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Athlon optics #7369158
12/07/18 12:19 AM
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I keep seeing these scopes etc more and more and thru Camera Land. Prices are really cheap or really high. I know nothing about them so I am asking. What do you think about them??


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Re: Athlon optics [Re: 7mag] #7369315
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I have one of the Cronus which is their high end and itís got very impressive glass and lots of features for the price.
Have used a couple of the Ares BTR and they are solid scopes but not made in Japan like Cronus so a step down just depends how much a slightly better glass means to you.
As far a Customer Service one of my buddies rides his BTR/ rifle combo on a ATV all the time and lost two of the set screws from the turret. Called them and a complete set with extras and some powdered lock-tite included showed up in two days.
I think they are a solid buy in the vast scope market we have these days.


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I just received an Athlon Ares BTR 4.5x27x50. I have not mounted yet but is a solid scope with very clear glass all the way up to 27 power. I got the MOA scope and purchased from Optics Planet and with the discounts paid $664 with free shipping

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Have several.

Talos BTR 4-14x44
Argos BTR 4.5-27x50
Midas BTR 1-6x24
Midas 4.5-27x50
Ares 4.5-27x50

All good scopes. I think for the price right now its hard to beat the Midas BTR 4.5-27x50 @ $350. My son shoots it on his 6.5 CM. Love my Midas BTR 1-6 on my 6.8. Great pig scope for $250.

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I have a Athlon Midas BTR Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 2.5-15x 50mm on my 6.8 SPC. So far, so good. The reticle is a little thin for a hunting scope, but it is illuminated which helps. Good scope for the money.


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Have an Ares 2.5-15 I'll mount once Chad and Tony get done with the new tikka

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Personally, I'm not sure how to feel about tracking reliability of inexpensive Chinese scopes. Shot a few of them at the range and they do offer decent glass for the money, but the build quality didn't feel great and we did have issues with one (an Argos IIRC) not really tracking properly.

If you're going for cheap scopes for long range, go with SWFA. The 6x and the 10x are both solid.

if you're going for hunting scopes in these price ranges, I'd look more at Leupold. JMHO

Re: Athlon optics [Re: cxjcherokec] #7396406
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Originally Posted by cxjcherokec
Have an Ares 2.5-15 I'll mount once Chad and Tony get done with the new tikka

done yet?


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i was snooping around Alamo Precision today. took a close look at these Athalon scopes. The Ariese, were Very Nice. i think they are second from the Cronus

just not sure about the FFP reticle for me as a hunter and long range plinker


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Originally Posted by eneat1119
Have several.

Talos BTR 4-14x44
Argos BTR 4.5-27x50
Midas BTR 1-6x24
Midas 4.5-27x50
Ares 4.5-27x50

All good scopes. I think for the price right now its hard to beat the Midas BTR 4.5-27x50 @ $350. My son shoots it on his 6.5 CM. Love my Midas BTR 1-6 on my 6.8. Great pig scope for $250.


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I'm liking my Ares so far

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I have looked thru two different Athlonís while hunting. Good glass for the money.


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Got a Midas TAC 6-24x50 coming in this week. FFP with Zero Stop and capped windage which I like for hunting. Supposedly same glass as the Ares but we'll see.

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