Athlon Argos 8-34x56 riflescope

ATHLON Argos BTR 8-34×56 FFP Target Riflescope

Athlon Argos 8-34x56 riflescope
Athlon Argos 8-34×56 riflescope

Well I’ve had a play with one of these very capable Athlon scopes when I was establishing my come-ups (relative zeroes) for a 400 metre Sharpshooter match at ANZAC rifle Range last month, but it was called off due to cyclonic weather. I have the feeling that, even if I did not cope, the scope and the 100-year-old M17 .30* would have done it like a walk in the park.

Particularly impressive was great image quality, the zooming First Focal Plane reticle, which stays in constant size relationship to your target right through the zoom range, making subtention calculations easy at any power, and the absolutely accurate and positive turret MoA adjustments, which you will see demonstrated in this video

Athlon Argos First Focal Plane MoA Reticle
Athlon Argos First Focal Plane MoA Reticle

All adjustments on this resettable zero scope are smooth, repeatable and take just the right amount of pressure to alter. That to me means very sophisticated and advanced engineering has been applied to this scope’s design and manufacture, so it sits in a class above what its retail sticker would suggest. I am itching to use this scope more often on a realy accurate platform to wring out its capabilities. Talkning about features and capability, the company specs and features list for this impressive optic are listed below.


First Focal Plane Reticle

First focal plane design allows you to fully utilize specially designed reticles that shrink or grow along with your target as you zoom in or out. These reticles offer quick target engagement at low power while offering precise holdover positions with finer details.

Illuminated Reticle

The illuminated reticle provides greater visibility during dusk and dawn and other low ambient light environment.

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

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

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.

Heat Treated 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 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


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 o the tube giving you better waterproofing and thermal stability .




Objective Lens Diameter

56 mm


APMR FFP IR MIL, Glass Etched

Surface Finish


Lens Coating

Wide Band Fully Multicoated

Extra Coating

Xtra Protective Coating

Tube Material

6061 Aluminium

Tube Diameter

30 mm

Exit Pupil

7-1.7 mm

Eye Relief

3.3 inches

Field of View @100 yards

12.5-3 feet

Click Value


Adjustment range per rotation


Total Elevation Adjustment

13 MIL

Total Windage Adjustment

13 MIL

Turret Style


Parallax Adjustment

Side Focus – 15 yards to infinity

Purging Material



15.5 inches


32.2 ounces

Athlon Optics are distributed in Australia by C.R. Kennedy.




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