Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by Gibbs, Jan 10, 2011.
Which of the Big Nikko's is the best?
And can you tell them apart just by looking?
You got a mk1, big and black.
Think mk2 has short green turrets.
mk 3, shorter and lighter scope, tall green turrets.
Th above is memory, so stand corrected if so.
I had tiny gaps from 45- 55 on my pair of mk1's, seen better gaps on mk2 + 3. Dont think they have got to mk4 yet?
Which is best, well i guess any that are clear and rangefind?
Have owned all the Big 60 scopes including the BSA big 60.
BSA big 60 cross hairs with centre mill dot.With black turrets.
Mk 1 big Nikko same as big BSA but with the option of mill dots or Nato ret.With black turrets.
Mk 2 big Nikko same as big BSA but with the option of mill dots or Nato ret.With small green turrets.
Mk 3 big Nikko shorter and lighter than all previous models with an additional lense also large green turrets and screw on turret covers.
The sidewheel works in the opposite direction to all previous models.
I have 2 of the latest models fitted to my 2 EV2 mk2 rifles and find them an excellent scope.
Are they better than the older models for range finding i think maybe there is nothing to choose betweem them.
I suppose the biggest advantage is they are shorter and lighter.
But at £600 each are they better than £300 for a good 2nd hand older model i dont know.
Hope the above is some help when buying a Big Nikko scope.
(Hereward FT club) Peterborough,Cambs.
We had mk1 and mk3 Big Nikko. I've made a lot of temp shift tests with my S&B and made with these scopes too. The results, which means the rangefinding error on a 50 m target on 10 °C temp difference:
- mk1 0.5 m
- mk3 2.5 m
(S&B 4.2 m)
I have a lynx (same as mk1) and two mk3's. However. the two mk3's are different. the whole internal mechanism is different and the lenses are not as good. The 1st mk3's ruled. the mk3 r2 not so good. Rate the lynx better.
Thanks for all your input.
With my Mk2 found I was under-ranging 2 yards over 45 yards between 0c and -10c, allow a yard below 45 yards.
0c-10c give everything over 35 yards an extra yard.
Scope was calibrated in 15c spring conditions.
I have Mk1 and a Mk3. The Mk3 is a replacement. The first Mk3 had very large gaps between 40 and 55 yards but the image quality was very poor. The replacement has very small gaps but clear and reproducible (so far) in ranging finding. Gaps similar on Mk1 and new Mk3.
Tend to adjust the wheel of the Mk1 at the start of a match to allow for temp. Just setting up the Mk3 (at 5C), so hope that the gaps remian similar when the temp goes up.
Nothing beats the big Nikko for Ft in my opinion no matter which one it is
Hi and Welcome,
you seem to have lead a sheltered life
I'm a happy camper, yes mine does move a little but aware of the "charicteristics" so it doesn't become an issue.
Always remember Will - some of the people who comment about Nikkos have not actually used on for any length of time
I would happily use my Nikko against any other scope and not feel that it would cost me any targets.
The Nikko will hold its own against any other scope and allow you to compete against the best in the world and win if you are up to it.
Its up to the shooter if (s)he wants to pay more and get a better image - as far as repeatibility and rangefinding go - the Nikko will do the job just fine.
Quite agree look at andy Calps 2nd in the World with one!
One that works
Mine and plenty others seems to work!!
i had a new type nikko found it alot easier to use than my leup only trouble i found woz the weight up on the top of me steyr,but for rangeing bloody good even on 35 mag,bprobaly the best scope on the market for the money,leups r good when u are used to them,it takes a long time shooting with a scope to understand it propaly ,over 12 months of useing it,i wish they were a bit lighter for me il still hav now if so
For how long?
Known as the disposable scope and that was 8 years ago. Even then 2003 known a few go through more than 12 since conception.
Personally cant use them having had a couple, last one chose best one from 9 in a line, they differ tremendously. Dont like the dire build quality or lack of but thats why they are cheap.
Everything has its service life and everything wears out in the end, especially these sort of instruments with very fine mechinisms when we use them very hard adjusting them for every shot. As for build quality yes it could be better, but a lot of things can always be made better. Problem is with that is build something like a Swiss watch and eventually Swiss watch prices have to be charged! Yes there is a place in our world for £2500 superscopes but not everyone is willing or able to spend that, instead looking to pay say £500- £600 for an instrument of serviceable quality and accuracy. Yes it wont be perfect (but in all honesty isnt bad) but it is a lot better than pricing a LOT of people out of the sport.
p.s. Hopefuly yes the T50 when it happens will be better and I await its arrival with interest.
I've given up waiting for the T50!
I saw an old thread the other day, it was someone getting excited about the new T50.
It was dated 2005.
Yes it has errrrm been a while