Nikon P300 Scope – A Treat for Late-Day Shooters

Nikon developed the P300 scope specifically for use with the .300 AAC Blackout cartridge. Used with an AR-style rifle, these cartridges allow you to shoot low-noise with subsonic ammunition and long-range using supersonic ammunition. With the Nikon P300 scope attached to an AR-style rifle, you can take advantage of the .300 AAC Blackout cartridge in low-light conditions.

With over 90 years of experience making premium quality optical products, it is no wonder that it is Nikon who developed the P-300 riflescope. The Nikon P300 scope achieves just the right balance between razor sharp, high resolution, and aberration-free images while maximizing light transmission. Using top quality materials and production standards, Nikon continues to build and support sport optics like the P300. As a leader in developing multicoated lenses which maximize light transmission, the Nikon P300 scope gives you the light, contrast, and resolution crucial for hunting at dawn, at dusk, or at twilight.

Nikon P300 Scope

Nikon P300 Scope Pros and Cons


1. BDC SuperSub Reticle

The P-300 has Nikon’s new BDC (Bullet Drop Compensated) SuperSub reticle to work with both subsonic and supersonic ammunition. There is circle aiming points marked from 100 to 600 yards, in 100-yard increments, with hash marks at 50-yard points. With Nikon’s Spot On Ballistic Match Technology, you can find all the specific aiming points at different distances whether using the .300AAC Blackout cartridge in subsonic or supersonic loads. And the open aiming circles make it easier to see your target.

2. Easy Zeroing and Fast Focus

Integrated into the P300 scope, is Nikon’s Spring-Loaded Zero-Reset Turrets. With the easy to use adjustment knobs, zeroing is quick and flawless. All you need to do is sight at 100 yards, lift the adjusting knob, rotate to the “zero,” and then re-engage. Focusing is also fast and sharp with Nikon’s Quick Focus Eyepiece. Unlike other scopes that requiring turning and turning a lens piece fixed to the scope with fine threads, with the Nikon eyepiece you just twist and push or pull, moving the lens piece in and out, a procedure that is fast and precise.

3. Fully Multicoated Optics

The entire optical system of the Nikon P-300 scope is engineered to provide maximum light transmission and maximum brightness. With specifications that state 98 percent of light transmitted, resulting in a very clear picture, the P-300 is perfect for shooting in low-light conditions.

4. Hand-turn 1/4 MOA Adjustments

You can make adjustments to the reticle in ¼ MOA click-stops that are both felt and heard. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the sight creeping off the target. With the positive click adjustments, you can zero in faster and keep the setting, even under hard conditions and repeated recoils.

5. Waterproof and Fog Proof

Nikon makes sure your P300 will work under the toughest conditions. Sealed with O-rings and filled with nitrogen, the inside mechanisms of the Nikon P300 scope will stay clear and dry.

6. Warranty

The Nikon P300 scope comes with Nikon’s hassle free lifetime warranty.

7. Price

With a list price of $199.95, it will be hard to find a better scope for a comparative price.

Nikon P300 riflescope on a rifle


The Nikon P300 scope is a second focal plane scope. This is important for the shooter to know because with a second focal plane BDC scope, you need to be at full magnification for the distance markings to be useful. When shooting at 250 yards and further, this isn’t an issue because you’ll probably be using full magnification in that situation. But, it could be bothersome to shooters who want to have reticle markings that align with the flight path throughout the entire range of magnification. Plus, the reticle values change with changes in the magnification.

Some shooters just don’t like Bullet Drop Compensation reticles at all. They find them kind of busy with all their circles and hash mark lines and the thick lines that they feel can make it difficult to get an accurate shot. Also, the accuracy of the reticle will depend on the ammunition you are using. With this scope meant for the .300 AAC Blackout cartridges, you’ll have excellent sighting results using that ammo. But, use it with different ammunition and you’ll have different results.

The Nikon P300 scope does not come with mounts. You can buy P-series and M-series mounts and either is suitable for use on an AR-style rifle.

Set-up on the Nikon P300 can only be for supersonic or subsonic ammunition. The Bullet Drop Compensation reticle does not have different graduations for other types of ammo. To use the scope with different ammunition, you will have to do some trial and error shooting to figure out what type of compensation you will have to make for sighting through the reticle.

Who Is This Product Best For?

The .300 AAC Blackout cartridges with AR type rifles is one of the best new cartridges used for feral hog hunting. With the Nikon P-300 scope designed for use with the AR-style rifle and .300 AAC Blackout cartridges, it is a perfect scope for the feral hog hunter.

Nikon produces a range of scopes for shooters, hunters, and sportsmen who are looking for the best optics at the best price. The Nikon P300 is calibrated for use with 115 gr ammunition moving at 2280 feet per second which are the specifications of the Remington UMC 300 AAC Blackout cartridge. So if you are looking for a rugged scope that is also bright, precise, and clear for late-day shooting and to use with 300 AAC Blackout cartridges, the Nikon P300 scope is it.