Big nikko

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by craigtodd1968, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. craigtodd1968

    craigtodd1968 Member

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    Over the last 2 weeks I have had 2 shooters I know tell me that when they'd
    Sent back there big nikkos mk 3 because the turrets wern't moving the ret.
    They were told it was not covered on the warranty because it was down to wear
    And tear and would cost 400 to fix.
    Now fit for purpose comes to mind . Trading standards comes to mind .not buying a
    A big nikko again as warranty ain't worth sh*t.
    Anyone else had the same trouble from highland outdoors.
    I have had my big nikko mk 1 for over 10 years so if that turret can
    Work for thousands of clicks how can it be wear and tear on a year old
    So called better scope.
     
  2. maddog

    maddog Active Member

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    I sent a bushnell 8x36x42, 4200 elite back it had water on in side of lens, I was told thay no longer have life time warranty ,but only 2yrs.
     
  3. Ratinator

    Ratinator Well-Known Member

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    Mk3s

    Highland tried to tell me that the Mk3 Big Nikko was not intended for use as a Field Target scope:eek::eek:
    I then asked what the deal was with Paul Cray all over their web page:rolleyes: they changed parts of that after i spoke with them.
    Ask them for an email address to send your complaint direct to Japan , i'm sure they will become more helpful.
     
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  4. Ratinator

    Ratinator Well-Known Member

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    leupold is the best

    I bought a Leupold 40 comp second hand ,I think I was about the 3rd/4th owner. Harold ross changed both turrets and replaced a turret cap I had held back for FREE , posted to my door.
    It only cost me the postage to Germany, now that's a Warranty
     
  5. Paul Cray

    Paul Cray New Member

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    Glad I was able to help :)
     
  6. Ratinator

    Ratinator Well-Known Member

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    Thanks

    I did look for your correct name on outdoors web page, but it seems you've been removed completely now.
    The Big Nikko range has served quite a few top end shooters very well and I'm sure will continue to do so for many years.
    My issue was with a replacement scope from the big wave batch . I still believe it was a bad batch of brass inserts that was at fault but the way they tried to fob me off was rubbish. I was told they had a special machine for checking range finding , turned out to be the posts on the farmers field next door . At the time a new scope was £500 ish , not a lot of money by today's standards . But try explaining to the wife you want to spend a months Morgage payment on a tube with glass in it and its value becomes apparent . As with the justice system Life should mean Life.
     
  7. Lavant_Lad

    Lavant_Lad Old Git.

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    I believe they mean the life of a hamster (4 legs furry type) :D
     
  8. C.Eaton

    C.Eaton Confirmed Anschutz Nut...

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    They don't make 'em like they used to.


    Any initial product has love and attention heaped on it to make a splash in the market, even if it hits profits. Follow on versions are where the bean counters get to work and maximise the profit by changing lenses, introducing nylon instead of brass etc, etc, while still playing on the reputation of the Mk.1
    Unfortunately for the suppliers they can't get away with it as much as pre-Internet but they still do. Bear in mind that the initial cost of a big Nikko falling off the end of the production line is probably in the region of about 40 dollars, it's travel up the greedy food chain to the £650 you pay in the UK is a mixture of middle men, taxes and ultimately 'what they can sting you for'.
     
  9. Yorkshiretea

    Yorkshiretea B Grade Bandit

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    I've done a fair bit of product design/manufacturing and know the costs of prototyping etc and there's no way a Big Nikko costs $40 to drop off a production line. If that was true there would be much better and very specialist scopes available plus an army of small companies making them. I doubt you'd even break even after tooling on the first 3 batches and the market isn't that massive to start with.

    The chain to punter is indeed costly, usually the distributor will only buy at 45-55% off the retail price and shops usually add 60% but that's the way it works, even with your spuds and beans!

    One of the main problems with the UK is all the big distributors are very old fashioned and insist that you have a "walk in" shop - it's like they've never heard of the internet :) One day they will catch up, I hope.
     
  10. SteveC200

    SteveC200 Active Member

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    More than that nowadays. From the bigger shops

    BAR- £699
    Optics warehouse - £675 (was £807)
    Uttings- £750 (RRP £899!!!)

    Crazy money considering what they used to cost.Well over 50-100% increase in 8 years. I know my wages havent quiiiite gone up by that much. :/
     

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