Where are Athlon Riflescopes Made?

Introduction

Athlon Optics is a US-based optics manufacturer that is known for its high-quality sports optics products, primarily riflescopes, binoculars, red dot sights, spotting scopes, and range-finding devices. The company is headquartered in Olathe in the state of Kansas, United States. Following in the footsteps of top riflescope brands, the company offers products in multiple price ranges. With a long list of products, there is at least one riflescope model for every potential customer. Athlon riflescopes are mainly meant for hunting, law enforcement, border surveillance, military, and target shooting.

Athlon Optics was established in 2014, and although it is a relatively new player in the sports optics industry compared to US Optics or Leupold & Stevens, the brand has managed to capture the attention of professional hunters, bird watchers, and target shooters from all over the world, especially North America, in a short time. The performance, built quality, and warranty of Athlon products are at par with the premium sports optics brands, without excessive pricing.

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Production Facilities

All Athlon Optics products, including riflescopes and binoculars, are sourced from outside of the United States. Most sports optics brands operating in the US follow the same routine, since this approach helps these producers to lower the price of their products that would cost a lot to manufacture if they were produced in the US. Why? Because the production and labor costs are substantially higher in North America compared to Europe, and the simplest of optics would end up being priced significantly higher than their counterparts in Europe and the Asia Pacific.

On the other hand, many people assume that products made in the Asia Pacific, especially Japan and China, are of inferior quality. This is especially not true, as the production facilities in these countries have developed the same level of manufacturing and technological standards as of other facilities anywhere in the world. Consequently, they are more than capable of producing riflescopes that range from low-quality entry-level models to high-quality scopes that could easily compete with European brands, such as Zeiss, Leica, or Swarovski. The factories in Asia produce riflescopes on technical specifications provided by the OEMs, and the quality and performance of scopes produced in Asia are reminiscent of these characteristics and not the production methods employed at those factories.

Out of the Athlon riflescope lineup, only the premium riflescope Athlon Cronus BTR is manufactured in Japan, whereas the rest of Athlon riflescopes are outsourced from China. With an exceptional lifetime warranty for all products, Athlon riflescopes are one of the best scopes in the market today.

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Series Origin

Athlon Optics outsources its products, including riflescopes and binoculars entirely from China and Japan. Only the Athlon Cronus BTR scope is made at the LOW factory in Japan, while the remaining Athlon series are manufactured in China. Regardless, all scopes offer an excellent price-to-performance ratio.

Athlon Cronus BTR

The Cronus BTR series is the only high-end riflescope line from Athlon that is produced in Japan. The Cronus can be equally used in short-range and long-distance hunting situations, tactical shooting, as well as precision shooting in sports competitions. This series is equipped with several outstanding characteristics and is comparable to riflescopes from top brands, such as Leica and Zeiss. After the huge success of the original Cronus BTR, its second generation is now available with a renewed list of features.

Main features of the Athlon Cronus BTR include 6x optical zoom, an etched glass reticle, high-definition extra-low dispersion glass lenses, advanced full multi-coating (AFMC), scratch-resistance and dirt-repellent XPL coating, exposed tactical dial turrets, Zero-stop, elevation/windage adjustment, night-time reticle illumination with 11 brightness settings, parallax adjustment, one-piece housing made of aircraft-grade Aluminum, and Argon-purged waterproofing.

The Cronus BTR is available in the following optical configurations:

Cronus BTR 1-6×24 SFP GEN2

This model of Athlon Cronus is designed for close-range hunting, 3-gun shooting competitions, and tactical shooting. The scope offers a true 1x magnification, which is certainly useful for hunting with both eyes open. The field of view for this device is 32.5-5.3 m at 91 m and elevation/windage adjustment is 120/120 MOA. A 24 mm objective, a 0.5 MOA click value, a fixed parallax at 91 m, and a 30 mm main tube are some of the other features. The compact size and 1x magnification mean this scope can be used instead of a red dot sight. The Cronus 1-6×24 comes with the ATSR2 MOA reticle that is fitted in the second focal plane.

