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Primary Arms SLx 1-8x24 FFP Raptor

Discussion in 'Optics' started by Robert_K, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. Robert_K

    Robert_K Glocks Not Cocks

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    Well, I had been waiting for Primary Arms to release their SLx 1-8x24 FFP ACSS Raptor optic since July when I heard it was being produced. Than surfing FB I saw MrGuns&Gear had a link to the scope with a free mount or rings (Click Me) and PA had a "Save12" 12% off the entire store. So I wasted no time placing the order. With the First Responder discount as well, I was able to get this optic and mount for sub $400! It arrived Saturday and was able to get it mounted.

    First impressions: Pretty solid and clear glass for a sub $500 (MSRP) scope! At 1x the reticle acts as a red dot when illuminated. The reticle is etched so you don't have to have it illuminated. Between 2x & 3x "my" eye can start seeing the ACSS reticle and hold-overs. At 8x the reticle is big and bright (like the stars at night).

    Now I still need to go out and zero it. PA manual says to zero 1" high at 100yds with M80 147gr/168gr SMK .308. So we'll see how accurate the BDC is using 168gr SMK.

    Rifle: Barrett REC10 .308
    Suppressor: Crux Nemesis30
    Optic: PA SLx 1-8x24 FFP Raptor
    Mount: ADM Recon Scout 30MOA

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  2. easy rider

    easy rider Carbide Precipitator TGT Supporter

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    You wouldn't happen to have a 1-8x24 Vortex strike eagle to do a side to side comparison would you?
     
  3. Robert_K

    Robert_K Glocks Not Cocks

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    No but this PA 1-8x24 replaces my Vortex PST 1-4x24.
     
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    easy rider Carbide Precipitator TGT Supporter

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    I have a Vortex 1-8x24 on my 5.56, just curious to how well they compare. I have the PA prism scope with the ACSS reticle on my M10X and really like it.
     
  5. Robert_K

    Robert_K Glocks Not Cocks

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    I’m not a fan of the Strike Eagle. 1-6 or 1-8. Also, I wanted FFP so I was limited on LPVO.
     
  6. Robert_K

    Robert_K Glocks Not Cocks

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    Went this passed week to zero the new PA 1-8 FFP Raptor and shoot my Rec10. I’m still trying to find what ammo the rifle likes. Nonetheless, followed PA’s instructions and zeroed 1” high at 100yds using Federal AE 149gr 7.62x51.

    The glass is “good.” Meaning for a sub $500 optic its works. Personally, I think my Vortex Diamondback Tactical FFP 4-16x44 glass is clearer. With that said, both are sub $500 but different uses. My Vortex DBT I run on my Ruger Precision Rimfire for slow precision shooting. The PA 1-8 I plan on using for hog hunting. So as long as I have a clear view of the side of a hog, I’ll be happy. And I don’t think I’ll have any issues not seeing a hog with the PA 1-8.

    The ACSS reticle “works” as well. I can see why so many like it for fast accusation shooting. However, the BDC holdovers did not match for what I was shooting. Now I did some research and found out the 1) The BDC is meant for an 18” barrel 2) The Federal ammo I was shooting was a hotter (faster) load than recommended by PA. I learned the holdovers for my rifle and ammo and had zero problems engaging 18” steel out to 300yds.

    Would I recommend this optic? Yes. At the price point and using MrGuns&Gear’s free mount link I think you're getting a good optic. Are there better options, absolutely! But they will come with the price tag. EI: Vudu, Trijicon, Vortex Razor...

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    Robert_K Glocks Not Cocks

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  8. avvidclif

    avvidclif Sturgis '95, RFTW 2010

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    $4k in the gun and suppressor and a <$500 scope?????
     
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  9. Robert_K

    Robert_K Glocks Not Cocks

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    Way sub of $4k in rifle & suppressor. And yes, sub $500 scope. When the intentions for the rifle is to hunt hog with sub 100yds between blind and feeder.
     

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