Ares ETR 4.5-30×56 APRS1 FFP IR MIL UHD

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Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)

Where to BuyMSRP: $1,499.99


Designed with consumer feedback in mind, the Ares ETR first focal plane rifle scope is loaded with features accommodating a variety of shooting disciplines. A locking windage turret eliminates concerns of inadvertent adjustments in the field. The true precision zero stop provides a hard, repeatable return to zero, ensuring your shot is on target every time. Extra-Low Dispersion lenses offer the sharpest, most colorful image possible. The Ares ETR is built with a rugged 34mm one piece tube, offering 110 MOA total elevation adjustment. A high precision erector system and stainless steel turret design provide consistent and repeatable adjustments from top to bottom. From big game hunting to extreme long range, the Ares ETR is “Sharp, Tight, and Priced Just Right.”

This  Ares ETR 4.5-30×56 Model has APRS1 first focal plane illuminated MIL reticle in it.  Please click the link for detailed reticle subtension…

SKU#:212100 (Black)

SKU#:212100B (Bronze)


UHD Glass Extra-Low Dispersion glass significantly reduces chromatic aberration giving you an utmost bright and sharp image with true color reproduction.
Illuminated Reticle The illuminated reticle provides greater visibility during dusk and dawn and other low ambient light environment.
First Focal Plane Reticle First focal plane reticle stays valid at all power settings allowing you to fully utilize the specially designed reticle that shrinks or grows along with your target as you zoom in or out. The reticle offers quick target engagement at low power while offering precise holdover positions with finer details.
Etched Glass Reticle Reticle etched on the glass that provides excellent backing support for complex reticle design and offers great durability and much higher shock resistance to recoil
Advanced Fully Multicoated Fully Multicoated optics effectively reduces reflected light and increases the transmission of light giving you a brighter image than normal single coated lenses
XPL Coating XPL Coating gives you an extra protection on the exterior lenses from dirt, oil and scratches or anything else mother nature can throw at you.
Precision Zero Stop System The system allows you to lock down your zero position and dial back to it with a sharp and precise stop right at your zero mark even you are turning it in pitch-dark or blind folded.
Locking Windage Turret This Locking Feature allows you to push down to lock the turret and pull up to turn. This feature prevents the windage knob from being turned accidentally and keeps your zero all the time.
High Precision Erector System The high precision erector system processed by high precision CNC machine with +/- 0.0001mm tolerance level to provide you the most accurate power settings and smoothest magnification change
6061 T6 Aluminum The 6061T6 aircraft grade aluminum tube that has exceptional strength and superior mechanical integrity will protect these world class optics no matter what punishment you throw at it.
Exposed Tactical Direct Dial Exposed Direct Dial Turrets for elevation and windage allow you to quickly make adjustment as you needed and engage your target within a blink of your eyes
One Piece Tube Construction Heat treated one piece tube gives the scope extra strength over multi-piece tubes. A one piece tube also is better at keeping moisture out thus keeping your scope fog proof for the life of the product
Waterproof Waterproof to protect the scope in the harshest weather conditions or if accidently submerged underwater
Fog proof Fog proof to allow you to immediately engage your target when you take your rifle to cold ambient temperature from warm inside
Shockproof Robust mechanical system with special designs on both control and erector system that give you the ultimate recoil resistance to withstand 1000G recoil for 1000 times.
Argon Purged Argon Purging uses the inertia gas with bigger size molecules to purge any moisture out of the tube giving you better waterproofing and thermal stability .



Magnification 4.5-30
Objective Lens Diameter 56 mm
Reticle  APRS1 FFP IR MIL, Glass Etched 
Surface Finish Matte/Brown 
Lens Coating Advanced Fully Multicoated 
Extra Coating Xtra Protective Coating 
Tube Material Aircraft Grade Aluminium 
Tube Diameter 34 mm
Exit Pupil  8.8-1.9mm
Eye Relief 3.9"
Field of View @100 yards 24.5-3.75 ft
Click Value 0.1 MIL
Adjustment range per rotation 10 MIL
Total Elevation Adjustment 32 MIL
Total Windage Adjustment 32 MIL
Turret Style Exposed Direct Dial/Locking Windage Turret
Parallax Adjustment Side Focus – 25 yards to infinity
Purging Material Argon 
Length 15.3"
Weight 36.5 oz
User Instruction Manual Download
Reticle Manual  Download