Cronus BTR 4.5-29×56 FFP GEN2

The Cronus BTR 4.5-29×56 is a versatile riflescope that is optimized for medium to long-distance hunting, target shooting, and law enforcement. The scope is fitted with a large 56 mm objective that brings low light hunting to a new level. Main features include a high magnification of 29x, parallax adjustment from 20 m to infinity, a 34 mm main tube, a field of view of 7.5-1.2 m at 91 m, and an eye relief of 91-96 mm. The elevation/windage adjustment for the MOA reticle is 110 MOA/64 MOA or 32/12 MIL for the MIL reticle. The Cronus 4.5-29×56 is available with three different reticles in the first focal plane: APLR5 MOA, APRS1 MIL, and APRS6 MIL.

Athlon Ares BTR GEN2 HD

The Athlon Ares BTR model is designed for short-range to long-distance hunting, tactical, and target shooting. The scope is currently in its second generation and offers multiple high-tech features and appealing pricing. The series is available in two optical configurations: 2.5-15×50 and 4.5-27×50, both of which are available with MOA and MIL reticles. Since both models feature a 50 mm objective lens, the Ares BTR G2 performs effortlessly in low-light conditions.

The main specifications of Ares BTR HD are a 6x optical zoom, high-definition optics, advanced fully multi-coated lenses (AFMC), Xtra Protective Lens (XPL) coating on the outer lenses, first focal plane reticle, adjustable reticle illumination with multiple brightness levels, exposed tactical turrets, zero-stop function, elevation/windage adjustment, side-mounted parallax adjustment turret, a 30 mm main tube, one-piece Aluminum alloy construction, and Argon-filled waterproofing.

The Ares BTR HD is available in the following optical configurations:

Ares BTR GEN2 HD 2.5-15×50

With a 15x magnification, this model is best suited for close to mid-range hunting, tactical, and target shooting applications. It is fitted with a 50 mm multi-coated objective lens that is designed to gather sufficient light for use in poor lighting conditions, especially hunting during twilight hours. The field of view for this device is 12.7-2 m at 91 m and the eye relief is fixed at 96 mm. The scope features elevation and windage adjustments of 100/100 MOA or 29/29 MIL with a click value of 0.25 MOA or 0.1 MIL respectively, giving more tactical clicks for precision shooters. Reticle options include APLR4 MOA and APRS5 MIL.

Ares BTR GEN2 HD 4.5-27×50

The 4.5-27×50 presents a broad magnification bandwidth, which is optimized for mid-range to long-distance shooting. Whether it is target shooting or hunting in highlands, this scope has got everything covered in an appealing package. Its features include a 50 mm objective, 99 mm of eye relief, and a field of view of 7-1.2 at 91 m. The scope comes with 3 reticle options: APLR3 MOA, APLR4 MOA, and APRS5 MIL. Elevation and windage can be adjusted at 80/80 MOA or 24/24 MIL with a click value of 0.25 MOA or 0.1 MIL respectively.

Athlon Ares ETR UHD

The Ares ETR UHD is one of the finest tactical and hunting riflescopes on this list. The series comes with Enhanced Tactical Reticles that provide an improved experience for tactical shooters and hunters alike. The Ares ETR is optimized for acquiring mid-range to long-distance targets for shooters who are familiar with reticles designed especially for tactical applications. The series comes in three optical configurations with both MIL and MOA models.

Extra-low dispersion lenses along with advanced fully multi-coated optics and exposed tactical turrets are the highlights of this series. Other features include an etched glass reticle with adjustable illumination, first focal plane reticle, variable magnification, parallax adjustment, precision zero, elevation/windage adjustment, lockable turrets, XPL dirt-repellent coating, a 34 mm main tube, a one-piece body made of aircraft-grade Aluminum, and Argon waterproofing.

