nightforce made in china??? - no -

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  1. oldmossy

    oldmossy Well-Known Member

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    I recently purchased a nightforce scope. On the underside it reads "made in china". I was under the impression they were american made. Whats up????

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  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I don't know I was under the same impression, maybe you got ripped off? Lets hope not
     

  3. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Most of the parts are made in Japan and then assembled in Idaho. Where did you buy it? If I were you, I would call Nightforce.
     
  4. oldmossy

    oldmossy Well-Known Member

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    Just spoke with a friend that purchased his nightforce from cabelas. His has "made in Japan" stamped underneath at the eyepiece. Mine may say Japan also, I was thinking it said china. Find out when I get back home and can look at it again. Thanks for the responses guys.
     
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    Ya they are made in Japan then looked over when they get back to the shop in idaho
     
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    Friend of mine living in Idaho is a retired LtCol and was more than disappointed when he received his Nightforce and saw "made in Japan" on the tube. We had both thought they were "made" in Orofino, Idaho where the company is located. So I bought a Leupold instead. They really are made in America.
     
  7. Coyboy

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    Sorry very few leupolds are made in the USA anymore, some of the high end stuff is but the vx1 and vx-II line were outsourced years ago. I wouldn't be surprised if more of it has been since I quit carrying them 4 years ago.
     
  8. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was just the glass? What about US Optics?
     
  9. MontanaRifleman

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    Very few optics are made in the USA period. I doubt you'll see "Made in the USA on many if any Leupold scopes these days"

    Here's a Leupold CS response the question in another forum.

    I am quite happy with my NF Scopes and anytime I have a had a question or needed some help NF CS has always come through in a timely, helpful and friendly manner,

     
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    If true, that's shocking, considering all the advertising that Leupold puts into "made in America"...hard to believe they could get away with that. Is ANYTHING still really made in America these days?????
     
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    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Here is a good interview. At time 15 - 17:30 the Owner of US optics talks about where US Optics are made. A percentage is made overseas, he doesn't say what percentage or where.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXP6myqVcCs]Behind the Reticle: U.S. Optics - YouTube[/ame]
     
  12. cwinner

    cwinner Well-Known Member

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    +1, I love my Leupolds
     
  13. HuntFarther

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    My brand new g7 is stamped made in japan. I was pissed and called gunwerks and they were not aware of this. Lol.
     
  14. COBrad

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    In the end here, you still have a Leupold instead of a Nightforce. I'm no scope expert, but I can tell you my experience has been that NF is the better scope. The NF scopes I have used had precise, repeatable, and accurate turrets... not so with my limited Leupold experience. Now, this may not matter if you don't twist turrets to compensate for windage and elevation, but I do and it makes the difference between hitting my target and just getting frustrated.
    As for glass, to my eyes the NF is at least as good. The only thing I have used that is better is my S&B, but that is a different class of scope.
     
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