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Primary Arms Expands GLx Riflescope Line

Primary Arms has just expanded the GLx line with a new reticle option for the popular GLx 4-16x50mm riflescope and a new LPVO scope with two reticle choices.

Primary Arms describes the GLx series as the company’s “mid-tier” line of optics that aim to provide shooters with quality rifle scopes at more affordable prices. These scopes have proven to be popular for everything from hunting to plinking to long-range shooting competitions since they were first introduced, and Primary Arms has just expanded the series with new scope models and reticles.

The already popular GLx 4-16x50mm FFP rifle scope is now available with an illuminated ACSS Athena BPR MIL reticle, and the GLx 1-6x24mm FFP is a brand-new scope design that will be available with either an ACSS Raptor M6 or ACSS Griffin MIL M6 reticle.

GLx 4-16x50mm FFP


Released in 2020, the GLx 4-16x50mm FFP is Primary Arms’ most popular riflescope in its class. Designed to be both lightweight and precise, users of the GLx 4-16x50mm FFP also appreciated its glass quality and overall durability. Because this scope’s design is so well-liked, Primary Arms felt that the best way to improve upon it was with the addition of a new, more advanced reticle option.

The new reticle is the illuminated ACSS Athena BPR MIL, and Primary Arms claims that it will improve upon the scope’s long-range capabilities. By combining the features of both a MIL Grid with those of existing ACSS reticles, the new scope will enable shooters to achieve a high level of precision with any caliber or barrel length. With the same 4-16x magnification range and wide field of view of existing GLx 4-16x50mm FFP scopes, this new reticle combo would be a great match for any precision rifle. MSRP is $749.99.

The new Illuminated ACSS Athena BPR MIL Reticle for the GLx 4-16×50 FFP riflescope.

GLx 1-6x24mm FFP


This is Primary Arms’ new scope design, and it will be available right off the bat with a choice between two different reticles. Featuring true 1X magnification at the low end, this new LPVO (Low-Power Variable Optic) was designed for both precision work at longer ranges as well as more quick-acquisition work closer in. To complement these attributes, the new scopes will also feature Primary Arms’ Daylight Bright illumination and AutoLive technologies. The former helps the optic perform closer to a true red dot when in 1X magnification mode, and the latter helps to auto-adjust the brightness according to the ambient light level and to preserve its battery when not in use.

The GLx 1-6x24mm FFP scopes will be available with either an ACSS Raptor M6 or an ACSS Griffin MIL M6 reticle, and each has advantages depending on how you plan on using it. If the scope is to be mounted on a firearm chambered for a common caliber such as .308 or 5.56 (or rounds with similar ballistics), the Raptor reticle is the way to go due to its built-in ballistic drop compensator. If the scope is to be mounted on a variety of guns or one chambered for a round with wildly different ballistics, the Griffin is the superior choice due to the versatility of a MIL Grid system. Regardless of reticle choice, both new GLx 1-6x24mm FFP scopes will have an MSRP of $699.99 upon release.

The Raptor M6 reticle (left) vs the Griffin M6 (right).

For more on Primary Arms, please visit primaryarms.com.


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