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Old 01-27-2017, 03:34 PM
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Hi i have neen looking at the Athlon optics website and reading reviews from snipers hide everything i,read from the lower and up to the high end Conus line, got great reviews from tracking ,recticles light transmission and optics are super they only thing that would keep me from buying them is the lack of eye relief being in the neighborhood of 3.6-3.9 " .The first orginal diamond back (not the hp line)back had been criticized for only having 3.6" eye relief and i can tell you from personal experience my old Redfield 3x9 on my 300 weatherby and my sons 6x24 x50mm Osprey optics on his 300 RUM are at 3.6" and everyone has been bit and bloodied by that lack of eye relief. I say other than that what i have read the Athlon brand sounds great but i cant cut back on any more eye relief than what we have now .

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Old 01-27-2017, 05:24 PM
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If you are getting scoped with 3.6"-3.9" of eye relief, the problem is form ??
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Old 01-27-2017, 06:07 PM
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Hi yeah i did get scopes from my old redfeild but with my new diamond back hp 4x16 with 4.00" + i no longer get scope eye my son, on the other hand when he has his scopes cranked up to 24 power yes he gets scoped so now he has to keep his down 16 power and below to keep safe from getting bit,that is why iam saying i cant afford to give any more eye relief i mean the prices and reviews on the new Athlon are super and i would gladly give them a try but the eye relief is short.Unless i buy one for my .270 Win or .243

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Old 01-27-2017, 07:15 PM
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3.5 inches should be plenty of eye relief if the gun actually fits your length of pull. If you are shooting a youth model stock then I could understand getting scoped but I have to agree with Sheridan on this. (form) has got to be a huge issue 4 you if gun fits you.
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Old 01-27-2017, 07:16 PM
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What caliber are you shooting that needs 4 in of eye relief
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Old 01-28-2017, 10:57 AM
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Iam shooting a .300 Weatherby and my son shoots a 300 reminton ultramag in a winchester model 70 stainless classic and i have been shooting high powered centerfire riffles for over 35 years from .243 ,.270 .30/06 45/70and 7mm rem mag .300 winchester i never had issues with eye relief untill we stepped up to the bigger 300 mags

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Old 01-28-2017, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by AthlonOpticsGuy
I have a Vortex Vyper HSLR 4x16.. It is a very nice scope and I have been very pleased with it.. Shameless plug here, but I am moving all my stuff over to Athlon.. Same warranty as Vortex, and IMHO the glass and construction quality is on par with Vortex, but you end up saving about $100-$200 or more on each scope. Thats alot of money..
May i ask which Athlon you bought to replace the Viper ?
I have been going through their product list and reading snipers hide forum .I wanted to ask how was your eye relief and the eybox in general?
Thanks

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Old 02-06-2023, 11:56 PM
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<!--td {border: 1px solid #cccccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}-->Yo, another scope to consider is the Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x24mm. It's a great choice for those looking for a versatile and budget-friendly option. It's lightweight and compact, making it perfect for close to mid-range shooting, and the 1-6x magnification range is spot on for a variety of situations. The 24mm objective lens provides a bright and clear image, and it's made with high-quality materials like aircraft-grade aluminum and fully multi-coated lenses. This scope is perfect for those who want a reliable and budget-friendly option without sacrificing performance. So, if you're in the market for a Strike Eagle scope, the Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x24mm is definitely worth considering.
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Old 02-14-2023, 11:23 AM
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Looks like you are cut and pasting answers to questions instead of actually knowing the subject.
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Old 02-16-2023, 09:52 AM
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Copy and paste praising a Made In China Vortex Strike Eagle which are garbage for a $400 scope. You can buy a Bushnell Elite 4500 4x 1-4x24 cheaper made in Korea. You can buy a SWFA cheaper too.
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