Ares ETR offers the following models:

Ares ETR 1-10×24

While this Lower Power Variable Optic (LPVO) scope works wonders for short-range tactical shooting, it is equally suitable for driven hunting and stalking. The main features of this device are a field of view of 35.7-3.6 m at 91 m, 94 mm of eye relief, a lockable elevation turret, and a capped windage turret. Reticle options for this scope include ATMR2 FFP MOA and ATMR3 FFP MIL. Available elevation/windage adjustment is 100/80 MOA or 29/25 MIL and a click value of 0.25 MOA or 0.1 MIL respectively.

Ares ETR 3-18×50

With a 3-18X magnification and a 6x zoom, this riflescope is optimized for a multitude of hunting and sports shooting applications, preferably close to mid-range targets. Even in the toughest of situations, the ETR proves itself, thanks to a 50 mm objective, and a parallax compensation that accounts for unwanted situations in the field. The field of view is rated at 11.9-2 m at 91 m, and the parallax adjustment is available from 9 m to infinity. The scope is available with APLR6 MOA and APRS6 MIL reticles. Elevation/windage can be adjusted at 110/80 MOA or 32/25 MIL and a click value of 0.25 MOA or 0.1 MIL respectively.

Ares ETR 4.5-30×56

A 30x magnification, a 56 objective, and a 6x zoom make this scope a wonderful attachment to your tactical or hunting rifles. The Ares ETR 4.5-30×56 packs ED lenses with full multi-coating, which produce excellent details of very distant targets allowing you to improve your first-shot accuracy. Specifications include a field of view of 7.5-1.5 m at 91 m and parallax compensation from 20 m to infinity. The scope comes in four distinct tactical reticles, namely the APLR2 MOA, APLR5 MOA, APRS1 MIL, and APRS6 MIL. Adjustments for elevation and windage are 110/110 MOA or 32/32 MIL, and the click values are 0.25 MOA or 0.1 MIL.

Athlon Argos HMR

The Argos HMR from Athlon is a lightweight and compact riflescope that is specially designed for a multitude of hunting situations. The HMR series comes in two optical configurations and is optimized for stalking, mountain hunting, stand hunting, and long-range hunting, thanks to 5x and 6x variable magnification.

The main features of the Argos HMR are second focal plane reticle, advanced fully multi-coated optics, with a parallax adjustment, capped turrets, 91 mm of eye relief, elevation/windage adjustment, etched glass reticle with adjustable illumination, Argon-purged waterproofing, and 25,4 mm main tube which is made of aircraft-grade Aluminum. Most of these features are derived from high-end hunting optics from Athlon, such as the Cronus and Ares ETR riflescopes.

All models of Athlon Argos HMR are listed below:

Argos HMR 2-12×42

This hunting scope is suitable for acquiring a variety of close to medium-range hunting targets, especially for stalking, stand, and mountain hunting. Main features include a standard 42 mm objective, a 6x optical zoom, a 12x magnification, a side parallax adjustment turret, and a field of view of 16.9-2.9 m at 91 m. The total elevation/windage adjustment available is 60/60 MOA with a click value of 0.25 MOA. The 2-12×42 is offered in three MOA reticle configurations: AHMC, BDC 600A, and BDC 600.

Argos HMR 4-20×50 SFP

If you are looking for an affordable hunting scope that is capable of handling medium to long-range targets in all lighting conditions, the Argos HMR 4-20×50 is an excellent scope to enhance your outdoor skills. The scope is equipped with 5x optical zoom, a 20x magnification, a side parallax adjustment turret, and a field of view of 8.5-1.7 m at 91 m. Three reticle options are available for this model: AHMC MOA, BDC 600A MOA, and MIL DOT MIL. Total Elevation/windage adjustment available is 60/60 MOA or 18/18 MIL with a click value of 0.25 MOA or 0.1 MIL.

Athlon Argos BTR GEN2

The Argos BTR Gen2 from Athlon is a reasonably-priced optics, for those who are into long-range shooting where precise target acquisition retains a high weightage than other aspects of shooting. The series is available in four optical configurations, 1-8×24, 6-24×50, 8-34×56, and 10-40×56, all of which are designed for acquiring medium to long-distance targets with high accuracy.