11 reviews for Ares ETR 4.5-30×56 APRS1 FFP IR MIL UHD

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    The Ares BTR is a great scope for a great price. This is my second scope from Athlon. I purchased the Cronus when it came out and have been nothing but impressed with their product. The features and quality are fantastic. You will not be disappointed.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joe ( Montana)

    ares etr review. glass is clear. nice reticle i really like the floating dot. nice turrets with audible adjustment clicks. tall target test at 100 proved scope tracked spot on from zero to 10 mils of adjustment repeated
    12 times it returned right to my zero and then right back to 36 inch line or 10 mil every time. very impressed with ares etr.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Ares ETR is a fantastic optic, tracks true and great clarity. Taken it out to 1500 yards so far. Love the locking windage and the new floating dot reticle, especially for long range precision shooting. Fit and finish is perfect and what I’ve come to expect from Athlon, well done!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    I own a Cronus btr and both ares btr and now etr. This has by far the better reticle of the 3. And is lighter than the Cronus. I have this scope on a prs style 6mm bra. And absolutely love it. The locking windage the positive clicks for elevation the zero stop. It’s a winner and the brown color is awesome. My only gripe is I ALWAYS leave my illumination on and always have a dead battery. Maybe Athlon will be the first to idiot proof scopes for people like me (I know I’m not alone) but the thing You won’t be disappointed.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    For similar money, this is a lot nicer optic both in terms of features and glass quality than the Viper PST II, IMO.

    I think I prefer the center-dot of the mil model over the center-+ of the MOA model, but both have reasonably fine reticles not not be intrusive at max magnification.

    Amazing scope with a ton of elevation and capability.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is my third Athlon scope so far. I have a cronus BTR as well as a helos BTR. They are all great in their element, however the ETR is probably the best quality for the money.
    The glass is on par with the cronus, maybe slightly less clear, but close enough most people would not notice. Color is slightly warmer in the ETR. No hazing or blackening edges at full power, however glass is clearest around 25 power.
    The floating dot reticle is amazing. Some have said it is too small, however at 1000yds its very easy to pinpoint shots, and does not cover the whole target.
    The turrets are crisper and more defined then the cronus. I love that the windage knob locks as well. Zero stop was very easy to set.Tracking is excellent, at least out to 10 mil and back multiple times.
    The fit and finish is excellent, although the cronus does feel a little more high end. It is a little bigger and longer than most scopes, especially with a sunshade on. however my scope rail is long enough this is not an issue.
    I am replacing a vortex PST gen2 on a PRS rifle, and so far no complaints. Congrats Athlon, this is probably the best scope for the money you can buy.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    R D Tague

    Have run the Ares ETR Mil on my PRS match rifle for past 7 months. Being a match gun, the turrets are always getting spun up and down a lot. I have had zero issues. Recently, 3 months ago, I put one on my wifes match gun, as well as my 22LR match gun. Great scopes.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Darrigade erick

    I have to date 5 Athlon, going from Argos in ffp to Midas to finish with an Ares ETR which I mounted on a Bergara BMP 6.5 creedmoor.
    Previously I had it on my Bergara 308W MDT chassis, I admit that I was blown away by this optic when I shot for the first time at 1100 meters, my neighbor with his Schmidt bender did not see the gong number at 1100m as well as I did, there was very good weather, 32 degrees celsius and an important mirage. This rifle scope is really, clear, fabulous, with strelok a happiness, the clicks are frank and fair. A pleasure to play turrets. I remain faithful to Athlon to this day no disappointment, just a little infidelity on my AR with a strike eagle.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lyman Fisk

    My 3rd Athlon scope and SO GOOD its my 2nd Ares ETR MIL with APRS1 reticle. I love them on a 6.5 PRC and a 224 Valkyrie. AND, my buddies with several Valdada Recon G2’s have used mine and asked me what I paid for them and quickly converted over. You can’t argue with being able to buy 2 scopes rather than 1 for the same money and the same quality. Try one, you will become a believer!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’ve been running the Ares ETR for a year and a half. Every week I throw my rifle (soft case) into the truck and then onto the bench at the range or on the ground prone. Shoot steel every 100 yds out to a mile. Holds, dials, doesn’t matter. Spot on. A work horse. Zero is always there for me.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    James M

    I’ve had this scope for around a month, I purchased it after an event showcasing Athlon optics. This past weekend I used it for the first time in my local club PRS match and was able to raise my score over my previous optic (Vortex Viper) by 10%. The glass is clear and I love the reticle. I would highly recommend!

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