Date: 25/2/2024 10:32

Athlon Optics 4.5-29x56 Cronus BTR Reviews

Athlon Optics 4.5-29x56 Cronus BTR GEN2, APLR5 FFP, 1/4 MOA, 34mm Tube

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Rating 5.05.0 5.0

By William G on 2020-10-11 06:39:00

Best value

Excellent clarity, reliable tracking, useful reticle.

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Rating 4.04.0 4.0

By Julian H on 2023-08-28 02:00:15

Outstanding value

Great glass, especially for the price. Hits at 1200 yards were not at all hampered by this scope. Only a few minor nits I can pick: 1. No lens caps (standard with other brands at this price point) 2. Reticle vertical holdover is limited to 10.0 mils (>1000 yards/4.0 mils of wind hold for 6.5 Creedmoor before you would be forced to dial elevation) 3. Ocular diopter adjustment does not lock 4. Windage dial is not covered nor does it lock in place (must rely on detent and markings) Very happy with this purchase for my son's rifle!

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  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    What others should know:

    Excellent glass , the only thing that bothered me was the lack of a sunshade and caps for the price

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    What others should know:

    i switched to athlon scopes about 6 years ago and i love them. the retail prices i think are a tad high but they re a top scope based on the scopes i have used

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Absolutely solid.

    This is my 3rd Athlon scope. They are worth every penny. Solid, nice tactile controls, usable reticles with everything you’d need, and nothing you wouldn’t… I’m really a fan. Good stuff.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Phenomenal scope

    I’ve been using this scope for about 6 months now. It tracks perfectly, very tactile turrets, and great glass. I really like how it isn’t too long of a scope and not bulky/heavy. I’ve used other brands in the past and this by far is my new favorite for the price point. One of the main reasons why I purchased the Cronus is the mrad reticle. It’s not too busy and has the right amount of subtensions. Highly recommended!

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Great short range scope

    First one I’ve had but right up there with higher end glass of Leupold and Vortex. Some of Athlon’s reticles are too busy for my liking this one is not.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Exception Quality

    Exceptional Quality and Durability with this optic. Glass is perfect, turrets are high quality with accurate and precise adjustments. This optic is comparable to the Vortex Razor line.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Great quality and price

    This thing has been so nice. I know folks can be particular about their glass but my friends who are diehards of other brands are giving athlon a look after seeing my setup. You won’t regret it. Athlon continues to impress.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Amazing Optic

    This scope impressed my from day 1. I owned 2 other Athlons (Midas Tac and Ares) but this was on another level. Glass rivals any other optic at this price range, the turrets are crisp and tactile, parallax is a lil stiff but I prefer it that way (and it looses up over time), smooth magnification, day time bright illum...just an amazing scope. I absolutely love the reticle as well. It is a very simple Christmas-type reticle that is very easy to use. The MRAD reticle is slightly thinner than the MOA. And Athlon has an unbeatable warranty. I tell anyone who will listen how great this scope is. For the money you can not go wrong.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Great scope

    Very clear scope. Moa clicks are better than my vortex scope. Glass is clear. Looking forward to taking to the Frank Church for elk this year.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Great Optic

    It is definitely on the higher end for price, but appears to be well worth it. The glass is clear, reticle is sharp. Mounted it to my 300 RUM and they are a great pair together. The elevation turret is very tactile and setting the zero on Athlon scopes is easy and appears that it will hold well. I think this optic would work good for anyone, just the matter if you want to spend the money for it. I find it to be a great purchase.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Great glass

    The eye box is very forgiving, super, and causes no eye strain. The reticle options are fantastic. It's hard to spend more money on a scope when the cronus is so good.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    What others should know:

    Amazing value for this optic. Competes well against optics at much higher price points. Great clarity and build quality. Illumination is highly visible. Turrets are very tactile. Currently using for long range precision and hunting. Repeatable tracking at 1000yrs. Highly recommend if you're looking for quality without having to cut the check for other top tier brands.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Outstanding value

    Great glass, especially for the price. Hits at 1200 yards were not at all hampered by this scope. Only a few minor nits I can pick: 1. No lens caps (standard with other brands at this price point) 2. Reticle vertical holdover is limited to 10.0 mils (>1000 yards/4.0 mils of wind hold for 6.5 Creedmoor before you would be forced to dial elevation) 3. Ocular diopter adjustment does not lock 4. Windage dial is not covered nor does it lock in place (must rely on detent and markings) Very happy with this purchase for my son's rifle!

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Quality and accuracy in a great price

    This scope is more than expected. Awesome product with a great price. Performs with the higher end scopes for much less. Definitely get your moneys worth in this scope. Glass is amazing and adjustments are spot on. Love this scope.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Perfect Optic

    Great scope for long range shooting. Very clear and clicks are right on.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Super clear

    Most scopes around this price point are a little bit blurry on full zoom. This scope is still crystal clear

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Incredible quality for the price

    Have two cronus gen 2's and an etr after upgrading from a viper gen 2. Glass quality is much better and the turrets are incredible. Have taken two different creedmoors out to 1000 with no issues, would recommend these scopes to anyone. Next purchase will be the cronus g2 spotter

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Ten stars by far

    Excellent quality and clarity within the scope, not many can compare for the price. I cannot say enough good things about this scope. Ease of use even for beginner shooters or shooters looking to enter into precision rifle shooting or competition sports. I utilize this company for almost everything I own and will definitely be using their products going forward. Customer service people are phenomenal and friendly should the owner or user have any questions.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Cronus is the ultimate glass for clarity and distance shooting

    As a ELR shooter, I need clarity to read mirage and wind. I run this glass on a 408 warlord wildcat rifle as well as on my 338lm. Not only does the optic do its job superbly, it doesn't even blink at the recoil punishment that the big caliber dishes out. Athlon has a great warranty like all the major brands do. I will be also running this on my 22lr ELR rifle as well, where seeing impacts is very had past 500 yards.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Great for PRS rifle competitions

    I bought this scope and put it on 6mm creedmoor I built for PRS matches. It tracked well and returned to zero flawlessly. I would highly recommend this scope!

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