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Old 11-26-2019, 10:17 PM   #1
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Got a friend with a couple scopes for sale. I've found a Burris on black Friday that I'm considering, but I might be able to buy both of these for a little more than I can buy it. Anyone here have good/bad experience with either of these?
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:23 PM   #2
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How much he want for them!
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:24 PM   #3
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Can’t go wrong with either
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:25 PM   #4
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I’ve used Prostaff for years. Ive been pleased


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Old 11-26-2019, 10:32 PM   #5
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How much he want for them!
Got him talked down to $200 for em both. Supposed to be new, but about 7 years old.
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:33 PM   #6
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Got him talked down to $200 for em both. Supposed to be new, but about 7 years old.
I’ll take em! Do it
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:34 PM   #7
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The BDC 3-9x50 is $200+ alone
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:38 PM   #8
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Do not buy a used scope.

In my experience its just a bad idea. If you have issues, you're SOL.

Buy a new one and if you have issues return it. If later you have issues, you know the history and get the warranty work.
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:39 PM   #9
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The BDC 3-9x50 is $200+ alone
Yea, he got them from a friend that is kinda divorced. Her husband had them, but doesn't want them. I'm not sure what they've been through during the divorce and moving. Told him I'd give about half what the retail price is. Took a while for me to get a response.
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:41 PM   #10
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Do not buy a used scope.

In my experience its just a bad idea. If you have issues, you're SOL.

Buy a new one and if you have issues return it. If later you have issues, you know the history and get the warranty work.
This was my concern. They've never been mounted, but I don't know if they've been dropped or anything.
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Old 11-26-2019, 11:19 PM   #11
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I’m pretty sure Nikon warranty’s no matter who bought or sold them. I would go for it.
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Old 11-26-2019, 11:37 PM   #12
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I’m pretty sure Nikon warranty’s no matter who bought or sold them. I would go for it.
Not sure about their warranty service but I'm not a fan of Nikons customer service. I had a 3 yr old rangefinder that quit working. Sent it in for repair, expecting to pay for the repair. After they received it they called me and quoted me about the same price to repair it that I paid for it when I bought it new. I asked if they were just going to replace it since the cost was about the same as a new one. The girl said they didn't know yet because they hadn't tested it to see what was wrong with it yet. I asked how they knew what it would cost then since they didn't know what was wrong with it yet and they said that they were basing repair cost on what the described issue was. I asked if this was an estimated cost then and could it be less if the repairs were less than expected. She said no, this was going to be the actual cost. I ask to speak to a supervisor and the gentleman I spoke to gave me the same speech. I haven't owned another Nikon product since.

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Old 11-27-2019, 12:39 AM   #13
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TTT. Gotta make my mind up before tomorrow. It's a black Friday Burris, if I don't buy these.
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Old 11-27-2019, 02:14 AM   #14
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TTT. Gotta make my mind up before tomorrow. It's a black Friday Burris, if I don't buy these.
200$ for the pair? Hell, buy the Burris and I'll buy the Nikon's from you.
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Old 11-27-2019, 08:00 AM   #15
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Do not buy a used scope.

In my experience its just a bad idea. If you have issues, you're SOL.

Not if it's a Leupold....
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Old 11-27-2019, 08:45 AM   #16
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I have a Nikon Prostaff BDC that does not adjust well. Once I get it set, it will hold zero. But getting it there is very tricky.
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Old 11-27-2019, 09:05 AM   #17
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FYI - Nikon is getting out of the scope business but I don't know how that will affect the warranty on the scopes.

