Nikon M223

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by e43jimmy409, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. e43jimmy409

    e43jimmy409 New Member

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    I have read some threads about this scope. Do any of you like it? I don't know a whole lot about glass yet. My only experience is a cheap 3-9x40 the came on my 17hmr. I just target shoot for now. I have a 20in 1x7 5.56 with a free float MI ss15g2 that I want to put a scope on. Which reticle do you all recommend, the Nikoplex or the BDC? Also what are the rapid action turrets?
     
  2. bman940

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    e4, The M-223 line is produced with Nikon's top of the line MONARCH glass. I have been using this scope since it first hit the ground 6 years ago and I am very impressed. From its beginning, Nikon has added different variation's because of consumer requests. Now you can get one up to 4-16 magnification which really lets you reach out longrange. I prefer the lower magnification scopes for my own uses. The 1-4 lets me engage any targets inside of 200 yards without any compensation for distance. Great for shooting steel or predator control inside of 200 yards. The 2-8 and 3-12 cover all my long distance needs. I prefer to shoot the BDC reticle and use Nikon's Spot On Ballistic Program to dial in my ammo to my scope and rifle. If you wonder how accurate this can be, imagine shooting 4 inch jars of tannerite at 600 yards, explosive impact.

    Here's a pic of the M-223 3-12 Rapid Action Turret on my JP upper. Because I shoot so many different kinds of ammo the BDC reticle gives me more flexibility.

    http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd363/bman940/M-223%203-12/m-233-2.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2014

  3. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    i dont have that scope but i do have nikon prostaff scopes.. they are my favorite brand so far. good clear glass, holds adjustments and great price. i prefer the nikoplex. it has crisp small lines making it easier to pinpoint your zero.
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    They are very nice. Nikon is as low on the totem pole of optics as I can recomend. I've got a few monarchs all 1-4x. Very sturdy for a budget optic.

    I would opt for either a mildot or bdc reticle. Couple it with nikon's spoton software and your good to go.
     
  5. e43jimmy409

    e43jimmy409 New Member

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    Hey guys thanks for the replies. In your opinions is the m worth the money over the p? Like I mentioned I am not an experienced shooter.
     
  6. bman940

    bman940 Member

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    e4, I think the M-223 line is worth the extra $, but the best thing for you to do is look down a couple of tubes and decide if the added expense is worth it to you. THe P-223 is very good in low light and I have used the P-223 3-9 to harvest hogs with only moolight. My guess is the P-Series of optic's will meet your needs just fine. The trick is to get what you want and not settle.

    Drop me a note if you ned help with Nikon's Spot On Program.