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Athlon Ares vs Vortex PST Gen 2

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Category: Scopes
Forum Name: Tactical Scopes
Forum Description: Police and military tools of the trade
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Printed Date: October/24/2017 at 06:23


Topic: Athlon Ares vs Vortex PST Gen 2
Posted By: tucansam
Subject: Athlon Ares vs Vortex PST Gen 2
Date Posted: May/30/2017 at 19:58
I realize that getting hands on either of these scopes right now, particularly the Athlon, is a chore.

Having said that, I know there are some Ares (first run) in the hands of testers.

Has anyone compared the glass in the Ares to the PST Gen 2?

Thanks.



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Posted By: Mikhail
Date Posted: May/30/2017 at 21:37
Ive been looking hard at buying the Athlon BTR12 red dot and your post caught my eye. Ive never used Athlon but like what ive read about them. Now i did see this add for the Athlon Ares 4,5x27x50 for $849.99 and figured id share it with you. looks like they have them in stock. Hope this is the one your intrested in.

Forum rules: do not advertise SWFA's competitors

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Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: May/31/2017 at 01:25
Either way, they do not have them in stock. I talk to Athlon guys with reasonable regularity and the production Ares is not yet here (soon though).

ILya

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Posted By: tucansam
Date Posted: June/21/2017 at 03:54
Post for any updates folks may have.  Still on track for July shipping?


Posted By: tucansam
Date Posted: July/25/2017 at 13:47
Another post to see if anyone has heard anything recently..... "August" is what was posted in another forum for the mil/mil


Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: July/25/2017 at 13:56
I should have an Ares in my hands in a few days.  I'll let you know what I think.

ILya


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Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: July/31/2017 at 12:26
Alright, I just got the Athlon Ares in hand.  Initial impressions are very positive, but it is not on the gun yet.

ILya


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Posted By: Urimaginaryfrnd
Date Posted: July/31/2017 at 15:53
Why not -   Roll on Floor Laughing

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Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: July/31/2017 at 16:21
Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:


Why not -   Roll on Floor Laughing


Every once in a while, I have to go to work and it wouldn't look quite right if I showed up with a scoped precision rifle.

And for the next wise ass: it would not be right with an unscoped one either.

ILya

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Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: July/31/2017 at 16:24
😂🥃💥

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Posted By: Sparky
Date Posted: August/01/2017 at 18:16
Get Your Popcorn Ready


Posted By: Marine24
Date Posted: August/02/2017 at 09:13
I have a Ares BTR 3-15x50 mounted on a Lithgow LA101 bolt action rifle.  I'm impressed with scope and it is a step up from the Midas BTR that I have.

I don't own the PST Gen 2, but it is definitely a step up from the original PST line as far as optical quality and performance.

Turrets are still the weak point.  They work fine and track well, but aren't as crisp as I would like.  Little too easy to dial.




Posted By: verminator
Date Posted: August/03/2017 at 06:09
just thought i'd ask how does the BTR compare with the weaver tac 3-15 glass wise thanks


Posted By: tucansam
Date Posted: August/14/2017 at 07:02
A few jungle store vendors have them (Ares) in stock.  Anyone got one yet?


Posted By: ra2bach
Date Posted: September/14/2017 at 21:34
where did everyone go?..


Posted By: ra2bach
Date Posted: September/18/2017 at 16:52
Whistling



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