Why would you choose a Athlon Ares BTR over other FFP scopes with similar features, the same warranty and similar tracking and glass qualities? Especially when the other brands are established? Simple answer is better mag range and significantly more internal elevation adjustment, unlike other FFP scopes in the same class, the Athlon Ares BTR 4.5-27×50 has 80MOA/24MIL and the Athlon Ares BTR 2.5-15×50 has a massive 100MOA/29MIL of elevation travel available. That’s better than most scopes worth 3x the Athlon Ares BTR series! Its no secret that here at PDI we love our IOR 40mm scopes and we advocate that they are the best money can buy, but if the IOR’s are way out of your budget and the Delta Optical Stryker scopes are a bit too much scope, then we suggest having a look at the Athlon Ares series. For the price point they are phenomenal value and quality – yes they are made in China, but its surprising how far they have come +they come with Athlons Lifetime warranty that is clearly modelled on another brand ;).
Athlon Warranty Statement:
Your Athlon product is not only warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. Athlon will also repair or replace, at no charge to you, your product if you should damage it through normal use. No receipt needed, no registration required. This is a commitment that Athlon will be the best product you can buy for your money.
*This warranty does not cover damages caused by deliberate damage, misuse, theft or maintenance provided by someone other than the Athlon Authorized Service Department.
* Athlon Life Time Warranty only covers binoculars, rifle scopes, spotting scopes, red dots, prism scopes, magnifiers, and laser rangefinders. Other Athlon Products have standard one year warranty.
The Athlon Ares series has HD Glass and fully multi-coated lenses to deliver crisp bright images for taking long range shots. The one piece tube, precision-machined from aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminium will deliver precise, accurate results all day long. With a precise true zero stop feature and reliable tracking, this is our recommended entry level scope into long range shooting.
Athlon Ares Features
|HD Glass||HD Glass gives you better light transmission, brighter, and sharper image.|
|Illuminated Reticle||The illuminated reticle provides greater visibility during dusk and dawn and other low ambient light environment.|
|First Focal Plane Reticle||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. The reticle offers quick target engagement at low power while offering precise holdover positions with finer details.|
|Etched Glass Reticle||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|
|Advanced Fully Multicoated||Fully Multicoated optics effectively reduces reflected light and increases the transmission of light giving you a brighter image than normal single coated lenses|
|XPL Coating||XPL Coating gives you an extra protection on the exterior lenses from dirt, oil and scratches or anything else mother nature can throw at you.|
|Precision Zero Stop System||The system allows you to lock down your zero position and dial back to it with a sharp and precise stop right at your zero mark even you are turning it in pitch-dark or blinded folded.|
|High Precision Erector System||The high precision erector system processed by high precision CNC machine with +/- 0.0001mm tolerance level to provide you the most accurate power settings and smoothest magnification change|
|6061 T6 Aluminum||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.|
|Exposed Tactical Direct Dial||Exposed Direct Dial Turrets for elevation and windage allow you to quickly make adjustment as you needed and engage your target within a blink of your eyes|
|One Piece Tube Construction||Heat treated one piece tube gives the scope extra strength over multi-piece tubes. A one piece tube also is better at keeping moisture out thus keeping your scope fog proof for the life of the product|
|Waterproof||Waterproof to protect the scope in the harshest weather conditions or if accidentally submerged underwater|
|Fog proof||Fog proof to allow you to immediately engage your target when you take your rifle to cold ambient temperature from warm inside|
|Shockproof||Robust mechanical system with special designs on both control and erector system that give you the ultimate recoil resistance to withstand 1000G recoil for 1000 times.|
|Argon Purged||Argon Purging uses the inertia gas with bigger size molecules to purge any moisture out of the tube giving you better waterproofing and thermal stability .|