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Anyone tried the Nikko Stirling Diamond FFP SF 4-16x44 ?
Nov 7th, 2018 at 3:57am
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Hey there, considering purchasing one of these for plinking and and occasional hunting with my 270win. Anybody tried them please? Not many reviews on the web ( especially from NZ). Any thoughts/comments most welcomed. Thanks!
  
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Re: Anyone tried the Nikko Stirling Diamond FFP SF 4-16x44 ?
Reply #1 - Nov 7th, 2018 at 8:57am
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I’ve got the MD 3 - 16 x 50 on my .22 and it’s grand out to about 100 meters - I’ve worked out the drop from the Mildot setting (highly inaccurate in comparison to the real deal) personally I wouldn’t put a Nikko Sterling scope on anything bigger. They’re pretty home made - NZ Outdoors or Rod and Rifle did an article on them a couple of years ago. Can’t see if they’ve improved the R&D or production to be fair. Cheap and nasty would be a fair description. But now I’ve got it humming on the .22 it’s not too bad.
  

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Re: Anyone tried the Nikko Stirling Diamond FFP SF 4-16x44 ?
Reply #2 - Nov 13th, 2018 at 9:19am
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I'm with Radar. Not sure if I'd put a nikko sterling on a .270, just be wary if the quality would match the recoil.
Is your rifle suppressed?  I got a dpt on my ruger ultralight .270 win and it reduced recoil a bit and the noise a lot.
  

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Re: Anyone tried the Nikko Stirling Diamond FFP SF 4-16x44 ?
Reply #3 - Nov 14th, 2018 at 7:04am
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vortex diamondback tactical would be a better ption for a low end FFP. Athelon also do them
  
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Re: Anyone tried the Nikko Stirling Diamond FFP SF 4-16x44 ?
Reply #4 - Nov 15th, 2018 at 7:01am
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its a great pity as the older nikko stirling scopes were simply awesome (Im talking 25 years ago) I still have one 3x9x40mm which has the best field of view of any scope in that range Ive seen and its light gathering isnt too shabby.
  
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Re: Anyone tried the Nikko Stirling Diamond FFP SF 4-16x44 ?
Reply #5 - Nov 16th, 2018 at 7:20am
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Ive got 2 of the 4-16 x 50 long range mounted on a .260 and a .223.  Nice clear glass and everything works nice. At $450 a piece they were good value.
  

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Re: Anyone tried the Nikko Stirling Diamond FFP SF 4-16x44 ?
Reply #6 - Nov 16th, 2018 at 9:54am
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I had a Nikko Stirling 3x9 on my old 308 mozzy 14yrs ago.Lasted on the 308 about 8yrs,now on 22.Still very accurate.
  

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Re: Anyone tried the Nikko Stirling Diamond FFP SF 4-16x44 ?
Reply #7 - Nov 25th, 2018 at 2:00am
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Thanks for the advice guys - appreciated. Have chosen to go with a Bushnell Engage. But agree that the "old" Nikko Stirling scopes were great - I had a fixed power 4x40WA on my 7x57 for 10 years back in SA - sighted it in once, and never needed to adjust (but checked a few times each season).
  
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