TALOS 3-12×40 BDC 600 IR
3 - 12x
OBJ. LENS DIAMETER
3.8 - 3.35"
FOV @ 100 YDS
34.1 - 8.9 ft
Effectively reduces reflected light and increases the transmission of light giving you a brighter image than normal single coated lenses.
Regardless of how heavy the rain is coming down or an accidental drop in the water, this sealed and gas-purged optic will remain waterproof.
Nitrogen gas is used to purge air from the optic to help maintain internal fog-proof and waterproof capabilities.
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John F. Foreman –
Very high quality scope and clear glass for the money. Definitely on par with Vortex, maybe better!
Francisco Villa –
Excellent glass for the money. Great power range. Clear optics. Power ring and turrets neither too hard nor too easy to operate. I put it on a bolt action 308 hunting rifle. I used medium rings. There were some problems mounting it. The tube was too short to mount on the 1 pc. picatinny type base I was using so I had to modify the forward end of the base to clear the ocular bell. Then the nitrogen purge/fill tube below the turrets is very large and prevented the scope from being mounted because of the mounting slots. So I got out my dremel again to modify that. Finally the knob on the power ring was interfering with the bolt handle so I filed down the knob as well as the bolt handle until it cleared. If you have no experience making these sort of modifications I would advise taking the rig to a gunsmith.
After I completed the modifications I was very happy. I zeroed at 200 yds. (about min. of angle groups) and will use the mil dots if longer shots are necessary. I am happy with my new pseudo tactical bolt action 308.
I have purchased a second Talos rifle scope, this time the 3-12x40 with the 600 bdc reticle. I went down to the local Sportsman's Warehouse to look through the various scopes. I looked at the lower end Vortex, Nikon, and Leopold scopes and did not like the reticle thickness, wash out at full power on the edges, or lack of options like illumination. I have a handful of less than $200 dollar scopes that seemed to outperform what I was finding so I was hesitant to spend money on what I was told to be good optics. That is what led me to read up on Athlon and their push into the market so I purchased my first scope and was impressed at the clarity, the etched reticle, and features for a great price. I have mounted my scopes to .308's and dialed them in sub moa with no issue. I like the simple reticle that does not confuse my sight picture with extra markings. I have also had excellent response from customer service about questions I have had. There are a lot of scope critics out there that say you have to pay a similar amount for a scope as you do for your designer gun going into the $1000 plus dollar range. Growing up with a basic duplex reticle on a 30.06 I know different. These scopes will get the job done without breaking the bank.
Byron Schurman –
Excellent product pricing and cristal clear Optics everything u could ask for and then some keep making quality optics I'll keep buying athlon scopes
Jason Myers –
Awesome quality scope, even better customer service. A lifetime warranty and made in the U.S.A. I definitely will be making more purchases from this great company.
Keith Naulty –
I had 2 issues in the past with black bears where I would lose the black reticle in the target. Itâ€™s difficult to find a good scope with a lit reticle at this price point. This Talos not only has a lit reticle, but it has useful subtensions and a side adjusted objective. Other brands would sell you this same scope for $500 with basically the same warranty. Iâ€™ll probably buy a second one.