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Author Topic: Nikon Discontinues Line Of Rifle Scopes  (Read 1029 times)

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Nikon Discontinues Line Of Rifle Scopes
« on: December 20, 2019, 06:35:45 AM »
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Re: Nikon Discontinues Line Of Rifle Scopes
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2019, 07:08:40 AM »
Well that's disappointing news, I really like their scopes
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Re: Nikon Discontinues Line Of Rifle Scopes
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2019, 10:30:19 AM »
wow, i thought they had a good line
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Re: Nikon Discontinues Line Of Rifle Scopes
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2019, 02:50:09 PM »
Have 3 of their scopes and like them , sorry to hear this news .  ##$%#1118
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Re: Nikon Discontinues Line Of Rifle Scopes
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2019, 03:08:17 PM »
I hate to hear they are pulling out of the scope business.  I thought they had a big part of the market share.  Their products were really good. I have a Monarch scope. Guess I'll put it on my muzzle loader and hope for the best. 
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Re: Nikon Discontinues Line Of Rifle Scopes
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2019, 05:29:21 PM »
Products were definitely good, but I guess they figured they'd never reach the profit targets they wanted in a pretty competitive market.  It's been a good thing for us consumers, as across the board I feel like we're now getting a lot more scope for the dollar than we did some years back.  Executive boards these days aren't too satisfied with good products in their lineup - if that specific target margin they're after isn't achieved they'll exit a business in a heartbeat. 
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Re: Nikon Discontinues Line Of Rifle Scopes
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2019, 07:17:03 AM »
That's a bummer.    They made great scopes.
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Re: Nikon Discontinues Line Of Rifle Scopes
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2020, 05:12:54 PM »
I got a hunting newsletter today that had some disturbing info about them discontinuing scopes. they got out of scopes because they didn't want to be involved in 'blood sports'. it was bad for business. I couldn't read anymore after that, but there were several other non-hunting reasons

if this is at all true, I wouldn't support any of their products.
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Re: Nikon Discontinues Line Of Rifle Scopes
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2020, 10:39:34 AM »
Bad news for me I like their BDC scopes a lot. I guess I better get me a couple more before they are gone. I have one on my ML and one on my 30.06 that I love. I was holding off buying 2 more until I needed they but hey better get on it huh? I have a couple of .22 scopes as well.
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Re: Nikon Discontinues Line Of Rifle Scopes
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2020, 07:13:00 PM »
I have at least three and really like them. 

Was out looking for more info on the web last night - it appears that Nikon has not made any sort of public announcement yet about it, only telling retailers that in the future no more product will be manufactured so once existing stocks are exhausted, that's it.   One article claimed that they would in fact honor warranties on existing products, but if a scope is beyond repair, I can't imagine they'll have a means to replace it if production lines are eliminated.  Saw lots of comments stating that Nikon is not in the best financial shape overall, but again nothing directly from Nikon so it's all speculation at the moment as to "why".

Seems pretty fishy to me - - I don't know where their products are made and accordingly what regulations they have to comply with before announcing a manufacturing line will be shut down, but I'd sure think it wise to get those details resolved before telling retailers that their supply chain is disappearing and also communicate to the public about it sooner rather than later to avoid a lot of speculation.
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Re: Nikon Discontinues Line Of Rifle Scopes
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2020, 04:58:55 AM »
Yes I agree - heard that new about 6 months ago from my inside guy at Vortex....sorry to heard about them but it sure seemed like a good revenue stream for them...have not seen them advertise on hunting shows from last year....just like point and shoot cameras, with the cell phone cameras being really good and taking incredible photos, the point and shoot cameras is going away!!

I know I own about a dozen or so Nikon scopes from the Monarch line to the Prostaff...all of them have given me many years of service without any problems.....I bet Leupold and Bushnell were all smiles when they heard the news....
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Re: Nikon Discontinues Line Of Rifle Scopes
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2020, 10:00:33 AM »
didn't anyone else hear they are getting out of 'blood sport' products? the anti's got to them

i would not support any of their products
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Re: Nikon Discontinues Line Of Rifle Scopes
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2020, 12:19:56 PM »
Nikon themselves haven't made any public statements, leaving everyone to speculate.  Wouldn't surprise me if they caved in to the snowflakes, but that crowd isn't likely to be satisfied until Nikon publicly acknowledges why they did it, if that was the reason.  Those people may be the ones spreading the "bloodsports" reason for that matter.
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Re: Nikon Discontinues Line Of Rifle Scopes
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2020, 01:51:02 PM »
didn't anyone else hear they are getting out of 'blood sport' products? the anti's got to them

i would not support any of their products

I heard it too Yari.  I also heard that flir was discontinuing there hunting thermal optics because they think that only military and law enforcement need them and that the hunting industry is bad.
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Re: Nikon Discontinues Line Of Rifle Scopes
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2020, 02:01:13 PM »
didn't anyone else hear they are getting out of 'blood sport' products? the anti's got to them

i would not support any of their products

I heard it too Yari.  I also heard that flir was discontinuing there hunting thermal optics because they think that only military and law enforcement need them and that the hunting industry is bad.

another company biting the hand that feeds them.

here is my question: with the libs claiming global warming, why are there still snowflakes.  @--0--0117 @--0--0117maybe they will all go away @--0--0131 @--0--0131 @--0--0131
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