Nikon has added a new scope to its AR product line, the M-223 1.5-6×24 BDC 600. The scope has a 30mm body tube, and gradiated marks for 55gr .223 Remington ammunition. It will also come in an adjustable-illumination variant called the M-223 1.5-6×24 BDC 600 IL. From the press release:
Nikon Expands Popular M-223 AR Riflescope Line
One of the most complete AR riflescope lines has expanded even further with the release of Nikon’s new M-223 1.5-6×24 BDC 600. This new M-223 is made with a 30mm main body tube, giving it a wider adjustment range. There is also an illuminated reticle version, making this compact riflescope even more effective in low-light situations.
Both of the new M-223 1.5-6×24 riflescopes come with Nikon’s BDC 600 reticle that is calibrated for the trajectory of the .223 Remington/5.56mm NATO round with 55-grain bullet. It offers shooters unique open circle aiming points at 100-yard intervals and additional hash-marks at 50-yard intervals to effectively compensate for bullet drop.
The M-223 1.5-6×24’s illuminated BDC 600 reticle can be adjusted to different brightness settings using the push buttons on the eyepiece and has up to 32 different levels of intensity for the orange center dot. When the illumination feature is turned off, the last brightness level is saved. The illuminated reticle operates on a 3V lithium battery.
The M-223 line utilizes Nikon’s Ultra ClearCoat® optical system that provides shooters with a bright, sharp and incredibly flat sight picture. These riflescopes are also waterproof, fogproof, and shockproof, and are covered by Nikon’s limited lifetime warranty. MSRP for the M-223 1.5-6×24 is $599.95 for the non-illuminated model (Item #8474) and is $799.95 for the illuminated reticle version (Item #8475).
Further, all Nikon M-223 rifle scopes will be compatible with Nikon’s Spot On Custom Turrets, which allow the user to swap turrets to allow drop compensation tailored to whatever load the customer chooses.
All of Nikon’s M-223’s will now be compatible with interchangeable Spot On Custom Turrets. The Spot On Custom Turrets allow users to calibrate their riflescope to match bullet drop for virtually any factory or custom load. Each Spot On Custom Turret is based on ballistic information entered on the online ordering page (spoton.nikonsportoptics.com). Simply select your choice of ammunition, model of M-223 riflescope, typical atmospheric conditions, and much more to create your own uniquely calibrated custom turret.
Like all Nikon riflescopes, the M-223 is optimized for use with 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 is free online at spoton.nikonsportoptics.com but it can also be purchased for mobile devices, including the iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ platforms.
TFB has already arranged a review of the M-223 1.5-6×24 BDC 600 IL.