anyone? bueller? anyone?
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Cabela's: Nikon P-223 Riflescope
I'm looking for a reasonably priced 3-9x scope for an ar-15
The 3-9 one looks good for the money. How far will your targets be? If you are going out there ( 400+) not sure about it. But for 400 and less I think it will be great. I have been happy with the Nikon brand products. I doubt they make this scope.
1" tube will be easy to find rings and mounts.
My experience with it is limited to firing a few shots from a rifle that had one mounted on it.
Seemed fine though -- Decent optics as one would expect from Nikon -- Much more light transmission than from some of the extremely budget-friendly selections out there.
Would have one if I didn't already have a mid-power scope (that I really don't use often anyway).
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I have worked our Deer hunter site in for many years. Most problems are cheap mount or cheap rings. Make sure to get a good mounting system for your scope.
I have been around this scope for a year, checking it out at Shot Show 2012 and just recently got my hands on one. I am impressed. Solid construction and nice glass with excellent light transmission. The BDC reticle when used in combination with Nikon's Spot ON Ballistic Program should give you very good accuracy. I have taken the M-223 2-8 BDC 600 to it's max with very good results. That being said, after 400 yards I do prefer at least 12 X magnification for my older eye's.
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"reasonably priced" is pretty subjective. What's your budget? What made you decide on a 3x9? What's the primary plan for your AR? At what distance? Nothing specifically right or wrong with the Nikon P-223 unless you give us more intel.
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well i dont wanna spend much more than 250 bucks and i want it for 100-250 yds
I have one on my AR and I'm pleased with it.
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so i got the scope. this is what i posted in another thread:
So I got a Nikon P-223 3-9x scope for Christmas.
I also got some steel ring mounts from Cabela's the other day to mount it. I realized that the rings I got don't elevate the scope high enough from the barrel so the front lens of the scope isn't raised high enough. I know I need either a higher mount or a rail elevator. I think I'd opt for a higher mount so I have less moving/attached pieces which has less of a possibility of movement once set.
The other problem is that I want to keep my front F sight on the rifle in case I need to ditch the scope and go iron-only in the case of emergency for whatever reason. This means the scope has to be a tad higher.
What do you guys suggest?
I have three Nikon Scopes - not this model but my impression with Nikon is good. I like the glass (clear and sharp), and better quaility for the money than some of the other brands that are considered the market leaders.
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I have this same scope in a Burris PEPR mount on my AR15. I really like it.
I usually leave it at 4x unless I want to try and punch paper at 200 yards.