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What are they and what's your opinion?
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  I think they're a British made brand.

 The only one I have experience with is the one mounted on my SKS.

  It's a 4X32 compact scope, seems solid and has held zero well,

 but the crosshairs are kinda thick. 

 Otherwise, it's a pretty well made piece.

 

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Here is some information found here through the search function

http://opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=407&KW=nikko

 

http://www.nikkostirling.com/

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The current Nikko Stirling is an economy scope made in China, though I believe they were once made in Japan.  They are frequently seen as part of a package deal on the Legacy Sports Howa 1500 rifle.  A buddy of mine bought this package for his son.  The scope is exactly what you'd expect for its price -- it works and is serviceable, but its optics won't exactly dazzle you.

 

EDITED TO ADD:  But the rifle is nice!  Nothing wrong with a Howa rifle.



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I tried doing some searching on this. I may be wrong but it seemed as though their better stuff from Japan was competitive with Light Optical Works: http://www.city.suwa.nagano.jp/kigyou/suwashi/lightkoki/engl ish.htm, who makes the Bushnell Elites.

The Nikko Stirling of present looks to be more of a marketing company.



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They are rubbish overpriced cheaply made crap.
They make some called the night eaters and they are about $400 and they are just awful.
I had a gold crown from about 1990 when like somebody has said above they where made in Japan.
That was superb but the reticle broke and it was uneconomical to repair.
They did go bust for a while and remerged with all scopes made in China they have never been the same.
 
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Actually, the brand covers the entire spectrum, just as many scope manufactures try to do.  I own several of their scopes.  Their lower line of scopes were made in China and their top grade scopes were made in Japan.  I own both.  There is a difference, with the Japanese models, obviously out performing the Chinese made models.  However, the Chinese made models are no slouches.  They have been sold for years in Australia and New Zealand, enjoying an excellent reputation.  The appear well made, with good optics.  Some I have questioned as to whether the POI changed with change in the magnification, but it was a windy day and I could not be sure.  Now, these comments are in reference to the old model scopes.  The newer model scopes, as listed on the www.legacysports.com webstie, I cannot comment about.  The price I paid for the scopes were usually less than 100 dollars and well worth the money. 
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Has anybody used or worked with 10-50 x 60 model?
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