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David Surpasses 1 Mile with Argos BTR 6-24X50 Riflescope

Avid shooter David Orrill & Argos btr ffp 6-24×50 riflescope:

Rocking my new Athlon Optics 1000 yard club shirt. Getting out past a mile with my Tikka t3x in 300 winmag topped with the Athlon Argos btr ffp 6-24×50 riflescope in the MDT LSS Chassis.

I think I can stretch my current rifle & riflescope set up out to 1850 or 1900 yards. I am getting ready to change my 20moa base out for a 40moa base and I should have no problem getting out to well beyond 2k with my current rig.

Shooting 208gn hornady eld match at 2750fps. This was a 3rd round impact at 1810 yards in 10 mph winds. The Balloons on the target popped on impact.

Athlon Optics Argos BTR Riflescope performed great! 

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Felipe: Athlon Riflescopes are Super Clear & Turret Clicks Are Positive!

Felipe Goya

Athlon optics is a great company that not only makes well made riflescopes, but looks out for the best interest of the customer. Their scopes are super clear (I have a BTR Talos 4-14×44 FFP riflescope), the turret clicks are positive and they range find really good.

For the money, they can’t be beat with all the features you get. Oh and the warranty is the envy of the market, no receipt, lifetime warranty. i would like to thank Drake Adams and Jeff for taking care of a very satisfied customer…

Saludos from Puerto Rico, the iguana Hunting capital of the Caribbean. Happy Hunting!

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Dirk – Ares BTR Riflescope: “I was immediately surprised by the heft of it. Its built like a tank!”

From Dirk Vandervaart:

“I got an ARES BTR riflescope after much research, but with a little trepidation never having seen or handled one. Back in my government days I had SB, UO and NF riflescopes. When my Ares riflescope arrived I was immediately surprised by the heft of it. Its built like a tank. Contrary to many reviews, I found the riflescope turret clicks to be audible and tactile, albeit a bit looser than the really expensive glass. The images are incredibly bright and clear and everything about this scope seems really well thought out.

I haven’t had much time behind the gun with it yet but I’m sure its gonna be awesome! I’ll report further. Now that its on the gun, I’m itching to go shoot! Great product and I really hope it does what I think it can do.”

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YouTube Video: Ares BTR 4.5-27X50 Riflescope on .338 Lapua Tracking to 1000 Yards (TRUE Zero Stop) & HD Glass:   https://youtu.be/bUBWLAqexe8

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Ares BTR First (Front) Focal Plane Rifle Scope. This NEW Rifle Scope is equipped with HD Glass and a True Zero Stop! You can’t find any other FFP loaded with these features for the price. This scope also has an illuminated Christmas tree style reticle that has 11 different illumination settings with an “off” setting in between each setting. Whether you’re hunting whitetail or shooting long range competition, the Ares BTR FFP Rifle Scope available in both 2.5-15X50 & 4.5-27X50 can get you where you want to go.

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Athlon Optics has award winning quality binoculars, rifle scopes, spotting scopes, red dots, magnifiers and many accessories! Perfect for long range, precision shooting, air gun, hunting, predator hunting, law enforcement, tactical or just banging steel for fun! You can’t beat the quality with the clarity of our glass with special lens coatings for a more vibrant image. Athlon Optics has got your back!

Brendon says: “Some of the Best Optics I Have Used”

I Recently purchased my second Athlon riflescope and it’s the second of many to come. Some of the best optics I have used. I have a Talos 4-14x 44 riflescope on my 17hmr and a Argos 6-24×50 riflescope on my 6.5 Creedmoor budget build and they are awesome! Better than any vortex I’ve looked through or used. I’m looking forward to 2 more scopes one for my .308 and another for my RPR, Looking at the Helos BTR riflescope and Ares BTR Riflescope possibly. Also just ordered my Ares spotting scope. Thanks for making World class optics that the working Joe can afford!

Brendan Jochim


Bruce: “Almost pulled the trigger on a vortex but glad I didn’t!” Argos BTR Rifle Scope for me!

From: Bruce E Hirsch Jr

I decided to give the Athlon Argos BTR Rifle Scope a try. I got the 6-24×50. Excellent! Great clarity and the turrets have a great feel! The entire scope feels like it is a real quality build! I have it on my Savage 11/111 long range hunter chambered in 300 win mag. Almost pulled the trigger on a vortex but glad I didn’t! Next scope purchase will be another Athlon!

Check out the Argos BTR Rifle Scope Family Here! https://athlonoptics.com/product-category/rifle-scopes/athlon-optics-rifle-scopes-argos-btr/


Thanks for choosing Athlon Bruce! The Argos BTR First Focal Plane Rifle Scope is by far our best selling rifle scope and best value first focal plane rifle scope on the market! As always Bruce, Athlon Optics has got your back!

“bhoges” – Review & Tracking Results of Argos BTR & Talos BTR Rifle Scopes:

Forum Post From: “bhoges”
Campfire Regular

I’ll be honest I wasn’t looking forward to reviewing Athlon optics. I’m an optics snob and all my rifles sport Vortex Razors, AMG, Nightforce NSX, Swarovski and Zeiss. I just believe you get what you pay for. Doug asked me to review two Athlon scopes for him. (Argos BTR 6-24×50, Talos 4-14×44) Last weekend I mounted both of these up to my 6MMBR. This is my most proven rifle. Over the summer I shot a 5 shot group at 600 yards that was 1.5 inches. Yeah I don’t believe it myself. Gotta love Bartlein barrels!!! For testing I purchased several Boxtobenchprecision targets. This allow for tracking tests on scopes as well as load development. You have the ability to run a scope up 7.5 mils.

