Hunting as well as competitive shooting has become wildly popular all across the country, and the proper scope is important for both of these activities. If you already an avid hunter or are interested in this outdoor sport, you will need the proper equipment, including a scope that will provide you with maximum accuracy. The Nikon P-223 3×32 Matte BDC Carbine is a truly high quality product that increases accuracy and sighting speed for long range shooting in all different types of environments.
- Objective Diameter: 3x
- Exit Pupil: 32mm
- Field of View: 35.6 ft at 100 yards
- Tube Diameter: 1”
- Eye Relief: 3.4”
- Objective Outside Diameter: 39.3mm
- Eyepiece Outside Diameter: 41mm
- Weight: 12.2oz
- Length: 8.1”
- Max Internal Adjustment: 100 MOA
- Parallax Setting: 100 yards
Features and Benefits
BDC Carbide Reticle
The BDC carbide reticle this scope uses is built for the trajectory of the .223 Rem/5.56 NATO round with 55-grain polymer tip bullet. The 200 yard range with hash marks at 400-600 yard means that it greatly improves optical resolution for a more accurate aim in long range shooting.
This scope increases the accuracy and precision of shots due to the fact that it is parallax free at 100 yards.
The ¼-MOA Hand-turn Tactical-Style Turrets allow you to immediately zero in on your target while maintaining the same setting due to the positive click reticle adjustments. This reticle is also filled with nitrogen and O-ring sealed so that water and fog will never affect your shots.
The Nikon P-223 somewhat resembles the Nikon Prostaff 3-9×40 in that it has a fully multicoated optical system that provides shooters with a maximum of 98 percent light transmission for as much brightness as possible. Whether you are shooting in the daylight or at night, your vision through this scope will be crisp and clear.
The consistent eye relief that this scope offers means that your brow will always be protected against even the heaviest recoiling cartridges as well as lightweight rifles and sever shooting angles.
This scope’s zero turret will allow you to make field adjustments without any issues whatsoever. All of Nikon’s scopes offer this feature, and it is definitely a good one.
Pros and Cons
- Great low budget rifle scope
- Lightweight design (measures 14.2x32x3.2” and a total weight of 12.2 oz)
- Easy-to-use design
- Scope can be used any time of the day or night
- High quality durable build with waterproof and fog proof design for harsh weather
- Designed strictly for AR products and may not work with all different types of rifles. You will need to know the range of the rifle you are planning to mount this scope on before purchasing it.
- Only offers 3x magnification, which may not be adequate for all shooters.
What are other customers saying?
Most customers who have purchased this scope have nothing but good things to say about it, including the fact that it works well in all different types of weather conditions, including rain and fog. Many other people who have used this scope say that the glass on it is very clear and easy to see through, allowing for a more accurate shot.
While certain customers have stated that the scope was larger than they thought it would be, most say that it is still fairly small and lightweight, so it does not slow down their shooting in any way. Many of the positive comments on this scope also have to do with the BDC and how well it works.
If you are currently searching for a high performance rifle scope that will help to improve the accuracy of your shots and make shooting a bit easier overall without having to pay too much, the Nikon P-223 3X32 Matte BDC Carbine is an excellent option. This scope has a very solid, durable design and all of its features work well.