The Argos BTR series is an affordable entry into the world of premium tactical riflescopes by Athlon because the list of features includes several outstanding characteristics which are usually seen on high-end riflescopes. Primary features are fully multi-coated optics, XPL coating, precision zero stop, exposed tactical turrets (except 1-8×24 model), variable magnification, FFP or SFP reticle, parallax adjustment, etched glass reticle with adjustable illumination (except for the 10-40×56 model), elevation/windage adjustment, lockable turrets, 30 mm main tube, one-piece body made of aircraft-grade Aluminum, and Argon-purged waterproofing.

The Argos BTR is available in the following models:

Argos BTR 1-8×24

The Argos BTR 1-8×24 is a versatile riflescope that is designed for multiple activities, including but not limited to hunting, tactical shooting, and target shooting. The scope is capable of engaging short to medium-range targets with ease, thanks to a limited set of special features, such as a true 1x optical zoom, fully multi-coated optics, reticle illumination, ATSR5 etched glass reticle in the second focal plane, 86 mm of eye relief, and a field of view of 110-14.5 ft. at 100 yards. Additionally, the tactical scope offers adjustment knobs for elevation and windage at 100/100 MOA with a click value of 0.5 MOA.

Argos BTR 6-24×50

The Argos BTR 6-24×50 is an excellent optic for PRS and long-distance shooting at affordable pricing. The scope features a 50 mm objective, reticle illumination, etched glass reticle in the first focal plane, exposed tactical turrets, an eye relief of 84 mm, a field of view of 5-1.4 m at 91 m, and parallax adjustment from 10 yards to infinity. The scope comes with two reticle options are available: APLR2 MOA and APMR MIL. Elevation/windage adjustments can be made up to 60/60 MOA or 18/18 MIL with a click value of 0.25 MOA or 0.1 MIL.

Argos BTR 8-34×56

This tactical scope from the Argos BTR family is fitted for medium to long-range shooting. It is equipped with multiple flagship features that are normally found on premium riflescopes, including a large 56 mm objective and a 34X high magnification. Other features include an etched glass reticle in the first focal plane with adjustable illumination, exposed tactical turrets, eye relief of 84 mm, a field of view of 4.7-0.9 m at 91 m, and parallax adjustment from 15 yards to infinity. Two reticle options are available: APLR2 MOA and APMR MIL. Elevation/windage adjustments can be made up to 45/45 MOA or 13/13 MIL with a click value of 0.25 MOA or 0.1 MIL.

Argos BTR 10-40×56

The Argos BTR 10-40×56 features a substantial magnification of 10-40x with 4x optical zoom and is optimized for use in extreme long-range shooting and Bench-rest competitions. The scope is fitted with a series of high-end features in reasonable pricing, which includes 56 mm objective, BLR SFP etched glass reticle in the second focal plane, exposed tactical turrets, eye relief of 84 mm, a field of view of 3.8-0.9 at 91 m, and parallax adjustment from 15 yards to infinity. Elevation/windage adjustments can be made up to 50/50 MOA with a click value of 0.125 MOA.

Athlon Helos BTR GEN2

The Helos BTR was unveiled to the public in 2017 as an affordable version of the high-end Cronus and Ares riflescopes. The Helos BTR offers a wonderful set of features that make it equally practical for hunting, tactical shooting, and sports shooting. The series is available in four models with exciting combinations of magnifications and objective lens diameters, which are designed for acquiring close-range to long-distance targets with minimal chances of errors.

The primary features of the Helos BTR are fully multi-coated optics, XPL protective coating, an elevation/windage adjustment, direct dial and locking turrets, a zero-stop function, etched glass reticle with adjustable illumination, variable magnification, one-piece main tube, Aluminum alloy construction, and Argon-purged fog and waterproof body. The Helos BTR is available in MOA and MIL-style turrets and reticles.

