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Discussion in 'Optics' started by FireInTheWire, Oct 12, 2018 at 8:32 AM.

  1. CyberWolf

    CyberWolf New Member

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    Nikon does indeed have excellent glass.

    That said, having owned various Nikon scopes over the years (from low-end Prosraff up to Monarch X series), I have found them generally better suited to hunting rifles vs LR/precision. My last remaining Nikon sits on a 45-70, and likely to stay there.

    Haven't tried Nikon's newer BLACK models, but looked interesting.


    With the bent Burris tube, were you not able to get it coverer under warranty? Anything can break (or get broken), but the awesome thing about both Burris and Vortex is their CS/warranties; pretty sure they'll fix/replace anything assuming no intentional damage, etc...
     


  2. Hill Billy

    Hill Billy USN 1974 -1977 Lifetime Member

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    ROFLMFAO!!!
     
  3. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Spooky

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    I ended up selling it with the rifle. Browning A-Bolt medallion BOSS in 7mm Mag.
     
  4. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Fall is over. Hello winter TGT Supporter

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    That's easy when your under the influence of marijuana;)
     
  5. hoghunting

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    Unfortunately a crappy warranty too. A hunting buddy sent his set of Nikon "lifetime warranty" binoculars back after 3 years of use because the barrel adjustment stopped working. The reply letter from Nikon stated that they no longer consider that model to be lifetime warranty, repair cost would be $75 or return shipping for $10. He had them shipped back for $10. Not a great way to do business.
     
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  6. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Spooky

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    Sounds like a Honda warranty. They're suppose to be one of the best. At least until you have a claim.

    Warranties are finicky creatures. You can buy a cheap scope with a revolving door warranty. No questions asked. Bust it and get another. Then you can buy more expensive stuff and the warranty gives you some push back....sometimes. For one person, they love the customer service. Another will outright hate it.
     
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  7. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    Vortex PST. Gen 1 ffp 4-16 or 6-24 go for about that price.

    Can stick with sfp for cheaper.

    Warranty is bulletproof. Forever.

    Leupold is a great choice too and good options in that price range.

    Warrantied forever too.
     
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  8. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    Vortex is very good. The SWFA scopes are pretty nice as well.

    If I were going to use the reticle for holdover I would look at mil or MOA hashmarks instead of BDC.

    BDC reticles are usually calibrated to nothing and don’t really work all that well in the field IMO.


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  9. Darqhelmet

    Darqhelmet You had one job, one.

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    Vortex, SWFA, or budget Prmiary arms get my vote. If you can get him away from BDC look at Trijicon.
     
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  10. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    Yep. Unless you shoot it to see exactly where it hits you really don't know.

    Hashmarks give you more options to verify where your rounds are really hitting.
     


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