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Nikon M-TACTICAL Riflescope 3-12X42SF Matte MK1-MRAD 16520

SKU 16520-Nikon


The M-Tactical Scope Series is the result of Nikon’s effort to make a tactical riflescope using the best possible optical glass, highest quality materials, and innovative riflescope design. M-Tactical scopes are available in three magnifications: 1-4x, 3-12x, and 4-16x. The optical glass used in M-Tactical Series riflescopes is fully multicoated for superior clarity, contrast, and brightness. Additionally the reticles in these scopes are designed for platform focused ballistics. M-Tactical Series riflescopes four reticle types: MK1-MOA, MK1-MRAD, BDC 600 (for .223/5.56x45mm) and BDC 800 (for .308/7.62x51mm). The long range focused Nikon M-Tactical models feature Side Focus Parallax Adjustments that allow you to make corrections without compromising your shooting position.

Features of the Nikon M-Tactical Series Riflescopes

  • Rugged 30mm Main Tube is constructed from aircraft grade aluminum
  • Quick Eye Focus allows for quick target acquisition and reticle focus
  • Directional Indicators allow for quick adjustments
  • Spring Load Instant Zero Reset allows you to quickly return to your determined zero
  • 4x Zoom is ideal for versatility at allow ranges
  • Waterproof and Shockproof ensures a long service life
  • Nitrogen Purged to prevent fogging due to temperature shock


  • Item ConditionNew
  • Scope Weight:20.5 oz.
  • Scope Length:13.1 in.
  • Magnification Range:3–12x
  • Scope Objective Diameter:42mm
  • Scope Tube Size / Mount:30mm
  • Turret Adjustment (Click Value):1 click: 0.1 MRAD
  • Elevation Turret Details:1 revolution: 8 MRAD
    Total Travel: 15 MRAD
  • Parallax Adjustment:50–∞ yards
  • Reticle Position:Second Focal Plane
  • Reticle Details:MK1-MRAD
  • Field of View:37.2–9.4 ft @ 100 yards
  • Exit Pupil:3.5 - 14 mm
  • Eye Relief:3.9"–3.6"
  • Illuminated Reticle:No
  • Scope Finish:Matte Black
  • Scope Turret Rotation:Counter Clockwise (CCW)
  • Product TypeRiflescopes
  • UPC018208165209
  • MPN16520

Customer Reviews

Average Rating
December 16, 2019

Very clear glass & love the reticle. better than the primary arms & SWFA that I have in about the same price range. It's not as clear as my old Leupold 6.5-20 LRT but it also cost 1/3 as much. not done with the grendel build that I'm putting it on, so can't say about the tracking of the turrets.

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December 13, 2019

Scope looks really well made it is very clear reticle is not too fat.Clicks are very positive it passed a box test perfectly.I am very happy with my decision to buy this scope.

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August 29, 2020

GREAt price. Very good glass. Positive clicks. A little heavy but expected. So happy ordered another for my 6.5 Grendel.

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March 24, 2020

First off, this company is absolutely A+ to deal with. Great people. Now for the scope...I own a lot of glass - Leupold, Nikon, Burris, Vortex most in the $500-$1000 range. I don't go for the super expensive stuff because I can tell very little, if no difference in the glass. THIS scope is excellent in every way and for a price that is...well unbelievable. Glass is as bright and clear as scopes costing 3 times as much, knobs are smooth with almost perfect tactile feel, parallax is just the right tension. I would put this up against my Vortex's, Burris XTR or Nikon Monarch any day. In fact this looks better than the Nikon Monarch - bigger eye box and less ocular ring visible. You cannot go wrong.

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October 19, 2019

I like the optics and reticle of the scope but the turrets do not always line up. About every other full mil they do. It is some what difficult to judge if it is above or below on clicks.

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January 9, 2021

Very clear glass, seems pretty durable, weight a little heavy but expected. Overall a very good quality scope!

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October 31, 2020

Great glass, reticle visible enough for quick shots, but fine enough for precision, crisp audible turrets, big eyebox, wide field of view, a joy to look through, a steal at the closeout price!

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June 24, 2020

Awesome scope for the money, especially on the closeout price! This is my first Nikon scope and I have to say I am very impressed with the quality and clarity of the optic. Looking through the scope everything is crisp and bright. Positive clicks on all adjustments and tracks very well. It's a shame Nikon is getting out of the scope market but atleast it got me an awesome scope for nearly half price!

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June 17, 2020

Awesome scope! super clear and tracks great!

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May 18, 2020

For the closeout price it was an amazing value. Excellent build quality - good distinct clicks on the turrets, great glass, and the best part - EUROOPTIC service is ... THE GREATEST ! ! ! Great communication and lightning fast shipment .. I'm a customer for LIFE. No looking back.

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May 12, 2020

This scope is hard to beat for the cost. The glass is good, it has very good brightness and clarity. The only cons I have with the scope are the exposed turrets and the reticle, but I knew they could be cons before I purchased it. Again, considering sale price of the scope, I'm willing to live with what I view as shortcomings. Someone else may enjoy those aspects. You really can't go wrong for the price of this scope.

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May 4, 2020

Best $200 scope I have seen yet. Perfect for an ar. It’s light & the m Tactical is a little bit more clear than my vortex diamondback Tactical. Only thing I don’t like is the parallax but it could just be mine, maybe others are better. For the price I’m absolutely satisfied & would be hard to find better for the $$

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May 1, 2020

The MRAD scope is a great piece of gear at a great price. Glass is clear, knobs are responsive and the spring zeroing is easy to use. My only with is that the knobs had a capnto cover them but it's not a deal breaker. Now to buy a honeycomb and a cap for the scope and call it good.

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March 19, 2020

This optic is well built. The turrets track precisely with, in my opinion, perfect clicks. The glass is very good for this price point. It’s not a $1000 scope but you absolutely get more than you pay for!

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January 15, 2020

Amazing for the price. Very clear and excellent eye box. Will be taking my Vortex back to academy.

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January 15, 2020

Amazing for the price. Very clear and excellent eye box. Will be taking my Vortex back to academy.

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November 26, 2019

Glass is very clear, tracts perfect, I am very happy with it especially for the price!

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November 24, 2019

Compared this scope to several other scopes. (3.5-10x40 leupold vx3i, weaver tactical 3-15x50, weaver tactical 3-10x40, leupold vx2 4-12x40, Nikon prostaff 3-9x40 and a Weaver 3-9x38) the eye box on this scope is definitely the biggest of all mentioned which is nice. The M tactical mrad placed third out of all of these to my eyes. The leupold vx3 was first and the weaver tactical 3-15x50 was second. The Nikon was slightly brighter than the weaver on low power but when changes to 12 power the weaver was slightly more crisp image. So really it was almost a tie between the two. Great reticle with half mil hash marks which I like. So all in all, bright scope, big eye box, clear image, and great reticle. Couldn’t be more pleased with this product in the price range!

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October 19, 2019

Es lo que esperaba considerando la marca yo se que ay otros productos de más calidad pero son más caras y se les asemeja

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