All models of the Helos BTR Gen2 are listed below:

Helos BTR 1-10×28 SFP

The Helos 1-10×28 offers a versatile magnification range that is perfect for driven hunting, stalking, high-seat hunting as well as mountain hunting. The true 1x magnification comes in handy when hunting using both eyes, as it allows quick target acquisition in the most demanding situations. Capped turrets, 34 inches main tube, a field of view is 33.5-3 m at 91 m, 81 mm of eye relief, and a fixed parallax at 91 m, are some features of this scope. Additionally, the elevation/windage adjustments can be made up to 100/100 MOA with a click value of 0.5 MOA. The scope comes with an ATMR4 MOA reticle in the second focal plane.

Helos BTR 2-12×42 FFP

A 12x magnification combined with a 42 mm objective lens is the perfect recipe for a scope designed for close-distance to medium-range hunting and tactical shooting. The scope features a 6X optical zoom, exposed tactical turrets, parallax adjustment from 9 m to infinity, a field of view of 16.9-2.9 at 91 m, and an eye relief of 91 mm. Reticle options include AHMR2 MOA and AHMR2 MIL. Elevation/windage can be adjusted at 110/80 MOA or 32/25 MIL with a click value of 0.25 MOA or 0.1 MIL respectively.

Helos BTR 4-20×50 FFP

The Helos 4-20×50 riflescope comes with 5x optical zoom and a 20x maximum magnification, which are ideal features for medium-range to long-distance targets. Thanks to the 50 mm multi-coated objective lens, the scope is capable of performing in low light conditions. Other features include exposed tactical turrets, side focus from 9 m to infinity, an eye relief of 91 mm, and a field of view of 8.5-1.7 m at 91 m. The Helos 4.20×50 is available with APLR6 MOA and APLR6 MIL reticles. Elevation/windage adjustments are set at 100/80 MOA or 29/25 MIL, and the click values are 0.25 MOA or 0.1 MIL respectively.

Helos BTR 6-24×56 FFP

Equipped with a 56 mm objective and a 24x magnification, the Athlon Helos BTR 6-24×56 is optimized for long-distance shooting, as well as low light use during early morning and the hours of twilight. The main features of this optic are a 4x zoom, 34 mm main tube, uncapped tactical turrets, 93 mm of eye relief, a parallax adjustment from 9 m to infinity, and a field of view of 6-1.6 at 91 m. The scope is available in two reticle options: APLR6 MOA and APRS6 MIL. The elevation/windage adjustments can be made at 100/80 MOA or 29/25 MIL with a click value of 0.25 MOA or 0.1 MIL.

Athlon Midas TAC HD

Unveiled in 2020, the Midas TAC HD from Athlon is a series of high-end tactical riflescopes that are well-suited for acquiring close-distance to long-range tactical targets with repeatable accuracy. The Midas TAC riflescopes are designed using feedback from faithful customers of Athlon Optics, and are, therefore, fitted with several demanding features. The series comes in three optical configurations, 4-16×44, 5-25×56, and 6-24×50, all of which are optimized for a range of shooting applications.

Primary features of Midas TAC HD are high-definition glass lenses, advanced fully multi-coated, XPL dirt-repellent coating, etched glass reticle in the first focal plane, non-illuminated reticle, parallax adjustment, true zero-stop, direct-dial elevation adjustment turret, capped windage adjustment turret, Argon-purged waterproofing, and one-piece main tube made of lightweight Aluminum Alloy.

The Athlon Midas TAC HD is available in the following configurations:

Midas TAC 4-16×44

Equipped with a 4x optical zoom and 44 m objective, this scope is perfect for close to medium-range tactical shooting. Some highlights of the 4-16×44 include 4X optical zoom, 4-16X magnification, parallax adjustment of 9 m to infinity, a field of view of 3.4-0.5 m at 91 m, all fitted in a compact 30 mm main tube. The Midas TAC 4-16×44 comes fitted with the APRS2 MIL reticle in the first focal plane. The elevation/windage adjustments can be made up to 30/15 MIL with a click value of 0.1 MIL.

