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#3266648 - 01/17/21 08:22 PM Athlon Argo HMR 2-12x42
Coyote-conquest Offline
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Registered: 02/01/18
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Loc: Kentucky, US
I know there have been a couple Athlon threads lately. They all seem to get good reviews for what they are and their price point.
Im a couple of scopes short so I was looking around and the Argos 2-12x42 HMR with their IR AHMC recticle caught my eye. It seems to be about the perfect calling scope. Any experience with them? Thanks for any input.


Edited by Coyote-conquest (01/17/21 08:26 PM)

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#3269118 - 02/05/21 03:37 AM Re: Athlon Argo HMR 2-12x42 [Re: Coyote-conquest]
ShortStack Online
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Registered: 03/12/15
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Loc: AK
I am also interested, I have a 17 HMR I think this would be perfect for it.

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#3269137 - 02/05/21 09:12 AM Re: Athlon Argo HMR 2-12x42 [Re: Coyote-conquest]
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works great
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After the first shot the rest are just noise.

Make mine a Minaska.

Heaven has rules and walls, He-l has open borders

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#3269714 - 02/09/21 01:11 PM Re: Athlon Argo HMR 2-12x42 [Re: Coyote-conquest]
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I'm looking seriously at the Athlon offerings. Thanks for the tip, and for all the other input. I knew I could get some educated opinions here.
Ken

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#3269756 - 02/09/21 08:37 PM Re: Athlon Argo HMR 2-12x42 [Re: AWS]
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Originally Posted By: AWS
works great

What all can you tell us about it, what you like or dont like, how it compare to others? thanks

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#3269786 - 02/10/21 07:00 AM Re: Athlon Argo HMR 2-12x42 [Re: Coyote-conquest]
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I ended up buying one and really like it. I bought the one with the AHMC recticle. It's thicker cross hairs, that goes down to thinner cross hairs, to a floating red dot. I feel it really focuses my eyes on the dot/target.
The dot is more like a square and seems to be a little bigger so it's definitely a hunting scope and works great for what it is
The glass is clear. I use it as my main calling rig. When it warms up a little I'm going to drag out all my scopes (ie Leopolds, Burris and a few others) and compare them all but over all I'm impressed.

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#3269828 - 02/10/21 01:54 PM Re: Athlon Argo HMR 2-12x42 [Re: Coyote-conquest]
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I like everything about it, great FOV nearly 56 feet on 2x and 12x on the top end makes it great from close in to as far as I care to shoot.. Clear to the edges and bright. My only con is the reticle I would have preferred a dot in the center for faster close in target acquisition and just hashmarks where the elevation dots are. If they are out there far enough to use the elevation marks there is time to use a finer hashmark and in close the a bolder dot in the center would be quicker, but it works like it is and the elevation marks on 12x are close to the trajectory of my 20P 40gr. I keep it zeroed at 200 yards on 2x and just need to center hold to there. Once I get beyond there I just crank it all the way to 12x for longer shots.
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After the first shot the rest are just noise.

Make mine a Minaska.

Heaven has rules and walls, He-l has open borders

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#3269856 - 02/10/21 07:08 PM Re: Athlon Argo HMR 2-12x42 [Re: Coyote-conquest]
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Do you have the BDC recticle? I was torn as to whether to get it or not but glad I didn't.

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#3273149 - 03/09/21 01:53 AM Re: Athlon Argo HMR 2-12x42 [Re: Coyote-conquest]
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Loc: AK
How is the clarity in low light? If there was a full moon and a animal out in a field would you be confident in identifying the animal or being able to shoot it?

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#3273327 - 03/10/21 07:11 PM Re: Athlon Argo HMR 2-12x42 [Re: Coyote-conquest]
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I haven't checked. I have took it out at night but not during a full moon.

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#3285881 - 11/19/21 11:04 PM Re: Athlon Argo HMR 2-12x42 [Re: Coyote-conquest]
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Registered: 01/10/21
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So have you checked the low light/night capabilities of this scope yet? Itís really got my eye and I think Iím gonna pull the trigger on one either way but was just curious.

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#3285886 - 11/20/21 09:25 AM Re: Athlon Argo HMR 2-12x42 [Re: Coyote-conquest]
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These are on sale over at Camera Land

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#3286188 - 11/24/21 03:59 PM Re: Athlon Argo HMR 2-12x42 [Re: Crob00]
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I never did check it at night. I really like the scope though and think it's well worth the price

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#3286360 - 11/26/21 03:00 PM Re: Athlon Argo HMR 2-12x42 [Re: Coyote-conquest]
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Registered: 01/10/21
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Loc: Iowa
Pulling the trigger today. Anyone know a promo code by chance

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#3286361 - 11/26/21 03:05 PM Re: Athlon Argo HMR 2-12x42 [Re: Crob00]
gr8fuldoug Offline
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Originally Posted By: Crob00
Pulling the trigger today. Anyone know a promo code by chance


Price is already discounted on the Camera Land web site

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