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#3279952 - 08/02/21 06:03 PM Re: Nikonís lifetime scope warranty has fizzled [Re: Dultimatpredator]
22 Chuck Offline
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Registered: 08/11/17
Posts: 244
Loc: Montmorency Co, MI
Athlon. Athlon who??

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#3280447 - 08/14/21 09:44 AM Re: Nikonís lifetime scope warranty has fizzled [Re: 22 Chuck]
Coyote-conquest Offline
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Registered: 02/01/18
Posts: 212
Loc: Kentucky, US
Athlon has great scopes that track good. They have been around for several years now.

I think they are the best bang for the buck. They are what Vortex use to be. You get a way better scope for the money than you will ever get from Leopold

I have a few different ones and just bought some Ares binoculars on close out that I like. I recommend them to anybody looking for a scope.

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#3284088 - 10/25/21 10:40 AM Re: Nikonís lifetime scope warranty has fizzled [Re: Dultimatpredator]
Dultimatpredator Offline
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Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 2754
Loc: Wisconsin
Old post but figured Iíd follow up. I bought a refurbished Nikon Monarch 2.5-10 with the refund I received from Nikon. Bought it from Natchez shooters supply. Think I paid around $229 if I remember. It looked like brand new. Finally unboxed it a month ago. I installed it on my 30-06 and sighted it in. After sight in i installed the turret caps back on. When I did the up and down turret turned down. I found the screw that held the turret on was broke and the threaded part of the screw was napped off in the scope. Without being snugged down it sat high enough that the turret cap was grabbing it and turning it. I tried to remove the broken threads myself with no luck so I sent it in. They didnít even try to repair it and offered a voucher for $399. I requested a refund check and itís on its way. I think Iíll try a 2.5-10 vortex viper this time around. I did buy a 2.5-10 pro staff 7 along with the monarch on the same order that was on a close out for a $196 . I tested it the same day on my 300 RUM. It worked just fine but is not as bright or clear as the Monarch was. Pulled the prostaff 7 off and will end up using it on something else.


Edited by Dultimatpredator (10/25/21 10:49 AM)

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#3284190 - 10/27/21 12:29 AM Re: Nikonís lifetime scope warranty has fizzled [Re: Dultimatpredator]
pyscodog Offline
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 15437
Loc: okla
I been a Nikon fan for years and hate they quit making scopes. On a good note, I picked up a 3-9 Nikon Buckmaster NIB from Atwoods Farm and Ranch Supply for $100. Works great on my Knight BP rifle.
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#3284199 - 10/27/21 09:05 AM Re: Nikonís lifetime scope warranty has fizzled [Re: pyscodog]
Dultimatpredator Offline
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Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 2754
Loc: Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: pyscodog
I been a Nikon fan for years and hate they quit making scopes. On a good note, I picked up a 3-9 Nikon Buckmaster NIB from Atwoods Farm and Ranch Supply for $100. Works great on my Knight BP rifle.


I did the same when Dicks offered them for $97. I sold it on eBay a few month later for $199 and bought a Nikon pro staff 7 2.5-10 with a 30 mm tube on close out for $197! That scope works great along with the other dozen of my Nikonís. Hopefully the rest of my optics wonít fail.


Edited by Dultimatpredator (10/27/21 09:05 AM)

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#3284994 - 11/07/21 06:33 PM Re: Nikonís lifetime scope warranty has fizzled [Re: Dultimatpredator]
K22 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/03
Posts: 2400
Loc: Western NC
I've not been a big fan of Nikon scopes, but sure hate to hear they will not repair them. Bummer!
Athlon scopes have a very good reputation, but these Burris Fullfield II's and E1's are very hard to beat. I recently bought a Burris Fullfield II 4.5-14X42 side focus that is just outstanding. A Burris Fullfield II 3-9X40 a can say the same for and this coming from a diehard Leupold user.

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#3291089 - 01/14/22 08:10 PM Re: Nikonís lifetime scope warranty has fizzled [Re: Dultimatpredator]
Smokin Gun Offline
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Registered: 01/09/22
Posts: 14
Loc: Kansas
Iíd take an Athlon over Nikon any day. I sold all my Nikon stuff years ago. Athlon makes great stuff and has a no hassle warranty.

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#3291090 - 01/14/22 08:14 PM Re: Nikonís lifetime scope warranty has fizzled [Re: Smokin Gun]
Smokin Gun Offline
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Registered: 01/09/22
Posts: 14
Loc: Kansas
In addition to my earlier comment, I wouldnít buy anything firearm related from a company who isnít in support of the firearm industry. Just my opinion.

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#3291536 - 01/18/22 10:23 PM Re: Nikonís lifetime scope warranty has fizzled [Re: Dultimatpredator]
Dultimatpredator Offline
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Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 2754
Loc: Wisconsin
I picked up a 2.5-10 vortex viper from Midway USA for $229 a few weeks before Christmas to replace the Monarch I was refunded $399 from Nikon. I did buy 4 more at that price. They sold out 5 days later. Sold one of scopes on Craigslist for $325 and the other three for $317 each on Gunbroker. The profit paid for the one I kept. Should have probably kept two but I already have a few other scopes laying around NIB yet.

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