With the popularity of the AR-15 and rifles in general finding affordable optics really isn’t that hard to do any more. What is hard to do is find affordable optics that are actually any good. Everywhere you look you’ll see some guy at the range with an AR-15. On that AR is typically an optic that’s more suited for Airsoft than anything else. Fortunately for us Nikon has come out with the M-223 line of very high quality tactical/hunting scopes designed specifically for the AR-15. The most recent model to be added to the lineup is the M-223 4-16×42 AR riflescope. This is a great option for those who needed a bit longer range capability out of their scope. Check out the details below.
Nikon Releases Long Range M-223 Scope For AR Platform
The new big brother of the Nikon M-223 lineup has arrived. The M-223 4-16×42 AR riflescope, with a high magnification zoom range and locking side focus parallax adjustment lays down a serious power range for the most extreme long range shooting. Designed for ultimate shooting speed and accuracy, this new riflescope will help maximize the performance of an AR platform rifle and the .223 Remington round – from zero out to 600 yards.
The M-223 4-16×42 BDC 600 utilizes precise, tactical-style turrets with Zero-Reset feature to get zeroed-in quicker and maintain settings – even with repeated recoil. The BDC 600 reticle was developed specifically for the trajectory of the .223 Remington/5.56mm NATO round. It offers shooters unique open circle aiming points and hash marks from 100 to 600 yards. MSRP for the M-223 with BDC 600 reticle is $499.95.
The M-223 4-16×42 Nikoplex features tactical-style Rapid Action Turrets. This incredible new system, based on a .223 Remington/5.56mm NATO 55-grain polymer tipped bullet, at 3240 FPS allows shooters to dial-in elevation anywhere from 100 to 600 yards away in less than one revolution. Now it’s possible to aim directly at the targets, eliminating the need to holdover by changing distances with a quick turn of the turret. MSRP for the M-223 Nikoplex is $479.95.
Like all Nikon riflescopes, the M-223 is optimized for use with Nikon Spot On™ Ballistic Match Technology. The Spot On program provides users with exact aiming points on the BDC reticle for any load or ammunition at a specified range. Spot On can be purchased for iPhone and Android or tried out for free at nikonhunting.com/spoton.
The Nikon M-223 4-16×42 also includes the following features:
Ultra ClearCoat® optical system
Nikon has engineered the entire optical system to provide the shooter with a bright, sharp, incredibly flat sight picture and light transmission up to 95%.
Eye Box technology
Every model features an impressive 4-time zoom range and up to four inches of non-critical eye relief. A massive ocular lens delivers a huge, exceptionally bright, high-resolution sight picture.
Smooth zoom control
Magnification reference numbers are viewable from the shooter’s position.
Enhanced mount ring spacing
Provides greater mounting versatility.
One-piece main body tube
For minimum weight and maximum strength and durability.
Waterproof, fogproof, shockproof
Nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed.
Removable ARD eliminates objective lens glare.
Locking side focus parallax adjustment
Nikon’s easy-to-reach dial allows you to quickly focus from a shooting position.
Nikon Inc. is the distributor of Nikon sports and recreational optics, world-renowned Nikon 35mm cameras, digital cameras, speedlights and accessories, Nikkor lenses and electronic imaging products.
For more information on Nikon’s full line of riflescopes, binoculars, Fieldscopes and laser rangefinders, please contact: Nikon Sport Optics, 1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747-3064, or call 1-800-645-6687. www.nikonhunting.com.