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Old 07-07-2021, 04:55 PM
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Anyone have experience with the Athlon Argos BTR 10x40x56 sfp scope? I have the Athlon Argos BTR 6x24x50 ffp bit at higher magnification, the cross hairs are really too thick. It is usable but the Vortex Diamondback Tactical is much better. Looks like it is much better for higher magnification.
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Old 07-08-2021, 02:29 PM
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Anyone have experience with the Athlon Argos BTR 10x40x56 sfp scope? I have the Athlon Argos BTR 6x24x50 ffp bit at higher magnification, the cross hairs are really too thick. It is usable but the Vortex Diamondback Tactical is much better. Looks like it is much better for higher magnification.
I have one of these and like it a lot. Good, if not spectacular, optics, clearly marked, repeatable and very tactile turrets, side focus and a really simple & effective zero stop. My only criticism is that the reticle (2nd FP) is thinner than I'd like, but so is the one on my Leupold Competition Series 35x. Nothing I can't live with. The zoom ring is a little stiff so I put a throw lever on it & solved that problem. A really good scope for the money, IMO. FWIW, I've read criticisms of the optics at 40x but they seem fine to me.
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Old 07-08-2021, 09:17 PM
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Thanks for the review. Might take the plunge.
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Old 07-08-2021, 10:16 PM
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So at max magnification...how much clarity if any do you lose??? .
Been looking at this scope for a while now.
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Old 07-09-2021, 01:25 AM
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FWIW, I've read criticisms of the optics at 40x but they seem fine to me.
Seen the same about the 6x24x50 but I have no complaints about clarity at 24x.
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Old 07-09-2021, 09:27 AM
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So at max magnification...how much clarity if any do you lose??? .
Been looking at this scope for a while now.
I use mine for Benchrest and, to me, there's no noticeable drop-off in clarity. I find 40x very acceptable. But some others I've read say it drops off above 32x, especially around the edges. I think that unless you have special optical testing equipment it'd be hard to quantify. I guess it's just a matter of opinion. Sorry I can't be more help.

I will say I don't think it'd be a good woods scope, though. It's too dang heavy for one thing!
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Old 07-09-2021, 09:31 AM
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Thanks for the review. Might take the plunge.
You're very welcome! My suggestion would be that if you buy one get it from Amazon Prime. If you don't like it it's easily returned for refund.
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Old 07-09-2021, 02:05 PM
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You're very welcome! My suggestion would be that if you buy one get it from Amazon Prime. If you don't like it it's easily returned for refund.
Yes sir. Thanks again
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Old 07-10-2021, 02:30 PM
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Love mine as well no real change at any of the zoom range . Reticle is a little thin but no big deal .
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Reticle is a little thin but no big deal .
Thin is what I am looking, LOL.
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