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I've been a Leupold fan my whole life, I still am, but I have found another favorite optics company!! Nikon's M223 2-8x32mm with 600 BDC is awesome. ...
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.223 Scope

by S Musgrove, from United States, FL Written on March 17, 2015
Awesome scope ! Exactly as described when I bought it online from OpticsPlanet. It was shipped out fast and I received the scope very soon after I placed the order. Excellent customer service. The best of the best in my eyes !...
Would recommend: Yes
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Difficult to see sighting reticles

by Motown Marty, from United States, MI Written on December 31, 2014
Scope is comfortable length/weight for my AR, and the spot-on programs are nice (I use them for my ProStaff scope on .308 deer rifle). Unfortunately, the reticle circles are extremely small (about half the diameter of those on my ProStaff5 3-9x40) and difficult to see. Likewise for the hash marks in between the circles, which require several seconds of concentration to even find. I guess that would be acceptable for leisurely bench and target shooting, or for shooters with 20:10 hypervision, but I can't imagine getting correct and rapid target acquisition while moving in the field. I would suggest that Nikon consider a hash-mark only system (like the Opmod Zeiss or Burris Fullfield E1) to help make things more visible. I'm going to return it for another product and appreciate Optics Planet help with this....
Pros:
  • nice length and weight for AR platform
Cons:
  • Reticle circles and subtensions are extremely small
Best Used for:
  • leisurely bench shooting
Would recommend: No
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Nikon M-223 2-8x32mm Nikoplex

by Norton, from United States, SD Written on August 23, 2014
I've done a fairly extensive amount of reading reviews, testing scopes on some friends' ARs, and considered red dot scopes as well. I plan to use my rifle mostly on the range and for some varmint/coyote hunting when the opportunity arises. Overall, this is an outstanding scope that delivers both close range and fairly long distance targeting with high quality glass which is exactly what I needed.

The eye relief on the scope is really set up great, around 4". As a result, the scope is very easy to use and I could see it being quite adaptable to different setups and mounts. Quick target acquisition is a breeze at 2-8x. One of the most common things I hear about when considering scopes on an AR is how effective you can be with fast moving targets at closer distances. Some people are die-hard about the iron sites, but you can easily keep up with a low magnification and the huge eye relief.

One of my apprehensions in getting a scope this long is whether or not it would clear the charging handle. I ended up purchasing the Nikon M223 mount and slid it all the way forward on my picatinny rails. The scope sits about 1/4" short of the charging handle, so it does not interfere at all. Again, with the 4" eye relief, having the scope mounted forward does not cause any issues.

Nikon has done a really great job with the glass they're using on the scopes in the Monarch series. This scope has high light transmission, resulting in a super crisp, clear view. It never ceases...
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Pros:
  • crystal clear
  • big eye relief
  • range magnification levels
Cons:
  • None
Best Used for:
  • Target and varmit shooting
  • all around
Would recommend: Yes
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by heavy4caliber, from United States, VA Written on July 30, 2014
I've been a Leupold fan my whole life, I still am, but I have found another favorite optics company!!
Nikon's M223 2-8x32mm with 600 BDC is awesome. Period.
Fast focus eye piece, awesome turrets that can be returned to zero by lifting up to dis-engage the turret and pressed back down with a solid "click"
* Excellent clarity *. The BDC reticle is nice and thin, so you can pinpoint your aim. It's easy to select your hold-over for ranges out to 600 yards. It was dead on with my 55 grain V-max and 16" barreled CMMG MK4 RCE.

*** Here's what you don't read or hear about ***
Inside the box - It came with REAL honest to goodness flip covers that you can use permanently. Also, there was a way cool flash hider that threads on the bell and a lens cleaning rag. - WHO ELSE DOES THAT AT ANY PRICE POINT?!

Nikon has won me over with this Scope. Price point is WELL WORTH IT....
Would recommend: Yes
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Can't go wrong with this Nikon

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, LA Written on April 4, 2014
Buy with confidence. This isn't my only Nikon and it won't be my last....
Would recommend: Yes
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nikon m223 2-8 BDC

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on March 30, 2014
Got the scope with free mount, and 10% off overall, which is a very good value. Scope has good clear glass and performs as advertised. Overall size and eye relief work well on an AR carbine. The reticle subtensions are hard to discern because everything (circles and intermediate hash marks) is so close together. Younger eyes than mine help, but they have a hard time with it too. Simple hash marks would have been preferred to the circles. The turret adjustment knobs reset to "zero" but don't lock. This hasn't yet been a problem but it's a negative, and rubbing against something could potentially take it out of adjustment. The mount will be fine in my case (hunting rifle), but it's a 2 piece and will require re-sighting in whenever the scope is removed. Not a remotely "tactical" solution at all IMO.
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Would recommend: Yes
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