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Nikon is Exiting the Rifle Scope Business


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FrankT

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One of our intrepid readers who’s in the retail end of the gun business told us of notification he received from one of his distributors. They were letting him know that Nikon will be exiting the rifle scope business and that once current inventory is gone, it’s gone.

TTAG spoke to Nikon’s advertising agency who confirmed the news. We’re told that this is a business decision Nikon has made based on their position in the highly competitive optics market.

Nikon isn’t getting out of the outdoor optics business, though. The good news is they will continue to produce their excellent spotting scopes, rangefinders and binoculars.
 

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Well, what will you need a spotting scope or rangefinder for if you don’t have a scoped rifle?
 

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This is sad to hear. Nikon makes some good products for the money. They are much better than the lower end Vortex,Simmons,Tasco,and some others.
I have two of there scopes including a FFP 4-18X40 which has been excellent.
Sorry to see them go. --- SAWMAN
 

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From what I read they got out of the scope business because of the image associated with hunting and guns. Some of their overseas customers made it clear they did not want a product associated with this. And for that I wont buy anything Nikon.
 
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