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#3258534 - 11/25/20 06:37 PM Athlon Scopes??
GMAN_R Offline
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Registered: 12/07/02
Posts: 461
Loc: Cambridge, IL
I know a couple people who have purchased Athlon scopes and absolutely love them. Any opinions?

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#3258556 - 11/25/20 09:09 PM Re: Athlon Scopes?? [Re: GMAN_R]
AWS Offline
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Registered: 02/01/03
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Loc: NM
A few months back I wrote up a Athlon Ares 2-12x40mm I have it on an open country rig and like it a lot. Mine has a BDC type reticle and is spot on out to 500 yards my only complaint is I wish it had a center dot like the elevation dots for close in work, not something that is a big deal and it is working great for me.

Savage model 10, 20 Practical, X-caliber Midweight barrel.


Edited by AWS (11/25/20 09:11 PM)
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#3258640 - 11/27/20 05:48 AM Re: Athlon Scopes?? [Re: GMAN_R]
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Registered: 03/28/03
Posts: 650
Loc: KY
I bought a Athlon Argos 2-10x40 at bargain close out price it is a great scope IMO! Also owned the cheaper Talos & Neos
which I have no complaints about at all..

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#3258842 - 11/29/20 01:42 PM Re: Athlon Scopes?? [Re: GMAN_R]
DannoBoone Offline
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 900
Loc: Walker, IA
After having bought a Talos and seeing clearer glass with it
than my much more expensive Vortex Viper, I emailed Athlon how
much recoil their Argos could take. The answer was that it was
tested out on a 50BMG and held up to that. After receiving one,
I was totally pleased. Any of my other scopes that die will get
replaced with an Athlon.
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#3258846 - 11/29/20 01:56 PM Re: Athlon Scopes?? [Re: DannoBoone]
GMAN_R Offline
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Registered: 12/07/02
Posts: 461
Loc: Cambridge, IL
Thank you all for your input. I do appreciate. Where is a good place to shop? Also just in case it helps with any more opinions or input. I am looking for a large objective, high power variable scope. Looking to push some pills out to longer distances accurately. .308 and 6.5 Creedmore.


Edited by GMAN_R (11/29/20 01:58 PM)

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#3258847 - 11/29/20 02:01 PM Re: Athlon Scopes?? [Re: GMAN_R]
AWS Offline
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Loc: NM
Cameralandny

https://cameralandny.com/shop-brand/athlon

I bought cameras from them in the 1970's and scopes for the last 10yrs.

Pretty good folks to work with, they used to be a sponsor here.



Edited by AWS (11/29/20 02:01 PM)
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After the first shot the rest are just noise.

Make mine a Minaska.

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#3259004 - 11/30/20 04:10 PM Re: Athlon Scopes?? [Re: AWS]
GMAN_R Offline
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Registered: 12/07/02
Posts: 461
Loc: Cambridge, IL
Thank you!

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#3259136 - 12/01/20 02:37 PM Re: Athlon Scopes?? [Re: GMAN_R]
Txhillbilly Offline
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Registered: 02/18/16
Posts: 80
Loc: Burleson,TX
Athlon makes some good optics. I have a Cronus, Ares BTR, and a Midas BTR. They have all performed great. I don't have any of their lower tier scopes, so I can't say if they are any good.

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#3259141 - 12/01/20 03:15 PM Re: Athlon Scopes?? [Re: GMAN_R]
pyscodog Online
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 14391
Loc: okla
I had one, believe it was a Talos. I know it was not a top end model. My only complaint was the knob for the lighted reticle was so tight you had to use pliers to turn it. Dead serious!! Other than that, no problems.
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#3259152 - 12/01/20 04:20 PM Re: Athlon Scopes?? [Re: pyscodog]
DannoBoone Offline
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 900
Loc: Walker, IA
Originally Posted By: pyscodog
I had one, believe it was a Talos. I know it was not a top end model. My only complaint was the knob for the lighted reticle was so tight you had to use pliers to turn it. Dead serious!! Other than that, no problems.


Mine came that way also, but after a few uses/turns, it
loosened up.
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#3259303 - 12/02/20 06:05 PM Re: Athlon Scopes?? [Re: GMAN_R]
Coyote#1 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/03
Posts: 650
Loc: KY
Bought the 2-10x40 Argos on close out, I'm very pleased with it. Have also owned the cheaper Talos & Neos without any problems. I understand they are very loyal to there lifetime warranty as well.

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#3259534 - 12/03/20 11:20 PM Re: Athlon Scopes?? [Re: GMAN_R]
pyscodog Online
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 14391
Loc: okla
I looked at the Argos today. Just to tactical looking and I don't like the illumination knob hanging off the side. Like the Talos I use to have, it was a bear to turn off and on. Passed on it and went Burris.
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#3259560 - 12/04/20 06:46 AM Re: Athlon Scopes?? [Re: GMAN_R]
topweldor1 Online
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Registered: 11/07/12
Posts: 260
Loc: az, usa
I have the Midas BTR 4.5 x 27 x 50 mil. Works great no issues, Did contact them for a shim kit for zero stop. Customer service is great.

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#3259809 - 12/05/20 05:32 PM Re: Athlon Scopes?? [Re: GMAN_R]
GMAN_R Offline
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Registered: 12/07/02
Posts: 461
Loc: Cambridge, IL
Appreciate all your help!

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#3259872 - 12/06/20 01:12 AM Re: Athlon Scopes?? [Re: GMAN_R]
gawilde Offline
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Registered: 02/25/13
Posts: 3
Loc: Wisconsin
I have 2 Ares and a Helos. I really like mine, and the customer service was great. I could not get 1 of my Ares scopes to sight in, I emailed them and sent it in and had a brand new replacement in about 7 days.

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