Talos BTR 4-14×44 APLR2 FFP IR MIL

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Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 18 customer ratings
(18 customer reviews)

Where to BuyMSRP: $374.99


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 BTR 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 BTR line includes an assortment of specialty scopes for big-game, varmint, MSR’s, 22 rimfire, slug, black powder, and turkey hunting.

This Talos BTR4-14×44 Model has APLR2 first focal plane illuminated MIL reticle in it. Please click the line or go to Specification to download the reticle instruction manual 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.
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 4-14
Objective Lens Diameter 44 mm
Reticle  APLR2 FFP IR  MIL
Surface Finish Matte  
Lens Coating Wide Band Fully Multicoated  
Tube Material Aircraft grade aluminum
Tube Diameter 30 mm
Exit Pupil  11.2-3.3 mm
Eye Relief 3.23-3.15 inches
Field of View @100 yards 27.2-7.9 feet
Click Value 0.1 MIL
Adjustment range per rotation 5 MIL
Total Elevation Adjustment 20 MIL
Total Windage Adjustment 20 MIL
Turret Style Exposed
Parallax Adjustment Side Focus – 10 yards to infinity
Purging Material Nitrogen
Length 12.9"
Weight 23.6 oz
User Instruction Manual Download 
Reticle Manual  Download 

18 reviews for Talos BTR 4-14×44 APLR2 FFP IR MIL

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steven David

    25Mils Elevation and 27 Mils Windage, Wow!

    Tracking spot on, Wow!

    Price Point, Wow! Wow!

    So I will admit I purchased this scope very, very pessimistic. I haven’t had a piece of glass worth while at this price point in SFP let alone FFP. I thought that after all the buzz I would get this in my hand and still have a feeling of remorse or wish I did not taken the chance. I thought the tracking would be off or not repeatable or that it would be mushy and messy. I also figured it could go on a junk 22lr or something similar after I was disappointed.

    As I saw it only had 20mils Elevation listed I thought I would be limited by this but figured what can you expect at the price point. Again after in my hand review it had 25 Mils Elevation significantly more than listed…

    After I received my package I immediately noticed that I was in for a surprise. It is easy to be surprised when you are not expecting much, but with each and every feature I was getting increasingly more excited with this purchase.

    Took to the range and put this through its paces. Checked Tracking or Stated/Listed Mils and Reticle and found to be accurate at 100m exactly centered and lined up at 10mils, 20mils, and 25mils. Was very excited by this. Box test perfect. Reticle as designed and as listed.

    I cannot tell you what a relief it is to see that a scope at this price point can track and can be easy to get behind.

    The 4-14x magnification range with this reticle is awesome. There was no tunneling even at low magnification I was able to see within 1 ft of listed/stated FOV at 100m and was very surprised with edge to edge clarity across this magnification range. I used this on a Magnum cartridge without a brake and it held up to much abuse 300gr bullets with 90gr+ powder.

    I can say that once I get a chance to have the other Athlon lines of Argos and Midas in FFP scopes I will be posting reviews of those as well. I expect great things I am only pessimistic at how can they improve these features as the clicks were positive and it tracked perfectly and the glass was not lacking in any respects. the bottom of 4x and the top of 14x was awesome, I know this gets harder for scope manufacturers for say above 14-15x and they have models of 24x, 27x and 34x at the top range that will be the supreme challenge. I believe that Athlon is up to that challenge.

    I had seen great reviews of the Cronus but that is not my price point. I want great value for $500 not over $1k, I have heard however that the Cronus at $1,700 competes with scopes $3-4k and that it will even give Tangent Theta a run for its money from a few notable sources.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have one and am getting another. There is no hype on this scope. What the ads say is what you get. I can not find a scope that is close to this one for the money any where. Check them out and you will see what I am talking about. Mark

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Blake Young

    Fantastic optic for the price. First focal, lit reticle, tracks properly. Not quite as nice as the Viper PST, but still very clear glass. My first one went on a 16″ free-floated AR-15. After using it I can safely say I’ll be buying more.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Dearing

    Hell of a lot of optic for the money. Tracks perfectly, glass is astonishingly clear. It is mounted on a Rem 700 sps .223 with a Timmey and will put bullet after bullet into the same hole if I do my part.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eric Young

    Just buy this scope. Seriously. Tracks perfectly. Illuminated reticle is amazing. Mil reticle is spot on. Zero’d with a muzzle brake, shot with suppressor and adjusted, and saved the adjustments for a suppressed zero. Went back and forth with suppressor/brake, adjusting turrets each time. Amazed it only costs $300. I’d pay double for it.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chad D

    Great scope for the price. Mounted on AR10 platform chambered in 308. Clear glass, tracking is dead on every time. I’ll give a update after a few hundred more rounds.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adam Bergdale

