Gear Tuesday: Nikon scope for your AR-15

ImageThis looks like a good scope for those who like to plink at certain rodents in the spring. The Nikon P-223 scope is preset to the ballistics for standard .223 rounds for an AR-15 and other .223 rifles, so the hold over is already calculated. It's an inexpensive way to get take some of the guess work out of shooting at longer ranges. Use your range finder to determine the distance, and use the corresponding reticle in the scope for that distance out to 600 yards.

Nikon scopes have a good reputation for optics, and at about $150 for the 3X9, it's a nice addition to the gun without breaking the bank. You can find them at local sporting stores and gun shops. To learn more about the scope go HERE.


Nikon is hitting it out of the park with these scopes designed to match ballistics. Plus with the spot-on program you can adjust to any caliber.

user friendly. Squirrel and wolf unfriendly.

My only whine

Is I can't switch one scope to different guns, but for $150, it's not really an issue. For a $500 scope, it's a much bigger issue. I have an AR-15 with a Pentax scope with multiple reticles, but I am considering replacing it with one of these.