Cronus 4.5-29×56 APLR FFP IR MIL

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Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

Where to BuyMSRP: $1,999.00


When compromise is not an option you need to make sure you have the best. Most any hunt can become a once-in-a-lifetime experience, because you never know what is around the next tree or over the next ridge. That is sufficient reason to own one of the best scopes you can get: The Cronus by Athlon. It is equipped with our advanced multi-coating so you’ll have the brightest, clearest long-distance image possible, in any situation. The innovative new XPL coated lenses gives you “Xtra Protective Lens” coating that protects you lenses from moisture, oil, dirt and smudges. The super-fast side parallax focus makes certain you have the clearest image in the world when it matters most. The ultra-strong one-piece tube is hammer-forged from an aircraft aluminum alloy for more strength than standard aluminum, multi-piece scope tubes. The 6x magnification ratio eliminates the needs for multiple scope for different game or types of hunting. No need for multiple scopes for multiple types go game animals,

This  Cronus 4.5-29×56 Model has APLR first focal plane illuminated MIL reticle in it.  Please click the link for detailed reticle subtension…



ED 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 blinded folded.
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 4.5-29
Objective Lens Diameter 56 mm
Reticle  APLR FFP IR MIL, Glass Etched 
Surface Finish Matte 
Lens Coating Advanced Fully Multicoated 
Extra Coating Xtra Protective Coating 
Tube Material 6061 Aluminum 
Tube Diameter 34 mm
Exit Pupil  8.8-1.9mm
Eye Relief 3.6-3.8"
Field of View @100 yards 24.8-3.83 ft
Click Value 0.1 MIL
Adjustment range per rotation 10 MIL
Total Elevation Adjustment 32 MIL 
Total Windage Adjustment 18 MIL 
Turret Style Exposed Direct Dial
Parallax Adjustment Side Focus – 25 yards to infinity
Purging Material Argon 
Length 14.3"
Weight 35.8 oz
User Instruction Manual Download 
Reticle Manual  Download 

4 reviews for Cronus 4.5-29×56 APLR FFP IR MIL

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    C. S.

    Purchased this Optic a few months back after some serious searching and comparison, and even though there was still not much feedback out there, what was there was positive in what I had found. So after much deliberation, and the examining of comparable Scopes in use at my local range firsthand, as well as due to the Features, Price range, and Warranty I decided to give the Cronus a go, and I am glad I did,,, I was truly Impressed.
    I mounted it via a Larue Tactical, zero MOA, unitized LT111 mount to a 50BMG, since the rail already had a built in 27 MOA.
    This Scope has clear glass, Illuminated Mil Reticle, First Focal Plane, Parallax/Side Focus Adjustment (Which works as it should), turrets are positive yet smooth with an elevation zero stop, and it’s built like a Tank…
    This Scope is about 1.5 to 2 inches shorter than most comparable Scopes with the same features yet slightly heavier. With the 50 I preferred the added few ounces for the sake of Durability over the slight weight savings. Over all a well built unit, which tested out perfectly at the range. Once zeroed, tracking was spot on and stayed that way. Time will be the test, but after three outings it has taken the brutal punishment a 50BMG which is notorious for destroying even slightly marginal Optics. There is virtually no meaner test platform than a 50 cal, and this Scope has passed the test, so I personally am very Pleased. I would Highly recommend this for those on a tight budget, or those who are no budget at all that just want an excellent value. Well Done!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have used this product and I am very impressed. First off the scope is big a 56 mm objective lens has to have a big scope but, it gathers lots of light and the images are very clear. The zero stop is pretty easy to set up as opposed to other scopes that I have used in the past. Furthermore the illuminated reticle is a great bonus! The brightness selection is pretty impressive – from almost non visible in total darkness to bright enough to use in daylight. The 4.5 to 29 zoom is very versatile much more than the other scopes that I posses in this price range. The elevation and traverse mechanism tracks very well, it is very repeatable and so far very durable on a very large hard hitting magnum. When you compare this product with others in this category – Bushnell, Vortex etc… it stacks up very well but the price is much better. I am used to a H-59 reticle. This scope’s reticle is similar but not as busy. I like the busy H-59 reticle due to the flexibility it affords me. But it’s really a small issue.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Forest Newberry

    I got this riflescope a few months ago and it has been awesome, I am a PRS match shooter and get to travel a lot and see all kinds of other riflescopes and compare side by side, scopes such as S&B PM2, GEN two razors, Khales,and nightforce, and the Athlon Cronus is just as good and even better AND at just a fraction of the price, one thing that is very appealing to me about this scope is that it is a perfect size coming in inches shorter and more compact than other comparable scopes, this is just a very well built scope and can’t say enough good about it, if you buy one you will be very pleased. ~Forest Newberry

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marcos Feliciano

    I had a Cronus Riflescope that was damaged prior to mounting it, either dropped by a store worker or was dropped as a demo unit. Unit was pretty obviously damaged and not a defect but it wasn’t holding Zero. Called customer service and they swapped it out with a working model. Their team helped me through the whole process, they had a guy that handled my case and followed up with me through the whole process, I had a hunt to go on that I needed this scope for and he reached out to me multiple times to ensure I would get my scope back before my hunt. Awesome experience, awesome glass, awesome company.

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