News Gun control: Nikon withdrawing from the rifle scope business

Nov 26, 2019
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Nikon will be discontinuing rifle scopes from its line of sport optics, according to reports from retailers

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WOW...sorry to hear that!! Well, I guess that is their right to do what they think is right for them...just as it is MY right to do what I think is right for me. AND I think that I can not support NIKON in that decision. So, effective immediately, I will NO LONGER purchase, promote nor support any product produced by NIKON. I will no longer be adding any new photography equipment to my NIKON collection. As new photography equipment calls my name and current my NIKON equipment needs to be replaced, I will make sure that I ONLY support those companies that support ALL MY HOBBIES. So...essentially I am "filing for a divorce from NIKON" and that soon I will be referring to NIKON as my "former photography" brand. I am "discontinuing all my support from the NKKON brand."
 
Nov 28, 2019
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Yes...let us know how the camera systems work out from rifle scope manufacturers.....Vortex, Bushnell, Leupold, Burris, Weaver, Nightforce, Swarovski, UTG, Hawke, Mueller, Millette, AimPoint, BSA, Barska, Meopta, Simmons, Trijicon, U.S. Optics, DZ Arms, Steiner, Pride Fowler Industries, Huskemaw, Quigley-Ford, Sig Sauer, or Redfield. Not exactly famous names in the camera world.

Or you let us know how rifle scopes made by Canon, Pentax, Sony, Fuji, Panasonic Olympus, or Ricoh work out for you.

If you want a company that supports ALL YOUR HOBBIES, I think you are left with Leica or Ziess.

You really didn’t think this through.
 
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Hummmm..I think you missed my point. NIKON is a HUGH company...has their fingers in lots of products that span countless "places" for lack of a better descriptor. Let's say, for instance, (and I don't know if the do or don't) that NKON makes microscopes that are used by the medical industry for research on the cure of cancer. One day, NIKON decides that they are going to stop making those microscopes...without disclosing the REASON, other than saying it is a "business decision." Would it not be possible then that those "folks" who bought, support and promoted NIKON microscopes might say, "Hey if you no longer support me, why should I support you...especially when there are other folks who DO still make microscopes." In this day and age, consumers or customers, need to vote with their feet, or wallet as in this case, and stop buying, using and supporting companies/products that do NOT support you. EVENTUALLY when your lack of dollars start effecting their bottom line...well, then, with any amount of luck, those companies will rethink their decision. Not trying to change the entire world at one time...but as one famous person once said, "One small step for man, ......." Each of us is entitled to your our own opinion...and as another famous person once said, ".......but this ONE is mine!"
 

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