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NIKON Nikon P-223 Riflescope

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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clicker calibration

what .223 round is the clicker calibrated for
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55gr polymer tip, but works great for my 55 gr. SP
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55 grain 3200fps i shoot up to 60 grain and different bullet types in 223 x 5.56 and have no problems factory or reloads yots or steel
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It is calibrated out of the box for the 55gr round, however if you go to Nikon's spot on website you can enter info for a specific type and grain of bullet for distance reference for the hash marks on the scope.
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The Nikon P-223 Riflescope, Item # IK-713807, with the BDC600 reticle, was developed specifically for the trajectory of the .223 Remington/5.56 NATO round with 55-grain polymer tip bullet.
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can this scope be used on my 270

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Sure, but the bdc and turrets will be wrong
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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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I read that P-223 was designed for AR15 and .223 ammo, but will it still work well with a DPMS LR .308?

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They make a version for the .308! p-308 or m-308
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I believe Nikon makes a specific 308 scope Good Luck
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Yes, the P-223 will work with the DPMS LR .308, in fact, you can use the Spot On Ballistic Match program on the Nikon website to match up your .308 round with the reticle in the P-223.
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answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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Does this scope come pre-calibrated, or do I have to come to you guys to have it sighted in?

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You sight it in, then pull up on the knob and twist back to zero.
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The Nikon P-223 Riflescope will have to be sighted-in, based on the round you are using. It is calibrated for up to, and including, 50 caliber.
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would it be good fit for Ruger American Standard 308

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Works well on mine!! You won't be disappointed.
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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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What size scope covers

What size butler creek flip open scope covers would I need for the Nikon p-223 3x32 scope? I haven't been able to get a consistent answer.

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The Nikon P-223 Riflescope 3x32, Item: IK-713807, would take the size 13/14 Eyepiece, and the size 13/15 Objective Lens in the Butler Creek Scope caps, Item: IK-712762.
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Can this scope be used with a Mossberg 5.56 MVP Varmint bolt action?

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The Nikon P-223 Riflescope, Item # IK-713807, would be an excellent scope to use with the Mossberg 5.56 MVP Varmint bolt action rifle.
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Yes, Nikon scopes are designed to handle up to, and including, 50 caliber recoil.
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I have a Ruger Mini 30, what kind of mounting hardware is recommended? Can I use scope rings/rail which came with the rifle ?

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When mounting a scope, you can use either rings or a mount. Just make sure that the rings/mount are designed for the correct tube diameter. The P-223 series has a 1 inch diameter.
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MOA or pre calibrated

are the clickers pre calibrated for the 5.56 round or are they MOA adjustments
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moa
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The Nikon P-223 Riflescope, Item # IK-713807, has hash marks on the BDC-600 reticle that are pre-calibrated for the 5.56 mm bullet. However, the adjustment turrets have 1/4 MOA clicks.
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zeroing for holdoffs

with the bdc600 reticle what do you zero for? is it 100 yards and use the hold offs for 200, 300, 400 yards etc?
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No zero at 100 yards using full magnification with center crosshair in the reticle.
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The BDC in a scope will vary depending on the round being used. The BDC 600 is developed specifically for the trajectory of the .223 Remington/5.56mm NATO round with 55 grain bullet, the new BDC 600 reticle offers shooters unique open circle aiming points at 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600 yards with additional hash-marks at 250, 350, 450 and 550 yards when zeroed at 100 yards. You can learn more by using our Spot-On Ballistic Match Technology.
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Will this work on a Savage A17 (semi-auto .17hmr)?

Just got a new savage A17 (semi auto .17hmr). Will this scope work for that gun? If not can you suggest a model between $100-$200?
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The Nikon P-223 Riflescope, item number IK-713807, could be mounted to the Savage A-17. You would need to shoot at various distances to determine how the BDC reticule would align with your ammunitions trajectory.
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Is the straight 3 power threaded for a sunshade?

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The end is threaded. Not sure what the thread pattern is but there are threads.
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The Nikon P-223 Riflescopes, Item IK-713807, that have 40mm objectives are threaded for sunshades. The 32mm and 20mm do not. The Nikon part number for the sunshade is #6798.
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Will the M-223 AR mount fit the P-223 3x32 carbine scope?

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The Nikon P-223 Riflescopes, item number IK-713807, can be used with the Nikon M-223 AR Mount.

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What is the difference between a P223 #8476 & #8496?

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Nikon P-223 Riflescope, Item: IK-713807, using Nikon numbers, the 8496 is a 3 X 32 Carbine with BDC, the 8497 is not available at this time from Cabela's.
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Do the turrets lock down after zeroing, to avoid accidental change of zero?

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No, they absolutely do not lock down. They will move when bumped or rubbed wrong.
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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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Will the Nikon M-223 XR AR Mount work with the shorter 3x32 Carbine P-223?

I cannot find the p-series mounts for sale.
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The Nikon P-Series mount for the Nikon P-223 Riflescope, item # IK-713807, is item # IK-713826.

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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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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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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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