Talos 3-12×40 BDC 600 IR

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

Where to BuyMSRP: $224.99


If you ask any hunter they’ll probably tell you they have filled more tags in the low-light hours than any other time. With that said, it would be wise to design a scope to excel in early-morning and late-evening light. With the Talos scope with Athlon Advanced multi-coated lenses for clarity and brightness in low light, you’ll be able to add precious minutes to every hunting day. These scopes, with their 4X magnification range, will give you great versatility whether you are hunting whitetails in the dense southern pine forest of Georgia, or prairie dogs on the wide open ranges of Wyoming.  With one-piece tube design, the Talos line includes an assortment of specialty scopes for big-game, varmint, MSR’s, 22 rimfire, slug, black powder, and turkey hunting.

This  Talos 3-12×40 Model has BDC 600 IR second focal plane illuminated reticle in it.  Please click the link for detailed reticle subtension.

The BDC600 IR reticle will work with any of the following ammunition loads: .223 Win 55gr / .243 Win 95gr / .25-06 Rem 115gr / .270 Win 130gr / .270 WSM 150gr / 7mm Rem Mag 150gr / 7mm WSM 150gr / .300 Winchester Mag 180gr / 300 WSM 180gr / .308 Win 150gr / .338 Win 200gr




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
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 Grade Aluminum Aircraft Grade Aluminum provide extra strength and durability to handle the toughest terrain and offers lifetime of use.
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 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.
Nitrogen Purged Nitrogen purging dramatically reduces the moisture inside the tube and helps maintaining fogproof and waterproof.



Magnification 3-12
Objective Lens Diameter 40 mm
Reticle  BDC 600 IR
Surface Finish Matte 
Lens Coating Wide Band Fully Multicoated 
Tube Material Aircraft grade aluminum
Tube Diameter 25.4 mm
Exit Pupil  13.6-3.4 mm
Eye Relief 3.82-3.35 inches
Field of View @100 yards 34.1-8.9 feet
Click Value 0.25 MOA
Adjustment range per rotation 15MOA
Total Elevation Adjustment 60MOA
Total Windage Adjustment 60MOA
Turret Style Capped
Parallax Adjustment Side Focus – 10 yards to infinity
Purging Material Nitrogen
Length 12 inches
Weight 16.2 oz
Reticle Subtension Validity 12x
User Instruction Manual Download 
Reticle Manual  Download 

5 reviews for Talos 3-12×40 BDC 600 IR

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    John F. Foreman

    Very high quality scope and clear glass for the money. Definitely on par with Vortex, maybe better!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have purchased a second Talos rifle scope, this time the 3-12×40 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.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    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

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

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