First off, I’m a huge fan of first focal plane optics. I was in a rush and never bore sighted either of these scopes. Each scope took only 3 shots to get zeroed. (Nightforce rings help, use good rings!!) Nothing like having the turrets match the reticle. I started off at 100 yards to test the tracking first. I ran both scopes up to match the spots of the targets. First was 1.5 mils and the last was 7.5 mils. For a total of 5 points of impact. Once I reached 7.5 mils and cranked them back down to my initial zero. To my surprise it worked. Next I conducted a box test with the same results. Clarity means nothing if a scope won’t track. With my tracking concerns out of the way I moved on to the features. The turrets are very positive and have a nice audible sound. The parallax and power rings are very tight but I imagine they will loosen over time. One thing about the parallax that I really like is that they focus down to 10 yards. I shoot a lot of small bore and air rifle. Most scopes can’t focus close and its very limiting. At work we have a 23 yard range. It makes shooting with most scopes tough. My career is as firearms examiner for a major city. At my local range we can shoot out to 200 yards. I was able to decern 6mm bullet holes at 100 and 200 yards with the 24x Argos. With the Talos being 14x it wasn’t possible past 100 yards. The Mil reticle is perfect its not overly busy. So many scopes have too much going on and you get lost. Both optics have lit reticles but aren’t bright enough for day time use. Not a issue but just like to state that fact. With each scope I shot approx 50 rounds from 100 to 200 yards.

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I don’t want to get into comparing these scopes to others on the market or get into resolution charts ect. For the price your getting the best bang for your buck. I don’t know of any scopes in this price range with all these features. Every company has to start from somewhere. I truly believe we will be seeing a lot more from them in the near future. I remember when Vortex was new to the market just look at them now. Over the next few months Ill get more time behind them to get more input. My next range trip will be my other club that I can shoot out to 700 yards. I plan on really putting them though the paces there. No drop test like the other guys on the forums. They are too subjective and I love my rifles too much to hurt them. I do all my own paint work so it would kill me. As many of you guys know Doug and the guys over at Cameraland are stand up guys. I’ve known Doug for maybe 18 years now. He keeps bringing excellent pricing and new products for us. I think this is a great addition to his inventory. Having his store so close to my house is good and bad. I walked in a few times to say hi and walked out with new toys. Last purchase was the Lecia Geovid deal he got us. I need to do some more overtime to make up for my Optics addiction.


Testing Procedure

Before I conducted my test I confirmed the scope was mounted level to the rifle and also made sure the rings are perfectly aligned using a 30mm scope lapping bar. Next the target was leveled so I knew that the scopes would tract perfectly level as well. Too many guys overlook small steps like this. Once everything was good I torqued the scope ring capped and crossbolts. I used a Nightforce base and 30mm rings. So to test the scopes I started with a 100 yards zero. Using Box To Bench Precision targets I cranked the scopes up to various MILS. (1.5,3, 4.5, 6, 7.5) and took shots at each spot. The tracking worked perfect. Next I went down 7.5 MILS to my 100 yard zero. Next I conducted a box test on an 18 inch square. The final outcome was shots placed perfectly in the original point of aim. For an impact test I dropped the butt of the rifle on the concrete 6x from a height of 6 inches. Same results no POI shift. Im not beating on my rifle or the optic beyond that like guys did for the Tract optic test. Like I stated earlier for its price Athlon makes some great budget scopes. Today Im getting a Benjamin Maunder to mount it to. Ill do some small game hunting with it and get some further testing done. Patiently awaiting FED EX now!!!!

PROS: Loaded with features
They work!

CONS: Honestly my only complaint is the stiff power and parallax rings


PS: keep in mind the winds were brutal the day of testing. 20-25 mph so some shots were slightly off. The small group target was done later when the winds died down.



Unbelievable Shot by Jesse Now BELIEVABLE with Ares BTR Rifle Scope!

Unbelievable Accomplishment by Jesse Skinner made BELIEVABLE with his Skill & the ALL NEW Ares BTR Rifle Scope!

Check out his testimony!

Thought I would share this story with you. I built this rifle the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Friday after Thanksgiving, I mounted a ARES 4.5-27 mil /mil scope on it and headed to the range to do the bare minimum of load development /scope sight in/ chronograph work up – less than 40 rds total and went home to load ammo for a match the next day. Saturday, I went to an Extreme Long Range match that had targets between 1516 and 2208 yards. I knew going out that I might have a little trouble going to 2208 yards as all I had laying around for a scope base had 20 MOA slope and I didn’t have time to set the base up on the mill and increase the slope.

Honestly I didn’t think it would matter given my low (non-existent) level of preparation for the match, I figured I would drop out early. I had a first round hit at 1516 yds and again at 1951 yards! Your scope tracks well and the reticle’s calibration is on as I didn’t have enough travel with a 20 moa base to hit past the 1675 yd target without holdovers! I placed third overall in the match and hit the 2208 yard target with an extreme hold over (3 mils more than the reticle’s 10 mil of hold over).
The Ares is a winner and way out performs it’s price point both optically and mechanically!

Jesse Skinner, PE

A: Thank You Jesse for the Awesome Testimony! Great Skills with a Great Ares BTR Rifle Scope!

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Check out Athlon Optics for all of your optics needs. We have award winning quality binoculars, rifle scopes, spotting scopes, red dots, magnifiers and many accessories! Perfect for long range, precision shooting, air gun, hunting, predator hunting, law enforcement, tactical or just banging steel for fun!

You can’t beat the quality with the clarity of our glass with special lens coatings for a more vibrant image. Athlon Optics has got your back!


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