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New scope

Discussion in 'Scopes & Optics' started by gunfreak, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    So I purchased a Nikon 3-9x40 with the BDC reticle. Went out today to get it sighted in and love it.
    I got the crosshairs on at 100 yards, then backed up to 200 and put the first circle on the target, Bingo.
    I didn't feel the need to go out to 300. I'm very happy, only had Bushnell and Tasco duplex scopes this is going to be nice.
     
  2. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    Was it on a .223? I've been thinking about one for my Daniel Defense AR
     
  3. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    No it's on my 30-06 but the do make the P-223.
     
  4. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    Was the BDC reticle specific for the 30-06, or was there turrets to change out?

    I have the Bushnell AR 4.5-18x40 scope with BDC for the 55 gr bullet on an AR and its great for the money. I have only been able to shoot it out to about 250 yards, but is fairly spot on. They recently dropped in price as well down to just over $100 from Tiger outfitters. I ordered a second one for the AR10 as the trajectories of 5.56 and 7.62x51 are pretty similar and figured it would be nice to have the same scope setups on each rifle.
     
  5. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    The BDC is not caliber specific although you can set it up and order calibrated turrets from Nikon. I simply took the basics of the instructions did some shooting and it all fell into place. The target pic is at 200 yards just holding the circle on the paper.
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