M-223 irt

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by DRBogart, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. DRBogart

    DRBogart New Member

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    Just mounted the new scope. Anybody got any input on this?

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  2. blade777bec

    blade777bec New Member

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    Looks good man let us know how she works i have been wanting one but havent pulled the trigger on it yet they have good reviews from what i have seen
     

  3. DRBogart

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    I've read good reviews also. Hope they are right!
     
  4. paperplatetargets

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    Pretty slick. I've never seen one until now. Be sure to post some information after you giv'er a trial run.
     
  5. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It looks ENORMOUS!
     
  6. DRBogart

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    Well I took the rifle to the range... The scope is crystal clear. The range finder was quite accurate and easy to use. It is easy to find the recital. Plenty of give even zoomed all the way in. Now as for the rifle and the operator... 8 in groups at 100 yards isn't exactly what I wanted...
     
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  7. DRBogart

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    Actually says it weighs 21 oz
     
  8. JonM

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    ive seen them being used got to use one myself. nice little optic. only thing thats kept me from one is the mounts that nikon uses for it. nikon mounts are the only weakpoint.

    8 inch groups may be due to ammo/gun/shooter combo or your mount is loose.
     
  9. treehugger49

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    For the trade-off in weight I think I'd rather use a hand-held rangefinder.

    My similarly priced Trijicon AccuPoint 3-9X40 weights in at only 12 oz.

    The limited reviews from MidwayUSA aren't particularly good....

    I think I'll pass.
     
  10. Str8tShooter

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    Tree hugger

    How do you like the 3-9? I'm debating the Trijicon 3-9 and the 5-20. I use my AR mostly for target and the occasional unlucky coyote. I would like to be as accurate as I can to 200yds. Eyes aren't what they used to be. Can't decide if the 5-20 is overkill.

    Thoughts anyone?

    Thanks!
     
  11. treehugger49

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    I will admit to being a fan of the Trijicon optics. I have a TA31F ACOG (4x) on my 5.56 RRA AR-15, which is my plinker/coyote weapon of choice.

    The 3-9x40 I referred to is a TR20-2G AccuPoint w/ mil-dot reticle and green dot. It is mounted on my 6.8SPC dedicated hunting AR-15, which I consider appropriate for whitetail deer out to about 300 yards.

    Trijicon glass is suburb, and my eyes probably aren't what they used to be at almost 64 years of age, either.

    For the range you indicate you'd be shooting, I would agree that the 5-20 would be overkill, in addition to being larger and twice as heavy.

    I'm not trying to convert this thread to a Trijicon topic, and for the money I think Nikon offers some pretty good optics, but I'm just not sold on this particular model the OP referenced.
     
  12. DRBogart

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    Not hurting my feelings sir! Although I did do some moving around on the scope and going to try a different ammo. The mount is defiantly a different way to go. I'm not opposed to it "yet". Will give some more feedback once I've taken it out again. Also put this bad boy on it today!



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    Feel sorry for the poor guy next to me!
     

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  13. langenc

    langenc New Member

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    I have a old eaver mounted with a Nikon 223 mount and it looks good.
    Too much snow to take it to the range, have to wait 3 + weeks.
     
  14. DRBogart

    DRBogart New Member

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    That sucks. Last week we had 18 inches of snow and well below freezing. This week it's been 80 deg and windy as hell. Lots of sick folks.
     
  15. treehugger49

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    To get to the heart of the matter of your rather large group size, ensuring the mounts are secure is a good first step.

    Also, I'm not impressed with the accuracy of the less-expensive M-193 or M-855 ammo out there. My RRA will shoot MOA or better with Hornady V-MAX rounds, and it opens up to 3 - 3 1/2" using the NATO stuff, so get a box of some good target grade ammo and see what you get.
     
  16. Jagermeister

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  17. DRBogart

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  18. DRBogart

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    I have some quality ammo in my stash that I use. Black hills 68 gr match moly coated. I may take 10 or so next time at the range. Last night I ordered a Geissele SSA-E. as for the large group I think it had to do with the scope being mounted on the rail. I moved it to the upper receiver. I think this will be my biggest help right now IMO.
     
  19. treehugger49

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    Ahhhh! I missed that. I think you have solved your problem. I'm sure you'll like the new trigger as well.

    Good luck, and have fun!
     
  20. locutus

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    I can't decide for you, but for me, even a 3-9 is gross overkill on a 223. My eyes are 69 years old, and far less than they used to be, but 1-4 or 1.5-5 is near ideal for a variable on a .223..