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Nikon has a complete line of optics   Extreme sighting speed and superior long-range accuracy – just two of the advantages these riflescopes add to your AR platform. BDC-600 reticle has open-circle aiming points and hash marks from 100 to 600 yards. It is equipped with tactical-style turrets and zero-reset feature to simplify field adjustments. BDC-600 reticle also available with Rapid-Action Turret, allowing you to simply dial in your distance and place the crosshairs directly on target. Fast-sighting Carbine reticle option was developed specifically for fast-handling shorter barrel ARs and 3x32 and .223 Remington cartridges to engage targets out to 600 yards. Fully multicoated optics deliver extreme brightness and up to 98% light transmission. Generous, consistent eye relief. 1/4-MOA hand-turn, tactical-style turrets. Nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed for waterproof, fogproof performance.
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Will the 3x scope fit a cx-4 storm carbine AND fit back in the storm case?

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The Nikon P-223 Riflescope. Item # IK-713807 will occupy a
volume of 8.1 x 1.7 x 2 inch volume above your firearm in the case.
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Does the 4-12 & the 3-9 have the quick adjust yardage turret?

The pictures show the 4-12 has the yardage marked on the top turret. The 3-9 just shows numbers, no yardage. What's the difference in them?
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The yardage on the 3-9 is inside the scope, below the crosshairs. Each mark corresponds to 100 yds. The numbers on the turret, are just a reference for when you zero the scope at 100 yds., you can reset the turret back to the 0.
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Both the 4-12x40 model and the 3-9x40 model of the Nikon P-223 Riflescope, Item: IK-713807, utilize the same reticle adjustment, which are, the 1/4 MOA adjustments with Rapid Action Turrets.
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can this scope be used on my 270

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Could maybe i use one of mine on a 243 Tika
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The Nikon P-223 Riflescope, item # IK:713807, can be used with a .270, but the hold points on the yardage reticles will not match what the manual says because they are calibrated for a .223 round.
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where is this scope made?

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Not in the USA , but its a good product , i like may two
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The Nikon P-223 Riflescope, Item: IK-713807, is made in the Philippines.
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Do the turrets lock down after zeroing, to avoid accidental change of zero?

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NO the Turrets do not lock down, however you have to lift the turret to set to zero and it is very easy to put back to zero if moved. It is a really nice feature. It would be difficult to loose zero by mistake
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Nikon's Riflescopes have a Zero-Reset Feature which acts like a place marker after you've made adjustments. If you pull up on the Adjustment Knobs to disengage, even accidentally bumping them against something should not alter your adjustments.
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scope rings

What rings could you use for the 3-9 40 on a Remington 700 .270 with a 24" barrel? If I purchase the scope at the store will they know what rings I could use?
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medium height Leopold Rings
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Nikon generally recommends matching the Mounting System to your Rifle's available Base. As long as your Mounting Hardware can accommodate a 1" in Tube with adequate clearance between the front Objective Bell of your Scope and the Barrel of your Rifle, Medium or High rings are generally recommended.
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would it be good fit for Ruger American Standard 308

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I'm sure you could mount it but the BDC will not match the 308 caliber
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They have a scope with a BDC calibrated to the .308 Winchester. This one is for the .223 Remington.
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can the p 223 be used on a regular bolt action instead of an AR style rifle

I have a savage axis in .223 and I want to mount a Nikon p 223 scope on it. Is that possible with the right scope rings or is it restricted to just AR rifles, if so what rings could I use.
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I would say yes as long as it is a 223 or 5.56 platform
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The Nikon P-223 Riflescope, item # IK-713807, can be used on a bolt action rifle using rings that are compatible with the mount on the rifle.
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What is the correct item number for the Beaver Creek flip type covers for this scope?

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The Butler Creek® Flip Open Multi-Flex Caps Components, item # IK:712762, that fit the Nikon P-223 Riflescope, item # IK:713807, are as follows:

NIKON P-223 3-9X40M BDC 600
Butler Creek Scope Cap Models:19/20 EYE & 30/31 OBJ

NIKON P-223 3X32 BDC CARBINE
Butler Creek Scope Cap Models:13/14 EYE & 13/15 OBJ

NIKON P-223 4-12X40 BDC 600
Butler Creek Scope Cap Models:19/20 EYE & 30/31 OBJ
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The Nikon P-223 Riflescope, item # IK-713807, uses the following Butler Creek® Clear Blizzard Scope Caps, item # IK-713005:

3x32 scope Eyepiece #5 Objective #4
3-9x40 scope Eyepiece #6 Objective #8
4-12x40 scope Eyepiece #6 Objective #8
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Will the P223 3x9 fit in my mounts?

I have a Savage model 25 Lightweight Varminter and the scope mounts are 5.25" apart. Will the P223 fit in my mounts? What are the mounting sizes for these scopes?
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In regards to the Nikon P-223 Riflescope, item # IK-713807, the 3-9 tube specs are listed below.

Length: 11.5 in.
Tube diameter: 1 in.
Length of tube from power ring to objective bell: 5.5 in.
Length of rear tube: 2.125 in.
Length of front tube: 2 in.
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The P-223 3-9x40 has mounting dimensions of 5.34 inches, so you have roughly less than a 10th of an inch of free-play.
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I have a 20" barrel w/ 1:9 twist on my AR-15. With standard 55 grain factory loads will the turrets be accurate for my rifle?

