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    What about Athlon Scopes

    Does anyone know anything about Athlon scopes? I'm looking at one pretty seriously, it looks good online, but it's a 1 1/2 hour drive to go see it in person.

    Any experience at all?
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    The group I shoot with down in Arizona loves them( there is 10-12 scopes in the group collectively) and after trying theirs I've ordered 2 for two rifles I'm putting together, a 2.5-15 Ares BTR Gen2 and a 3-18 Ares ETR. I have a Nov trip planned and will give them a workout then. They have a great set up down there with pistol range out to 100yds, short rifle 50yds to 600yd, long range 800yds,1000yd and 1200yd and final range is 1 mile.

    The general opinion is that the scopes provide great value for the price.

    Which model are you looking at? I can see if someone is using that particular one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESnel View Post

    Which model are you looking at? I can see if someone is using that particular one.
    ATHLON ARGOS HMR 2-12X42 AHMC SFP IR RETICLE
    Specifically, https://wolverinesupplies.com/shop/o...sfp-ir-reticle
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    No one is shooting that particular model, closet one is a guy shooting with an ARGOS BTR 6-24. From what I've seen Athlon produces a good scope and tends to do well against other scopes in in the same class and even a higher price point.

    Lots of reviews on YouTube which can also be checked out.

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    I think mine is one of the argos btr 6-24 as well, fancy features in an inexpensive scope, glass seems fine. Eye box is a little finicky iirc

    The 2-12 has me curious
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    Just got home. I'm kind of excited to get it mounted. Pretty nice scope, we'll see how it performs.

    Fkin Wolverine... go in for one thing, come out with a box full, had to fondle a half dozen rifles...
    So now a straight pull Merkel might be my absolute dream rifle, wow was it nice. And only $6700
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    Well it's not like you needed that second kidney...
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    Then there was the Tavor in 308, oooh boy. Heavy bastard, but pretty nice. Only $3500...
    Why couldn't I have been born rich instead of so good looking?
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