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Things to Consider when Sighting in your Shot

Things to Consider To Anyone Sighting in make sure you practice all elements of the shot;

1. Take it Slow, This is not something you need to be in a Hurry for. Essentially this is all a major process for one shot. So, take your time.

2. Manage your Breathing, Focus on clearing your head before the Shot.

3. Consistence is Key, When taking the shot, Trigger Control, Beginning and End, Fallow thru. Cheek Weld, Shoulder Placement.

4. Focus on a small part of the target as your looking through your scope. Not the whole thing.

5. Barrel Temperature Needs to Remain Consistent, Angle of the barrel can change with Hot to Cold Temperature.

6. Make Every Shot Count.

-Athlon Team



Buy an Athlon. You will not regret it.


Thursday- November 08, 2018 at 9:18pm


Customer Service Testimonial Through

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I called Athlon Customer Service today using the telephone number provided on their Contact Us page.

It was refreshing to hear Customer Service listed first as in, “press one…”

A real live human being answered immediately and advised me of a part number I was in search of for a sunshade within moments.



 Athlon exceeded this customer’s expectations.

Support like this is rare at best today.

As for the scope:

Their competitors had better be paying attention!

 For too long, too many have paid far more for far less than you get with an Athlon scope.

 I’ve owned Leupold, Burris, Weaver, Tasco, and countless others.

 I finally found sweet spot in the scope world.

 Athlon is at the point where spending less means far less quality and spending more costs more than you gain.

Buy an Athlon.

 You will not regret it.

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Binocular Guru Athlon Optics Binoculars Reviewed

Published from the Binoculars Guru

Binoculars Guru is your one-stop resource for everything that you hope to learn about binoculars, scopes, rangefinders and other Outdoors, hunting and birding tips.

Some Reading material for all of you interested in how our binoculars rate, here are some opinions on the different models for you.

To Check out any of the Binoculars Listed Visit the Website


Athlon Talos 10×42

 A Tale Of Athlon’s Budget Binocular


“Athlon really outdid themselves with this binocular.”

“It has all the features found in higher end binoculars, which is a big plus when you consider its price.”



Athlon Argos 10×42


“Priced at below $250, the Argos 10×42 is a true bargain.”

“Despite its relatively affordable price tag it has tons of useful features.”


Ares 8×42 a True God of Binos?


“Ares does hold its own against its pricier rival.”

“The Ares 8×42 just like their Greek god namesake can withstand punishment and the average and even beyond average abuse.”


The Athlon Cronus Binoculars 8.5×42

What You Need To Know


“The wider field of view combined with an edge to edge sharpness made for a great viewing experience.”

“An unconventional binocular.”

“All these elements combine to make this one of the best binoculars on the market.”


Binoculars Guru is your one-stop resource for everything that you hope to learn about binoculars, scopes, rangefinders and other Outdoors, hunting and birding tips.

To see more valuable opinions and to check out more Reviews

Check out: https://binocularsguru.com/


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

Athlon Optics

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




Rex takes the Ares ETR for a Tracking Test

Check out the latest Review by TiborasaurusRex 


This Video was posted on October 18th 2018, around 6pm.

Here is a Link to the Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG9XF22oIWU&t=1s

To see Rex in action check him out on YouTube Here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqymwlCbVwpMnSLrd-NAQJQ


To see his website click here: https://www.rexreviews.org/

To check out the New Ares ETR you seen in the Review Click Here: https://athlonoptics.com/product-category/rifle-scopes/athlon-optics-rifle-scopes-ares-etr/

Athlon Optics Midas HMR Review via Snipers Hide

Athlon Optics – Midas HMR
By Mark Robles – Nebraska

The past few years have been exciting for the shooting industry for multiple reasons. From high BC bullets, to companies manufacturing high quality and affordable optics. One thing is for sure, customers are chasing perfection and companies within the industry are eager to release the next best product to satisfy the shooting industry. Much of this influence has come with the gaining popularity in precision shooting. As competitors chase the potential of their platforms, the reality to chase the limits is more viable than ever. This influence has gained the attention of not just competitors, but to the hunting community as well.In my younger years and growing up in the great plains of the Midwest, chasing whitetail, antelope, and coyotes served to be the most entertaining pastime during the October and November seasons. Some of my best memories were developed sitting in a tree stand on the river, or walking draws in the Sandhills. One thing in common, regardless of the terrain hunted, were my limitations to engage in an ethical shot on game. Most of these limitations were due to equipment, most specifically optics.At that time, information about optics was sparse. Most people had a choice to either wait for their dial up internet or take a road trip to the nearest outfitter in hopes to learn something “new” from the customer service representative from across the counter. Choices of hunting designated optics were slim, as most of us were limited to select offerings from the popular brands such as, Leupold and Bushnell. Not to mention, if you wanted to buy something with decent glass and reliability, you’d better be confident in spending a premium. Let’s just agree that most of us settled with the one hundred-dollar Simmons in hopes the “Big One” stepped out during a time where your optic could resolve an image.

Fast forward a couple of decades and our world of optics has taken a drastic change. Not just in quality, but affordability. As companies chase the business of precision rifle competitors, some have also found themselves offering quality optics directed toward the hunting population as well. One of the newer, upcoming names in the industry that needs to be considered is Athlon Optics. Located in the Heartland, Athlon Optics prides itself in providing the highest quality of optics at a price where most consumers never thought they could afford. The need to fill this niche was critical and Athlon stepped up to the task. Although the manufacturing of Athlon Optics takes place overseas, their quality control is second to none as they receive inspection not only at the location of construction, but also at their headquarters located in Olathe, Kansas.

