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      I've acquired an interesting Nichols scope. I know a bit about the Nichols company history and have seen some of their scopes and spotters, but this one is pretty unique.
 
     Visually, it's identical to a Nikon Monarch, circa mid-late '90's. It's has the exact a.o. assy., occular and tall 1/8" target turrets that the Nikons used.  It has a satin finish, much like the current T-series Weavers and Sightrons. Nikons of that time frame were gloss only.  It's a straight 12 power Cool with a fine crosshair reticle. All of the engraving on the a.o. and w/e turrets are exactly the same as the Nikons, as well. The optics are crystal clear with excellent color resolution. Basically, it looks like a 1990's vintage Nikon Monarch 6.5-20, sans the power ring and in a satin finish.
 
     Haven't shot it on anything yet, but have checked it out in my scope checker.  It tracks perfectly and the reticle remains crisp and sharp as you correct the a.o. for different yardages, a good sign that the internal lens are in proper alignment.
 
     Heck, I might have to build a rifle to put under this thing! Wink  
 
    
 
     
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What are you thinking - a 22-250 or other varmit caliber for prairie dogs.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

What are you thinking - a 22-250 or other varmit caliber for prairie dogs.
 
    I'm well set with rigs appropriate for 'dogs, but could make a case for a lighter weight .224 for spot & stalk fox and coyote hunting. One of my all time favorite fox guns was a .17 Rem. with a sporter barrel in an ADL style stock topped by a Leupold 12X. But I've sworn off the big case .17's and the .20's don't hold a lot of interest for me.
 
    I like the idea of a #2 profile 22" barrel chambered in 223 Ackley, a McMillan Mountain Rifle stock, Talley LW's.....basically a duplicate of my favorite .17 Rem. but with velocities close to my heavier 22BR when loaded with 40 gr. BTips.
 
     But at heart I'm really a .473 bolt face guy.......maybe a 22 Dasher?   -Al
 
  
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I heard or read somewhere that the Nichols scopes were made in the Light Optics Works factory supposedly the same  place as the Japan Nikons.  I used to have a Nichols Light 2x7x32 and I still kick myself for selling it.  It was a great little scope.   Huge FOV even for a 2x7.
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sounds to me like a .257wby is in order here.
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How about a .240 Weatherby with a tight neck?
Or a .220 Wilson Arrow.
 
I am about to order a .240 reamer from Henriksen .
 
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    scope checker ?
 
    I thought that was a Benchrest rifle.
    Just what are you doing now Al ?
 
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Originally posted by Stonewall Stonewall wrote:

 scope checker ?   I thought that was a Benchrest rifle.
   Stonewall
 
     Hi Glenn, good to hear from you. You're right...the best scope checker is a BR rifle.
 
     Stay warm, buddy.     -Al
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Just wanted to bump this thread because I too recently acquired a Nichols Scope. (4-10) model supra, made in Germany. I have no information about the manufacturer and have been unable thus far to find anyone that knows anything about them.

I did a net search and found this forum and a couple of others that mention them, but there seems to be a super secret Nichols cult and I don't know the secret handshake. Poker

If anyone is willing to help me figure out what I have, that would be great. I can post a pic or 2 later, but was going to wait till I got a response before doing so.

Thanks, and Howdy

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Gakk.

Just did more homework and wiped away a few more dust bunnies and it seems that I have a Nickel Supra, made in Germany. The scope is built like a tank, and the glass is nice and clean. Any thoughts on what it might be worth.  4-10 x 42  unsure of the production year. I'm guessing at least 20 years old and could be older.

Came as a package deal with a Sako L579  .243

Just pulled it off the rifle as the gun is for my daughter who is not one of the Lord's more graceful creations. "Hoping to trade her for 2 goats and pig in a few years"


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Hope I don't get into trouble for this (or sound stupid) but I think these scopes were made for the owner of Guns Unlimited here in Omaha.  I think that's his last name.
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Originally posted by Tip69 Tip69 wrote:

Hope I don't get into trouble for this (or sound stupid) but I think these scopes were made for the owner of Guns Unlimited here in Omaha.  I think that's his last name.
 
You are correct, they were made for Guns Unlimited but I don't know if Nichols is the owners last name.
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That is his last name... not sure why I wrote, "I think"
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