Midas TAC 5-25×56

The Midas TAC 5-25×56 scope is designed for medium to long-range tactical shooting. The large 56 mm objective ensures that all details of the targets are visible to the shooter, which improves first shot accuracy. Features of this optic include a 5x optical zoom, 5-25x magnification, parallax adjustment of 20 m to infinity, a field of view of 6.7-1.4 m at 91 m, and a 34 mm main tube. The Midas TAC 5-25×56 comes in three reticle configurations: APLR4 MOA, APRS2 MIL, and APRS6 MIL. For MOA and MIL models, the elevation/windage adjustments can be made up to 110/110 MOA and 32/32 MIL with a click value of 0.25 MOA and 0.1 MIL respectively.

Midas TAC 6-24×50

The Midas TAC 6-24×50 scope is best suited for medium to long-range tactical shooting. The main features of this tactical scope are a 4x optical zoom, a 6-24x magnification, a parallax adjustment of 9 m to infinity, a field of view of 3.4-0.5 m at 91 m, and a 30 mm main tube. Additionally, the scope has an excellent low light performance, since it features a 50 mm objective lens. The Midas TAC 6-24×50 comes in three reticle configurations: APLR4 MOA, APRS2 MIL, and APRS3 MIL. The elevation/windage adjustments can be made up to 85/50 MOA and 25/15 MIL with a click value of 0.25 MOA and 0.1 MIL respectively.

Athlon Midas HMR 2.5x15x50 HD

Equipped with an HD glass and a 6x magnification, the Midas HMR riflescopes from Athlon are specially designed for all forms of hunting by expert hunters. The riflescope is available in a 2.5x15x50 configuration only and is perfect for stalking, stand hunting, varminting, and mountain hunting. Additionally, the 50 mm objective gathers enough light for hunting in low light conditions, such as rough weather, dawn, and late evening hours. Reticle options for Midas HMR include AHMC MOA and BDC 600A.

A 6x optical zoom, a 50 mm objective, high-definition glass lenses, XPL coating, advanced fully multi-coating, etched glass reticle in the second focal plane, reticle illumination, 99 mm of eye relief, capped elevation/windage adjustment turrets, a field of view of 12.7-2 m at 91 m, a parallax adjustment from 14 m to infinity, a 30 mm main tube, aircraft-grade Aluminum alloy material, and Argon-purged waterproofing. Elevation and windage adjustments are available at 60/60 MOA with a click value of 0.25 MOA.

Athlon Midas HMR 2.5-15x50 SFP

Athlon Midas BTR GEN2 HD

The Midas BTR Gen2 HD is a series of high-performance tactical riflescopes that can double as hunting riflescopes for multiple hunting scenarios including stalking, driven hunts, stand hunting, and long-range hunting. The series consists of two exciting riflescopes, 1-6×24 and 4.5-27×50, both of which are fitted with several tactical features that are hard to find in this pricing.

Key features of the Midas BTR series include high-definition glass lenses, fully multi-coated optics, XPL protective coating, elevation/windage adjustment turrets, second focal plane, etched glass reticle with adjustable illumination, variable magnification, 30 mm main tube, one-piece body made of lightweight Aluminum alloy, and Argon-purged waterproofing. The Midas BTR is available in MOA and MIL-style turrets and reticles. With the above features, the Midas BTR is well-suited for hunting or 3-gun shooting competitions.

The Athlon Midas BTR series is available in the following two optical configurations:

Midas BTR 1-6×24

This Midas BTR 1-6×24 is a wonderful scoping solution for IPSC and 3-gun shooting competitions as well as driven hunts and stalking. The scope comes in a compact construction and features a true 1x magnification, 6x optical zoom, 24 mm objective, 96 mm of eye relief, a click value of 0.25 MOA, capped turrets, fixed parallax, second focal plane reticle, and a wide field of view of 32.9-5.3 m at 91 m. The elevation/windage adjustments can be made up to 120/120 MOA for the ATSR4 model, while for the ATSR16 reticle model, the total adjustment is 150/150 MOA.

