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    Go Canucks Go! lone-wolf's Avatar
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    Nikon discontinuing all rifle scopes?

    New facebook rumour is a dealer in the US is claiming that nikon's next shipment of rifle scopes will be their last.
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    Heard the same thing...last year. Then it was a supposed discontinuation of the Prostaff line, then it was only the Series 3. I consider the speculation to be every bit as valid as Greta's wailings, or a certain Nigerian's Prince's email.
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    sounds like marketing

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    Nikon is Exiting the Rifle Scope Business

    One of our intrepid readers who’s in the retail end of the gun business told us of notification he received from one of his distributors. They were letting him know that Nikon will be exiting the rifle scope business and that once current inventory is gone, it’s gone.

    TTAG spoke to Nikon’s advertising agency who confirmed the news. We’re told that this is a business decision Nikon has made based on their position in the highly competitive optics market.

    Nikon isn’t getting out of the outdoor optics business, though. The good news is they will continue to produce their excellent spotting scopes, rangefinders and binoculars.

    https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/ni...cope-business/

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    damn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drache View Post
    Nikon is Exiting the Rifle Scope Business

    One of our intrepid readers who’s in the retail end of the gun business told us of notification he received from one of his distributors. They were letting him know that Nikon will be exiting the rifle scope business and that once current inventory is gone, it’s gone.

    TTAG spoke to Nikon’s advertising agency who confirmed the news. We’re told that this is a business decision Nikon has made based on their position in the highly competitive optics market.

    Nikon isn’t getting out of the outdoor optics business, though. The good news is they will continue to produce their excellent spotting scopes, rangefinders and binoculars.

    https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/ni...cope-business/
    That statement contradicts itself though, the highly competitive optics market includes the spotting scope and binocular market. I hope they're not betting the farm on camera lenses, smart phones are becoming better cameras with every release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camo tung View Post
    That statement contradicts itself though, the highly competitive optics market includes the spotting scope and binocular market. I hope they're not betting the farm on camera lenses, smart phones are becoming better cameras with every release.
    My guess is they want to distance themselves from the gun community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drache View Post
    My guess is they want to distance themselves from the gun community.
    That is 100% believable. #cancelculture strikes again.
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    Ammo, camo and things that go "blammo".

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    Class IV is supposed to be gone, too.


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    Of course, just because I've found a scope I like, they discontinue the whole line.
    Same as everything else, find something you like, buy every single one you can find, they won't be around much longer.
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