Primary Arms 2.5X Compact Prism Scope - Illuminated ACSS CQB-M Reticle

SKU: PAC2.5X
MPN: PAC2.5X
Manufactured by Primary Arms
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The Primary Arms PAC 2.5X was designed from the ground up to be the ideal AR-15 CQB and mid-range optic. This 2.5X magnification, compact scope features an etched version of our Patented CQB-M ACSS bullet drop ranging reticle that requires no illumination. The etched reticle requires no illumination, but 12 brightness settings are powered by a CR2032 battery. PAC2.5X is waterproof and fog resistant, with a 1 year warranty. A standard 1913 Picatinny mount is included, but the PAC 2.5X is also compatible with all industry standard full size ACOG mounts! The standard mount can be removed for use on AR15/M16 carry handles in conjunction with our carry handle screw, product code 92581A320. Front and rear flip up caps are included as shown. An optional top Picatinny rail (product code PAPRPS) and kill flash (product code PAM4KF) are also available for purchase.
PAC2.5X MANUAL

Specifications

Battery TypeCR2032 3V Lithium Coin
BrandPrimary Arms
Click Value1/2 MOA
Eye Relief2.70 in
Field View 10037.5 ft
IlluminatedIlluminated
Magnification2.5X
Manufacturer.Primary Arms
ReticleACSS CQB
Turret FeaturesCapped Turrets, Tool Adjustable
Weight14.9 Oz
PAC2.5X MANUAL
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Ratings & Reviews

33 reviews

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Great all around optic

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Great optic. Went thru a whole patrol rifle class for work. Held zero, awesome clarity for the price, the reticle was outstanding with the EO Tech like donut of death. Relatively lighweight as well. Eye relief isnt super forgiving, and battery life could be better. Still overall, I would trust my life to it

Impressed with this prism scope.

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I have never tried a fixed power prism optic, this was my first. I really liked how from CQB out to 200 yard I was fast on target with a clear view. I did not have to to wrestle with my glasses or strain my eyes to get a clear image from the primary 2.5. Having the ACSS reticle also adds to the capability of ranging and going long. I will be purchasing more primary arms prism scopes in the future over red dots.

Unbelievable results

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I installed this optic on my 5.56 10.5" pistol AR and after 18 rounds, I was hitting steel targets at 300 and then 400 yards. Unbelievable results! The glass is clear and the reticle is sharp. Love it!

BUY IT! You will not regret it.

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This is an oustanding scope for the price. It’s illuminated with an etched reticle. This little sight is great and 2.5x is perfect for anything under 200 yards(that’s as far as my range is but can easily pushed farther). I’ve used this on 556 ar pistols as well as .22 ar pistols with conversion kits and it has any failed after a few thousand rounds. It also works with acog mounts so you can get a qd mount if that’s what you’re into.

Good Scope; Good Value!

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One cautionary note: If you mount an optic and try it - the only way you'll know if it works for you - PA will consider it "USED" and WILL NOT accept a return unless it is DEFECTIVE!
<br>Barring that, this is an exceptional value, and far better at taarget acquisition at any range than the two Holosun red dots I purchased previously.
<br>Out of the box was 3/4" off at 132 yards, which is simply unheard of.
<br>Will be purchasing another one, now that I know what works.
<br>Optics crystal clear; easy, crisp reticle; excellent target acquisition from 30 feet to 150 yards; and, overall a flawless piece of equipment.

If you are on the fence, BUY IT! You won't be disappointed.

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1) They REALLY ship FAST!
<br>2) They stand behind their products.
<br>3) This is an excellent product.
<br>Out of the box, 132 yards, 3/4 inch low and left with a 14.5" barrel on a 5.56. This is simply unheard of. Field of view is crisp from 50 yards to 150, I use +3 reading glasses, the diopter adjustment was more than sufficient to bring everything into CRISP clarity.
<br>Only negative I can say is it lacks sufficient eye relief to allow BUIS....but then again, I never powered it up, and would have no question about using it for rapid target acquisition from 15 feet to 150 yards, so why do I need them? If the battery dies - unless it is at night, where your BUIS is useless anyway - you are at no disadvantage.

Super easy to sight in

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Got this scope for my AR. Went to the range and after 4 sets of 3 shots each (12 total rounds) I was shooting dead on.... Can't miss the steel target at 125 Yds. Awesome product and shipping seemed fast too.

Well worth the cash

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These things are very well worth the money. I have 3. 1 on a 8" 458 SOCOM and it holds it's zero after 60ish rounds, the same for the ones on the 10.5" and 7.5" 300 BlackOuts I have. The 2.5 magnification really helps out. I might be getting another 1 or 3 for my other builds.

Excellent value

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This prism covers all the good points- price, clarity, ruggedness, repeatable adjustments, awesome reticle. It's a little heavy, but that's no more than a minor complaint.

As good as it gets.

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I have had one of these for a while and I am giddy with excitement waiting for them to go on sale again as I plan to buy two or three more. <br><br>I have abused the snot out of this optic and it simply performs flawlessly. It offers near instant CQB engagement and still lets me reach out past 300yds with great confidence. <br><br>The prismatic construction lets you adjust the optic to your vision with no threat of optical distortion. In addition the ACSS Reticle is super effective and it weights less than most any competitive product at any price. <br><br>The only way to do better than this means you will need to drop round 8x the price and even then its simply not worth the extra money as I figure I have better things to spend it on. <br><br>Simply world class.

Outstanding Optic

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Outstanding optic for a DMR Build. Crystal clear when looking through. The magnification is perfect for both close and far shooting. You can shoot this with both eyes open or one eye closed, your preference. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a crystal clear magnified optic who doesn't wanna spend tons of money.

