The Big Nikko.... which Mark

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  1. Alcanara

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    Hi Again,

    Over the years on this site, I have read that apart from variations in the individual scopes there are certain marks of the big Nikko which are better than the others.... I am looking to buy (second hand I hope) a big Nikko and wonder which mark was the best??

    I cannot for the life of me find the various articles where this has been discussed and therefore find the answer to this conundrum.... Can you help please.

    Regards

    Stuart
     
  2. LittleJack

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    The only ones to avoid really are the mark 3's post the tsunami a few years back as the factory was wiped out of everything and had to restart itself elsewhere. Apparently the glass after that was milky and no good. I don't know the ins and outs of it really but I'm sure someone will be along soon if I'm wrong!
    Apart from that they are all pretty much mega!
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    Safe bet

    You won't go far wrong with a mk2 , they all do the job equally well.
    As Jack said there was a really bad batch that came out just after the big wave, I had one as a replacement and the gap between 35 and 55 was nearly smaller than the gap between 50/55 on my mk1. Can't comment on the latest mk3s but you won't go far wrong with a mk2 , and for me the nato ret is best.
    Simon
     
  4. Alcanara

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    Thank you both for your responses... very helpful.

    Regards

    Stuart
     
  5. NeilM

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    I have recently bought a Mk3 and it really is as good a scope as everyone keeps saying.

    Mine is a backup for my Leupold 20-50 (which isa good'un) and although I can see a slight difference in the brightness of the sight picture, it is very slight, so I'd say for the money they cannot be beaten.

    The Mk3 is very slightly lighter than the previous marks, but if weight is not an issue, then they are all good.
     
  6. Alcanara

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    Thanks.... That may encourage me to buy new then.... Thanks again

    Stuart
     
  7. NeilM

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    MK3's turn up s/h on a regular basis, I got mine from Warren Edwards.

    Keep your eye on the classifieds, both here and on other forums, or put a wanted ad on here, there are always a few about.
     
  8. Alcanara

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    Cheers, I will keep my eyes peeled.

    stuart
     
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    True but Harrogate to Rotherham isn't a million miles away!
     
  12. Alcanara

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    Thanks guys.... Currently in Spain... 40C here... but the beer is cold:):)

    Not quite ready to stump up the reddies just yet but thanks all the same. With the general view that the new k3's are very good too, I might just hang fire and buy new.... look at a few and see how we go.

    Thanks again

    Stuart
     
  13. Dave Ramshead

    Dave Ramshead England HFT Team squatter

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    I bought a mk3 in feb last year, no complaints in lense quality or overall usability. Decent gaps and it was easy to range with. Only problem is they weigh as much as a small car strapped to your gun.
     
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    At around 2.2lbs, that's going to be a very small car.
     
  15. Dave Ramshead

    Dave Ramshead England HFT Team squatter

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    Ok, ok......Tonka :D
     
  16. Alcanara

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    I currently use a falcon t50 which is a tad under 1kg (2.2lbs) so not so different :):lev

    Stuart
     
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    According to Nikko Sterling, the MK3 is 1060gr.
     
  18. Alcanara

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    What's 65grams between friends
     

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