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Old April 11th, 2017, 10:46 PM   #1
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Israeli Nimrod Scope? Any help would be appreciated

Can someone fill me in on the details of these scopes? They must be pretty rare....I sure can't find any.

It looks like the reticle duplicates the Dragonov...I always those. Also, they were available only in 6x40 and 6x32?

I read that they had tritium in them that caused import problems? No idea what that was about or what it was for. I expect that if they did, the Tritium would be long degraded by now...

I've read that they were a really weird tube diameter, like 26mm so rings were a no go...

I've read that they were made in Japan by an Israeli owned company...not sure if that's true or not.

Does anyone actually own one that can give me more than just "Internet rumors"? Were the scopes decent? Are they at all available?

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Old April 12th, 2017, 06:48 AM   #2
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At one time I had some writen mateial concerning tis scope, I'll do a search to find it, back later... Art

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Old April 12th, 2017, 06:56 AM   #3
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There was one on GunBroker for the longest time, it may still be there.

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At one time I had some writen mateial concerning tis scope, I'll do a search to find it, back later... Art
That would be awesome! Thanks!

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No tritium in the Nimrod scopes that I'm aware of, though there were a couple other comparable Israeli scopes that did use tritium.

There is one with the mount listed on Ebay right now.

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Old April 12th, 2017, 05:00 PM   #7
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I know I have one, and a few of the mounts (NIW) in the collection. Mounts for the galil, M14, NV, and mauser. Here is a picture of the scope, long with a Artel scope, and two ART II scopes.


Somewhere I have the original paperwork for the NimRod scope that came with it. That might take some time to find it.

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Old April 13th, 2017, 04:58 AM   #8
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Wow! Clearly, you're a scope aficionado! What is your opinion of the Nimrod? I've heard that it is more or less a higher quality Dragonov scope. I say that because it supposedly has a Dragonov style reticle?

I am a fan of the Dragonov reticle but the scopes that I've seen also have the same optical quality of looking through the bottom of a vodka bottle.

What is your opinion of the Nimrod in comparison to other scopes of that era? The Nimrod's that I have seen for sale are going for very hefty price tags...


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I know I have one, and a few of the mounts (NIW) in the collection. Mounts for the galil, M14, NV, and mauser. Here is a picture of the scope, long with a Artel scope, and two ART II scopes.


Somewhere I have the original paperwork for the NimRod scope that came with it. That might take some time to find it.

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Old April 13th, 2017, 09:23 AM   #9
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I got this on a Rem 700 that I paid 600.00 for a number of years ago. I was told that it wasn't a Nimrod but some sort of copy...I dunno, it was a cool scope.



It looks like it was originally painted green but was later painted black.









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Old April 13th, 2017, 09:25 AM   #10
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The Nimrod had a sniper reticle that was similar to the Kahles ZF84/ZF95 sniper scopes. It was made in Japan, and only a few good samples remain.

The second IDF run scope (Photonics) was identical to the Kahles ZF95; and it was made in Germany. There were more of these made (and available) than the Nimrod, and is considered a better made scope than the Japanese Nimrod.

The Nimrod is more expensive because of it's rarity. There was a nice hard case made for the field transportation of the scope/mount combo, but have only seen pics. There were a couple of sets that popped up on the FALfiles recently for sale.

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