Big Jim Fish has done some reviewing and comparison of our scopes and others on the AR-15.com Forum for Precision Rifles, he has a nice point of view on the reviews, I have taken some of that out to display to you here today.
The big news is that the Mesa Precision Arms Crux rifle review is finished and should be up in a week or so.
In scope news, I just recieved the Athlon Ares BTR yesterday. I will probably get to working some with that this weekend. I have done some mechanical and optical work on the Athlon Midas Tac now that I received my test target back from the laminators. The Midas reticle is spot on in size and the adjustments are also tracking right on. There is really nothing else you can say about that.
Photo Caption-Calibration testing the Athlon Midas TAC 6-24x50mm with APRS2 FFP Mil
As for the three scopes I have:
Athlon Midas TAC 6-24x50mm
Athlon Ares BTR 4.5-27×50 FFP IR Mil
they are looking better than I expected. Optically, they are all performing better than I expected at the price point. These three, together with the two legacy comparisons I have (Zeiss conquest 4.5-14x and Leupold Mk 6 3-18x), are closer in optical performance than any other large group of scopes I have ever compared to each other. Their mechanicals have also been solid so far with the Midas actually being indistinguishable from perfect in the tracking. I am really pleased that this much performance can now be had for a pretty moderate price. I expect that the first of these reviews should be done and up in a month and a half or so.
Scope Comparison Photo
Image #2 Caption-Optical comparison testing for the sub $1k ffp mil/mil precision optics series.
Thank you again to BigJimFish for your reviews.