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Old 07-11-2005, 10:26 PM
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Re: Any idea on these scopes?

I have to wonder about the quality of the scope at that price. To a degree you get what you pay for. There are good deals to be had out there, but I would stick to a known brand. I have really been impressed with nikon lately. The nikon monarch seems like a good price for its performance level. I got a couple of them at huntersdiscount
I think the price on nikons is especially good for the parralax adjustable models.
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Old 07-12-2005, 12:31 AM
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Re: Any idea on these scopes?

Nikko seem to have dropped them though!
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Old 07-14-2005, 03:30 PM
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Re: Any idea on these scopes?

contacted sportsman guide and the sales guy said they were made in eastern Europe for them. He didn't know if that is where the glass came from.

I have had good luck so far but I will agree most of the time you get what you pay for.
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:21 PM
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Re: Any idea on these scopes?


This is what I had in mind - similar BUT not the same.
I think these were from the same factory.

They were always listed as japanese - but my guess is a mix of Japan (to get the made in Japan sticker) but alot of labour somewhere cheaper.

No longer in the Nikko site as they seem to have made a radical change.
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Old 07-15-2005, 04:54 PM
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Re: Any idea on these scopes?

Sure you are right Chris and having regretably owned the big one piccied for 2 months, i could have saved money and had a PR Leupold VX3 20-50 which i now have.
Found this:
-Nikko Stirling International Trading Shanghai Ltd
Room 2406, Lucky Mansion
Shangcheng Road 660
Pudong, Shanghai
200120 China

Some scopes have stickers 'made in Asia' but Asia covers a vast area and not necessarily Japan. Unless specifically stated made in japland i would dismiss this as anywhere in Asia. Would not surprise me if there were any Indian or Pakistan made scopes after all a lot of our businesses are operating from there even 1 of the main 5 banks. Will not support these companies its a lot of hassle to get what you have paid for. Buy from your homeland or those closest to us.
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Old 07-15-2005, 11:43 PM
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Re: Any idea on these scopes?

I know that HAKKO were doing alot in CHINA but by doing a % in Japan could use "MADE IN JAPAN" stickers. In the end their quality went to pot - and seems to me thay may have gone to the wall - The website has dissappeared anyway.

Pete L convinced me to go upmarket(he didnt have to try too much though) and I'm waiting for the S&B 5-25*56.

Nontheless I'm convinced there's a market for a decent midrange (not OTT) scope which in Europe seems to be lacking. It's Chinese cack or OTT (S&B et al). Leupies and I dont get on sadly - it's my eyes.

IOR for example seem not to have found a Euro-disti (save a swiss guy who bought from Valdada). I even thought about taking it on - but their min order limits were WAY out of my bracket.

Gerhardt (Nickel Supra) now only seem to sell direct from the factory.

Found a potential source in Moscow with inovative solutions (based on catadioptrics) - but they are simply VERY slow and unresponsive.
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Old 07-16-2005, 01:28 PM
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Re: Any idea on these scopes?

I have always liked the Meopta scopes, no frills, European glass as supplied to other producers, just optically excellent at a cheap comparative price even after at least 6 price increases in 8 years, why pay more! Shame they dont do a high mag scope.

You may have found a source in Russia, but how about getting the things out of there!
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