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Old October 14, 2018, 12:15 PM   #1
Nathan
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Athlon optics

Anybody use these? How are they? Which one? What are you comparing it to?


I ask because I’m looking to scope an AR and a hunting rifle this year....just wondering if the savings are real or if they are a waste of time like so many others....

IMO, the only real deal recently has been Vortex..
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Old October 15, 2018, 06:19 PM   #2
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Athlon makes some very competitive Scopes for the money. For your AR build the Midas TAC would be an option depending on range/use. Definitely worth a peek.
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Old October 15, 2018, 08:12 PM   #3
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I run the Cronus 4.5-29x56 on my RPR 6.5 I am very happy with the overall stoutness of the scope and glass is excellent. I have not sprung for a super high end scope yet, but this brand seems like a great value.
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Old October 15, 2018, 08:42 PM   #4
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Athlon Talos 4-16 x40 here.
Purchased about 8+ weeks ago.

Rubber o-ring for rear lens started falling out 2+ weeks ago.
Now it's 75% out.
It's mounted on a springer air rifle (supposedly rated for springers).

I need to send it back to see how good their warranty is.
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Old October 16, 2018, 06:13 AM   #5
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Warranty department is excellent. Very accommodating and great on the phone
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Old October 16, 2018, 06:43 PM   #6
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I have an athlon argos 6x24. Its a FFP which is part of the reason i purchased it. The glass is pretty good, maybe a step down from my burris veracity. The tracking is very good. I set up a target at 100 yds and made 1.5 mil changes up, down, left, right. Shots were right on the mark. It tracked very well. I believe insaw them on sale at midway. Pretty hard to beat for the money. I’d buy again.
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Old October 17, 2018, 05:35 AM   #7
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A range buddy has a couple, and I've looked thru them and shot a few groups helping him with load development. Glass is good and clear at 100 & 200, don't know the models he has.
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Old October 29, 2018, 02:33 PM   #8
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Just put a argos btr 6-24x50 on my varmint gun. Scope is heavy compared to Nikons and burris. Haven't shot the gun yet.
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Old October 30, 2018, 05:15 AM   #9
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I have the same Argos BTR on my 308 and it has been a very pleasant surprise for the money spent. I feel it is not usable above 20x due to eye-box being very tight, otherwise tracking and function is rock solid. Well worth its price of admission and can serve as both hunting and range scope in a pinch. Argos line though is best if you get the BTR..the standard Argos is a much different beast
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Old November 3, 2018, 06:53 AM   #10
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Got a chance to sight it in. Glass is clear and tracks very well.
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