NEW Primary Arms 3-18×44 & 4.5-27×56 FFP GLx Rifle Scopes Ready For Pre-Order

Doug E
by Doug E
GLx 3-18x44mm rifle scope. Image credit: Primary Arms

If you’ve been visiting TFB regularly, you’ve probably noticed that Primary Arms has been busy releasing a number of new products this winter. We’ve recently announced new binoculars, a 1-6x LPVO optic, pistol red dot sights, and a 5x prism sight. Primary Arms has just announced the pre-order status for their new First Focal Plane (FFP) GLx rifle scopes in 3-18x44mm and 4.5-27x56mm with several reticle configurations, all of which are illuminated models.

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glx rifle scopes: 3-18X44MM

The GLx 3-18x optic will be offered in a MIL “ACSS Athena” reticle, or a calibrated ACSS Apollo reticles for 6.5 Creedmoor / .224 Valkyrie, or .308 Winchester / 6.5 Grendel cartridges. Each offering is listed for $749.99. The following is from Primary Arms’ website:

This GLx 3-18×44 rifle scope features extended range patented turrets with a full 180 MOA of elevation adjustment! Each movement of the turret will provide a crisp, audible, and tactile 0.1 MIL click that will never wear out thanks to the tough steel-on-steel construction! Externally, these locking turrets feature a high speed return to zero, ensuring that once your zero is set you won’t have to worry about bumps or the environment making unintended changes to your turrets. The return to zero feature allows shooters to rapidly return to their elevation to ‘Zero’ after dialing out for long-range engagements without having to keep track of the adjustments you made to get out there in the first place. Not sure where you left your elevation the last time you were at the range? Not only can you simply return your scope to your set Zero, the elevation turret features elevation rotation indicators to get you back on track at a glance.

Features:

  • 3-18x Magnification
  • 44mm objective
  • 3.5″ of eye relief
  • 34mm main tube
  • 180 MOA Elevation adjustment
  • High strength one-piece 6061-T6 aluminum body
  • Compact design is 13.66″ long and weighs just 29.6 Oz
  • Premium grade glass
  • Patented turret mechanisms
  • Steel-on-Steel precision adjustments
  • Tactile and audible 1/10 MIL click value
  • Locking turrets protect your zero
  • Integrated return-to-zero
  • AutoLive illuminated reticle
  • Elevation Rotation Indicators
  • Dovetail Magnification Levers (UML compatible)
  • First Focal Plane ACSS Athena BPR MIL reticle
ACSS Apollo 6.5 Creedmoor / .224 Valkyrie reticle. Image credit: Primary Arms
ACSS Athena MIL reticle. Image credit: Primary Arms

GLX rifle scopes: 4.5-27X56MM

The Primary Arms GLx rifle scopes in 4.5-27x56mm magnification range are being offered with the same ACSS MIL Athena and calibrated ACSS Apollo reticles, minus the option for .308 Win / 6.5G. They are listed for $899.99 on Primary Arms’ website.

GLx 4.5-27x56mm rifle scope. Image credit: Primary Arms

The smooth magnification ring comes with a magnification lever installed. This lever features the dovetail attachment style allowing you to swap to the folding UML magnification lever if you choose. Optional upgrades and alternatives are on the way as well, allowing users to customize their scope to meet their needs.

This 4.5-27x44mm GLx scope is equipped with the first focal plane ACSS® Apollo 6.5CM/.224V reticle. Simply sight in at 100 yards and you are ready to engage at any range out to 1,000 yards with crosswinds up to 20 mph, all without requiring any math or touching a single turret. Combine the built-in range estimation and hold overs with an infinitely precise chevron tip aiming point and .2 MIL crosshair subtensions, and you have a firing solution at any distance. The reticle has been tuned and optimized for 6.5 Creedmoor and .224 Valkyrie.

Features:

  • 4.5-27x Magnification
  • 56mm objective
  • 3.5″ of eye relief
  • 34mm main tube
  • 180 MOA Elevation adjustment
  • High strength one-piece 6061-T6 aluminum body
  • Compact design is 14.45″ long and weighs just 33.2 Oz
  • Premium grade glass
  • Patented turret mechanisms
  • Steel-on-Steel precision adjustments
  • Tactile and audible 1/10 MIL click value
  • Locking turrets protect your zero
  • Integrated return-to-zero
  • AutoLive illuminated reticle
  • Elevation Rotation Indicators
  • UML Magnification Levers
  • First Focal Plane ACSS Apollo 6.5CM / .224V reticle

You can find more information and specs at the following Primary Arms links (or go to PrimaryArms.com to see their whole product lineup).

What do you think about the new GLx rifle scopes from Primary Arms? Which magnification and reticle option catches your eye the most?

Doug E
Doug E

Doug has been a firearms enthusiast since age 16 after getting to shoot with a friend. Since then he's taken many others out to the range for their first time. He is a husband, father, grandfather, police officer, outdoorsman, artist and a student of history. Doug has been a TFB reader from the start and is happy to be a contributor of content. Doug can be reached at battleshipgrey61 AT gmail.com, or battleshipgrey61 on Instagram.

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  • KsKLR KsKLR on Feb 24, 2023

    C_DOES did an excellent review on these on his YouTube channel. They appear to be a great option in the mid tier optics range.

  • Martin To Martin To on Feb 25, 2023

    BDC reticle on a precision scope is stupid

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