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Last weekend of 1000 Yard shots for the Loaded Bergara Rifle Drawing

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1000 Yard Club Drawing

This is your last weekend to get the your 1000 Yard shots recorded and submitted for the Loaded Bergara Rifle. We draw Nov. 1st.

To be entered post a video of yourself hitting/shooting 1000 Yards with your Athlon Rifle Scope here:






5K Gun Setup!
Sponsors and Special Thanks to:
Athlon Optics – Cronus BTR
Bergara – B-14 HMR 6.5CM
MPA 34mm Single Bolt Action Scope Mount 
Leviathan Suppressor
Atlas Bipod
CTK Monopod
Area 419 Bipod Rail
Warne 20moa base rail
Long Range Arms -Send it
Magnetospeed V3




Rifle scopes Review: Athlon Cronus BTR

This is a review from USMC308 on Sniper’s hide

“Have not done one of these rifle scopes review in many years. My last time was with a top tier scope manufacturer back in 2003 or 04.

After reading some feedback for rifle scopes in another thread, I decided it was time to do one today. Now I assumed that in today’s day and age, with the high degree of precision in the computer integrated machinery, a failed test should not be happening, nor should it be acceptable to the consumer for a rifle scope.

Rifle : 6.5 CM Bergara Premier LRP re-barreled with a 27” Hawk Hill M40/24 contour 1/8
Rifle Scope : Athlon Cronus BTR 4.5-29×56 Mil/Mil
Ammunition : Hornady Match 140gr ELD Match (Factory)
Laser Rangefinder : Sig Kilo 2200 MR

Light wind, 90 degree day in Central Texas

Made Tall Target according to directions, placing an orange dot on zero and 10 mil (36 inch) marks.

I ran 2 separate tests for this scope using new marks on the target. Test Target 1 was 3 rounds at each setting (zero and 10 mils). Test Target 2 was 2 rounds at each setting (zero and 10 mils). I dialed up and down 10 mils after each shot.

Lazed target, took distance from turret to target. Here’s where the fun begins. On a dark target, a reading of 102.6 yards was consistently recorded. On my white target, a reading of 102.0 was consistently recorded. I did not have access to a 300 ft tape measurer hence I’ll do 2 sets of calculations.


Expected POI using 102.6 yards : 102.6 yards X 10 mils X 0.03599 (constant) = 36.9 inches

Expected POI using 102 yards : 102 yards X 10 mils X 0.03599 (constant) = 36.7 inches

Target 1 Actual POI : 37.1 inches

Target 2 Actual POI : 37.0 inches

Results for Target 1 : 102.6 yards (expected POI / actual POI) 36.9/37.1 = .9946 error of less than half of 1%
Results for Target 2 : 102.6 yards (expected POI / actual POI) 36.9/37.0 = .9973 error of a quarter of 1%

Results for Target 1 : 102 yards (expected POI / actual POI) 36.7/37.1 = .9892 error of slightly over 1%
Results for Target 2 : 102 yards (expected POI / actual POI) 36.7/37.0 = .9919 error of slightly under 1%

Conclusion : Tracking is Good To Go. Oh, I need a level on my rifle too as it looks like, I cant.

cronus BTR

By USMC308


Athlon Cronus BTR Rifle scopes review


“Here is my review about Athlon Cronus BTR rifle scopes but haven’t made any comments or my own until now.

A little about me. I don’t have any military service but greatly appreciate those who do.  I love target shooting and the personal protection that firearms provide. I compete in club level precision long range matches. This started about a year and a half ago.  I have tied for 1st overall and won the longer range portion. Hitting the mile target 3 of 3 shots with my 300 win mag and 338 lapua mag both savages one with a Burris XTR2 I geek out on scopes and firearms. Research and research until the cows come home. I am also a bang for the buck kind of guy as I work hard and when I spend money I want the most I can get for it.


I have now or have owned in the past vortex viper pst, burris xtr2, Steiner tx5i, primary arms platinum series and now an Athlon Cronus BTR rifle scopes.


cronus BTR

I have played with, fondled, turned, pulled, pushed, twisted and looked through many other scopes numerous times

The Athlon Cronus BTR, initial feelings, thoughts and observations. The packaging is very impressive and looks very cool. The scope is held in place better with foam. It didn’t come with a sun shade or caps which was a little disappointing but provides me the opportunity to buy the caps I want. I bought the sun shade separately.


I didn’t weigh the rifle scopes but it feels about like my Steiner and not as heavy as a razor gen 2. Good heft but not too much. Feels very well made like a razor gen 2 or nightforce. The Cronus is made in Japan like the Razor and ATACR. The size is smaller than a razor gen 2.


The focus and mag adjustments are very smooth and have just the right amount of tension. Reminds me of the Nightforce ATACR. The yardage range listed on the focus is spread over 180 degrees and goes up to 1600 yards.


The illumination is very good and daylight bright if needed. I hardly ever use this feature but it could be useful if you had a dark background.


The fast focus eye piece is fast. The reticle is fabulous and will work perfectly for me as I have moved in the direction of holding for wind and some elevation as well. I did by the Mil version.


The glass blew me away. To my eye it is on par with my Steiner maybe even better in the CA department as I can’t seem to see any. It does darken up at the higher mag levels but all my scopes do that.  We are splitting the hairs of a hair here. It’s great glass and doesn’t disappoint.


