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Athlon Argos BTR 6-24x50 FFP
« on: March 07, 2017, 12:16:13 AM »
Does anyone have an Athlon Argos BTR 6-24x50 FFP scope or has anyone used this before???? I heard they perform just like Vortex Viper PST, but Athlon is just a little over $350.

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Re: Athlon Argos BTR 6-24x50 FFP
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 04:35:17 AM »
I have heard a lot of good things about them on the 6.5 Grendel forum I joined not too long ago- good glass etc. I am not sure how their customer service is though.
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Re: Athlon Argos BTR 6-24x50 FFP
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2017, 10:23:21 AM »
I have heard a lot of good things about them on the 6.5 Grendel forum I joined not too long ago- good glass etc. I am not sure how their customer service is though.
I heard their customer service is outstanding. And they got pretty much the same type of warranty as Vortex.

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Re: Athlon Argos BTR 6-24x50 FFP
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2017, 01:29:02 PM »
I'm running the Cronus right now and love it!


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Re: Athlon Argos BTR 6-24x50 FFP
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2017, 07:19:50 PM »
I have heard a lot of good things about them on the 6.5 Grendel forum I joined not too long ago- good glass etc. I am not sure how their customer service is though.
I heard their customer service is outstanding. And they got pretty much the same type of warranty as Vortex.

 :tup: good to hear I'm trying to look into thier stuff a little harder now myself
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Re: Athlon Argos BTR 6-24x50 FFP
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2017, 07:22:53 PM »
Lots of info over on snipershide about them. I have been interested in pick one up for myself. Herd glass was clear, tracking is true and the illumination is top notch.
I would love to run one of the new Cronus BTR.

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Re: Athlon Argos BTR 6-24x50 FFP
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2017, 07:37:19 PM »
Pretty sure I'm getting a Midas BTR for my next build. 
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Re: Athlon Argos BTR 6-24x50 FFP
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2017, 07:56:19 PM »
The Cronus is the highest quality scope they make, that's over 2K. I guess for that price any scope should work like a Swiss watch.

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Re: Athlon Argos BTR 6-24x50 FFP
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2017, 08:19:44 AM »
Pretty sure I'm getting a Midas BTR for my next build. 

I like the idea of a 2.5-15x50. Great...
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Re: Athlon Argos BTR 6-24x50 FFP
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2017, 11:05:25 AM »
I placed an order for the new Ares BTR 4.5-27x50 FFP and should be receiving it in the next few weeks. I plan to post a full review after I've messed with it a bit this summer. The few guys I know with their optics are dedicated followers now, similar to Vortex fans. I expect I will join their ranks shortly.
Regarding customer service:
When I've called, I spoke with Jeff for 40-90 minutes each time and he's been overwhelmingly helpful and generous with his time and knowledge. He came from another optics company after trying out the Cronus spotter a few times!

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Re: Athlon Argos BTR 6-24x50 FFP
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2017, 07:20:50 PM »
Have you played with the ares at all yet?
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Re: Athlon Argos BTR 6-24x50 FFP
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2017, 04:14:36 PM »
My dealer texted me a couple days ago saying Athlon continues to struggle with deadlines and won't be shipping my Ares until mid-May. I've been told it's going to be worth the wait and everyone I chat with about theirs has gushed about the quality of everything.
As soon as mine arrives, it will be getting put through the paces. I just need my custom rifle to get finished up in time for the scope to do my eval all at once.

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Re: Athlon Argos BTR 6-24x50 FFP
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2017, 05:28:41 PM »
Make sure to post up a review on the boy, much interested in how it performs!
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Re: Athlon Argos BTR 6-24x50 FFP
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2017, 12:49:11 PM »
Will do brother!

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Re: Athlon Argos BTR 6-24x50 FFP
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2017, 10:50:42 AM »
Get your Ares BTR 4.5-27x50 FFP Yet ??? Heard they were shipping tomorrow - July 15th ????
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Re: Athlon Argos BTR 6-24x50 FFP
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2017, 08:47:51 AM »
I placed an order for the new Ares BTR 4.5-27x50 FFP and should be receiving it in the next few weeks. I plan to post a full review after I've messed with it a bit this summer. The few guys I know with their optics are dedicated followers now, similar to Vortex fans. I expect I will join their ranks shortly.
Regarding customer service:
When I've called, I spoke with Jeff for 40-90 minutes each time and he's been overwhelmingly helpful and generous with his time and knowledge. He came from another optics company after trying out the Cronus spotter a few times!

Mine arrived yesterday ! Looks like a solid product.  Nice clicks, superb packaging.  Will test tomorrow. 

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