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    family-man-811
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    After reading this thread my interest was VERY high.
    As luck would have it a guy at work had an Argos 6-24 newly mounted to his .223 AR build. After some first hand observations I can agree this is a seriously nice optic for the price point.. it’s a seriously nice scope period, so I was hooked. I unloaded my Primary Arms 4-14×44 R-Grid FFP to the same fella at work and set off to purchase my own Athlon.

    Now at this point I want to say that my primary arms was an excellent scope with very good glass I would say very close to that of the Argos…
    Now I’m not going to claim to be an expert of any kind but I have had my hands on and my eyes through a good share of $200-$800 scopes both 1st and 2nd focal..
    The only issue that I had with my primary arms scope was forcing myself to fall in love with a Chevron and horseshoe … as much as I wanted to I just could not.

    Anyway after reading up on the Argos in visiting the Athlon website I found myself enamored with the next model up.. the Helos.. these go about $570
    With the added bonus of locking turrets and what I considered to be a more appealing rheostat location.
    I decided to pull the trigger.

    The man in the brown van drop the Box this afternoon and although I have been quite busy today I did manage to toss it on the gun and get some good looks around outside before sundown.

    I am ecstatic.. this thing is an absolute Beauty!
    The glass is amazingly clear I can say it is better than my primary arms for sure.. the weather was a bit nicer today then it was the day I was looking through the Argos so I cannot say definitively that the glasses any better than that of the Argos but looking around today at 24x for the first time I had zero disappointment and what I was seeing Through my lens.. I am judging this by a street sign that my Nikon Rangefinder tells me is 513 yards out..
    I can see it with a level of clarity that I have not experienced thus far.. the most impressive part to me was the edge to edge view on full power.. it seemed to be far less I fussy than Scopes I’ve owned in the past.

    This is by far the most excited I have been about a scope it doesn’t hurt having the warranty this thing does either lol.

    Just want to say thanks Knife…
    Your thread is what got me interested in the first place.
    I think this is going to be a match made in heaven for the 25

    #271553
    Anonymous
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    Thanks Knife maker
    Its been a while but just a big thanks for your write up on the scope, Its a beauty on the 25 Veteran short,
    The more I shoot with the scope the more I like it, ,
    Good guns have to have good scopes, Everybody knows that.
    Mike

    #271932
    gfinch
    Participant

    What mount did you use for this scope? Thanks for causing me to spend Mo Money….

    #272505
    gfinch
    Participant

    Hello knife maker.
    What mounting rings did you use to mount this scope ? I would like to purchase the correct ones the first time as the scope has already arrived.
    Thank you
    Gary

    #273434
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Gary
    I had to use the high mount for my bell to clear the gun.
    One bad ass scope
    I have made shots with this on my little 25 shorty , That have me saying WOW, 1/2 scope 1/2 gun ?
    Mike

    #273440
    gfinch
    Participant

    Thank you for your reply. I already went ahead and purchased a set of medium and high Burris rings…
    https://www.amazon.com/Burris-420588-Signature-Rings-Matte/dp/B004R79L1Q/ref=pd_ybh_a_93?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=NKXYC86QQT0XE9B4ETGP
    and these adaptors that I’ve used before.
    https://www.amazon.com/UTG-Airgun-Picatinny-Weaver-Adaptor/dp/B007BNHFLQ/ref=pd_ybh_a_34?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=45XYQ2NTZSK6JK2W4DJS
    With the medium rings and my cheek weld the scope bell is almost touching. Higher would be a choice for more adjustment butt I like to have the scope as close as possible to the bore. My wish is that the mount would be closer butt I didn’t make the rifle.


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    #273444
    rrdstarr
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    quote Rrdstarr:

    You guys are twisting my rubber arm to buy the Argos or the Midas!

    Anybody have the Midas in 4.5 X 27 X 50?

    Wound up buying. Burris XTR II 8 x 40!

    Blew the budget till next year for a scope!

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