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Old 10-05-2021, 10:40 AM
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Default Athlon Argos 6-24x50 FFP Review


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This review took me 4 year to write. Thatís how long Iíve had my Athlon Argos 6-24◊50 FFP BTR on my DMR build AR. In that time, Iíve slung hundreds of rounds of 556 downrange at 100yrds and 200yrds with the ability to sight in quickly, consistently, and confidently at 6-16x all day long. And conveniently zoom into 24x to easily spot my holes on paper.

At 6x-16x the color, clarity, and contrast are excellent. It holds its own against my Vortex and Bushnell at this magnification range. Its BTR First Focal Plane (FFP) reticle offers clean and readable subtension marks. The MIL version of this scope (which I own) offers a Christmas Tree pattern of windage compensation reference points for long range shooting.

At 18-24x you do lose some brightness and sharpness in the image and the reticle lines seem a bit thick compared to Vortex and some Leopold scopes. But for quick self-spotting of holes, these higher power settings are very convenient. The eye relief of 3.3″ remains constant throughout its 6-24x range with only a slight tightening of an already forgiving eyebox.

Vortex, Bushnell, Burris, and Leupold scopes in the Argosí price bracket have less magnification and do not offer an illuminated reticle. The Gen2 version of the Argos offers a Zero-Stop turret and retails for $350. While retailers like Amazon try to sell out of their remaining stock of the original Gen 1ís, they make an even better value at around $275. There are cheaper scopes but not better in terms of optic quality and warranty.

OVERALL RATINGS (out 5)
Build: 5
Glass: 4
Reticle: 4
Holds Zero: 5
Box Test: 5
Turrets: 5
Eye Box: 5
Value: +5

PRODUCT LINKS
Amazon
MIL (MRAD) reticle https://amzn.to/303EXFH
MOA reticle https://amzn.to/2ZPw0iS

Optics Planet (Gen II)
MIL (MRAD) reticle https://shrsl.com/36v4i
MOA reticle https://shrsl.com/36v4j


::This review was originally posted on my Blog www.moondogindustries.com ::
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I've used that scope to hit 1 mile with my predator 6.5cm
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1 mile! Wowzers. What size was the target?
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I've seen alot of positive reviews on Athlon scopes but I'll stick to vortex
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I own two of that particular scope, one on a 24” Howa 308 and another collecting dust in my garage. Saving it for whatever might fall into my lap. Also have a 3x12 Athlon Taos on my Ruger Precision 22 mag, very good optics for the money. I have a Vortex PST Viper on my Ruger Precision 308, the Argos is very close to it.
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Love my two Athlons. Great optics at good prices.
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