I Introduce To You, The Midas HMR

One of the latest optics Athlon has unveiled is directed to the hunter looking for the highest quality at a price point that can appeal to those who hunt a few days out of the season, or who are fortunate enough to spend weeks or months chasing game. With a MSRP of 587.99 the Midas HMR leaves nothing to be desired.

The specific model I reviewed was the Midas HMR 2.5-15×50 with a second focal plane BDC 600A MOA reticle.

The sub tensions of this reticle are not designed to work with every cartridge combo, but most cartridges using bullets designed for hunting will work very well. I had my Midas mounted to a Savage 10 chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor and while using the 123gn. SST, the reticle subtensions worked to achieve one to two MOA impacts (on steel silhouettes) out to six hundred yards. Although many of us will never need to confirm a shot on game at that distance, I was pleasantly confident that I could ethically take medium and large sized game to that range if needed.

Glass and Reliability – The Midas Competes Well Out Of Its League

As a competitor in precision rifle shooting, the two most critical factors in choosing a scope is optical clarity and reliable, return to zero tracking. This was an area I focused most of my time, taking multiple trips to the range in various weather and light conditions. Athlon markets the Midas HMR as having fully multicoated HD optics and they do not disappoint. The first days out with the Midas, I made sure not to have any other optics to compare. I wanted a clear, unbiased perception where I could focus my attention on this one particular scope. During my first evening out, I found myself mounting the Midas to a tripod and looking across a lake with the sun setting directly behind me. My first initial impression was more than what I had expected. The Midas is so easy to get behind. Before I could place my dominant eye in what I would consider the perfect position, I had an immediate bright, full picture. Although the variable power was set at its lowest, 2.5x this remained constant to its extreme, 15x variable power. This initial impression set the tone for the entirety of my review. I looked at multiple objects ranging from fifteen yards all the way past seven hundred. The optical quality of this specific scope blew me away as I was able to make out crisp, define edges on branches, rocks, and waterfowl sitting on the lake two hundred yards away. The wow factor showed itself again as I was able to clearly define an old rusted aluminum can laying in the shadows of a rock dam located over three hundred yards away. Another part to optical clarity I would like to point out is the incredible depth of field. Focusing on an object over three hundred yards away still provided clarity of objects only twenty yards away within the scope field of view. This characteristic is commonly found in optical designs that cost significantly more than the Midas HMR. During the same evening, as the sun was barely to close behind the cottonwoods, I wanted to see how the optics handled glare. I focused on an image pointing directly toward the sun and the Midas handled this beautifully.

During one of the final days of my review, I was fortunate to have time spent on the range with unfavorable weather conditions (good for hunting). It was cold, wet, overcast, and there was enough fog in the air to make a vehicle’s automatic headlights turn on. I considered this a perfect opportunity to mount the optic on one of my hunting rifles and compare the Midas to two other optics – A Steiner T5xi (roughly 1700.00USD) and a Burris XTR2 (roughly 1100.00USD). My goal was to see just how much the Midas gave up in terms of optical resolution as compared to a couple optics that cost two or three times more. To be short, let’s just say I was upset, pleasantly, with how well the Midas’s optical clarity performed against the others. Although different scopes for different purposes, there wasn’t enough of a difference for me to speak of. Both of the more expensive scopes resolved orange target pasties very well out to 330 yds, and so did the Midas. The noticeable difference was the Midas’s ability to resolve the black center diamond on the pasties posted at 100yds, whereas my Steiner and Burris would create a fringing effect, making the center diamond look larger than it actually was. In a nutshell, the HD glass in the Midas will leave you very impressed.

In addition to my positive impression of optical quality, the Midas hits a homerun in the tracking department. My Savage Model 10, 6.5 Creedmoor shoots very well and well enough that I could confidently conclude a box test to check the scopes ability to return to zero. The Midas was boringly accurate as each MOA adjustment put groups exactly where they were intended. My hypothesis going into the tracking test was accurate in that it would perform flawlessly and this was based off of how well the elevation and windage turrets feel. The construction of the turrets allows the user to NOT have to use a coin, or a screwdriver, but they are tall enough so you can use your fingers — even with gloves on. The clicks are very positive and tactile leaving no doubts your adjustments have been made. There was absolutely zero “mush” or “play” in the clicks and the adjustment markings lined up perfectly with the zero indicator on the scope tube. I wasn’t lying about Athlon’s quality control — this is just one more confirmation.


The Midas HMR needs to be on your short list of scopes to mount on your current or next hunting rifle. The optical clarity, reliable tracking, and innovated but yet simple reticle, make this an all-around optic to be used in the tree stand, or wide-open country where the next shot is going to test your marksmanship. I think anybody looking for a high-quality hunting scope, but not want to pay the premium for an optic costing twice the price, would be extremely pleased with the performance of the Midas HMR.

Check out the Midas HMR here: https://athlonoptics.com/product-category/rifle-scopes/midas-hmr/

Check out Snipers Hide Here: https://www.snipershide.com/

See More Reviews by Mark Robles: https://forum.snipershide.com/members/mrobles3808.93456/

Thank you Mark for your review.

First Impression Video on the Athlon Ares ETR

Thank you Randall C. for your impression video. We will be on the lookout for your tracking video on the performance of this Optic.

Check out the scope here:   https://athlonoptics.com/product-category/rifle-scopes/athlon-optics-rifle-scopes-ares-etr/

YouTube Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1ncKol0wKw&t=1s

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