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Question for someone with more kowlege than I have....I have a couple of (early?) Nikon riflescopes with a gloss finish--I haven't seen anything but matte finish on Nikon scopes for quite a few years. When did Nikon offer a gloss finish on their scopes?? I'm under the impression that Nikon hasn't marketed scopes for more than 15 years or so---Just curious.
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Many companies that used to offer gloss finished scopes don't any longer...Nikon being one. It's most likely a sales / marketing determination. If you want a gloss, Bushy Elite, Leupold and Sightron do offer such (although they are no longer listed on the Sightron website). Nikon still sells scopes BTW. Oh, and welcome to the OT forums!
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When the New Monarchs first came out Nikon offered a couple of them in gloss.  The 2.5-10x42 and the 3-12x42 were offered in gloss.  They have since stopped making any model in a gloss finish, which is a shame, because if they offered that little 2-8x32 in gloss, I'd have one.

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