Nikon Engineers New Riflescope
for 300 AAC Blackout
(GunReports.com) -- The .300 AAC Blackout cartridge in AR/MSR platform rifles provides the ability to shoot subsonic ammunition for low-noise applications and supersonic ammunition for longer-range shots. To get the most out of the round, Nikon's new P-300 BLK riflescope, $200, comes in 2-7x32 magnification with an all-new BDC SuperSub reticle that is calibrated for use with both supersonic and subsonic ammunition.
"When you look at what the .300 Blackout cartridge can do in terms of effectiveness, it really is an amazing caliber. Nikon is excited to jump into the mix and give shooters a riflescope that was designed from the ground up to match the ballistic profiles of .300 AAC Blackout," said Jon LaCorte, senior product marketing manager of Nikon Sport Optics.
The BDC SuperSub reticle offers shooters unique, open circle aiming points out to 600 yards, in 100-yard increments, with additional hash-marks at 50-yard distances.
Like other Nikon riflescopes, the P-300 BLK 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 www.NikonHunting.com but it can also be purchased for mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad and Android platforms.
Nikon's spring-loaded instant zero-reset turrets allow the shooter to lift the adjustment knob, rotate to your "zero," and re-engage. Hand-turn reticle adjustments are made in ¼-inch click-stop moves that can be felt and heard. The P-300 BLK is waterproof, fogproof and backed by Nikon's full lifetime warranty. It is built with Nikon's Fully Multicoated optical system with up to 98% light transmission.