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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”

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:

https://www.facebook.com/brian.west.528/videos/10155449478008202/?query=west

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/

 

Felipe: Athlon Riflescopes are Super Clear & Turret Clicks Are Positive!

Felipe Goya

Athlon optics is a great company that not only makes well made riflescopes, but looks out for the best interest of the customer. Their scopes are super clear (I have a BTR Talos 4-14×44 FFP riflescope), the turret clicks are positive and they range find really good.

For the money, they can’t be beat with all the features you get. Oh and the warranty is the envy of the market, no receipt, lifetime warranty. i would like to thank Drake Adams and Jeff for taking care of a very satisfied customer…

Saludos from Puerto Rico, the iguana Hunting capital of the Caribbean. Happy Hunting!

Click Below to see the Talos BTR 4-14X44 Riflescope.

https://athlonoptics.com/product/rifle-scopes-talos-btr-4-14×44-aplr-ffp-ir-mil/

Click here to seen an demonstration of the  Talos BTR 4-14X44 Riflescope.

 

Dirk – Ares BTR Riflescope: “I was immediately surprised by the heft of it. Its built like a tank!”

From Dirk Vandervaart:

“I got an ARES BTR riflescope 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 riflescopes. When my Ares riflescope arrived I was immediately surprised by the heft of it. Its built like a tank. Contrary to many reviews, I found the riflescope 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.”

Athlon: Thanks Dirk for your testimony on the Ares BTR riflescope! With Our Lifetime Unconditional & Transferable Warranty Athlon Optics Has Always Got Your Back!

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

YouTube Video: Ares BTR 4.5-27X50 Riflescope on .338 Lapua Tracking to 1000 Yards (TRUE Zero Stop) & HD Glass:   https://youtu.be/bUBWLAqexe8

www.AthlonOptics.com Toll-Free: 855-913-5678 Athlon Lifetime Unconditional & Transferable Warranty!

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 Unconditional & Transferable Warranty! Just another reason that Athlon Optics has got your back! http://athlonoptics.com/product-categ… www.AthlonOptics.com

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Athlon Optics has award winning quality binoculars, rifle scopes, spotting scopes, red dots, magnifiers and many accessories! Perfect for long range, precision shooting, air gun, hunting, predator hunting, law enforcement, tactical or just banging steel for fun! You can’t beat the quality with the clarity of our glass with special lens coatings for a more vibrant image. Athlon Optics has got your back!

Jeff on the Helos BTR Riflescope: “Awesome Glass, Tracks & Performs Flawlessly!”

Jeff Hatfield

Had always gone Vortex or NF riflescope due to quality, performance and warranty! Had just bought a Bergara 6.5cm BMP and decided to give Athlon a try…decided on a Helos BTR riflescope in 6x24x50. Awesome glass, tracks and performs flawlessly. I will be looking at Athlon again to replace my glass on my Tikka 270.

Check out the Helos BTR Models Here:

https://athlonoptics.com/product-category/rifle-scopes/athlon-optics-rifle-scopes-helos-btr/

Bruce: “Almost pulled the trigger on a vortex but glad I didn’t!” Argos BTR Rifle Scope for me!

From: Bruce E Hirsch Jr

I decided to give the Athlon Argos BTR Rifle Scope a try. I got the 6-24×50. Excellent! Great clarity and the turrets have a great feel! The entire scope feels like it is a real quality build! I have it on my Savage 11/111 long range hunter chambered in 300 win mag. Almost pulled the trigger on a vortex but glad I didn’t! Next scope purchase will be another Athlon!

Check out the Argos BTR Rifle Scope Family Here! https://athlonoptics.com/product-category/rifle-scopes/athlon-optics-rifle-scopes-argos-btr/

 

Thanks for choosing Athlon Bruce! The Argos BTR First Focal Plane Rifle Scope is by far our best selling rifle scope and best value first focal plane rifle scope on the market! As always Bruce, Athlon Optics has got your back!

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