This is a discussion on Rifle/load specific scopes, i.e. BDC reticles - not quite... within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; When I saw that Nikon has introduced a 300 Blackout scope, i was excited. Here's precisely what I expected from a load specific scope - ...
When I saw that Nikon has introduced a 300 Blackout scope, i was excited. Here's precisely what I expected from a load specific scope - the BDC circles/lines to line up with one specific load in even multiples of 50/100 yards.
If the scope reticle was designed for say a Remington 110 gr 300 Blackout at a velocity of 2400 fps, and I zero the scope at the manufacturer's specified range, I would expect the center of the circles to be multiples of 100 yard increments and the lines to be 50 yard increments.
So I get on SpotOn to see what load/zero lines up with the BDC indicators - none of them do - not at any zero, not for any load. Some are close, but certainly not as I would expect it to be. So, I call Nikon.
I am told that it is not a 300 Blackout specific reticle, but one of their standard reticles that's close. So what exactly makes this a 300 Blackout scope? Nothing! It's just a scope with odd BDC marks that require SpotOn and a dope card to use.
So if you think the scope would be a match for your 300 BO AR, it won't be. Great scope BTW, price is right, optics are clear and sharp, but it's really just another scope with weird BDC.
I'm too young to be this old!
Getting old isn't good for you!