New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Nikon Tactical???
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Nikon Tactical???

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/20/2004 at 17:59
cheaptrick View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: September/27/2004
Location: South Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 20472

Anybody used one of these?? If so, would you comment on the scope in question??

 

I have only held one a few times, but was very impressed by it's features. Heavy duty!!!

 

TIA.... 

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/22/2004 at 20:09
philgood80 View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice
Avatar

Joined: March/12/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 22

Cheaptrick, check out the review at http://www.snipersparadise.com/newproducts/nikon416.htm

Very informative and might give you the info you need to make a decision.

If I had the $$$ right now, I would most definately buy one.

 

Philip

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/23/2004 at 16:59
cheaptrick View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: September/27/2004
Location: South Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 20472
Thanks, Philip. I have seen that review before.

I have exchanged emails with Dave B. before.
First class person, and optics expert, to be sure.

I have also seen a great write up by Mike Miller as well. He was also impressed.

I was looking at getting one for the next rifle project that comes up.
Funny, I always seem to get the scope first, then find a rifle to put under it!!...LOL....
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/30/2004 at 19:39
Chris Farris View Drop Down
TEAM SWFA - Admin
TEAM SWFA - Admin
Avatar
swfa.com

Joined: October/01/2003
Location: Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 7765

Riflman accidentally deleted his post, so I'm quoting it here so it appears in logical sequence...

 

Riflman: 

 

"This is probably the finiest scope I have ever owned, and I have had just about everything on my rifles including NightForce NXS, and up in price. It was the only piece of gear I owned that didn't get infiltrated by kalahari red desert dust during my time in Africa this spring. It is amazingly tough, and well....just amazing. It was terribly abused and performed flawlessly despite being bounced around in the back of the toyota for weeks, banged on rocks and well...I won't say what else lest I embarass myself. :) 

 

The turrets are big and beefy and the clicks are perfect, not mushy like you sometimes get on tactical scopes.  The return to zero is excellent.  I did not notice a change of impact at all after adjusting the turrets.  The dual color of illumination in my model is very cool and surprisingly useful. What I found really amazing was that unlike all my other optics, while I could see the red sand and dust around the turrets and power ring, I have no grating when turning them.  The other optics like my spotter zoom eyepiece and my binocular eyecups sound like someone scraping their nails on a chalkboard.  Ouch!  Not so with the Nikon, the side focus and the power ring are as smooth as ever. 

 

The lower power of 2.5 is also very useful in low light or for emergency CQB applications, and while the objective is only 44 compared to my 5.5-22x56 Nightforce NXS, I never really noticed the difference in brightness.  Having the ability to mount the scope a little lower is nice too.  Weight-wise, this is still a heavy scope.  It is reasonably short, but fat and beefy.  I think they have a winner here.  This is the scope for which I will judge all others from now on."

 



Edited by Riflman
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/30/2004 at 20:11
Guests View Drop Down
Non-Registered Visitor
Non-Registered Visitor

You won't like what's on that rifle now.  Devil  It's the big Nasty!  The USS will replace it when it gets here.  For whatever reason, I like swapping glass back and forth on rifles, almost as much as I like changing bullets loads for each rifle.  We all need a hobby. Whacko  By the way, I was out popping coke cans pretty regular at 500 yards the other day with that rifle from my truck window.   Sniper2

 

My buddy said, "Yeah but you NEVER miss from the truck window...!" Nana  I didn't know what the xxxx he was talking about!  BS

 

Here's a typical group using the Nikon scope on that rifle. 

 

 

Notice the horizontal dispersion is much smaller than the vertical.  It shoots better than I can....

 



Edited by Riflman
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/04/2004 at 10:58
cheaptrick View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: September/27/2004
Location: South Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 20472

Thanks for the write up and the pics, Riflman.

 

Hows the eye relief on that scope?? 

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/04/2004 at 14:09
Guests View Drop Down
Non-Registered Visitor
Non-Registered Visitor
More than I have needed on my .338 Win Mag and .300 Ultra Mag.  I think the specs say ~3.5"
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Nikon Tactical???"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
optical quality: IOR/NIKON TACTICAL neophyte Tactical Scopes 9 8/21/2004 3:15:55 PM
Nikon tactical or XOTIC?? Johan Beer Tactical Scopes 9 7/19/2005 4:26:41 PM
Nikon tactical battery #? 308LAW Tactical Scopes 7 9/2/2005 10:21:10 AM
nikon tactical fieldscope 3 mikerabe Spotting Scopes 0 10/4/2005 11:41:27 PM
Nikon Tactical or Leupold MK4 M1 LOBO Tactical Scopes 2 12/11/2005 5:53:40 AM
What difference Nikon Tactical fourinone Tactical Scopes 4 3/26/2006 11:00:03 AM
Nikon Tactical? Rusty Tactical Scopes 29 5/15/2007 3:35:14 PM
Nikon Tactical repair update. Kray Tactical Scopes 2 3/19/2007 2:28:36 PM
New Nikon Tactical? KrazeLegs Tactical Scopes 1 6/13/2007 5:50:02 PM
Nikon Tactical 4x16x50 replacement jr204shot Tactical Scopes 35 10/24/2007 2:26:32 PM


This page was generated in 0.516 seconds.