Nikon EDG scope review

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by opticspecialist, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. opticspecialist

    opticspecialist Well-Known Member

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    I tried out the new Nikon edg spotting scope and I have to say I’m very impressed. I got my hands on the new 85mm scopes with 20x60 eye peace in the straight configuration, and it’s worked very well. I was able to spot 17hmr bullet holes out to 200 yards easily, and 308 out to 500 but I’m sure you would be able to see them much farther. I was able to use this scope to effectively spot all my groups and my shooting buddies with no problems. We only had about a 500 yard range to work with, but like I said, I think this scope would be effective at greater distances. This scope also worked really well in low light conditions due to the 85mm objective and the great new glass Nikon has in this scope. I was about to see my 500 yard target well after dusk with good clarity. The next day I went back and was able to see differences in small animals at between 350 and 400 yard markers. I could tell what types of birds were and different features, and also small differences in the squirrels down range. The scope also offers a good field of view 115 feet at 1000 yards on 20x and 58 feet at 60, this is important because not only can you see detail at distance but also field of view to properly acquire the target. The eye relief was also comfortable on this scope from 18.4mm on 20x to 16.5mm on 60x, it’s easy to get comfortable with this scope. Combine all this with a great 25 year no fault warranty, accessories that come standard with the scope, such as a functional stay on scope case, flip down covers, and the promotion that also gives you a free Nikon d3000 camera makes this a deal to be had on these new scopes. If your in the market for a good scope don’t pass up this scope, not only is it a great scope, but also a great deal.

    let me know if you guys have any questions
     
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    opticspecialist Well-Known Member

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    gona try to post pictures, i got on the roof of my camp and glasses some deer back in the swamp. pictures to come if i can get a camera to work.
     

  3. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    Did you compare to any other brands side by side? only reason why im asking is i have heard mixed reviews on the EDG?
     
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    opticspecialist Well-Known Member

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    I get to use a variety of scopes scopes here at work, from bushnell and pentax, to swarovski and leica. I can honestly say this scope compares to the swarovski. I think swarovski glass is as good as it gets, but considering how close this scope is, the fact that there are some seriously good deals and it comes with a 700 dollar DSLR camera. i've got one if that says anything
     
  5. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    looks like they dropped the price. For some reason I remember them being 4g's now the 85 is $3300
     
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    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    looks like they dropped the price. For some reason I remember them being 4g's now the 85 is $3300
     
  7. opticspecialist

    opticspecialist Well-Known Member

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    it depends on what your looking at, list or map, map is about 3299.00.

    i'm running a price on them that makes it a killer deal, i just haven't talked to many guys looking for high end scopes lately.
     
  8. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    IMO I think if a guy is going to be looking for a high end spotting scope they will go straight to Zeiss, Swaro, and Leica to fit their needs. I don't think Nikon even pops into their mind, even though i know the nikon fieldscope 82mm is right up there with the three optically.
     
  9. opticspecialist

    opticspecialist Well-Known Member

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    i agree 100%, i'm a fan of the fieldscope 82 ED myself, but optically this scope is right up there with swarovski, the edg binoculars are more comfortable that the slc binoculars to me, and optically really nice too.

    the big benefit to the EDG scope is because it's getting established, you can find some great deals and they are offering a free camera to boot.

    have you gotten to look at one of these yet? they are awesome scopes
     
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