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#6528225 - 11/05/16 05:35 PM Athlon scopes
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Does anyone have any experience with one?
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#6528460 - 11/05/16 09:41 PM Re: Athlon scopes [Re: Eric Reeves]
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I looked thru a couple today and glass looked pretty good. Turrets didnt feel all that great but didnt expect much for the price point

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#6528503 - 11/05/16 10:36 PM Re: Athlon scopes [Re: Eric Reeves]
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Never heard of them.
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#6528688 - 11/06/16 07:40 AM Re: Athlon scopes [Re: Eric Reeves]
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This years latest kool aid. Some of the many levels appear ok

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#6528706 - 11/06/16 07:58 AM Re: Athlon scopes [Re: Eric Reeves]
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That price for a FFP scope is hard to beat. Never looked through one though...
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#6529629 - 11/06/16 06:56 PM Re: Athlon scopes [Re: Eric Reeves]
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Some levels have better glass. I looked at them but it was to hard to judge inside a building

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#6529882 - 11/06/16 08:46 PM Re: Athlon scopes [Re: Eric Reeves]
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I have limited use with the high end FFP Cronus model as well as the Midas BTR SFP model.

The Cronus I took out to 1650 yards and it performed as advertised clicks are more tactile than the turrets on the Midas model. Glass seems good not stellar but for money spent I am not expecting Swaro glass just solid performance and optically not disappointing...... like I have been with some of the Vortex Viper/ Trijicon stuff for the prices paid.

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#6532490 - 11/08/16 08:42 AM Re: Athlon scopes [Re: Eric Reeves]
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The 6-24x50 Argos BTR is on Amazon for $315 shipped. I might have to take a run at it.

I've read reviews comparing it to the Bushnell DMR, Burris XTR, Sightron SII, Vortex PST, and they all say the Athlon is just as good with on par or better glass.

Come on, really? A quarter of the price and it's better?
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#6533890 - 11/08/16 07:52 PM Re: Athlon scopes [Re: Eric Reeves]
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I'm leaning really hard towards giving them a try
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#6534126 - 11/08/16 09:09 PM Re: Athlon scopes [Re: Eric Reeves]
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Me too, I might write an in depth review. I can't seem to find one, just forum posts of people saying they are great.
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#6534127 - 11/08/16 09:09 PM Re: Athlon scopes [Re: Eric Reeves]
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http://www.scout.com/military/snipers-hide/forums/5511-rifle-scopes/14402673-athlon-scopes

Doubt youll finad any more info than youll need in this thread, I think its 30 something pages now

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#6536052 - 11/09/16 03:38 PM Re: Athlon scopes [Re: Eric Reeves]
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I am trying to decide between an Athlon Argos 6-24x50 and a SWFA 3-15x42.

I wonder how they stack up.
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#6536111 - 11/09/16 04:15 PM Re: Athlon scopes [Re: Eric Reeves]
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That new Ares they are talking about sounds awesome, especially the 2.5-15x ffp model.

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#6536421 - 11/09/16 07:20 PM Re: Athlon scopes [Re: MacDaddy21]
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Originally Posted By: MacDaddy21
That new Ares they are talking about sounds awesome, especially the 2.5-15x ffp model.


Where did you read about that?
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#6536440 - 11/09/16 07:27 PM Re: Athlon scopes [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Originally Posted By: MacDaddy21
That new Ares they are talking about sounds awesome, especially the 2.5-15x ffp model.


Where did you read about that?


http://www.scout.com/military/snipers-hide/forums/5511-rifle-scopes/14402673-athlon-scopes?page=32

Scroll down to the posts by "frostyline". There is a video he posted and in the next post after the video he mentions the new Ares BTR model.

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