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    Nikko Stirling Platinum Nighteater 30mm 8-32x60 PX LRX

    Hi does anybody have any experiance of the above scope on a centrefire rifle? I dont have the budget to buy a S & B etc and am a bit wary of buying secondhand. I have a nikko sterling on my rimfire and am happy with it what do you guys think?

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    IMO it is designed as an HFT air rifle scope, doesnt mean it wont hold up to recoil.

    depending on your application the Nikko scopes from the early days and some of the modern range can be very useful

    I have one on my .270 and .222

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    I have either this scope or perhaps a slightly higher mag version on my Remington 700 .308 and prior to that I played with it on my Lee Enfield No4. Both guns that bark like a dog.

    The scope is advertised as having very high resistance to recoil and so far 200 rounds into my ownership is absolutely fine.

    However I use it for 300 yard plus paper punching while prone. It's huge and its heavy. It's therefore not ideal for stalking. For all that magnification the sight picture is small. You certainly don't need all that power to draw a bead on a deer at 100 yards.

    The Nikko Sterling scopes generally do a good turn of service at our Club. They are robust and inexpensive. When you compete with 8 rifles or so the glass can't all be Zeiss.

    As the owner of a Zeiss on my stalking rifle for 10 years or more the fact that a lot of "inferior makes" hold up was an eye opener. I'm certainly a lot less of a scope snob these days.

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