Nikon has just confirmed that they will discontinue their line of rifle scopes. The move was first reported by the truth about guns.
“One of our intrepid readers who’s in the retail end of the gun business told us of notification he received from one of his distributors. They were letting him know that Nikon will be exiting the rifle scope business and that once current inventory is gone, it’s gone.”
Nikon has said that this is a financial decision. The site reached out to Nikon for confirmation on the rumor, which it received – along with an explanation for the decision. “TTAG spoke to Nikon’s advertising agency who confirmed the news. We’re told that this is a business decision Nikon has made based on their position in the highly competitive optics market.”
Many companies such as Dick’s, Yeti, and Walmart, are moving away from the firearms industry for political reasons. While Nikon says this move is not political, many in the pro 2nd Amendment crowd are skeptical.