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Andyman
22-05-2004, 10:32 AM
I was thinking of getting a new scope and quite fancy the nikko stirling 6-24x42 sidewheel sniper.
Can anyone tell me what minimum distance this will focus down to, and can you get sun shades for this scope.

Jon Budd
22-05-2004, 04:31 PM
Sorry, but I do remember it being a heavy bu@@er though !

PukekoPete
23-05-2004, 09:50 PM
http://www.nikkostirling.com/content_pages/diamond_sportsman.htm

Andyman
23-05-2004, 10:10 PM
Cheers i had all ready looked at their site under specs and that didn't tell me, but as i have now looked again it says 10- metres in the text about the diamond scopes :D

rockdrill
24-05-2004, 07:06 AM
Hi Andyman,

A while back I had both the 10-50x60 and the 6-24x42 Nikko Stirlings to review for the magazine for which I write.

The 6-24 is a very nice little scope, basically a more reasonably proportioned varation of the 10-50. In terms of minimum focal distance it came own to just under 10 yards at full mag on my test sample. Unfortunately I do not think there is a sunshade available, also the test scope did not seem to have threads on the objective lens housing to allow fitting of a shade.

The article has not yet been published in the UK, but have a look at this link: www.airrifle.co.za/Reviews/nikkoDiamond.htm

Hope that helps.

Dale

Andyman
24-05-2004, 08:48 AM
Thanks Dale

Thats just made my mind up for me :) the focal distance is fine for me, and if i find i do need a sun shade then maybe one of debens new rubber pull over sunshades may do the trick.