Helos BTR 8-34×56 APLR2 FFP IR MOA

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Rated 4.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

Where to BuyMSRP: $749.99


When you hear first focal plane rifle scope, the best rifle scopes on the market come to mind. With crisp locking turrets, advanced fully multi-coated optics, and built from a one piece tube made of aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum you would expect it to come with a high price tag.  That is not the case. This is exactly why we introduced the Helos BTR family.  Feature rich but won’t break the bank.

This Helos BTR 8-34×56 Model has APLR2 first focal plane illuminated MOA reticle in it. Please click the link or download the reticle instruction manual in Specification for more details…





First Focal Plane Reticle First focal plane design allows you to fully utilize specially designed reticles that shrink or grow along with your target as you zoom in or out.  These reticles offer quick target engagement at low power while offering precise holdover positions with finer details.
Locking Turrets Locking feature on both elevation and windage turrets allows you to simply pull up the turrets to dial and push down the turrets to lock them in place. This feature gives you a peaceful mind whether you are moving from one station to next during your competition or putting them away for your next hunting trip.
Illuminated Reticle The illuminated reticle provides greater visibility during dusk and dawn and other low ambient light environment.
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
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.
Heat Treated 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 accidentally 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 8-34
Objective Lens Diameter 56 mm
Reticle  APLR2 FFP IR MOA, Glass Etched 
Surface Finish Matte 
Lens Coating Wide Band Fully Multicoated 
Extra Coating Xtra Protective Coating 
Tube Material 6061 Aluminium   
Tube Diameter 30 mm
Exit Pupil  7-1.7 mm
Eye Relief 3.3 inches
Field of View @100 yards 12.5-3 feet
Click Value 0.25 MOA
Adjustment range per rotation 15MOA
Total Elevation Adjustment 45MOA
Total Windage Adjustment 45MOA
Turret Style Exposed 
Parallax Adjustment Side Focus – 15 yards to infinity
Purging Material Argon 
Length 15.5 inches
Weight 32.5 ounces
User Instruction Manual Download 
Reticle Manual  Download 

6 reviews for Helos BTR 8-34×56 APLR2 FFP IR MOA

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Ordered this scope after hearing about athlon at that point I’d never heard of them after many many hours of research and debating between this and vortex I made the jump due to price point when I got it was very nicely packaged I comepaired it to a friends vortex 6-24 seemed to be leaps and bounds ahead of the vortex turrets are very large track properly and have loud audible clicks as well of feeling positive the locking turrets are why I choose this model and I don’t think I will regret my choice and most likely with choose more athlon optics

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dion White

    Definitely the best scope for the money. After purchasing the scope I’m a huge fan!! So I bought 2 of them one for Ruger precision rifle 6.5 Creedmoor one for Ruger precision rifle in 308.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason Neal

    After a long time of reviews and pros and cons I decided to pull the trigger on this helos 8-34×56 and I am in love. Definitely did not go wrong with tell the features it gives at the price point. Everything performs flawlessly, great glass clarity. Zeroed my 6.5 creedmoor and did a tall test and it was dead on 1/8”off over 300 yards. Been hitting my 16” gong and 1000 yards with ease. I would definitely tell you to buy one because I will be buying another few.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5


    I ran this scope for about 2 years in and FPR matches. Performed flawlessly. I found at longer distances the cross hairs were to course and my target would be lost behind the cross hair.

    This year I switched over to an Argos BTR 10-40 with a smaller center reticle point and my scores quickly went up 10+ points.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    D. Royko

    I am still new to this scope, but I am impressed! It is clear, I love the parallax adjustment, and it has held zero on the Weatherby 6.5 Creedmoor I have it mounted on. I am not a competition shooter, but I do shoot a lot. This scope has definitely performed well.

    I killed my first deer with it a few days ago, and one thing I hadn’t counted on that I found to be fantastic was how fast my eye focused on the the small crosshair in the middle of the reticle. There is a 1 MOA gap between the center and the rest of the crosshairs, and I didn’t pay very much attention to it at the range. When the deer stepped out of the trees, and I quickly shouldered and aimed at it, that separate little “cross” ended up capturing my focus, and I was able to aim very quickly–that’s all she wrote for that buck. It was quick and accurate.

    Great Scope–I am going to buy another one.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ron Vandermoon

    I purchased two of the Helos models, 8-34×56 for my 6.5 Creedmoor Christensen, and a 6-24 for my .308 Savage.

    I got this setup for the 6.5 Creedmoor to try for my 1 Mile chip at the Clinton House Plantation Range next year. I have high expectations of success with this scope.

    The eye relief took a while to get used to, but the scope is quite clear.

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