It seems like these are two popular options and just trying to gauge pros and cons. I paid a lot less than $1800 for my brand new Athlon Cronus Btr 4.5-29x56. Was going go with an AMG, but going to give the Athlon a shot. Cookies help us deliver our Services. The 5 mil per rev turrets we’re a real deal breaker for me. Founded by Frank Galli in 2014, Sniper’s Hide has been offering informational videos, podcasts, and other support to it’s users in one location. Not that it matters a whole of beans but can anyone tell us where the Cronus us assembled and where the PST GEN II & RAZOR GEN II are assembled and who provides the Glass and coating for each respectively ? Good luck with your purchase, hope you can report back great things about the Cronus, I still think about maybe getting one of them someday. Not sure how that translates to the Helos. I have both a Cronus and razor gen 2 4.5x27. Neither - the Bushnell Match Pro offers better glass and features for only a little more money. The glass on the ares isn’t awesome, but it’s as good as all the vortex scopes I’ve had The 10 mil per rev turrets and at least a locking windage turret is what makes the Bushnell so much more appealing to me. I’ve had worse luck out of Vortex then any of them. I haven't seen them side by side, but they should have very similar glass based on what goes into them. I was asked not to post the exact price that I paid for the scope,... and I will keep my word....I have two S&B 5-25x56 scopes. To my eyes, the Cronus glass is every bit as good. Vortex Optics Diamondback HD Binoculars. I do however like the razor reticle and turrent a little better. Sep 7, 2020 16 9. Does that new bushnell only work for .22 or can it handle bigger calibers? It has the HD glass, great holdover reticle and capped turrets. I thought I would have to rely on the illuminated reticle but haven't even turned it on yet. I really believe the Cronus is going to be a go to scope as word gets out on what a truly great scope it is especially considering the price point...Ray. It's a centerfire scope rated to the same recoil levels as the Forge and XRSII. 5 mil per rev turrets in a rimfire scope are a deal breaker for me personally when I’m dialing 15-18 mils frequently. I ran a fixed 10X SWFA for a few local precision rimfire matches when they started having them several years ago. JavaScript is disabled. Personally I could care less about a zero stop. If you want I will PM you my address and it won't be taking up space on that shelf! It tracks perfect and has taken a beating. This will be going on a "Masterpiece Arms ba", in 6.5cm. Dumb question but I'm really short on sleep. Minuteman. Happy with the scope so far. Athlon Argos gen 2 vs Vortex diamondback tactical. Apr 26, 2017 1 0. I have owned both Vortex and Athlon and sold both. I think the Helos BTR would be a good buy. The Bushnell has 10 mil per rev locking turrets and a real zero stop which neither the Vortex or Athlon have. Sorry should have specified that, yes the Bushnell does not. I selected instead of the Diamondback Tactical merely for the "thicker" reticle lines (for my older eyes). Just pointing out it does NOT have a zero stop. Amazon is having a sale for the Athlon Helos BTR 6-24x50 for $370 in MRAD so that puts it in the same price point as the Diamondback Tactical FFP 6-24x50. As others have said, 10MIL turrets are huge on a rimfire LR optic. The Vortex is such a quality scope with a great track record it wasn't worth the question mark in my mind. The Diamondback Tactical does not have a Zero Stop, at least the one I have doesn’t. it worked for a bit then lost zero and no amount of adjusting could get it back , I sent it back and they sent me a new gen2 Argos btr 6x24x50 . for pretty well close to the same money I would defiantly look at the Bushnell match pro . Honestly I would look at the Bushnell if you are trying to stay in base class. Forums › Optics, Scopes, Rings, & Mounts › $899 Vortex vs $489 Athlon Views : 1017 Likes : 0 Likes : 0 | Subscribe June 4, 2019 at 5:21 pm Link CentercutParticipant Member I recently bought an Athlon Midas HMR 2.5-15×50 AHMR IR MOA SFP scope. M. Mudflap621 Private. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Amazon is having a sale for the Athlon Helos BTR 6-24x50 for $370 in MRAD so that puts it in the same price point as the Diamondback … I bought a Athlon Ares BTR 4.5-27x50.... mounted it on .300wm and after getting it sighted in, took it off as it's not the scope I thought it would be!! Midway appears to have the Athlon in stock for 1699. I’ve had a 4-16 viper pst, 6-24 hst, razor lh 2-10, strike Eagle 1-6. Gen 1 Argos didn't have a proper zero stop, Gen 2 does, I don't have a DB tactical but every vortex scope I have had or shot thorough (excluding a PST2 and razor). I had pretty much decided to get a Vortex Razor gen 2, then I started seeing posts about the Athlon Chronus. Hammer it. I am trying to decide between an Athlon Midas TAC 6-24x50 or vortex strike eagle 5-25x56. Minuteman. If you look and ask around you can get the Cronus BTR for less than $1800... actual cost will be closer to $1600. Anything else I should take into consideration? It worked fine when the distances were shorter but as they started to consistently step them out to 200+ yards, I wanted more magnification. It's in its box on a shelf waiting for ??? This will be my first attempt a long