Nikon Tactical half-mil hash marks - where did they go?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by craigp40, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. craigp40

    craigp40 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know why Nikon quit using the half mil hash marks on their tactical scopes? I recently bought a used 4-16x50 Nikon Tactical with mildot reticle. It was an older model with the half mil marks. A great feature that I really found useful in taking accurate measurements. However, due to some parallax issues, I sent it in for warranty repair. For whatever reason, I guess they couldn't repair it and decided to send me a brand new scope. I must say, not a bad deal, but the hash marks are no longer there. Why on earth would they take away something so useful?

    BTW, Nikon's response to this warranty repair/replacement was excellent. The whole process took only 2 weeks and they didn't give me one bit of a hard time. They did make a mistake by sending me a new scope without the mildots, but promptly corrected it by emailing me an overnight UPS label to return it. I then got the right scope 2 days later. This was the first time I have had to use their warranty service, and I was quite pleased with the results.
     
  2. chris matthews

    chris matthews Well-Known Member

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    Premier threatened to sue them for copying the Gen 2 Mil Dot that they do.....a bunch of BS if you ask me.
    So NIkon lost the half-mil marks......
     

  3. craigp40

    craigp40 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Chris. Makes sense now, but still is BS, like you said.

    BTW, now that I got the scope back, I can finally get that new 7 mag out that you built for me. I've been chomping at the bit for the last 2 weeks! I'll let you know how she does, but I'm sure you can probably guess already.
     
  4. craigp40

    craigp40 Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking about this after my reply. I wonder if they kept the scope I sent in more for legal reasons than mechanical reasons just to get it "off the street".