The scope sells itself, if you get past the namegame.

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The P/A 2.5 and the CQB ACSS reticle is amazing. I'm using the flash hider. I suggest upgrading the caps, if you can figure out the size. What's unique is how QUICKLY you can pick up your target. It draws your eye to the target. My 3rd season using it. The etching is incredibly beautiful and precise. I've yet to fully use all the built in functions of the reticle. Also, very durable. It's taken 2 significant drops with no damage other than a few scratches.

PA Delivers another solid optic

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I had bought other ACOG style Primary Arms optics before I got this one, (One in x3 and another in x5) so I had high expectations for this one. It met those expectations and then some. The optic is small and light weight, with nice-clear glass (Not Trijicon quality, but close) and solid construction that would give me confidence in it to survive being thrown off a building. It's a great fit for my Beretta CX4 Carbine.

Works nicely on my SBR!

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Great optic, I use it on a 11.5" SBR with silencer. I used this optic to take the place of an Aimpoint Red Dot and 3x Magnifier. The etched glass is great since a dead battery doesn't mean that you are out of business. The dots are very small which can be a challenge but I think I can manage. I am working on the holdover at 100 and then 200 yards since the barrel is shorter than what it was designed for. Overall its holding up well and I think its a good deal.

PA 2.5x + CQB ACSS = remarkable speed and accuracy

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I bought this to go on a AR Sig MP400 Pistol. It exceeded my expectations. Excellent clarity, CQB ACSS reticle is remarkably fast, and the brightness settings provide a full range for any conditions. Batteries are not required to operate sight - a major plus. For my old eyes this "is the sight".

Good price, good glass.

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Mounted on 16 inch carbine, clarity is awesome. Eye relief is decent. Ranged in easy, but don't bother starting the process without thread lock, it will buck loose. PA even says this in the manual.
<br>Very easy to use the Binden aiming technique with 2.5x magnification. Overall best budget optic I've put hands on even if it is a bit on the heavy side.

Outstanding Value

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Purchased the 2.5x and the 4x about 2 weeks ago. I'm very impressed with the quality, and clarity. The BDC is far superior to any other prism sight I have owned or researched when I was looking to buy especially in the price range they are selling in. Primary Arms as a company has always done me right and their shipping is probably the quickest of any online vendor I've used. If your on the fence about whether to get this or any of the prism sights by PA go a head and do it you will be glad you did.

Good general purpose optic.

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I have 2 of these. One on an X-95, the other on a TAR-21 (TAVORs). Rugged as hell ! I especially like the etched reticle being visible without using the illumination. Perfect for daylight. And the illumination works well at night. Have shot several matches with these, including night matches, and they perform very well. 2.5X is "just enough" power to engage steel plates out to 300 yards (or more), yet low enough for CQB.
<br>I'm thinking about getting 2 more for a couple AR builds I'm working on. (when they go on sale again !!!!).

Awesome!

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Bought one of these on sale and love it. Very good glass, clarity and awesome reticle. Do not hesitate. PA is the bees knees.

Heavy but Awesome

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Love PA, love their products. This is no exception. Great glass, great reticle but it is a little heavy.
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<br>Overall highly recommend.

Bought one used

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and love itI picked up one of these on a forum in like new condition. It was equipped with covers qr flip mount as well as the kill flash. The reticle doesnt need power so it can be used in daytime without using battery life. The smallest dot i believe is 1 moa and hard to see during daytime. With a weaponlight on my ar and this on i have an impressive nightime target view ! I may get a few more of thesethey are a nice alternative to a micro dot style of optic.Built like a tank

Bought one used

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and love it I picked up one of these on a forum in like new condition. It was equipped with covers qr flip mount as well as the kill flash. The reticle doesnt need power so it can be used in daytime without using battery life. The smallest dot i believe is 1 moa and hard to see during daytime. With a weaponlight on my ar and this on i have an impressive nightime target view ! I may get a few more of thesethey are a nice alternative to a micro dot style of optic.Built like a tank

Great Optic

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The 2.5x PA Optic has very clear glass holds zero and a very crisp reticle with illumination on or off. I've shot a few hundred rounds with it so far and its performed flawless. It is as accurate as you can be with a 1MOA Dot and good ammo. Now on to the reasons why I did not give 5 stars. The reticle is not perfectly centered It is noticeably to the left. Its not skewed or crooked its just a tad bit to the left When doing any type of fast firing drills it is almost unnoticeable but when your on sand bags and zeroing it it is noticeable. Nothing to cry about its just not perfect. The last reason is kind of stupid. When your selecting the options for the scope it gives you a selection to add a discounted kill flash. I did this for both the 2.5x scopes I ordered (girlfriends and mine). This is great except the default kill flash size is 5x. Not seeing it in the fine print that it was 5x only I ordered it and the wrong size kill flashed were sent. PA was great with customer service and the replacement was easy (except I had to pay to ship the wrong item back to them) But they did do free shipping back with the correct size kill flash. All said and done BUY THIS OPTIC and you will not be disappointed. I am a returned PA customer and I will return again.

Great optic

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I love this optic it works great with both my 300 blk out pistol and Head Down AR-15. I only have 3 complaints: 1-reticle is not centered in the glass. 2-the reticle is a little small. And 3- It is made in china. Other than that I love this optic and plan on buying more.

Great optic

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I love this optic it works great with both my 300 blk out pistol and Head Down AR-15. I only have 3 complaints: 1-reticle is not centered in the glass. 2-the reticle is a little small. And 3- It is made in china. Other than that I love this optic and plan on buying more.