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Any idea on these scopes?

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Unread 07-01-2005, 12:42 PM
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Any idea on these scopes?

What can anyone tell me of these scopes? I am sure they are made by someone other then sportsman guide.

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    Unread 07-01-2005, 03:27 PM
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    Re: Any idea on these scopes?

    Don't know who's making them- but it ain't a tactical scope with 1/8 MOA clicks......
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    Unread 07-02-2005, 12:10 AM
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    Re: Any idea on these scopes?

    I've seen very similar scopes on sale in the UK - with a Nikko-Stirling label I THINK. The Web site I'd have used to check is offline until Monday 4th July. The 15yard min PX is a bit of a give-away IMO - It's really aimed at top end AIRGUNS.(OK I know S&B's new PM2 has 10m PX too - but for the self same reason)

    Might be Japanese - but Chinese is a posibility. I'll guess Asia Optical.
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    Unread 07-03-2005, 04:56 PM
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    Re: Any idea on these scopes?

    Good value for $200.
    Barska, Niko non illuminated ret. Ebay used to be riddled with them about 4 months ago.
    Definately Asian sub standard build and quality. Asia Optical have built some good scopes around 94, suspect these are partially or wholly made in China, Singapore and Malaysia.
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    Unread 07-04-2005, 07:11 AM
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    Re: Any idea on these scopes?

    Now if i aint mistaken thats a chineese knock of of on of the IOR scopes. The chinese are great copiers fo kit, ive seen binoculars that lookes from 5 paces exactly like the Steiner military 7x50's... but one look through them shows the inferior quality.
    my advice is.. spend your money on something decent.
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    Unread 07-09-2005, 10:13 PM
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    Re: Any idea on these scopes?

    I don't have that one but I use this one on my 50BMJ. sportsman guide
    and it has been a very good scope. Optics are ok not as good as my nightforce but good. and it has lots of features.
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    Unread 07-10-2005, 05:51 PM
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    Re: Any idea on these scopes?


    It may be the best scope ever made, but as we know little about them, the only way to find out about quality of optics and build is for you to buy one. This could be a very expensive mistake.

    I recommend you should stick with known brands.

    Koginam see happy with his scope. Thats a good sign.

    Chris in Madrid mentioned that the scope looks like a Nikko-Stirling. Nikko-Stirling is a long standing brand of known quality at about the same level as Simmons but with a version of the Super Snipers thrown in for good measure.

    These scopes and the Nikko-Stirling scopes may be made in the same manufacturing facility. There is a caveat. Companies buying from this manufacturer will have to choose the required level of quality and pay accordingly. Hence two scope, from different brands/labels may look the exact same, but one might have very good quality and the other may be crap.

    Have a look at and see if you find something similar at a price you like.


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