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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.Water Resistance Level:IPX-7
Specification Magnification 8-34 Objective Lens Diameter 56 mm 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 7-1.7 mm Eye Relief 3.3 inches Field of View @100 yards 12.5-3 feet Click Value 0.1MIL Adjustment range per rotation 5MIL Total Elevation Adjustment 13 MIL Total Windage Adjustment 13 MIL Turret Style Exposed Parallax Adjustment Side Focus â 15 yards to infinity Purging Material Argon Length 15.5 inches Weight 32.2 ounces
January 16, 2018
I originally wanted the Vortex Viper PST 5-25×50, but unrealistic for my price range, and frankly Iâm really happy it directed my to this scope. So Iâll dive into my personal pros and cons. (Iâll try and be as detailed as I can, so itâs gonna be a long list)
The clarity on this scope is pretty fantastic for the price range, and Iâd even dare to say itâs somewhat comparable to Vortex glass. I was worried that anything over 24 power would have a significant drop, but itâs only slight and still very viable at 34 power. (The highest I shoot is 24-26 power and only using 34 power to check for details)
First Focal Plane.
This is a given pro, as there are very few FFP scopes in this price range, and even less that are this quality.
This really isnât about the scope, but it came with defender caps for the lenses and that was a really nice thing to see when opening up the box.
At just under two pounds, it adds some heft to your rifle, which is good for being stationary, but not too fun if youâre hiking with it. My rifle is 10 pounds with it, which doesnât feel like much until you carry it a few miles.
So Iâm not sure if itâs the battery I received with the scope or if itâs supposed to be this way, the IR does not really work in daylight, and thatâs completely fine for me. It does however show up really nice in twilight.
The turrets come very mushy. You can fix this by taking off the turret caps, cleaning out the thick factory grease and replacing it with a thinner lubricant. There are videos on YouTube on how to do this.
There are probably other cons that I just canât think of at this time, but all and all, you canât go wrong with this quality of a scope for this price range.
Iâve added pictures I took with my phone of the rifle the scope is mounted on (Savage Model 11 Trophy Hunter XP .308) and pictures of the scope aimed at a Water Silo 2.4 miles away at 8x, 16x, 24x, and 34x. It looks better in person due to the pictures being taken with a phone and looking through a dirty window. (The Rifle was unloaded and clear)
September 30, 2016
just updated: today oct 11th 2016 test was in full sun and my cell phone note 2 took the pics and its way better in person just the images for some reason are not as sharp but in person they are! i/m very happy with this purchase
February 19, 2018
May 28, 2018
1. The glass is crystal clear, and very bright at 24x and below. Above that, while useable, it is just not quite as good, and the eye relief becomes more difficult, but, it is nice to have that higher range to check impacts;
2. The scope did zero within a matter of shots, and has held zero, even with the impact of the .308;
3. I reset the turrets to zero, and did the funky fake zero trick, and it really is cool to be able to “dial up” mils for longer range shots. After zeroing at 100yds, I dialed in the clicks and placed a few at 200, and then using StrelokPro as my reference, dialed up the mils to go to 300yds, and was within the bullseye on the first shot!. I was quite pleased with the scope.
1. The unit arrived with peripheral items missing. Athlon customer service promised to send the allen wrench, lens cloth, and manual. I have not received them yet;
2. The eye relief is “tight”. I wish it was a little better.
3. Because this scope has a 56mm Objective, the Weaver tactical high rings were NOT high enough. The front end of the scope was hitting on the rail and the scope would not fully seat in the rings. I would up ordering a 1/2″ rail riser with built in 20moa cant, and that plus the high rings works great!
Overall, considering the huge price savings, I am happy with this. I will update this review as I try to take it out even further.
December 31, 2016
I mounted on my ruger precision rifle in 308. Zeroed. Than took it to my first time shooting past 300 yards. I dialed in my drop for 980 yards. Ran out of elevation at 8 mils. Not a big deal just hold over. Here’s where the problem starts. Once the turret get around it’s last MIL or so of adjustment, it ceases to track correctly. The first time this happened the turret actually bound up when I went to dial back down to 400. Than ceased tracking altogether(totally erratic pretty wel useless). Had to send back for replacement. (Athlon customer service is top notch, sent me a new one once they received the old) second one is doing the same. Also the windage doesn’t seem to track correctly either. So I can’t really recommend this line of optics. I wish I could but 2 different units with the same issue. Now it will track correctly up to a point, but it doesn’t inspire confidence.
May 4, 2017