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Unread 02-13-2012, 07:20 PM
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Re: Nikon m223 scope mount?

Originally Posted by Bman940 View Post
Spot On will help make any BDC reticle more accurate. The things you can do with it are pretty cool. I have not gotten shot's at at least 3 coyote's because I was playing with Spot On data and didn't expect yote's to come in that quickly. It'll also help you with click's and MOA.

If you notice something that you think should be included in Spot On let me know. We are always trying to get shooters the info they need.
Thanx Bart, as soon as my new upper arrives, I'll start working on loads for it, and get a set of Spot On turrets. My business is pretty slow this time of year, so I'll have plenty of time. I might even swap the Leupy off my 7mm rem mag for one of my Nikons just to play with the Spot on system while I wait.

Thanx again for all your help. If you happen to be in the Plano area at the end of March I'll have to buy ya a couple beers.

Thanx again,
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Unread 03-25-2014, 09:39 AM
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Re: Nikon m223 scope mount?

hi,I have a S&W M&P 15 MOE MID rifle and I recently purchased a Nikon#8584 M223 scope 1-4x20 pb which came with m223xr mount.Now the problem I took it to a gunsmith(at gander mountain) who seems knowledgeable he mounted scope and when I returned home I noticed he had installed mount backwards. My questions are should I approach him on this? should I wait until I shoot it to see how it is? Doesn't this mount have 20 moa built into it? or should I take it somewhere else? I'm probably only shooting to 150-200 yards tops. thanks for any input. tom
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Unread 03-25-2014, 11:03 AM
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Re: Nikon m223 scope mount?

I would have him turn it around, it is pretty easy to do, just a few hex screws. I would also suggest removing your Front iron sight. You would be using it with the M-223 1-4 Point Blank Reticle in place unless you buy a QD mount. The scope you have is one of my favorite's in the M-223 line-up. Zero at 100 yards and you'll be good to go to 200. Usually the eye piece is directly over the charging handle.

Here's a pic of what mine looks like and it has seen 1000's of rounds shot underneath it.

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Unread 03-25-2014, 11:46 AM
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Re: Nikon m223 scope mount?

thanks for advice.
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Unread 03-26-2014, 12:44 AM
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Twc1902, That's pretty funny. After seeing that, I don't think I'll be having the "gunsmith" at Gander Mountain work on any of my guns. (That's a rhetorical statement, since I don't think there's a Gander Mountain within 500 miles of where I live.)

Yes, you should remove the scope and install the mount properly.
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Unread 03-30-2014, 01:01 PM
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Re: Nikon m223 scope mount?

I bought the 2 piece P 223 mounts because I have a Bushnell AR/223 4.5-18x40mm scope. With the rear mount facing forward the zoom adjustment ring would touch the mount. Before this setup I had a riser with rings which lifted the scope up a little. Like this I really like the cheek weld, but with the p 223 mounts I will just have to get used to pushing my cheek down while looking through the scope. Oh, by the way I really like this scope. The turret click are very accurate and the reticule returns to where ever you want it to be. This setup also gives me enough room to mount a Wicked Light for night varmint hunting.

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PS: I also have a WOA complete 18" upper on order with a 1 in 7" twist which will be Fluted to save some weight and will look similar to this one in bottom picture.
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Unread 08-06-2014, 07:43 PM
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Re: Nikon m223 scope mount?

Is there an obvious difference between the M223 and M223-XR mounts? I'm looking at them side by side placed flat on a table and can't notice any "incline". The only obvious difference is the XR is more of a two-piece base with 3 screws instead of the 2 screws on the regular one.

I ordered the regular M223 and read that I needed the XR, so I ordered that, and now I can't tell if the M223 regular one is an older version with the incline built in already!
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