Hello new to this forums and to the next step in my journey of learning about optics. Well I've just got in my new AR platform the PWS MK-1 .223 round. Application for possible competition shooting, range shooting and tactical CQB training. Been to the range with it this week learning my iron sights with this new weapon and I love this gun. Im interested in finding a perfect scope for this for my application but with my lack of knowledge and with friends of mine with similar platforms shooting mainly thru EOtechs they have very little knowledge on helping me pick out a scope. I have a budget of roughly up to 1000$ if it is needed. I want a scope accurate and clear to approx 400yrds. I've read about Nikons 223 series and although less expensive as such scopes as swar, and ziess, would it be well worth it to get such a scope. Also next question is that I dont know what magnification to get up to I'm only guessing at a 4x12 zoom. Any help or suggestions will be greatly welcomed. Thank you ahead of time.