Athlon Talos BTR Review: Illuminated FFP Rifle Scope

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The Talos BTR is no exception it is made out of good materials and has some nice features to it, 

Well, Athlon is a US-based sports optic making company who is well known in both hunters and competition shooters for making good scopes.

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Price
$299.95
$167.43
$159.97
$189.99
$184.70
$299.99
Reviewed Scope
Preview
Athlon Optics Talos BTR 4-14x44 First Focal Plane...
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Athlon Optics Talos BTR 4-14×44 First Focal Plane…
Price
$299.95
Preview
Athlon Optics Talos BTR 1-4x24 Second Focal Plane...
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Athlon Optics Talos BTR 1-4×24 Second Focal Plane…
Price
$167.43
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Athlon Optics , Talos , Riflescope , 4-16 x 40...
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Athlon Optics , Talos , Riflescope , 4-16 x 40…
Price
$159.97
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Athlon Optics , Talos , Riflescope , 6-24 x 50...
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Athlon Optics , Talos , Riflescope , 6-24 x 50…
Price
$189.99
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Athlon Optics , Talos , Riflescope , 6-24 x 50...
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Athlon Optics , Talos , Riflescope , 6-24 x 50…
Price
$184.70
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Athlon Optics Talos Rifle Scope BTR 4-14x44 APLR2...
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Athlon Optics Talos Rifle Scope BTR 4-14×44 APLR2…
Price
$299.99

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Pros

  • Affordable.
  • Good build quality.
  • Good build quality.
  • Lifetime warranty.

Cons

  • Some exposed turrets.
  • The field of view is relatively on the lower side.
  • Zeroing the scope is a little hard.

ATHLON TALOS BTR REVIEW: FEATURES AND BENEFITS

ATHLON TALOS BTR SPECS

Topic Value
Adjustment Click Value 0.1 Mil Rad
Adjustment Range 6 Mil Rad
Battery Quantity 01
Battery Type CR2032
Color Black
Exit Pupil 3.3 - 11.2 mm
Eye Relief 3.15 - 3.23 Inches
Eyepiece Lens Diameter 43.18 mm
Fabric/Material Aircraft Grade Aluminium
Field of View, Linear 27.2 - 7.9 ft at 100 Yards
Finish Matte
Focus Range 10 Yards to Infinity
Fogproof Yes
Illumination Color Red
Included Accessories Lens Cloth, User Manual, Battery
Length 13.1 Inches
Lens Material Glass
Magnification 4 - 14x
Objective Lens Diameter 44 mm
Optical Coating Fully Multi-Coated
Parallax 10 Yards to Infinity
Reticle APLR2 FFP IR MIL
Reticle Focal Plane FFP
Shockproof Yes
Tube Diameter 30 mm
Water Resistance Level IPX-7
Weather Resistance Yes
Weight 23.6 Oz
W/E Travel at 100 Yards 20 Mil Rad

On paper, that scope is looks good for a sub 300$ scope. But let’s dive deep into it and find out whether the scope holds to its specifications or not.

BUILD QUALITY

Athlon Talos BTR is made out of aircraft-grade aluminum. The same kind of materials are also used to produce high-end rifle scopes.

I had no complaints about the build quality. The body seemed quite well built and sturdy. The scope is also shockproof we are pretty sure it can take some solid recoil hits.

  • The aircraft-grade aluminum with black matter finish looks gorgeous.

LENS QUALITY

The Talos BTR has a 44mm objective lens which is fully multi-coated. The whole scope is fully multi-coated actually. This means you won’t be facing any kind of glaring issue or having issues regarding low light transmission.

  • The lens is made of glass not tempered glass or plastic with glass-like coating.
  • The experience of looking through the scope was nice and acceptable.
  • The lenses were placed in solidly we are pretty sure the lens won’t fall off. We didn’t find any complaint regarding lenses coming off either.

RETICLE

This is one of the main selling points of the Athlon Talos BTR scope. The Talos BTR has an FPP (Front Focal Plane) reticle. This means your reticle will zoom in closer when you zoom in the scope to get closer to target.

  • The reticle of this scope is called APLR2 FFP IR MIL. It is a MIL based reticle with direct-dial elevation and windage turrets.
  • The reticle is scratched in the glass thanks to that after your shot recoil won’t mess up the reticle.
In our testing, we found the brightness is well bright to use in relatively low light conditions. That doesn’t mean its a night time usable scope. No, you can’t use it in the night time but you can in relatively low light without massive issue.

TURRETS AND ZOOM

The turret knobs on this scope is quite sturdy. The turrets are hiding under a cap that does not come off from recoil pressure when you shoot.

While you might face a little bit of issue zeroing the scope but that’s nothing major in our opinion.

  • It has  4-14X zoom and the objective lens is 44mm.
  • The zooming on Talos BTR was also pretty good. 
  • There was distortion at the outer edge of the scope but nothing major. 
  • The transition was quite smooth and appropriate.

To mention some additional perks of the scope is that it is nitrogen purged which means no moisture inside the scope so no corrosion. 

  • The scope is waterproof, fog-proof and also shockproof.
  • The Talos BTR also comes in SFP but we don’t recommend that one. You should get FFP over SFP any day.

ATHLON TALOS BTR VIDEO REVIEW

ATHLON TALOS BTR REVIEW: CONCLUSION

The Talos BTR is an excellent scope considering the price point. Not a lot of people in this price have FFP illuminated scratched in glass reticle with windage and elevations.

Our experience with the scope was pretty good with those requirementsYou can see that in amazon a lot of positive reviews in there too.

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