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mnhntr
September 3, 2013, 09:37 PM
I bought the Nikon P223 3x9x40 as a primary optic for my do it all AR to see if I would like the BDC type reticle and having never owned a Nikon I wanted to try one out. I used it this past winter coyote hunting with no complaints but I never got to use the BDC. I took it out today to do some ladder tests with two different bullets. I was shooting 100 to 400yds and the BDC set-up was spot on. The glass was clearer at 400 on 9x than my Bushnell 3200 elite 10x which is my favorite scope. I am no expert on glass but have used quite a variation of scopes and this is a good one.

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TIMC
September 3, 2013, 11:07 PM
Good report, do you have any experience with higher grade scopes like Leupold VX3's or Mark 4's? I have been thinking about the M308 scope for my new Savage Hog Hunter in .308 but I am up in the air. I have several Leupolds and they are super clear at high magnification. I have heard some less than stellar reports on the Nikon at high magnification and a Leupold 4.5-14x40 mm is around the same price.

newglockguy
September 3, 2013, 11:47 PM
I have the p-223 3-9x-40. I like it but the eye relief is a little bit of a pain for me

Nappers
September 4, 2013, 12:00 AM
Thanks for the review. I just got an AR and was researching scopes and the P223 was one I looked at.

horsemen61
September 4, 2013, 12:06 AM
Thanks for the info

bpl
September 4, 2013, 09:33 AM
What grain wt. and velocity bullets were you shooting? From an AR? What barrel length?

Outlaw Man
September 4, 2013, 11:11 AM
I got to use one on a 223 bolt gun. I only got to take it out to 200, so BDC wasn't a factor. Still, it seemed like a pretty good scope for the money. Good glass.

mnhntr
September 5, 2013, 03:05 PM
Good report, do you have any experience with higher grade scopes like Leupold VX3's or Mark 4's? I have been thinking about the M308 scope for my new Savage Hog Hunter in .308 but I am up in the air. I have several Leupolds and they are super clear at high magnification. I have heard some less than stellar reports on the Nikon at high magnification and a Leupold 4.5-14x40 mm is around the same price.
I have shot with a few of the Mark4 Leupolds and while I would not say the Nikon is as good it is well worth the purchase if you cannot afford the 1K for the Mark4.

What grain wt. and velocity bullets were you shooting? From an AR? What barrel length?
I was shooting some reloads using 55gr Nolser Varmageddon BT and some 75gr Hornady BTHP from a custom AR with a DPMS 18in MK12 Barrel. I do not have the chrono readings from these loads yet, but will soon.

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