Midas BTR 4.5-27×50

Made with a 27x magnification and a 50 mm multi-coated objective lens, the Midas BTR 4.5-27×50 scope is well-suited for medium to long-range tactical and hunting targets where higher magnifications play an important role. The main features of this riflescope include 6x optical zoom, 99 mm, parallax adjustment of 7 m to infinity, a field of view of 3.3-0.5 m at 91 m, and a compact 30 mm main tube. The scope comes in two reticle options: AHMR MOA and APRS4 MIL. For MOA and MIL models, the elevation/windage adjustments can be made up to 75/75 MOA and 22/22 MIL with a click value of 0.25 MOA and 0.1 MIL respectively.

Athlon Talos

The Athlon Talos series is equipped with many features from the flagship Cronus series but at surprisingly affordable pricing. The main highlight of the Talos series is a large objective lens in all three models, which is crucial for successful hunting in low light conditions during dawn and twilight hours. The main features of the Talos family include 4x optical zoom, fully multi-coated optics, etched glass reticle in the second focal plane, reticle illumination, capped turrets, elevation/windage adjustment, parallax adjustment, one-piece construction made of high-grade Aluminum alloy, a 25,4 mm main tube, and Nitrogen-purged waterproofing.

The three models of the Talos series are listed below:

Talos 3-12×40

The Talos 3-12×40 is ideal for short-range hunting, preferably driven hunting and stalking. Specifications of this scope are 3-12X magnification, 40 mm objective, a field of view of 10.4-2.7 m at 91 m, the eye of relief of 97-85 mm, capped turrets, parallax adjustment from 9 m to infinity, and a 25,4 mm main tube. Reticle options include Center X, BDC 600 illuminated, and Mildot. The elevation/windage adjustments can be made at 60/60 MOA or 20/20 MIL, with a click value of 0.25 MOA or 0.1 MIL.

Talos 4-16×40

This is a reasonably-priced riflescope for stalking and mountain hunting. The Talos 4-16×40 is equipped with several options that turn hunting excursions into adventure-filled trips. These features include a 40 mm objective, 4-16X magnification, a field of view of 7.3-1.9 m at 91 m, an eye relief of 96-82 mm, capped turrets, and parallax adjustment from 15 yards to infinity. The Talos 4-12×40 riflescope is available in Center x, BDC 600 illuminated, and Mildot reticle. Elevation/windage can be adjusted at 60/60 MOA or 20/20 MIL, with click values of 0.25 MOA or 0.1 MIL.

Talos 6-24×50

The Talos 6-24×50 scope is an excellent riflescope for medium to long-range hunting that offers several impressive functions without breaking the bank. This budget scope features a large 50 mm objective, a 6-24x magnification, a field of view of 5.1-1.4 m at 91 m, eye relief of 77-78 mm, capped turrets, and a 25,4 mm main tube. The Talos 6-24×44 comes in two reticle options: ATMR1 MIL and BDC 600 illuminated. Elevation/windage adjustments for this device can be made at 50/50 MOA or 18/18 MIL, with click values of 0.25 MOA or 0.1 MIL.

Athlon Talos BTR

The Talos BTR from Athlon is equipped with Ballistic Tactical Reticle and is optimized for IPSC/CQB sports shooting and Hunter Field Target competitions. The series comes in two distinct models, 1-4×24 and 4-14×44, each with a unique set of features that are difficult to find in scopes from rival brands in this pricing.

Primary features of the series include a 4x optical zoom, exposed tactical turrets, elevation/windage adjustment, fully multi-coated optics, illuminated reticle, one-piece construction made of aircraft-grade Aluminum alloy, 30 mm main tube, Nitrogen-filled waterproofing. For users finding the perfect device for sports shooting competitions, the Talos BTR is excellent tactical scope in its price range.

The two models of Talos BTR are discussed below:

Talos BTR 1-4×24

The Talos BTR 1-4×24 is a splendid optic for driven hunts since it comes in a lightweight and compact housing and offers a wide-angle field of view that ranges from 110 to 26 ft. at 100 yards. Other features include a true 1x magnification, 4x optical zoom, 114-89 mm of eye relief, a parallax fixed at 91 m, and an AHSR14 reticle in the second focal plane. Additionally, the elevation/windage adjustments can be made up to 40/40 MIL with a click value of 0.1 MIL.

