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Athlon Optics 8-34x56 Argos BTR Tactical Rifle Scope
With premium features at competitive price points, Athlon is changing the landscape of shooting optics for the foreseeable future. Each fogproof, waterproof and recoil shockproof scope is trail ready for any shooting conditions. With a huge 56mm objective lens and 8-34x adjustable objective, you will have no trouble zeroing in on prey whether paper, pest or small game.
The real showstopper in the Argos line is the first focal plane illuminated etched reticle. This advanced feature means your reticle zooms as you zoom in on your target, meaning you never have to change your holdovers at ANY magnification! Who wants to adjust when you can zoom and boom perfect shots all day long?
Pick up the Athlon Optics 8-34x56 Argos BTR Tactical Rifle Scope and take your shots to the next plane!
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Things I liked: The scope has many features for the price. I really like the reticle.
Things I would have changed: I am unable to lock or zero the windage or elevation turrets. The screws are impossible to loosen. Maybe I am doing something wrong...
What others should know: The scope is heavy. This is fine for bench shooting, which I do, but the weight would bother me if I was a hunter.
Things I liked: The optics are crystal clear and bright. Turrets are positive and I don't miss the locking feature as I find that they would be virtually impossible to "accidentally" change.
Things I would have changed: Inclusion of a side wheel would be very useful since the paralax adjustment is pretty stiff.
What others should know: Athlon scopes all come with a life-time warranty which bodes well for the confidence of the manufacturer in it's product. I'm happy it did, because my windage turret went belly up about 120 days after I bought it. This is my daily driver so it gets quite a bit of use, but I didn't expect this failure. This is the reason I gave the scope 4 stars instead of a solid 5.
Things I liked: Excellent optics for the price, with good clarity even at the edges. Image is very bright throughout the zoom range, although it does get darker (but still very usable) at max power. While it is a very heavy scope, it is not much heavier than other scopes that are much smaller (such as my very nice 42mm Hawke Sidewinder Tactical), so I dont think the weight is much of an issue for a scope of this size. I find it to be an excellent bench rest scope (the principle reason I purchased it) – I have it on a .22 Air Ranger and at full power at 50 yards I can easily see every detail of pellet holes in the target, including the slightly enlarged hole that results when two go into the same hole.
Things I would have changed: First, mine does not focus down to 15 yards as listed; it only focuses down to about 19 yards. Given the power of the scope, even at the minimum zoom of 8x images below that are noticeably fuzzy, and it gets much worse fast as I increase the zoom power of the scope. I bought it thinking I could live with 15 yards, but this is almost 20 this was close to a deal breaker and I almost sent it back. Second, the focus wheel rotates in the opposite direction of my other scopes (Hawke Sidewinders and UTG scopes), and I find this frustrating as I use all my different guns often. I don't know if there is an industry standard on this but there should be. This caught me by surprise. While it might seem to be a little thing, it can be very frustrating at times - especially when working at high power as the focal depth is very short and it is easy to get lost as I try to focus – and this is made worse because I sometimes end up going the wrong way.
What others should know: I love the FFP function that was a huge driver in selecting this scope, and it is my first FFP scope. I definitely will consider more of them in the future. The narrow focal depth of this scope makes it great for ranging, but unfortunately only beyond about 20 yards or so (and it is fuzzy much inside of that). This, combined with a reasonably stiff focus adjustment wheel (not a problem, just solid) also leads to an almost absolute need for a larger scope wheel on this unit unfortunately Athlon does not make one. I did buy an aftermarket 80mm one from Scope-Werks and it is great I just wish Athlon sold one at a much more reasonable price. I also found the sun shade to be a good addition, given the very wide objective if also helps to keep the lens clean and avoid accidental contact, which is easy given how wide it is. I think this scope is a good value for a dedicated bench rest scope, and will mount this on a dedicated BR gun that I plan to buy or build someday.
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Are these scopes marked with a serial number ? It is needed so I can legally have one.
Yes, they are serialized
Is this suitable for a springer like 97k or 56th?
Does this scope come with rings?
What type of scope base is on your gun? What type of mount do you need? Weaver, Picatinny, 3/8″ or 11mm? Do you need 2-pc mounts or a 1-pc mount? 30mm or 1″? Scope mounts intro (Airgun Academy class)