Scope Recommendation for .300 Blackout

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by PABUCK, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. PABUCK

    PABUCK New Member

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    Ok guys, I'm brand new to the AR-15 world but just had to buy one before the ban is executed. So my M&P15 300 Blackout came in today and now I need to find a scope for it. I've always used Leupold's or Bushnell Elite 3200's on all of my deer rifles but have no clue what to look for in an AR scope. I will be using this gun for ground hogs and plinking (out to 500 yards). I'm thinking I need a BDC reticle but not sure if there is one calibrated for the 300 Blackout. I see that Nikon makes one for the .223's, will this work with the 300? If not, what would you recommend? My price range is $200-$300.

    Thanks for any help in advance.
     
  2. jpattersonnh

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    AAC say's it is similar to a .30-30, so I think you are stretching the realistic distance for hunting anything. A man sized target at 440 yards is considered max w/ a 16" barrel. That is not a p-dog or 9" kill shot on a whitetail. It is a 5'8" high, 2.5' target. It says ballistics match the 7.62x39, so w/ that in mind about 200 yards will end it's accurate precision range w/ a 16" barrel. A simple 4x32mm scope will do well.
     

  3. PABUCK

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    Thanks for the input!! I was looking into the Burris AR-332, think that is a good choice for some ground hog hunting and long distance plinking?
     
  4. KingTiger

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  5. eric1229

    eric1229 New Member

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    I have the Nikon p223 scope on my m4 either bdc reticle out to 600 yards and works great and is accurate. Cool thing about it is u can use the Nikon spot on program and input ur cartridge info and it will re- designate the hold over points using the ballistic infor for ur specific manufactorers, and bullet types and loads. Swapped it over to my 270 and 30-30 just to see if it actually worked and it does. Very nice scope in ur price range plus mine came with the p series scope rings for it. Check it out.
     
  6. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Anything over 200 is unrealistic. 200 may even be stretching it.

    Do you really need a scope for such short range???
     
  7. jpattersonnh

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    Red dot would be better.
     
  8. KingTiger

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  9. PABUCK

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    accusavage New Member

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    The distance information is just not accurate on the 300BLK it is effective out to 750m all day long with a red dot sight running a 8.1" barrel with suppressor.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgKjbySsAik[/ame]
     
  11. pawjr74

    pawjr74 New Member

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    How about this one?

    [ame]http://youtu.be/UoMAiYnJOBM[/ame]