Archive for March 2016

Oscar – Talos BTR 4-14X44 Rifle Scope

Oscar Indreland from GA – Talos BTR 4-14X44 Rifle Scope…Quick Review:
Love it. Glass is impressively clear and the reticle is amazing. This is an excellent optic. I’m not even going to make a quantifying statement to go with it. Regardless of price this is a fine optic. Going to put 2 more on order!



FrankD (of Birdforum.net) Pre-VIEW of Cronus 20-60X86 Spotting Scope

FrankD (of Birdforum.net) Pre-REVIEW of Cronus 20-60X86 Spotting Scope:
This post isn’t meant as a full review as I only received a review unit of this scope yesterday. However, I was so impressed with this scope that I felt the need to begin the discussion on it. I only have a few comments for now and some pics to share but I thought it worthy of discussion.
For one, the quality level on all of the mechanics are excellent. Butter smooth eyecups, focusing knobs and zoom adjustment. No play, not too hard and not too fast. Perfect in my opinion.
Optical quality is absolutely excellent. I phonescoped some pics with the scope at 20x and 60x. These are completely unedited…vignetting left in the image. Probably not the best test photos as I was photographing Snow Geese approximately 150 yards away..and over a road, so heat shimmer plays a part. Still, the images turned out pretty well (phonescoped with the Iphone 6S and Phoneskope Universal adapter.)

I have a feeling three characteristics are going to be points of discussion, the prism design/housing, the focusing knobs and the eyepiece (bayonet style btw).

More to come!




Athlon Optics: Introducing Pro Staffer Joe VanSkyock Outfitter & Guide

Athlon Optics would like to introduce Pro Staffer Joe VanSkyock: Joe pictured in middle with the green arm cast.

I was raised hunting, fishing and trapping in Alaska and Indiana. Now a professional outfitter in Ohio and Florida for Whitetails, turkeys, gators and wild hogs.

Have been professionally in the hunting industry for 5 years now as a hunter, and videographer. My favorite personal hunt was my elk in Oregon with my bow on public land.




A Big Welcome to Athlon Pro Staffer Michael Wulf from Indiana

A Big Welcome to Athlon Pro Staffer Michael Wulf from Indiana:

My name is Michael Wulf and I live in SW Indiana. I’m married and have two children; a twelve year old daughter and four year old son. Our family enjoys spending time outdoors for all sorts of activities. I’m relatively new to the hunting sport with only about 6 years of experience now but have definitely caught the passion. I love to observe and learn to become the best outdoorsman I can.  That love also spills over to my family as well. My entire family tries to hunt together as much as possible. When we aren’t together we are definitely teaching and sharing our experiences in the outdoors whether it is hunting morels, sheds or sitting in the stands waiting for that elusive whitetail.

I have been fortunate enough to travel to Missouri to hunt turkeys and to Ohio to hunt whitetails. Both trips I was successful on my first time. Luck maybe, dedication absolutely!

Currently I manage three farms that have great potential of producing some great midwest whitetail genes. I also try to hit up the 8,000 acres of public land just quarter mile away from my house. I spend an immense amount of time learning the terrain and using my gear to help accomplish this.

I am very fortunate to work in the outdoor industry as a Sales Manager at American Whitetail, Inc. We sell competition archery mats, NASP school targets,  as well as hunting targets.



Backcountry Brotherhood’s video review of the Ares 15-45X65 Spotting Scope

Independent video (4:30 min.) review from Backcountry Brotherhood on the Ares Spotting Scope 15-45X65 for hunting & nature enthusiasts alike! Take a look by clicking the YouTube link below:



Copyright © 2015 . All Rights Reserved.