There are quite a few reasons I like the Primary Arms offerings: Quality, affordability, durability, eye relief, clarity, and so on.
BUT…..the foundational reason I really like these scopes (I have one on my ‘go to’ AR and one on my semi-precision .308 Savage) is the ACSS reticle.
These scopes are meant to be zero’d at 100 yards, and from there, the Bullet Drop Compensator (BDC) for your caliber let’s you shoot your target without making another scope adjustment. Saves time, which is really important.
The first pic is on my 1X6 ACSS mounted on my, ‘Go To’ AR.
Now, do I believe I’ll make 800 yard shots with a 62gr m855? No, but I may make 500 yard shots more times than not with this phenomenal scope from a prone and clear line of sight. I also am very comfortable with the ‘CQB’ donut. I also appreciate the 5 mph wind holds for both lateral directions. And the measuring tool on the right is a great range finder presuming your human target is about 5′ 10″ tall. Below is a great example of how you can range with it, even though the reticle is a ‘dot’ version, vice the chevron, which I prefer.
Then there’s the 4X14 FFP Illuminated on my humble semi-precision Savage Model 10.
I have no illusions about my .308, even with Berger rounds, being accurate enough OR having enough ‘oomph’ to stop someone/thing at 1000 yards. If this scope was on a 300 Win? You bet!
You can also determine range with this fine optic, but you’ll have to do the math, which isn’t so difficult, and if you’re a few hundred yards away and camouflaged, unless the target is sprinting, you’ll more than likely have time to do your calculation.
And that, in a nutshell, is why I’m really taken with these scopes. I’ve been using them for about 3 years now, and I’m not dissatisfied in the least!
Do I still teach the 25 meter zero? You bet. It’s great for straight iron sight shooters, or for zeroing your BUIS. Even a red dot, depending on the application. But for optics at the price paid and the clear value, I can’t see not using these fine scopes.