Archive for December 2017

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!

Randy: Helos BTR Rifle Scope is “Super Clear & Easy to Use & Adjust”

Rifle Scope
Randy of Utah:
I love my Helos BTR Rifle Scope, so far nothing but greatness. It is super clear and easy to use and adjust. The knobs are crisp to turn and the focus is phenomenal. I have not been able to use the full aspect of the scope but it holds true on my Remington 700 Long Range 300 Ultra Mag. It has so far held up to the brutal beating that the gun dishes out.
The other great part about these Athlon rifle scopes are the fact that they are very comparable if not better than you other name brand optics but at a fraction of the cost.
Keep up the great work and great product!

Watch This YouTube video about the Helos BTR Rifle Scope: https://youtu.be/1ApA96EhtG4


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This is not the actual photo from Randy but a representation of the Helos BTR Rifle Scope.

Whether you’re shooting long range and hitting steel or on an hunt of an lifetime for Elk, the Helos BTR FFP Rifle Scope is the most economical first focal plane rifle scope on the market.

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Kenny from AZ Diggs the CLARITY of his Midas 10X50 Binoculars!

Kenny posted this on our FB page recently:

I’m not a very rich person so I can’t afford to spend 1000 to 1500 dollars on optics. When I was persuaded to take a chance on the Midas 10×50 binos I wasn’t to sure but once I got my hands on them and looked thru them I knew they were the real deal, and I’ve looked thru the 1500 to 2000 dollar binos. Great job on the product and customer service. I’m gunna be a full athlon optics’s user for life now!

This is a pic of a doe thru them at 100 yard with my phone up to one side!

Bradley Loves The Argos BTR Rifle Scope…Bright Glass!

I first started off shooting with leupold, Nikon, and vortex glass. Very good and every thing, never had too many problems with any of them except Nikon I had a scope that wouldn’t hold zero and missed a 14 pointer that probably would of been one of the biggest deer I could of killed in my life time. So after that I was pretty upset. I have never been much of a long range shooter. Always shot within 300 yards since all I did was hunt. As I got older I loved shooting as far as I was able too. That’s when I got the vortex scopes. I owned a vortex viper hs-t and a vortex viper pst. Both were great and I loved them. Other then the pst kept having issues with the illuminated reticle. When I was about to send it back to vortex for the 3rd time I heard of Athlon Optics Rifle Scopes and was so surprised by the price for FFP, illuminated reticle, and all that stuff I mean their Argos BTR Rifle Scope was half the price almost then a PST and I loved it way more. I really like how clear the glass was in my Argos and the reticle wasn’t so thin! I have since taken it to 800 yards. I have dropped the gun it was on from a 4 ft drop on accident during a night hog hunt and it was still dead on and every thing still worked perfect.


The Argos BTR Rifle Scope brings in tons of light during the evenings and when there’s a full moon some times don’t even have to turn on the lights to take a shot at a hog or coyote. I plan on putting Athlon scopes on all my guns that I use mostly and any new ones I buy.

Check out the tracking tests that Nick did just a couple weeks ago with the Argos BTR Rifle Scope:


“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.



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