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My Athlon Midas 2.5-15 #8080295 12/08/20 12:49 AM
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Took it and the AR to the blind this afternoon. Hoping for a pig or coyote, but no luck on that. At 5:45 a bunch of does showed up. I decided to wait till full dark to try to sneak out of the blind. Just about 6 pm, it was very dark, and it occurred to me to look through the scope and use the illuminated reticle. I had done it before, but not when it was this dark. At approx 80 yards, and me at 8 power, the deer was clear as a bell. Put the illumination on minimum and it was not too bright and just about right. Very nice.


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Re: My Athlon Midas 2.5-15 [Re: 603Country] #8080353 12/08/20 01:29 AM
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cool. too many scopes can not be adjusted down dim enough to actually be useful

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Thanks for the report. That’s another plus for the Midas. Ever sit it side by side with the VX-5?

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Well, I do have both. Never took them both to the blind. I have to rate the VX5 higher, but that’s partially because the CDS and fire dot are so useful and well done. But, the fact that a fellow could buy 2 of the Athlon for the cost of one VX5 is something to consider.

That 300 yard shot on a pig that I made a while back was in extremely dim light. The hog was barely visible, but he was sideways to me and I could tell which end was which. If I hadn’t already known it was a hog, I would not have shot. It was that dim. The VX5 with CDS and fire dot let me make the shot. Based on this afternoon, I think maybe I could have made the shot with the Athlon scope. The CDS however is infinitely variable on fire dot brightness and allows a higher level of precision bullet placement in very dim light.

Strictly my opinion, but the above is what I think. I give first place to the VX5.


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Re: My Athlon Midas 2.5-15 [Re: 603Country] #8089394 12/14/20 10:14 PM
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I have several Athalon Ares scopes. All do the job quite well, and worth every penny. I will buy more when they are back in stock ,,,


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