I think some money was saved on the turret design and put into the glass. The turrets remind me of a BMW interior. Not as fancy as other luxury brands but nice, well made and gets the job done. That comment is about the appearance of the turrets and a lack of locking turrets. The numbering could be bigger but I am kinda picky like that. The turret adjustments are audible, tactile and have just about perfect tension in my mind with no mush or squishy movement. I love them. My Steiner turrets are pretty stiff but I love their numbering system. I would say the closest feel on a competing scope to the Cronus would be the ATACR turrets.

Bottom line for me is this scope seems to be the best bang for my buck I have spent on a scope. I almost bought a used razor gen 2 or a used ATACR. But they were still more money and I just couldn’t bring myself to spend more when the Athlon was staring me in the face. And that extra money could go for ammo!

By PDX1760 from Sniper’s hide”

Rhett Butler shooting with Athlon Rifle Scope

Congratulations to Rhett Butler shooting 1100 yards with Athlon Rifle scopes.

“For being a freshly sighted in package I’d say it was a success. Shooting 1100 yards for my first time, putting hits on a 10″x15” plate. All topped off with Athlon Ares BTR 4.5-27×50 MOA rifle scope. Rifle is a Ruger precision in 6.5 Creedmoor sending a 140gr ELD Match bullet. . Awesome setup thanks to R.E.C. Gunworks, and Eric Colt!”

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Here is a video of Rhett making that shot with Athlon Ares BTR 4.5-27X50 Rifle scope

Posted by Rhett Butler on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Learn more about Athlon Ares BTR 4.5-27X50 rifle scopes from here

Brian from Iowa Takes Ares BTR Riflescope Beyond 1000 Yards!

Brian demonstrates the ability of his Ares BTR 4.5-27X50 riflescope and hits steel at 1030 Yards in 8-10 MPH Winds.

The Ares BTR Riflescope is mounted on his Savage 10TSR .300 Win mag rifle.

You can watch by clicking on this link:


The Ares BTR First Focal Plane Riflescope is constructed with an 30mm tube. This riflescope features:

HD (high definition) glass:  HD Glass gives you better light transmission, brighter, and sharper image.

Precision Zero Stop System: The system allows you to lock down your zero position and dial back to it with a sharp and precise stop right at your zero mark even you are turning it in pitch-dark or blinded folded.

First Focal Plane Reticle:  First focal plane reticle stays valid at all power settings allowing you to fully utilize the specially designed reticle that shrinks or grows along with your target as you zoom in or out. The reticle offers quick target engagement at low power while offering precise holdover positions with finer details.

Exposed Tactical Direct Dial:   The Ares BTR Riflescope is equipped with Exposed Direct Dial Turrets for elevation & windage allowing you to quickly make adjustment as needed & engage your target within a blink of an eye!

The Ares BTR riflescope is also: Shockproof, Waterproof, For Proof & Argon Purged.

For More on this Ares BTR First Focal Plane Riflescope Click here to watch this brief YouTube Video:

In a Nutshell:  Ares BTR First (Front) Focal Plane Rifle Scope. This NEW Rifle Scope is equipped with HD Glass and a True Zero Stop! You can’t find any other FFP loaded with these features for the price. This scope also has an illuminated Christmas tree style reticle that has 11 different illumination settings with an “off” setting in between each setting. Whether you’re hunting whitetail or shooting long range competition, the Ares BTR FFP Rifle Scope available in both 2.5-15X50 & 4.5-27X50 can get you where you want to go. Athlon backs each of our optics with our Lifetime Transferable Warranty! Just another reason that Athlon Optics has got your back!

David Surpasses 1 Mile with Argos BTR 6-24X50 Riflescope

Avid shooter David Orrill & Argos btr ffp 6-24×50 riflescope:

Rocking my new Athlon Optics 1000 yard club shirt. Getting out past a mile with my Tikka t3x in 300 winmag topped with the Athlon Argos btr ffp 6-24×50 riflescope in the MDT LSS Chassis.

I think I can stretch my current rifle & riflescope set up out to 1850 or 1900 yards. I am getting ready to change my 20moa base out for a 40moa base and I should have no problem getting out to well beyond 2k with my current rig.

Shooting 208gn hornady eld match at 2750fps. This was a 3rd round impact at 1810 yards in 10 mph winds. The Balloons on the target popped on impact.

Athlon Optics Argos BTR Riflescope performed great! 

Get The Specs on the Argos BTR Riflescope: https://athlonoptics.com/product-category/rifle-scopes/athlon-optics-rifle-scopes-argos-btr/


Dirk: When my Ares BTR RifleScope arrived I was immediately surprised…Its built like a tank!

Dirk Vandervaart

I got an ARES BTR rifle scope after much research, but with a little trepidation never having seen or handled one. Back in my government days I had SB, UO and NF scopes. When my Ares BTR Rifle scope arrived I was immediately surprised by the heft of it. Its built like a tank.

Contrary to many reviews, I found the turret clicks to be audible and tactile, albeit a bit looser than the really expensive glass. The images are incredibly bright and clear and everything about this scope seems really well thought out. I haven’t had much time behind the gun with it yet but I’m sure its gonna be awesome! I’ll report further.

Now that its on the gun, I’m itching to go shoot! Great product and I really hope it does what I think it can do.

Check out the Ares BTR rifle scope: https://athlonoptics.com/product-category/rifle-scopes/athlon-optics-rifle-scopes-ares-btr/

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