a quick update on my attempts to scope my ar-15s.
just got the primary arms 1-4x scope in today.
first impressions are ---it is a very impressive scope for the $$.
very clear and bright! as clear as some $$$$$ and as bright as well. the euro p4 plex cross hairs too. scaling up from1-through 4x there is no distortion any where. it adjust out perfectly. for $127 shipped it looks to be a hell of a deal.
from what i am able to gather of the info-net rumor mill is that these scopes are the SAME scopes that are sold under big names for $200-$300 and are made in the same factory. sort of like li-fan making honda gasoline small motors.
i also got a $50 1-6x 30mm scope of the same type off amazon --for the price i was expecting it to be terrible , but it don't seem bad. the glass seems pretty clear --but there is some distortion around the edges when the thing is cranked up .
the PAs illuminated red dot is a little dim in daylight but you can see it on the max setting . eye relief is a little over 3.5" with the PA --the cheap 1-6x has a eye relief of about 4" and there is some shift of eye relief when you move the mag around--none on the PA. ironically the illumination on the el-cheapo is a bit better than the PA. it has a red and green illumination that seems to give off more visible light.
neither has illumination that gets out of the tube -- this could be a big deal if SHTF-- nothing worse than having a scope that glows in the dark--LOL.
the glass quality of the PA is far and above the 50 amazon scope the amazon $50 special is like a BSA --the PA is more like nikon, or big name--big $$$$ glass, it can compare with glass 3x and even 4x the cost from what i have seen. i am kind in shock that CHINA made this--LOL
so far the primary arms 1-4x seems to be the bang for your dollar winner in the 1-4x 30mm tube --dangerous game scopes. provided it holds zero and don't break .
if you want a low power quick aim type of scope --the PA is certainly worth you time!