    I purchased this riflescope for a varmint rig. I was pleasantly surprised when my scope arrived and found the quality to be on par with my other riflescopes that cost much more. Clarity and transmission are good and it tracks as true as I can shoot. The reticle is amazing for hold overs in hunting scenarios. The lifetime warranty was a plus and I must say when I had a problem with my scope, Athlon representatives were right on top of it. They answered the phone in one or two rings and my problem was their priority from there. They resolved my issue within 15 minutes and didn’t ask a question or blink and eye to make me a believer that they are going to stand by this product.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have 2 need I say more? Ok I will bought the first over a year ago for my AR15? So I bought another to go on my .243.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    I sell shooting equipment for a living. I hesitated to buy this one because i had not heard , uch abmout them. Glad i did. This scope is just awesome. I won’t hesitate to buy one for my next rifle. As good or better than any scope I have tried that cost twice as much. Crystal clear at 500 yards. Haven’t had a chance to try it past that distance yet.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    Just buy this scope. Seriously. Tracks perfectly. Illuminated reticle is amazing. Mil reticle is spot on. Zero’d with a muzzle brake, shot with suppressor and adjusted, and saved the adjustments for a suppressed zero. Went back and forth with suppressor/brake, adjusting turrets each time. Amazed it only costs $300. I’d pay double for it.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert Gentry

    I dropped my Talos from pretty high onto a very sharp corner one day. Causing a small but very deep scratch into the front part of the scope body. After mounting the scope again I could not get it to hold zero. Sent it back to Athlon and they had a replacemnt to me in 3 days from getting my scope in hand. GREAT service. Thank you.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeffrey Davis

    I own 2 Athlon scopes now, the 4-14 and a 6-24×50. The glass is as good or better than my Nikon and eye relief is perfect. My only complaint is the zoom knob on my 6-24 is really stiff.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have two of them too. One on a precision built AR, and one on a Ruger Precision Rimfire. I couldn’t be happier than I am with both of them. Clarity of the glass is exceptional, and about equal to scopes costing twice as much. Tracking is incredibly accurate, allowing me to dial all over the place as needed for the rimfire that I shoot long range with. I honestly don’t think that you can beat it for the price, and I will buy other Athlon Optics in the future because of my experiences with these first two.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    SEND IT!

    Just wanted to throw my endorsement of this scope out there as well. Like others I was a little tentative to purchase this scope as I have always subscribed to the theory that when it comes to optics you always get what you pay for.
    Decided to give it a try for a “1000yd for $1000” build, and I must say this thing is really impressive!
    Mounted to a Ruger Predator in 6.5CM hit the local 100yd range to zero and do a tracking test.
    Scope easily zeroed with a “good” amount of available elevation remaining. (using a 0moa base). Results of a box test were as expected. So far so good.
    Next task was to stretch it out a little. Moved to 200yd, dialed 0.5 mils. Bang on. Image quality at 200 still very good.
    Moving on to 600yd, which is the limit at my local range, I sat down at the bench dialed 4 mils and sent the shot.
    When the pit sent the target up with the shot marked, I almost couldn’t believe it. Perfect elevation, and about 5 inches right. After a quick adjustment I proceeded to shoot 10 x-rings , 7-10’s and 2-9’s on my first mid-range shooting with this scope.
    Freakin awesome for a $300 optic.
    Nice job Athlon!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Olivier in France

    Have it mounted on a Polish Tantal AK74 for the IPSC-Rifle season. She’s still fine, keeping POI, handling gun cycling.

    I like the FFP, have shot almost at night with it and was very impressed to be able to shot at 200 meters @ x14 in such a low light condition.

    Despite there is no horse shoe or what so ever for short range / quick acquisition, the external branches of the reticle are fine for short range fast shooting let’s say 25-30 meters @ x4.

    Over 200 meters, that reticle is KING when it comes to trajectory handling.

    Got a side red dot on the gun for below 25 m.

    I really like that configuration.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Charlie Jo

    Thank you Athlon
    For the price point, just buy it. Awesome features for the money well spent. Tactical, and hunting platform. Precision long, to mid-range shooting capability. Alot of research went into this scope brand, and model. Plus, a lifetime warranty. Athlon gold medal lifetime warranty, no questions asked. Just send it back, and we fix it. No charge to you. Wow! Tracking is spot on. Gets you on target. Clear optics with low light illumination reticle. Do your due diligence in research for what you are wanting out of a gun mounted scope.
    Awesome addition to my rifle!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pete Peterson

    Just mounted and zeroed my new Athlon Talos BTR 4-14×44 on my new AR-10 that I just finished building. Al I ca say is goodbye, Nikon….Leupold….and others of that quality….and PRICE!!! Heeellllloooooo ATHLON!!!

    Best scope for the buck on the market!! Once zeroed in I was punch’n 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards. The illuminated reticle is perfect with the available light intensities.

    I will be buying more in the future!!!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donald Walbert

    Outstanding optic! I don’t always shoot long range, but when I do I shoot Athlon! Built like a tank and a lifetime warranty? C’mon man! This optic is for real and I picked one up for about $100 under MSRP. This optic tracks great, box test great and holds zero even on my .300 Win mag. You get a whole lot more than you pay for.

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