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Nikon to stop selling scopes?

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by ohihunter2014, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. LoonWulf
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    yep, and plan too if price drop enough.

    I've got 8 scopes waiting for guns right now, so it's not like I NEED a couple Nikon's but I'll still probably buy a few.
     
  2. troy fairweather

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    I hope to see a 1-4 cheap
     
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    A camera won't fit well on any of my rifles.
     
  4. Rule3

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    I don't know but how many Nikon scopes are made in the USA and not China??
     
  5. troy fairweather

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    Nikon are not made in China
     
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  6. jmohme

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    Where do you see that Nikon has gutted their DSLR line?
    I have seen no such thing on their pro line of equipment.
     
  7. Walkalong

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    Not even the cheap (inexpensive) ones?
     
  8. Varminterror

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    I know at least the (cheap) Buckmasters and II’s were made in the Philippines.
     
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    They’re still available on the site right now, on sale, but the story is the 3400/3500’s, 500’s, and 5500/5600’s won’t be carried forward, supposedly refocusing those efforts towards new mirrorless models. The D5, 750, 850, and 7500’s will carry forward, but the other near-half of the line is supposed to end when their current inventory is gone.

    That might have changed, but between Nov/Dec last year and this summer, that’s all the hubbub I was hearing this year as I was considering a transition back to Nikon after ~8yrs on Canon.
     
  10. rbernie
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    My Monarch 3’s also are engraved ‘Made in the Philippines’.

    I was talking to my local FFL, and the wholesale market is evidently mobilizing to acquire Nikon closeout inventory en masse....
     
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    Now there is a profundity.

    No offense meant to anyone
     
  12. jmohme

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    That could be. I don't pay that much attention to the consumer lineup.
    I doubt that the D500 would be dropped, but with all of Nikons efforts in rolling out the Z series, they very well could be trimming down their offerings.

    I bought a D850 and a Z6 this year. I think the Z is a great camera, but it needs to mature a little more before it replaces anything in the Nikon lineup. Especially for those that shoot sports.
    The D850 is probably one of the best pieces of photographic equipment I have ever used.
     
  13. cdb1

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    Probably semantics here but if they were going under that would be much worse than them discontinuing their scope line.
     
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    Agreed.

    Every Nikon I've ever handled was Japan or Philippines
     
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    I've been looking at their 4-12x40 for the 6.5 grendal build, I've been a Nikon fan since the 35mm film days and have always felt they offered a good product for the price. How much do you think the discounts will be when they clearance out?
    Vortex also offers something in about the same price range and they will still be in business.
     
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    A lot of Vortex stuff is made in China.
     
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    From memory - the Razor and Golden Eagle line is from Japan, the Vipers are from the Philippines, and the rest are made in China (as are all of the Primary Arms offerings, for example).
     
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    Razors are no longer made in Japan. They are now made in China. Vipers are also MIC now.
     
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    I believe some of the Razors are assembled in the U.S.
     
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    Well all the new ones say Made in China on them, so I'm not sure how that would work. The Made in Japan razors are years old now.
     
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    A couple of years ago it was in the news that Vortex was building a facility at their headquarters in Wisconsin to assemble the Razor AMG. I haven’t paid any attention to it since so I just did a quick search and came up with this:
    https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/02/01/american-manufactured-vortex-razor-hd-amg/


    http://www.opticstalk.com/new-vortex-amg-entirely-made-in-usa_topic43343.html
     
  22. rbernie
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    Weird - every Razor that I've bought in the last year (including some in the last 4-6 weeks) are all marked 'Made in Japan' and all of the Vipers that I've bought in the last year are marked 'Made in the Philippines". I can accept that some of them may not be the newest stock, but I'd not have given good odds that all of them would pre-date a move of production to China.

    At the risk of sounding contrary - what leads you to conclude that the Vipers and Razors have moved production?
     
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    I’ve got Nikon Monarch and Bushnell 4500 Elite scopes with Japanese glass that are in my opinion excellent scopes. Also have older ProStaff scopes that I can’t complain about.
     
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  24. Newtosavage

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    I am afraid I was talking about binoculars when the discussion was about rifle scopes. My mistake.
     
  25. cdb1

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    On behalf of The High Road, you are forgiven. Go with God.
     
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