Posts tagged ‘long range’

Brock taking aim at Coyotes with the Midas BTR 4.5-27X50 Rifle Scope

Athlon’s Midas BTR 4.5-27X50 Rifle Scope…Brock (with Coyote Callin Outlawz) looking for that long range coyote out in South East Kansas. Coyote callin outlawz Coyote Callin Outlawz



Customer review of Midas BTR 4.5-27X50 SFP by Jacob Geldrich‎:

Customer review of Midas BTR 4.5-27X50 SFP by Jacob Geldrich‎:

A While back I picked up a new

.308 and had all intentions of mounting it with a vortex. Then along came the athlon Midas and on paper it’s a perfect match with and a price point of me getting to keep a couple hundred bucks in my pocket. So I figured I’d dig a little and see what’s it’s all about. After a bit of asking around for a real perspective I decided enough people like what Athlon has to offer so a bit the bullet and put in the order for a Midas BTR 4.5x27x50. Sure first impression are good, it’s pretty and came in a nice box but who cares about this stuff. Let’s get to range and see what the hype is about.

Here we go, two Remington 700 sps with 24″ bull barrels. First in my .308 mounted up with the Midas btr 4.5x27x50 in MOA with night force rings. The next is a Remington 700 300 win mag with 24″ bull barrel mounted up with the vortex viper pst 6x24x50 in mil rad with the same night force rings. To keep it fair both of these guns are being shot for the first time with there new scopes.

First impression was these scopes are the same, crystal clear glass with a perfect MOA reticle. At 100yrds still nothing but perfection. Now this is where it differed on the scopes. The parallax adjustment on the Athlon was a wider range making jumps from 100-200-infinity while the vortex offers a tighter range 100-200-300-500-infinity. I figured this would make a big difference but I found the clarity beyond 300yrds was the same and he had to adjust his parallax a few extra clicks.

Next let’s get to clicking. Adjusting this thing was an ease, it uses a 1/4 MOA adjustment and as for using precision I’m no Carlos Hathcock. I stick to 4 clicks is 1 inch and moving on. The athalon was spot on to adjustments made. This allowed for a less frustrating day on grouping my shots. The vortex was equal in performance.




At the end of the day one scope is $900 and the other $700. Both are amazing for less than $1000 price point and one is no better than the other. With the athlon be prepared to purchase a set of covers and a sunshade. I have no regrets on my choice of going with Athlon over vortex. Especially getting to keep the extra $200 in my pocket. Well Ill being buying a pelican case so I guess that money is already gone. I’ll leave you with the notation that if you can shoot like a military sniper then this scope with let you pick out what hair to shoot first. As for me I got to see my misses very clear.





Oscar – Talos BTR 4-14X44 Rifle Scope

Oscar Indreland from GA – Talos BTR 4-14X44 Rifle Scope…Quick Review:
Love it. Glass is impressively clear and the reticle is amazing. This is an excellent optic. I’m not even going to make a quantifying statement to go with it. Regardless of price this is a fine optic. Going to put 2 more on order!



FrankD (of Birdforum.net) Pre-VIEW of Cronus 20-60X86 Spotting Scope

FrankD (of Birdforum.net) Pre-REVIEW of Cronus 20-60X86 Spotting Scope:
This post isn’t meant as a full review as I only received a review unit of this scope yesterday. However, I was so impressed with this scope that I felt the need to begin the discussion on it. I only have a few comments for now and some pics to share but I thought it worthy of discussion.
For one, the quality level on all of the mechanics are excellent. Butter smooth eyecups, focusing knobs and zoom adjustment. No play, not too hard and not too fast. Perfect in my opinion.
Optical quality is absolutely excellent. I phonescoped some pics with the scope at 20x and 60x. These are completely unedited…vignetting left in the image. Probably not the best test photos as I was photographing Snow Geese approximately 150 yards away..and over a road, so heat shimmer plays a part. Still, the images turned out pretty well (phonescoped with the Iphone 6S and Phoneskope Universal adapter.)

I have a feeling three characteristics are going to be points of discussion, the prism design/housing, the focusing knobs and the eyepiece (bayonet style btw).

More to come!




Athlon Optics: Introducing Pro Staffer Joe VanSkyock Outfitter & Guide

Athlon Optics would like to introduce Pro Staffer Joe VanSkyock: Joe pictured in middle with the green arm cast.

I was raised hunting, fishing and trapping in Alaska and Indiana. Now a professional outfitter in Ohio and Florida for Whitetails, turkeys, gators and wild hogs.

Have been professionally in the hunting industry for 5 years now as a hunter, and videographer. My favorite personal hunt was my elk in Oregon with my bow on public land.




Joshua Smith: I am super pleased with my Cronus 20-60×86 spotting scope

“I recently purchased the Cronus 20-60×86 spotting scope and I am super pleased. The glass clarity is awesome, the lense covers and sunshade are amazing. This scope is built super well and very user friendly. I couldn’t be more pleased. I highly recommend this product.”


Athlon Optics 2016 Spring Catalog





Sniper’s Hide Video Review: Cronus 4.5-29X56 FFP with Illuminated Reticle

Sniper’s Hide Review: Cronus 4.5-29X56 FFP with Illuminated Reticle.   Quick YouTube video of Cronus reticle tracking test.






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