If I may....
The Athlons are produced in China with the exception of the Cronus series which is made in Japan.
We have found that the Athlon line of products are parallel to other mfg offerings at 20-40% less $$$ (that would be before we factor in the extra discounts we offer to forum members.
As an example, we have the Athlon Argos 4-20x50
, in your choice of reticles, on sale for only $289.99
(please call in, 516-217-1000, for this special pricing) FEATURES
Etched Glass Reticle Reticle etched on the glass that provides excellent backing support for complex reticle design and offers great durability and much higher shock resistance to recoil
Fully Multicoated Fully Multicoated optics effectively reduces reflected light and increases the transmission of light giving you a brighter image than normal single coated lenses
XPL Coating XPL Coating gives you an extra protection on the exterior lenses from dirt, oil and scratches or anything else mother nature can throw at you.
Aircraft Grade Aluminum Aircraft Grade Aluminum provide extra strength and durability to handle the toughest terrain and offers lifetime of use.
Heat Treated One Piece Tube Construction Heat treated one piece tube gives the scope extra strength over multi-piece tubes. A one piece tube also is better at keeping moisture out thus keeping your scope fog proof for the life of the product
Waterproof Waterproof to protect the scope in the harshest weather conditions or if accidently submerged underwater
Fog proof Fog proof to allow you to immediately engage your target when you take your rifle to cold ambient temperature from warm inside
Shockproof Robust mechanical system with special designs on both control and erector system that give you the ultimate recoil resistance to withstand 1000G recoil for 1000 times.
Argon Purged Argon Purging uses the inertia gas with bigger size molecules to purge any moisture out of the tube giving you better waterproofing and thermal stability .
Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
Reticle AHMR1 SFP Reticle
Surface Finish Matte
Lens Coating Fully Multicoated
Extra Coating XPL Coating
Tube Material 6063
Tube Diameter 1 inch
Exit Pupil 12.5-2.5 mm
Eye Relief >3.8 inches
Field of View @100 yards 23.6-4.7 ft
Click Value 1/4 MOA
Adjustment range per rotation 15 MOA
Total Elevation Adjustment 50 MOA
Total Windage Adjustment 50 MOA
Turret Style Capped
Parallax Adjustment side focus
Purging Material Argon
Length 13.1 inches
Weight 19.5 oz
Reticle Subtension Validity 15x
To the best of my knowledge, and I've been in the business a very long time, there is not another scope equal to this that you'll find near this price. It is not only feature rich but it is a quality scope as well.
Athlon is based in Kansas and they are always available, 1-855-913-5678, to answer anything. They are very customer service oriented. They've even mentioned to me that if any of our customers are local to them and would like to come by for a tour they'd be thrilled to accommodate†the request. Below are a couple of reviews posted by members on another forum of the Ares BTR, Talos BTR and the Ares Spotting scope.Athlon Argos BTR 6-24x50 and Athlon Talos BTR 4-14x44 RiflescopesAthlon Ares Spotting Scope
Please always feel free to e-mail me, email@example.com or call us, 516-217-1000, to discuss optics or photo gear. Our pleasure to assist in clearing confusion of the numerous offerings available these days.
If there is anything you're looking for please give us a call at 516-217-1000. It is always our pleasure to speak with you.