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by n5wmk
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Holsters & Accessories
Topic: AR Scope Suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 4454

Re: AR Scope Suggestions

n5wmk wrote:Thanks, everyone. I've decided on the Nikon P223 per cmgee67's recommendation. I have a Nikon on my Rem 700CDL in .25-06, and really like the Nikon quality. The Vortex Strike Eagle looks really nice, but that's a bit more that I wanted to spend, and I would have had to get another mount for it. The Nikon has a 1" tube, same as my current scope, so I can reuse the existing mount. Ordered the Nikon from Midway, should arrive Tuesday.
As a follow up on this, I did get the Nikon P223 and it's installed and sighted in. The reticle is designed for zero at 100 yards, then it has the graduations for 200 to 600 yards below the crosshairs. I boresighted it first at about 20 feet, putting the reticle about 2.5 inches above the bore. Then I took it to Bullet Trap which only has 25 yards. Used a ballistic calculator to determine the 25 yards sight-in, and got it set within 5 rounds. My final 10 rounds at 25 yards I could cover with a dime. I did my final tweaking at 100 yards, and was able to get 1.5" groups at 100 yards. I haven't had a chance to shoot beyond 100 yards yet. I do like the scope, and I thank everyone here for recommendations. BTW, the Timney 2-stage trigger is really nice!
by n5wmk
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Holsters & Accessories
Topic: AR Scope Suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 4454

Re: AR Scope Suggestions

Thanks, everyone. I've decided on the Nikon P223 per cmgee67's recommendation. I have a Nikon on my Rem 700CDL in .25-06, and really like the Nikon quality. The Vortex Strike Eagle looks really nice, but that's a bit more that I wanted to spend, and I would have had to get another mount for it. The Nikon has a 1" tube, same as my current scope, so I can reuse the existing mount. Ordered the Nikon from Midway, should arrive Tuesday.
by n5wmk
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Holsters & Accessories
Topic: AR Scope Suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 4454

AR Scope Suggestions

I have a Ruger AR-556, 16" barrel, 1:8 twist. I like the rifle a lot, and have installed a Timney 2-stage trigger. Now I would like to upgrade the scope on it. As a package, it came with a low-end (cheap) 2-6 power scope. But the scope is pretty low grade, and has a fair amount of parallax. Locked down, you can watch the cross hairs move left to right as you move your eye-sight axis left to right.

I'm used to nice scopes on standard bolt-action hunting rifles, but not that familiar with what works best on an AR platform, so I figured I'd ask the experts here on the forum. I tried searching the forum, but didn't see anything that answered my questions.

Looking for suggestions on a scope that won't break my pocketbook. In 2-4 or 2-6 zoom range. Maybe with lighted dot reticle. Bullet drop compensator would be nice, but not mandatory. Primary use would be target shooting out to 200 yards, some hunting.

Thanks!

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