Midas BTR RD12

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Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

Where to BuyMSRP: $229.99

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Whether you are hunting turkeys or shooting three gun with your favorite MSR, you often have to shoot fast when the opportunity is there. If you’re looking for a fast sight, you’ll be hard-pressed to find one quicker than one of the Athlon Red Dot scopes. A red dot scope lets you bead up on a target as quickly as you can raise your gun. A red dot scope illuminates the point of impact on the target in front of you, yet no forward light is projected giving away your position. Offers unlimited eye relief and an unlimited field-of-view. It fits easily on handguns, shotguns and rifles with a standard Weaver-style bases or mounts.

Midas BTR RD12 Model has four interchangeable reticles. Please click the link for detailed reticle subtensions.




Interchangeable Reticles Reticle selection button makes four  interchangeable reticles available at your fingertip, offering the versatility and assistance when you need it the most
Adjustable Illumination Settings Multiple Adjustable Illumination settings provide best visibility under different ambient light environment
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
Aircraft Aluminum The aircraft grade aluminum that has exceptional strength and superior mechanical integrity will protect these world class optics no matter what punishment you throw at it.
 One Piece Chassis Construction Heat treated one piece Chassis gives the scope extra strength.  A one piece Chassis 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 600G recoil for 1000 times.
Nitrogen Purged Nitrogen purging dramatically reduces the moisture inside the tube and helps maintaining fogproof and waterproof.
Picatinny Rail Mount Included Picatinny Rail Mount that is compatible with most of bases used by most of hunting and tactical rifles



Magnification 1x
Objective Lens Diameter 30 mm
Parallax <1 moa
Reticle Interchangeable 4 Reticles
Click Value 1 moa
Illumination setting Mechanical Adjustment 11 settings
Center Height 1.4 inches
Dimension (LxWxH) 5.5"x2.7"x2.9"
Weight 13.5 oz 
User Instruction Manual Download 

2 reviews for Midas BTR RD12

  1. Rated 3 out of 5


    Pros and Cons at bottom for quick reference.

    Have this on an AR-15, looks real nice, and so far it seems alright. Nice audible clicks when adjusting zero, easily adjustable brightness/reticle knobs. I like the power/reticle/brightness adjustments more than the vortex red dots, because they’re knobs and not small buttons you need to hold down to turn on/off, or press for brightness adjustments, it’s just a quick spin of the turrets.

    So far it seems to hold zero pretty well, though I only have about 500 rounds down range, and the last 150 were reloaded with a lower grain amount than specified. Out of the 500 rounds, about 200 were 5.56 green tip (65 grain) the rest we’re .223 reloads (55 grain).

    The standard red dot is pretty hard to see in high light conditions, all of the other reticle types are fine. If you’re attempting to do quick acquisition in high light conditions, standard red dot will be unusable, will need to use one of the other options. Circle with center dot has been my go to so far in the absence of being able to use the standard red dot.

    Overall the optic seems to be on par with my buddies Vortex Strikefire 2, if you can deal with not being able to use the standard red dot in high light scenarios.

    Easy to adjust when zeroing in
    Audible clicks when adjusting turrets
    Each reticle is identified on the left side turret, very quick to find the one you want
    Brightness turret on the top is stiff and easily accessible
    Holds zero so far (see above for more info)
    Paralax seems to be at a minimum
    Co-witness works perfect with my magpull iron sights

    The standard red dot is pretty dim in high light conditions, real problem when it’s the best one for precision. -1 Star
    Emailed company about above concern and never heard back. -1 Star

    I would make this a 5 star if I hear back from Athlon, and if the issue for the standard red dot being dim compared to the other 3 reticles is fixed.

    • webmaster

      have you emailed contact@athlonoptics.com we email back daily after mondays we follow up on weekend emails.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    William Smith

    I love this red dot. It’s my favorite of the ones I have. The biggest pluses for it is the additional reticle choices, clear glass and decent mounting . I don’t pick up on simple dots so easy and I don’t like big fat dots covering 6″ of a target at 100 yards. So, having these other reticle choices is super. Also the fact that it uses knobs. The push button ones are a pain to use and an even bigger pain to shut off.

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