranty.


Wonder if they’ll offer a credit on other Nikon stuff like Sig does with their no longer supported but warrantied models.


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Nikon's fortunes appear to be slipping. It was reported earlier that Nikon had dropped to #3 in camera sales, behind Canon and Sony.

They also seem to be tightening up their camera body and lens business. Fourth quarter jitters, or something else?




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This is unfortunate. I own a couple of Nikon's low-end 'Prostaff' scopes, and for what they are I've been very happy with them. Clear glass with forgiving eye relief, and they've held zero just fine on anything I've put them on. They definitely aren't high-end glass, but I've been much happier with them than anything else I've looked at in that price range.
 
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At one time they were the best of the cheap scopes. Their mid range didn't do any thing for me. Now everybody is badge engineering cheap chinese glass and it's actually not bad. Too much saturation of basically the same thing.


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Originally posted by fritz:
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Originally posted by Black92LX:
Wonder if they will still honor the lifetime warranty.

At some point of time, Nikon will no longer have replacement parts for any scopes they once sold.

At some point of time, Nikon will no longer have a different scope model in stock to replace a customer-returned model that needs repair.

And there's your lifetime warranty.

Wonder if they’ll offer a credit on other Nikon stuff like Sig does with their no longer supported but warrantied models.

You wonder if they'll go the way of Sears with Craftsman tools being 'Lifetime Warrantied'.

But maybe we are already seeing that if they are indeed closing up shop on scopes...
 
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Originally posted by Black92LX:
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Originally posted by fritz:
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Originally posted by Black92LX:
Wonder if they will still honor the lifetime warranty.

At some point of time, Nikon will no longer have replacement parts for any scopes they once sold.

At some point of time, Nikon will no longer have a different scope model in stock to replace a customer-returned model that needs repair.

And there's your lifetime warranty.


Wonder if they’ll offer a credit on other Nikon stuff like Sig does with their no longer supported but warrantied models.


Hard to do if they no longer make scopes at all.


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Originally posted by Black92LX:
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Originally posted by fritz:
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Originally posted by Black92LX:
Wonder if they will still honor the lifetime warranty.

At some point of time, Nikon will no longer have replacement parts for any scopes they once sold.

At some point of time, Nikon will no longer have a different scope model in stock to replace a customer-returned model that needs repair.

And there's your lifetime warranty.


Wonder if they’ll offer a credit on other Nikon stuff like Sig does with their no longer supported but warrantied models.


Hard to do if they no longer make scopes at all.


Nikon is not closing up shop completely. They make a bunch of other products.


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Or you can start over.
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