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/ni...cope-business/
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Old 11-27-2019, 01:58 PM   #18
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Thanks everyone for the input. Unfortunately this was a big fat bust! I probably should be pi$$ed about the whole "deal", but all I can do is SMH and laugh. This deal started about a month ago. A friend was helping his friend clean out some of her husband's stuff. Unfortunately, my friend doesn't know **** about ****. He saw the Nikon boxes, googled Nikon scope and the first one that popped up was over $700. He asked if I knew anyone who wanted to buy a couple brand new, in the box scopes for $600 each. He sent me the pictures and I looked em up and they were $178 and $198 on Amazon. He said they had been sitting in her closet for over 6 years, but had never been on a gun. Not knowing what they had been through, I told him I'd pay a little over half price and buy them both. He said she had to think about it. In the meantime, he told another guy we work with about them and he said he'd buy one for $100. I found out and asked him what was up with that? The other guy ended up buying a new scope, so he backed out. Found out last night that she finally decided she would sell them to me for $200. My "buddy" brought them to work today and we went to his truck to check them out. I pulled out the 40 and the glass looked good, but I didn't pay attention to the outside of it. Opened the box for the 50 and the scope in the box looked smaller than my other 50 does, but I thought maybe it was just a shorter model. Still wasn't paying attention to what I was looking at. Glass looked good in it also, then I felt grease on the tube. Looked down and there was a scope ring. Looked on the side and there was a "B" on the turret (?) cover. Looked back at the other and it said Barska on the side and you could see scratches from a scope ring. Apparently, her husband had swapped out scopes and put the old ones back in the Nikon boxes.
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Old 11-27-2019, 02:01 PM   #19
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Do not buy a used scope.

In my experience its just a bad idea. If you have issues, you're SOL.

Buy a new one and if you have issues return it. If later you have issues, you know the history and get the warranty work.
Nikon is getting out of the scope business according to www.outdoornews.com and a couple more site.
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Old 11-27-2019, 02:25 PM   #20
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Nikon better back up their "no questions asked" lifetime warranty on my new Monarch 5 4-16X50 if I ever have any issues. Love the scope, but I just bought the thing to put on my new 7 mag, and the warranty factored into the decision. It was either the Nikon or A Zeiss Conquest, and Nikon had the better warranty.......
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Old 11-27-2019, 06:12 PM   #21
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Never and again, NEVER had any problems with Nikon. I know all brands have their issues from time to time, but at least for me I've had none.

So, with that said, bought a Nikon Binocular today from Academy, best look from all the brands I tried AND the firearms manager confirmed: They have been notified by Nikon they are getting out of the scope business. Personally, I believe they have been the best value at least for us.
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Old 11-27-2019, 06:17 PM   #22
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Excellent glass for the money
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Old 11-27-2019, 06:29 PM   #23
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Thanks everyone for the input. Unfortunately this was a big fat bust! I probably should be pi$$ed about the whole "deal", but all I can do is SMH and laugh. This deal started about a month ago. A friend was helping his friend clean out some of her husband's stuff. Unfortunately, my friend doesn't know **** about ****. He saw the Nikon boxes, googled Nikon scope and the first one that popped up was over $700. He asked if I knew anyone who wanted to buy a couple brand new, in the box scopes for $600 each. He sent me the pictures and I looked em up and they were $178 and $198 on Amazon. He said they had been sitting in her closet for over 6 years, but had never been on a gun. Not knowing what they had been through, I told him I'd pay a little over half price and buy them both. He said she had to think about it. In the meantime, he told another guy we work with about them and he said he'd buy one for $100. I found out and asked him what was up with that? The other guy ended up buying a new scope, so he backed out. Found out last night that she finally decided she would sell them to me for $200. My "buddy" brought them to work today and we went to his truck to check them out. I pulled out the 40 and the glass looked good, but I didn't pay attention to the outside of it. Opened the box for the 50 and the scope in the box looked smaller than my other 50 does, but I thought maybe it was just a shorter model. Still wasn't paying attention to what I was looking at. Glass looked good in it also, then I felt grease on the tube. Looked down and there was a scope ring. Looked on the side and there was a "B" on the turret (?) cover. Looked back at the other and it said Barska on the side and you could see scratches from a scope ring. Apparently, her husband had swapped out scopes and put the old ones back in the Nikon boxes.
“Buddy” no more!
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Old 11-27-2019, 09:55 PM   #24
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“Buddy” no more!
If I thought he was trying to rip me off, that would be the case. He's a pretty good guy and was trying to help out a single woman. He's not very observant and really doesn't know much about guns and accessories for them. He grew up with a mother that was terrified of guns. He's just started hunting and shooting some over the past 5 years, or so. Him offering them to someone else out from under me did kinda tick me off a little, but I get over stuff pretty easy.
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