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First focal plane reticle stays valid at all power settings allowing you to fully utilize the specially designed reticle that shrinks or grows along with your target as you zoom in or out.
Advanced Fully Multi-Coated lenses gives you better light transmission to bring optimum brightness and true color across the entire light spectrum.
Reticle etched on the glass that provides excellent backing support for complex reticle design and offers great durability and much higher shock resistance to recoil
The 6061T6 aircraft grade aluminum tube that has exceptional strength and superior mechanical integrity will protect these world class optics no matter what punishment you throw at it
Argon purging gives you better waterproofing and thermal stability
Specification Magnification 6-24 Objective Lens Diameter 50mm Reticle APMR FFP IR MIL, Glass Etched Surface Finish Matte Lens Coating Wide Band Fully Multicoated Extra Coating Xtra Protective Coating Tube Material 6061 Aluminium Tube Diameter 30 mm Exit Pupil 8.2-2.1 mm Eye Relief 3.3 inches Field of View @100 yards 16.7-4.5 feet Click Value 0.1MIL Adjustment range per rotation 5MIL Total Elevation Adjustment 18 MIL Total Windage Adjustment 18 MIL Turret Style Exposed Parallax Adjustment Side Focus â 10 yards to infinity Purging Material Argon Length 14.1 inches Weight 29.6 ounces
Original: Great FFP (Front/First Focal Plane) Illuminated Mil-Dot Reticle (with enhanced reticle) 50mm rifle scope at a very affordable cost! Considered and like Vortex but was difficult to justify a scope costing more than the rifle it goes on. Other high end scope manufacturers have better optics, etc. but trading off functionality and practicality this scope has been an unprecedented success at this price point. Most other FFP Mil-Dot scopes are at least 2x the price, and this allows you to estimate target range for objects of known size, all while at any magnification (SFP/Second Focal Plane scopes only offer target range estimation capability at a single magnification). Add a Vortex Defender Flip Scope Cap with your rifle’s ballistics/ammo load/bullet type and you can accurately adjust holdover or use the turret adjustments to dial in corrections for windage and elevation/range.
30mm tube, resettable graduated turrets, reticle focus, etc. are other features. Design is fairly compact for a 50mm objective. I also added a sunshade from Athlon, and it works well. It zeroed easily and holds zero, windage and elevation adjustments are accurate. I wish the illuminated reticle scope designs (of all scope manufacturers) would add an auto-off feature, but they typically don’t. While hunting it is common to forget to turn off the reticle after a harvest or an unsuccessful hunt.
Just returned home from a successful hunt using it on a large deer. I found this brand after reading several reviews from long range shooting publications who were equally surprised by the features, value and price point. Additionally, those reviews evaluated more than I had time to, they performed box drills to test the repeatability and accuracy of the mil-dot adjustments and the ability to return to zero. Glass is impressively clean and bright, no distortion, and crisp focus. Etched reticles are well done and fine, which prevent blocking view of target features or surroundings. At high magnification the optics are still clear and bright.
I’m sure other high end manufacturers have a better product, but Athlon has disrupted the market with this set of features and performance. Maybe it won’t be as robust as high end scopes, but I don’t tend to beat my optics or rifle up so I am okay with that for now.
December 20, 2017
Normally I’d give this item 3 stars, but Athlon’s customer service was so impressive that I tacked on an additional star. I had an issue with the side focus knob not working, so I created an RMA and shipped the scope to their facility. I was contacted upon their receipt of my item and kept up-to-date about the current status. A little over a week later and I had a brand new scope!
April 28, 2017
April 16, 2017
This is a First Focal Plane (FFP) rifle scope; a feature found on many more costly scopes. It is side focus for parallax, MIL-DOT reticle & open MIL-DOT turrets (each click 1/10th MIL). As a senior citizen, I am becoming more sight challenged. The 6-24-50 power of this scope with the 30mm main tube puts me back on target at distances I have not shot in quite a while! The sole negative with this scope is that the turret clicks could be more crisp & defined. Due to the price & features; slightly mushy clicks are a mere inconvenience though.