range/precision shooting. I'm less concerned about saving a few bucks, but it felt worth mentioning b/c most reviews put them around $300, but Amazon currently has them at $192. I came very close to picking one of these up but mixed reviews on the tracking as well as some other mechanical issues made me leary. You must log in or register to reply here. How is the glass quality compared? In fact from what I've read, the only thing to not like is … You must log in or register to reply here. As a side note, I think the price was just dropped on the Athlon's in the last day or two. Sniper’s Hide is a community of Snipers of all kinds, focusing on long range shooting, accuracy, and ballistics. JavaScript is disabled. Bought a second razor gen II instead, it wasn't that much more. However the Cronus is almost 1 pound lighter so I put it on my PRS style gun and haven't looked back. FFP Mil/mil I’ve bought 2 so far. But they do have my attention for my 223 optic I need. -Vortex HS LR 6-24x50 FFP-Athlon Ares BTR 4.5x27 FFP-Leupold VX3i LRP 8.5x25 FFP I like that the Sightron has good glass, 80 moa of adjustment and is on sale for $700 right now (I'm on a tight budget). I have an Argo BTR Gen 2 (< 1 month old). Press J to jump to the feed. Also considering the Vortex … I've been running one since last fall on my NRL22 rig, and I am really happy with it. I need to keep it under 550msrp to stay in base class. they sent me a new one . P. Pgarber2 Private. Vortex vs Athlon. I haven’t had to rezero either in 3 years on my buggy guns that take a beating. Bushnell also has a scope that meets the price criteria. Vortex diamondback tactical 6-24x Vs Athlon Argos BTR 6-24x I’m looking at either the new vortex dback 6-24x tactical or athlon Argos BTR 6-24x to get into long range shooting. just my 2 cents. I wasn't all that impressed with the Diamondback Tactical 6-24 that I had briefly, on high power the image quality wasn't that great so I returned it, now I do like my 4-16 version, it's a good scope for the money. I'm just a little nervous about Athlon staying a float more than anything else, being how competitive the market is now.. Thread starter bdg848; Start date Jun 13, 2020; Jun 13, 2020 #1 B. bdg848 Senior Member. The subreddit for long range precision shooting enthusiasts. Any higher than that wouldn't be worth it in my opinion as you'd probably spend a lot of time trying to hunt down targets in your field of view before you timed out. I have a 40 moa rails on my rimfire rifles and only a few mils under 0 do it isn’t necessary. Athlon vs Vortex. As far as price I will say this much..The price was more than a Vortex PST Gen 2, but not a heck of a lot more, but way less than a Vortex Razor Gen 2. I don’t use them on a rimfire. Thanks you guys bringing up some great points and leaning towards the bushy now. would I buy another ? I cant help but to be interested in the Cronus BTR, for the price point, if the glass is as good as everyone says it is then it should be a winner as long as the tracking is up to par. ;) I just bought an Athlon ares, 4.5-27 for $599. … Sniper's Hide Rifle Scopes. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Thread starter Pgarber2; Start date Apr 26, 2017; Forums. Sniper's Hide Rifle Scopes. My experience with the Athlon Argos Btr . Thanks for any help, I have not used the DB tactical, but I do own a Gen 2 Argos [ MOA 6-24x50]. Glass is only a small part of a scope purchase. Cronus and Razor Gen II are assembled in Japan, both have HD glass, PST Gen II assembled in Philippines, it has XD glass. the turrets are better , it has a zero stop which I like and seems to be functioning ok for now . Is there a reason why the Helos isn't that popular? I don’t plan on buying any vortex products ever again. Well I got a Cronus BTR ordered. Athlon Optics Midas Roof Prism UHD Binoculars. And I don’t think the Vortex does either. I’ve got 2 of the Gen 1 Argos with home made zero stops. hell No. They are pretty consist. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. So these two scopes are on my radar for a T1x build to try out some nrl22 matches locally and looking for reviews from some users as well as possibly some other options to look at. Thanks Mike I’ll look into this as well that Had not been on my radar. I still want to find the person that thought 6 MIL per revolution target style turrets were acceptable and slap them. Vortex Diamondback Tactical FFP vs. Athlon Helos BTR? Sniper’s Hide is a community of Snipers of all kinds, focusing on long range shooting, accuracy, and ballistics. And I’ve sold ALL of my vortex optics. The Helos is loaded with way more features. I regularly shoot out to 300 yds with my ar and have shot to 1k with a friends equipment. OP look at the features and reticle and figure what works for you and what you need and want. Founded by Frank Galli in 2014, Sniper’s Hide has been offering informational videos, podcasts, and other support to it’s users in one location. I bought a gen 1 to go on a 22 competition rifle the parallax went bonkers so I sent it back . The fixed 12X SWFA might be ok but that's as high as I would go in the configuration. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Joined May 6, 2019 Messages 116. As far as glass goes I cant tell the difference between them. Thread starter Mudflap621; Start date Sep 16, 2020; Forums. but not me. Another vote for Match Pro.