Prism sights... what are yall running?

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  • EZ-E

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    Definitely going to get a prism sight soon, just not sure what I want yet. The Primary Arms SLX CYCLOPS is what I'm thinking about. It's going to be used on a CQB style build so I don't want more than 3x magnification. I also want it to be as light as possible. Not to mention under $300ish. I don't have ACOG $$.

    I was wondering what yall are running & what features you like best or if you were to get another prism sight, which one would you get?
     

    baboon

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    Definitely going to get a prism sight soon, just not sure what I want yet. The Primary Arms SLX CYCLOPS is what I'm thinking about. It's going to be used on a CQB style build so I don't want more than 3x magnification. I also want it to be as light as possible. Not to mention under $300ish. I don't have ACOG American Money.

    I was wondering what yall are running & what features you like best or if you were to get another prism sight, which one would you get?
    Fixed it for you. Hell with the temperatures where they are at I might not get my ACOG sighted in until your place. My bubby Leon was over today & the ACOG went over his head. Should have waited until the deer showerd up.
     

    studenygreg

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    They seem interesting. I wish they would make one with a bdc for .22lr. At that proce and weight it would go nice on a 10/22 or 15/22.

    Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
     

    EZ-E

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    They seem interesting. I wish they would make one with a bdc for .22lr. At that proce and weight it would go nice on a 10/22 or 15/22.

    Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk


    You could use one on a .22, just the BDC would not be too accurate. But I'm sure you could figure it out after a range trip or two.
     

    zackmars

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    Acogs.

    I have a PA 2X, but i don't like the reticle, too small in some places, too big in others
     

    zackmars

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    Definitely going to get a prism sight soon, just not sure what I want yet. The Primary Arms SLX CYCLOPS is what I'm thinking about. It's going to be used on a CQB style build so I don't want more than 3x magnification. I also want it to be as light as possible. Not to mention under $300ish. I don't have ACOG $$.

    I was wondering what yall are running & what features you like best or if you were to get another prism sight, which one would you get?
    But to actually answer

    I like ACOG's because the reticles are all very well thought out, and evenly lit.

    One thing about the PA 2x i have is that the illumination comes from the left, and so the right side is noticeably darker. I never shoot it with illumination on

    The chevron is a joke, way too small. It kinda looks like just a mishaped dot, but my eye keeps trying to focus on it. Newer versions are better, but I'd much rather have just a big chevron, and not the massive ring.

    BDC has no markings. Neither Does my TA44, but the TA44's "bdc" is meant for holdover at close range. With how cluttered the ACSS reticle is, I'm surprised they didn't add them. Instead you get lines with no vertical post to help with windage.

    TA44
    TA44-C-400141_RedCircleDot.jpg


    TA11
    TRTA11-E_5.jpg


    Pa 2x

    pa-glx-2xp-acss-5.56_08.jpg



    The way PA thought out the reticle works well enough for range finding on stationary silhouettes, but not that great for making hits

    I had mine on an AK, and i always shot better with irons.

    The glass was clear enough, adjustments were good, and you get a decent amount of adjustment
     
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    toddnjoyce

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    They seem interesting. I wish they would make one with a bdc for .22lr. At that proce and weight it would go nice on a 10/22 or 15/22.

    Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk

    PA has fixed or LVPO option with BDC, but not prism. It’s usually backordered.

     

    easy rider

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    I have the PA SLx 3x32 Gen III Prism Scope on my M+M M10x. Of course, it has a 7.62x39 reticle, but I think it's the same price in 5.56. I love it!

    I was saving up for an ACOG, but then things came up that needed money, and decided to take a chance on something over $1,000 less. Not sad I did for sure.

    Really like the ACSS-CQB reticle! Rarely use the lighted reticle though.


    Edit: forgot the picture 0424200908.jpg e:
     
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    zackmars

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    For CQB, think EOTech or similar style red dot or mini ref dot that allows both eyes open.
    You can, and should, shoot both eyes open with anything.

    In fact both eyes open is key to BAC shooting
     
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