Primary Arms Optics SLx GEN III Prism Scopes

Primary Arms recently released the newest upgrades in the SLx prism scope line. This time it’s Gen 3, and it looks like it’s got a new mount and an updated reticle.

The SLx optics are the heart of our lineup. The trusted optics that have built our reputation through the years. Although many SLx optics will be familiar to Primary Arms fans, we are always pushing forward with new generations and adding even more options in response to the demands of our loyal customers.

~Primary Arms

If you didn’t already know, the ACSS reticle (designed by Dimitri Mikroulis) is held in high esteem. Why?

…the ACSS reticle seamlessly integrates bullet drop compensation, wind holds, moving target leads, and range estimation “…into an easy to use, instinctive sighting system that is very fast from 0-300 yards and very accurate from 300-800 yards.”

… They are prized because they are engineered to account for wind speed and distance, providing shooters with moving-target leads, range estimation, and bullet drop compensation.

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Here’s a video in which Dimitri explains how to use the reticle. If you haven’t seen it before, well…..we think you’ll be mighty impressed!

Well, now the company is offering scopes with upgraded ACSS reticles.

Check out the latest press release from Primary Arms.

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Primary Arms Optics is now shipping the latest generation of their renowned SLx Prism scopes. Slx optics built Primary Arms’ reputation for innovation, reliability and value. All SLx optics undergo rigorous field-testing during development to best serve you in any environment.

Upgrades to Previous SLx 3x and 5x Prism Optics

The SLx Gen III 3x and 5x Prisms host a number of significant upgrades over the previous generation, touting even greater value at their budget-friendly pricing. These upgrades include an all-new factory mount design and a number of ACSS reticle updates.

The SLx 3x32mm Gen III Prism Scope is a general-purpose, mid-range prism optic with exceptional durability and value. Priced at $289.99, this scope is suitable for most budgets, while its impressive optical clarity has made it one of the best-selling prism optics in America. With a forgiving eyebox, brightly illuminated reticle, and proven durability, the SLx 3x Prism is highly regarded by both enthusiasts and professionals.

Shooting the new 3x ACSS prism scope.
Shooting the new 3x ACSS prism scope. Image source: Primary Arms.

The third-generation update brings a fully-reengineered factory mount that greatly improves the optic’s shock resistance and zero retention. In addition, this optic has two new ACSS reticle designs, including the ACSS-5.56-CQB-M2 and ACSS-CQB-300BLK/7.62X39. After extensive testing in the field, this optic has been recommended for duty use by the National Training Officers Association.

The SLx 5x36mm Gen III Prism Scope is a precision-oriented, long-range prism optic that offers exceptional accuracy at any distance. At 18.4oz, this optic weighs less than comparable mounted LPVOs, and the integrated picatinny rail section allows for a vertically offset red dot.

Includes New Reticles such as the ACSS Aurora

In addition to the mount upgrade, the SLx Gen III 5x is also Primary Arms’ first prism optic to feature the ACSS Aurora reticle, a metric-based BDC that allows for precision holds out to 800 meters.

Primary Arms SLx 5x36mm Gen III Prism Scope - ACSS-AURORA Reticle
When tested in the field, the SLx 5x36mm Gen III Prism with ACSS Aurora M 5.56 Reticle received a gold-medal rating for duty use by the National Training Officers Association.

Both the ACSS Aurora and Standard ACSS 5.56/.308/5.45 Reticles are now available for $329.99.

“Our Prism Scopes have set the standard in the category and we’ve just made them even stronger. How do you improve upon an already strong line of Prism Scopes? Make them even stronger and add a proven reticle to the mix.”

Terry Mears, Primary Arms’ Director of Product Marketing.

Both the SLx Gen III 3x and 5x Prism Scopes can be ordered on or your favorite Primary Arms Optics dealer. These optics are supported by Primary Arms’ lifetime warranty and total commitment to customer satisfaction, making them a guaranteed win for all interested customers.

About Primary Arms Optics

Started in 2007, Primary Arms Optics seek to provide the best optics you can get for any budget. Utilizing the highly regarded, repeatedly-proven ACSS reticle, Primary Arms optics boast unparalleled precision and adaptability for superior performance across ranges. With four product tiers available (Classic, SLx, GLx, PLx), anyone can afford to equip themselves with the latest in optics technology. In addition, every product is backed with Primary Arms’ total commitment to customer satisfaction.

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