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First Look: Primary Arms Predator 1-6x24 Riflescope

First Look: Primary Arms Predator 1-6x24 Riflescope

One of the latest introductions to the Primary Arms optics lineup in 2018 added a new model to the company's 1-6x24 riflescope collection. Called the Primary Arms Predator, this new low-power optic is purpose-built for hunters looking to take out coyotes, hogs and other similar animals, thanks to a unique reticle design.

Built on the company's field-proven Gen III scope body, the Primary Arms Predator 1-6x24 optic is machined from 6063 aluminum and features a 30 mm main-body tube and a black hard-anodized finish for protection against wear and weather. Inside the housing, consumers will find fully multi-coated optics complete with the company's new ACSS Predator reticle.

This specially designed second focal plane reticle incorporates an auto-ranging feature built around a 10-inch circle that enables hunters of fast-moving varmints to get their prey into the crosshairs quickly, thereby getting rounds on target faster than ever before. The ballistic-drop compensating design is built around a .223 Rem. cartridge loaded with a 55-grain Hornady V-Max projectile traveling at 2,980 fps. The reticle can also be used with specific loads for rifles chambered in .308 Win. and 6.5 Grendel.

Three different-sized circles are provided at separate holdover points, ensuring that users can simultaneously range their target and find the correct holdover point at the same time. The uppermost 10-inch circle holdover point is designed for use at 300 yards, while the bottom two aiming circles are designed for use at 400 and 500 yards, respectively. Horizontal lines on either side of the aiming circles represent the requisite windage holdover required for a 5 mile-per-hour crosswind. At the center of the sight picture, a chevron provides a pinpoint aiming mark for added precision, and the reticle can be brightened with red or green illumination.

Each optic's illumination is powered through a single CR2032 battery, and a built-in rheostat provides 11 different brightness settings for all levels of ambient lighting. To keep illumination up and running in the field, a spare battery can be stored inside the windage turret cap.

Windage and adjustment changes are offered in 0.5-MOA clicks, and eye relief is measured between 3.3 to 3.5 inches, depending on the magnification level. The Primary Arms Predator 1-6x24 riflescope can be had in black, flat dark earth or wolf gray finishes and retails at a suggested price of $289.99.

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