What do you think about this Nikon scope?

What do you think about this Nikon scope?

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    What do you think about this Nikon scope?

    Cabela's: Nikon P-223 Riflescope

    I'm looking for a reasonably priced 3-9x scope for an ar-15


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    anyone? bueller? anyone?

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    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.

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    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.

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    Nikon P-223

    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

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    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?

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    will this mounting be able to hold scope high enough to see thru the front sight? Cabela's: Nikon P-Series Mount

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    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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    What do you think about this Nikon scope?

    I have this same scope in a Burris PEPR mount on my AR15. I really like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdknox View Post
    I have this same scope in a Burris PEPR mount on my AR15. I really like it.
    do you change the zoom a lot? or do u usually not mess with it much

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    What do you think about this Nikon scope?

    I usually leave it at 4x unless I want to try and punch paper at 200 yards.

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