Nikon FX-1000

lennyo3034

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Did anyone get a chance to see this at SHOT? I just watched the 6.5 Guys video on it.

10mil zerostop turrets
FFP
Relatively lightweight
Mil and MOA reticles

$650-$800

I can't find any pictures of the reticle and I'm wondering if anyone had a chance to get behind it.
 
Dec 28, 2006
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These are Filipino scopes. I have spoken to a couple of the folks involved, and the direct correlation between these and Monarchs has not been made, but several statements have inferred as much. I have also been led to believe this is the first foray into this field, with more to come....i.e., more up to date magnification ranges, etc....
 

pacer49

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Feb 12, 2018
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The gentleman from Nikon said he sat down with the tech's in japan and picked out the best feeling turrets so I assumed they were also made in Japan i'm going to give one a try on my hunter class prs rifle it seem's to be a good deal with good warranty.
 

koshkin

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The gentleman from Nikon said he sat down with the tech's in japan and picked out the best feeling turrets so I assumed they were also made in Japan i'm going to give one a try on my hunter class prs rifle it seem's to be a good deal with good warranty.
They are made in the Phillipines, so I am not sure who the gentleman from Nikon was sitting down with and after how many drinks :)

ILya
 

redneckbmxer24

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Jan 15, 2005
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He may very well have sat down with designers in Japan, but I highly doubt the scopes are made there. The first red flag is the price point, unless they're keeping their profit margin incredibly tight (which I doubt), this optic which these features isn't happening in Japan. The second is how similar it looks to the old Nikon tacticals they had 10-15 years ago, it really appears to just be them with FFP and matched knobs/reticles.

The old ones were pretty good but a lot of them still went tits up. Nikon would warranty them of course and you would see a good bit of refurbs at vendors because of this.

If they're made in Japan that's awesome, but I highly doubt it. If they're not, I wish they were and they charged a little more to reflect that. I gave up on trying to get filipino scopes to hold up a long time ago. If it's not made in Japan, Germany, or USA then I don't touch it.
 
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I'll take the athlon ares over this, reticle is nicer and you can get it with a zero stop and in a higher magnification. I've been shooting Nikon for 30 years as a pro photographer. Not a fan of their scopes.