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The Nikon P-223 Riflescope, item # IK-713807, was developed specifically for the trajectory of the .223Remington/5.56 NATO round with 55-grain polymer tip bullet. Nikon AR riflescopes with the BDC-600 are optimized for use with Nikon Spot On Ballistic Match Technology.Spot On allows utilization of all of the exact aiming points on the BDC 600 reticle for an exact ammunition and load. Included below is a link to Nikon Spot On Ballistic Match Technology on the manufacturer website.

http://spoton.nikonsportoptics.com/...
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It will be pretty close, but No it is made for a 16" barrel with 55 grain. You will likely be hitting a little high. Unless you hand load your ammo to match 16" barrel velocity...which kind of defeats the purpose of your rifle.
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Most Nikon Riflescopes are capable of handling the recoil from high caliber Magnum Rifles as well as Muzzle Loading Rifles and can be made compatible with almost any ammunition and Rifle combination using Nikon's Spot-On program, as long as you have the ammunition data necessary.

All Nikon products feature glass manufactured in Japan. The product itsself is generally assembled and manufactured within Nikon's plants, including the Philippines.
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Would you recommend using the P-223 Riflescope with a Colt LE 901-16s

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The Nikon P-223 3-power scope fits my Colt LE 6920 carbine perfectly. I highly recommend it. I have the Nikon mounts also and for a non-QD type it works great.
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The P-223 and M-223 Riflescopes were designed based on the AR platform rifles and ammunition. As an entry level riflescope the P-223 would be ideal for this rifle. To ensure accuracy, the Spot-On program would provide ammunition specific Drop Circle values.
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Will the front iron sight be visible with the 3x32?

I don't want to alter my rifle and I also don't want to spend a ton of cash on a scope.
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I left me front sight on my Colt carbine and it is not noticeable through the scope.
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Depending upon the Mounting Hardware you utilize, the average Rifle Iron Sights may be visible within your Riflescope.
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Does the Nikon P223 3x32 come with lens covers?

I just ordered the 3x32 version and cant find a clear answer on does it come with lens covers of any type?
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The Nikon P-223 Riflescope, Item: IK-713807, comes with removable lens covers from Nikon, they are not the flip up variety however.
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Yes. Mine did.
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It comes with the bungee cord type covers. If you want Flip-up's you'll need to order them separately.
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Is the p series mount still included with this scope?

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No. You get the scope and lens cover. You have to order the mounts.
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The Nikon P-223 Riflescope, item # IK-713807, mounting bases and rings are not included with scope.
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The P-Series AR Mount (IK-713826) is not included with the
P-223 AR Scope.
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what sight mound to use for DPMS AP4 carbine

all i would like to buy this scope (Nikon P-223) Rifle scope i NEED TO KNOW what mount to use so i can still use my hard sights,
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A set of extra high weaver rings will work fine with the standard receiver rail.
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If you mean by hard sights the front post or BUIS system then you will want a QD mount. If you want to use this scope as I use it on my LMT, as my primary optic, Nikon's 2 piece P-Series ( Item: IK-713826) mounts work great. You can also use the 1 piece M-223 AR Mounts ( Item: IK-713827)as well. I also use an offset mount so that I can use BUIS at 45 deg. off my rail. I hope this answers your question?
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can i put this scope on a .22 magnum

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Yes you can, but the bdc turret and the bdc reticle will not work for the 22mag round. It has a different trajectory then the .223.
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Absolutely. You can then go to Nikon's Spot On Ballistic Program, enter the scope and type of ammo you are using and get the corresponding distances for each BDC circle. If you are wondering how accurate it is, I have shot steel prairie dogs at 200 yards using a 22 LR and the BDC reticle.
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I understand the the 3-9x40 scope has the BDC 600 reticle, but how does the drop compensation for .223 stay accurate after magnifying?

If you keep center mass on a fixed object and note where the 600 yard marker lies, it will be substantially different after zooming into full magnification. How does this drop compensator function accurately?
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When I mounted my scope and sighted in I went to 100 yards at full magnification on the scope and I have not had any issues with the scope clear out to 600 yards now. I hope this helps.
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All Nikon riflescopes are designed with reticles in the second optical focal plane. This means that when you change the magnification, the reticle changes in proportion to the target.
That being said, since the crosshair is located in the optical center of the scope, it does not change point of impact with magnification changes.

If you look through the scope at a target and vary the magnification, you will see the position of the BDC circles changes in relation to the target. This is the reason the BDC reticle was originally designed to be used on the highest power.

With the introduction of the SpotOn software program, you now have the ability to determine the distance each circle represents at any magnification listed on the scope.
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I chose the Nikon P-223 4-12x40 BDC. I have a DPMS Lo Pro. How inaccurate will this be since it is on a 16" barrel. I need the higher magnifications.

My AR is a DPMS Lo Pro Classic with a 16" bull barrel. I need the higher magnifications since I'm in Eastern Montana.
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I have mine mounted on an MP-15 sighted it in at 100 yards and have shot up to 250 yards with no problem
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The Rapid Action Turret is set up for a velocity of 3240fps. How accurate the turret would be depends on the actual velocity of your rifle. I would have to assume that your 16" barrel will not produce a muzzle velocity of 3240.
That being said, the BDC reticle can be optimized using the Spot On software that can by accessed on the Nikon website.
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For the nikon 3-9x40 scope, aproximently what yards in best to zero the scope into if mounted on a savage .223?

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I have this scope mounted on an MP-15 and sighted it in at 100 yards. Works great
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I like to zero my .223/5.56 rifles for 100 yards. That way if you are using 55 gr. bullets at 3240 fps you'll be just an inch low at 100 yards. You can check out Nikon's Spot On Ballistic Program and optimize your zero with the ammo you are using. Spot On will also give you the greatest accuracy if you choose a BDC reticle.
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