Helos BTR 8-34×56 APMR FFP IR MIL

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Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

Where to BuyMSRP: $683.99


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 APMR first focal plane illuminated MIL reticle in it. Please click the link or download the reticle instruction manual in Specification for more details…




First Focal Plane ReticleFirst 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 TurretsLocking 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 ReticleThe illuminated reticle provides greater visibility during dusk and dawn and other low ambient light environment.
Etched Glass ReticleReticle etched on the glass that provides excellent backing support for complex reticle design and offers great durability and much higher shock resistance to recoil
Fully MulticoatedFully Multicoated optics effectively reduces reflected light and increases the transmission of light giving you a brighter image than normal single coated lenses
6061 T6 AluminumThe 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 ConstructionHeat 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
WaterproofWaterproof to protect the scope in the harshest weather conditions or if accidentally submerged underwater
Fog proofFog proof to allow you to immediately engage your target when you take your rifle to cold ambient temperature  from warm inside
ShockproofRobust 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 PurgedArgon 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  APMR FFP IR MIL, 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 0.1 MIL
Adjustment range per rotation 6 MIL
Total Elevation Adjustment 13 MIL
Total Windage Adjustment 13 MIL
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 

8 reviews for Helos BTR 8-34×56 APMR FFP IR MIL

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    When will this hit the stores????? My new RPR Enhanced in 6.5 Creedmoor will be smacking steel here on the farm way past 1200 yards with this bad boy on top, I have yet to fire a round from it …. tic to I need this ..jack

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris C

    Received this scope as a gift. I was initially disappointed it wasn’t the brand I had my heart set on when I first opened it. But after lapping, leveling and mounting this on my rifle, I had taken it out to my back porch and started to look through it and I am completely blown away by the quality of this scope. The first time I had looked through this it was about 10 PM and dark out and I pointed the scope toward a gas station which is 3 miles away (in a straight line, not driving distance) and was able to read the prices of gas, about 12″ tall numbers, on the sign clearly, and in the dark! The reticle is a FFP so it stays true as you increase magnification. The glass quality seems spectacular for the price, beating out scopes that I’ve spent more money on. The turrets are clicky feeling and each click is audible. They also are locking and don’t require tools to lock/unlock. The magnification and parallax feel very smooth and have just enough resistance to to not unintentionally move while still being easy enough to change without getting off target. The only thing I do not like is that the illumination is pretty stiff and quite hard to adjust. You will definitely need to turn on the illumination before taking aim because turning it on is definitely going to bring you way off aim. I also called Athlon to ask about the scope warranty and they were very courteous and spent a lot of time with me so I have a very good impression of their customer service, but hopefully I’ll never need it haha. Anyways, don’t take my word for it, see it yourself! I strongly encourage that before you buy a brand you’ve always loved, you at least take the time to get your hands on one of these! I am quite happy now that I didn’t get the one I wanted initially and that in the future I will definitely be considering this brand!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Allen W

    WARNING: Athlon website lists specifications for Parallax Adjustment as “Side Focus – 10 yards to infinity”. I think this is a typo on their website. The side adjustment knob indicates 15 yards to infinity. This is a critical specification for many airgunners, such as myself. I have an indoor 14-yd target. Luckily for me, the scope just barely focuses down to 14 yards, so I can use it. I upgraded from the Argus 6-24×50 model (the Argus 8-34×56 was sent back because of the 15-yard minimum). I am very happy with this scope. The turrets are a big improvement. The scope appears brighter and crisper than the Argos.
    UPDATE: Athlon responded immediately to me about the typo and corrected their website. Very responsive!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dion White

    These rifle scopes are going to give Burris, Vortex and even Nightforce a run for their money… a whole lot of features for a Great Price!!!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    I purchased this scope with a lot of skepticism. I mounted it on my RPR 243 Win. and shot it today. This scope is AWESOME!. It stays true on all magnifications, Tracks perfectly, very accurate ATHLON HELOS BTR is the clearest scope ever owned beating Vortex PST in my opinion. I can see flies at 100 yard and this is no BS. You get a lot for what you pay for, worth every penny. I love it.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    WOW what a scope!!! I used it this past weekend on a new 6.5 Creedmoor rifle. Easy adjustments, locking turrets, clear crisp lenses even at 32 power.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    The Helos had all the features I wanted for the budget I allotted. Excellent Glass, locking turrets, illuminated reticle, Argon Purged, 6061T6 aircraft grade aluminum 30mm tube and its a first plane reticle. With all of those features and several months of brand research, I had to take the Athlon plunge. After using the scope on a Savage 110BA Stealth 300 WinMag, my results were nothing short of outstanding. This was my first precision rifle build and the Helos made my first build a very capable 1000 yard weapon. I’m sticking with Athlon for my next rifle build.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    chris caldwell

    I love it & for sure it’s precise,I’m still in learning mode every bit of information about the milliradian scope I have I’m soaking up,again great scope but the little things I’m not certain how one would set zero after you’ve sighted this scope @100’s my question is how do I set both windage & elivation back after the sighting process,anyway beautiful piece of work in my opinion Wth much precision in the manufacturing it is great I also have a moa Argos to which I’m proud to own it’s some what easier to read I suppose but I’m a US Marine so I’ll figure out the difference make no mistake,buy it you’ll love the precision for sure either way it’s great just like our beautiful nation

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