Talos BTR 4-14×44

Optimized for acquiring short to medium-range targets when stalking and mountain hunting, the Talos BTR 4-14×44 features a first focal plane reticle at an impressive price. The main specifications of the scope are 44 mm objective, 14x magnification, a field of view of 8.2-2.4 m at 91 m, 82-80 mm of eye relief, parallax adjustment from 9 m to infinity, and APLR2 FFP reticle. The scope also features elevation/’windage adjustments up to 20/20 MIL along with a click value of 0.1 MIL.

Athlon Neos

Designed for users who are looking for a riflescope on a budget, the Athlon Neos is the most affordable optic on this list. The series is available in three optical configurations and despite a low price of around 200€, it offers several impressive features that are hard to find in other affordable riflescopes today. The series is well-suited for all forms of leisure hunting activities.

Primary features of Athlon Neos range include fully multi-coated optics, a 3x optical zoom, reticle illumination, the etched reticle in the second focal plane, capped turrets, elevation/windage adjustment, fixed parallax, a one-piece tube made of aircraft-grade Aluminum alloy, and Nitrogen-purged fog and waterproofing.

The three models of Athlon Neos are described below:

Neos 3-9×40

The Neos 3-9×40 is ideal for close-range hunting situations, especially stalking and driven hunting. The main features of this scope are 40 mm objective, a 3-9x magnification, a field of view of 11.5-3.8 m at 91 m, eye relief of 76-78 mm, elevation/windage adjustment of 80/80 MOA, a click value of 0.25 MOA, capped turrets, and a 25,4 mm main tube. Reticle options include Center X, BDC 500 illuminated, and BDC 22 Rimfire.

Neos 4-12×40

This optic is an inexpensive scoping solution for stalking and mountain hunting. The Neos 4-12×40 is equipped with multiple features that turn hunting excursions into adventure-filled trips. These aspects include a 40 mm objective, a 4-12x magnification, a field of view of 8.3-2.7 at 91 m, an eye relief of 79-80 mm, elevation/windage adjustment of 60/60 MOA, a click value of 0.25 MOA, capped turrets, and a 25,4 mm main tube. The Neos 4-12×40 riflescope is available in Center X, BDC 500 illuminated, and BDC 22 Rimfire reticle.

Neos 6-18×44

The Neos 6-18×44 scope is an ideal scope for medium to long-range hunting. This budget scope features a 44 mm objective, 6-18x magnification, a field of view of 8.3-2.7 m at 91 m, an eye relief of 79-80 mm, elevation/windage adjustment of 60/60 MOA, a click value of 0.25 MOA, capped turrets, and a 25,4 mm main tube. The Neos 6-18×44 scope comes in two reticle options: Center X and BDC 500 illuminated. Riflescope with multiple features can be quite expensive, but this scope is the perfect example of high value for money.

Conclusion

Athlon Optics is one of the many US-based optics manufacturers which outsource their products from countries in the Asia Pacific, especially Japan and China. The company was founded in 2014 and in less than 10 years, it has established itself as a manufacturer of a series of high-quality sports optics products, including riflescope, binoculars, and spotting scopes; for a multitude of applications, such as hunting, military surveillance, and sports target shooting. The Athlon Cronus scope is made in Japan, while the remaining models are sourced from China.

By outsourcing the manufacturing of all riflescopes, Athlon Optics has managed to keep the production costs considerably lower than its competition, which has indirectly kept the prices of all models to a highly affordable level. With the same high-end features found in high-end products from premium brands, Athlon riflescopes have increasingly gained the market share of hunting and tactical riflescopes over the years. Additionally, all riflescopes come with a lifetime warranty, which is another reason to trust this wonderful brand. If you are in the market for a riflescope for hunting and tactical applications, the Athlon brand offers numerous riflescope models at reasonable prices without any compromise on quality.

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Where are Athlon Riflescopes Made?
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