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Thread: Nikko Stirling Nighteater problems.

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    ~ ~ Received my new Nikko Stirling Nighteater 6-24X56 today, only to discover what looks like moisture or little bubbles on the inside of the lens. See pics. Is this a manufacturing flaw ? Can I do something to correct it ? Or should I just return the scope. :cursin :cursin
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    If it is not perfect out of the box return it
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    Do not accept it, you will regret it forever. If the guy does not want to help you sort the problem out remember this...just maybe he has a boss that does not like him... he he
    Speak to the boss....
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    could be nitrogen leaked out then gathered moisture inside. u need replace it.
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    Send it back .
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    it looks like calidascope filled with sugar!
    i would not send it back i would :cursin :cursin :twak :twak :twak
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    :cursin :cursin Well will you believe it. I get the replacement from the dealer only to get home and find out that this one had the same problem. To a lesser degree I admit but definitely very obvious. The guy at the gunshop tells me I should except it because does not have time to check if the scopes he sells are not defective. Well I got my money back pronto after a big fight over the phone. They won't see me again.
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    Has anybody else ever had any quality issues on the Nikko Stirling 6-24X56 ??
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    I bought one in Dec 2005. Within 2 weeks I have lost one whole revolotion in elevation. Return to dealer on 3 Jan 2006 and got the replacement on 25 Jan 2006. I have not mounted it on a rifle again. Will keep you posted.
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    i have the 6-24x44 and i have had no problems. there will always be one or two that give problems, its a pitty that you got both.
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    Sounds like they shipped all the dodgy ones to SA, nothing changes.
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    I was about to purchase a Nikko Stirling but after reading these comments, have doubts now. Could anyone suggest other affordable alternatives?
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    Nothing wrong with N/S, probably find they got dropped or something or the Gas bottle was empty.
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    I've had no problems yet with any one of three, whiz Nikko Stirling Gold 4x40(used on 7x57Mauser),Nikko Stirling Platinum 4-12x50(mounted on 6.55x55 Swede) & Nikko Stirling Diamond 10-50x60(Used for FT)
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    The Nighteater side wheel series are unlike any of the other Nikkos mentioned above...they seem to originate from a factory in China which makes quite a few other side wheel scopes.

    The Nikko 10-50X60 is made in Japan.

    Looks like a bad batch slipped thru...
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