Monday, April 7, 2014

Primary Arms 1-6X Scope, Fool Proof Scope for the AR15 "With a Budget Price Tag"

I got a new scope for Christmas 2013. Unfortunately the illumination lasted less than 30 shots. Not sure what the issue is but with a new battery installed, it still failed to turn on. It has been sent back to Primary Arms for an exchange but as of today April 2014, they are currently out of stock. So I put my Bresser back on my AR15 rifle for the Texas Multigun this month.

Aside from the illumination quitting... I did notice some distortion in the scope with some fish eye effect. Also, the 1x setting is very close to 1x but with the distortion it is not as clear as my Bresser that functions like a red dot scope on 1X. Another quirk I ran into was the eyepiece adjustment for getting the reticule in focus for the shooter. The eye-bell / focus for the scope appears to be somewhat loose and allows for the reticule to wiggle inside the scope. This can possibly change the point of impact. I hope my sample was just a bad apple and not representative of this scope.

I found this reticule very easy to use. I was able to consistently hit my targets out to 400 yards with little effort other than trigger control. Once I receive my replacement, I will work on farther distances. I am keeping my fingers crossed for my replacement to be much better because I really like this ACSS reticule and the over all price point of the scope.

ACSS "Advanced Combined Sighting System" combining Bullet Drop Compensation, Range Estimation, Wind and Leads in one easy to use system.

My Grouping at 400 yards with magnification set to 6x.  Factory 55g FMJ 5.56 NATO

Scope Specs: Specifications & Features

Tube Diameter: 30mm
Magnification: 1-6X
Exit Pupil: 10mm at 1X, 4mm at 6x
Eye Relief: 4.5 in. at 1X, 4 in. at 6x
Field of View:
115 feet @ 100 yards at 1X
19.2 feet @ 100 yards at 6X
Click Value: .5 MOA
Length: 10.75 inches
Net Weight: 17.4 oz.
Red Partial Illumination
Fast Focus Eyepiece
Front and rear flip caps included
Nitrogen purged
Fog resistant
Fully Multi-Coated
2nd Focal Plane
6063 Aluminum
3 year warranty


  1. Awesome job! I don't think I shot past 300 yards until I was a lot older than your son, and I didn't hit the target that often.

  2. He did fantastic. All I told him was how to use the reticle in the scope. He chose how to arrange my shooting bag in the back of the jeep as a rest and his shooting position.