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They look like they have some nice features at an affordable price. From reading their advertising, it appears they are made in Japan. Does anyone have any experience with the Nitrex scopes? I'm looking at one of the TR2's. Thanks.
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According to another site, they are made by Weaver. Can anyone confirm same? Koshkin, Urimaginaryfrd, Pyro, Cyborg, Kickboxer---any other optic Jedis/gods??---Bboy623
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It used to under the Nitrex, by Weaver. I haven't heard anything about the maker changing, or the line being sold. As far as I know it is Weavers higher end line. Sorta like Acura being a Honda, Infinity being a Nissan etc.
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Cyborg---I love your analogy! (I'm a car nut)..but with that said, we know that that the Nitrex Must be good scopes. My question is: even though they are good, aren't there better out there for the same or less $$$? I guess I'm asking what scopes do the Nitrex compare to? Glass, features etc. Bush 4200? Vipers? Conquest? Monarchs? Leupolds?--Bboy623
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I haven't had the opportunity to evaluate a Nitrex. I haven't even seen one first hand as yet. I will keep a look out though. I know a couple of vendors that do the gun show, and buckarama circuit. To this date none have or are carrying the Nitrex line. They will usually let me and a couple of friends take a couple outside to look through, and run a quick check. So should that change, I, hopefully, will get a good look through one in the near future.  
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A local gun shop here carries the Nitrex scope line.  I got to check these out and they are very good glass.  My guess is that the lenses are similar to or perhaps the same level of quality as those used in the Weaver Grand Slam, which is quite good.  By way of comparison, I've had the Grand Slam and now have a Zeiss Conquest.  The Grand Slam doesn't lose much to the Zeiss and neither does the Nitrex as best I could tell--I only looked through the Nitrex in a fairly well lit store. 
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I've broused this site for sometime now, but just joined to comment on the Nitrex....so my first post here.
 
I've owned the Nitrex TR2  3-15x42 SF trexplex reticle scope for well over2 months and a TR2 4-20X50 SF Trexplex for over a month.  
 
Gents, they are very good scopes for a really bargain price at another place or I wouldn't have ordered a second one.   $100 rebate on them makes the bargain even better and it took about 5 weeks to get the rebate checks from Nitrex.  When I got the 3-15X42 mounted it on my 7mm-08 and went to range I shoot at same day every week.   There, I  had 5 guys each sit down with rifle at bench and evaluate the Nitrex.  These guys are all experienced/serious hunters as well as reloaders and benchrest shooters.  Unlike me, a retired guy on a limited income, they don't mind spending the money on very nice rifles (often custom built),  scopes and etc. 
 
None of my scope savvy fellow shooters who own the better model Leupolds, Sightrons, Burris, Nikons and such had anything negative to say about my Nitrex.  In short, they were very impressed with it.  As one said after looking thru lens for a couple of minutes, playing with its Side Focus/fast focus and etc, "this scope has some really good glass."   "Its a heck of a scope for a heck of a price was general consensus of all who critiqued it for me and furthermore, none thought glass inferior to any of their scopes when it comes to edge to edge clarity and brightness.   Chuckle, a couple of weeks later, had a Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14X44 owner check out my 3-15X42 TR2 and he too thought it comparable to his scope for features, clarity and etc.  
 
Only thing negative I can say about my Nitrex is.....yep, it is on the heavy side.  If you want a light weight scope for a carry rifle, then maybe Nitrex not the scope to buy.
 
As far as I can figure....Nitrex TR2s are Weaver Super Slams and TR1s are Grand Slams....both brands supposedly made by LOW of Japan (considered by some the best Asian Scope maker).   Both Nitrex and Weaver owned by ATK, who also owns Speer, CCI, Alliant, Federal Cartridge, Outers and others.  Warranty for Nitrex is same location as Weaver. 
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I bought a TR2 2.5-10X50 PLEX and it's a fine scope for the cash. It is very bright in low light , about like my 2.5-10x40 4200 and my Weaver Classic Extreme 2.5-10x50 . The finish seems like the same as my Weaver(which is easy to scuff and scratch). The TR2 has good eye relief and nice adjustable turrets. I like most everything about it but the plex is too thin for real low light hunting. The glass is usuable way past when you can't see the crosshairs. My 4200 is usable a good 15 minutes or more later , just because the firefly reticle is so much easier to see. The Nitrex is just a bright or maybe a little brighter but you just can't see any part of the reticle. Would be great for paper punching though !
 
Took me about 8 weeks to get the rebate but it did come in!
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I have 2 TR1's and like them alot.  Glass better than (IMO) my older Vari-X III's. 
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Huffmanite and cbm,
What are the turrets like, can you dial in elevation like a tactical/ target knob?
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