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    Film 3 Athlon Ares BTR

    Just a quick video review on the Athlon Ares BTR.

    Decent scope for the money but like anything there are a few things I would like to see worked on.

    https://youtu.be/kNVlKRX0JeA

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimySquirrel View Post
    Just a quick video review on the Athlon Ares BTR.

    Decent scope for the money but like anything there are a few things I would like to see worked on.

    https://youtu.be/kNVlKRX0JeA

    Cheers
    Quite timely, I've just been watching a uk video comparing this scope with the Rudolph 6-24 and a couple of other emerging brands. Seem to be some pretty good scopes popping up.

    I'll touch base with you in a few days when back from a hunt
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    good video . . . . your still using the factory stock, had a feeling you got a after market job for the tikka

    R.
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    without a picture . .. it never happened !

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    Yeah man. Factory for now boss. I don't have enough coin for a new one!!

    Thinking MDT LSSXL gen 2 when I can...

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    That pheasant was a dag. Good vid man I feel educated
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    That pheasant doesn't have long left at this rate.. little shit packs at your toes ....
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    You have those reloads screaming!
    What powder you using?
    Those ELD-Ms at mag length?
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    2206H the 69 TMK is a little compressed but only slight catering is showing on primers.

    The ELDM is being single fed.... waaaay too long for the mag.

    I've bought the rifle home to get the bullet seated as close to the lands as possible. That may slow them down a bit due to not being compressed? Don't know but I'll find out.

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    Feels like they gently touch at 63mm exactly.... thats pretty loooong for a .223!

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    Great video @SlimySquirrel, if i am correct you had your first video not so long ago and we gave you some feedback… amazing precision in the video framing and when we go to the shots it is at it best… awesome… Interesting scope, have you had the chance to compare it with what "I" call similar models or same level? what does it actually match/compare to???
    Keep the great work, pleasure to watch good videos with awesome shooting…

    Cheers.

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    Hey Mac,

    Thanks for the feedback!

    Yeah, I am still learning but becoming a bit more fluent with the editing software so it doesn't take as long to produce the video.

    I am always open to feedback... probably due to mellowing as I get older!

    Sometimes the camera is on a wooden deck an so it picks up EVERY vibration which is a shame as it ruins the chance to see the vapour trail but I'm pretty happy with the quality so far.

    Doc Watson gave me his old camera so I could start making videos. He also offers plenty of real world advice that I can understand.

    I have looked through (but not had time to use) the Vortex PST Gen 2 5-25x50 and I would say the glass is comparable but the Vortex gets the slight edge but I need more time with Double Shot to truly compare.
    The Vortex does have superior feel on the turret clicks though. The Athlon suffers from a little mushy feel, although they line up superbly and you can set the zero stop easily.
    It is quite light sensitive so requires a sunshade.

    Price wise its pretty good for $850 USD with the features.

    I should also add that I had an older Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x50 that had slightly clearer glass in comparable power ranges. The turrets were much better and the 22 power offered clean, clear eye box that didn't really change. It cost $2000 USD new.

    I'm pretty happy with it's accuracy and usability. There is no comparison between this and the Sightron S-Tac or Bushnell X30 I had.

    The glass has better contrast and colour than the Sightron SIII I had, but the Sightron had a less sensitive eye box on full mag and came with a sunshade.

    I would have gone with Sightron, but the extra power, Zero stop, FFP and L+R marked windage along with illuminated reticle had me sold.

    I would love to look through a Cronus BTR as they seem to be excellent value for $1550 USD.
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    Nice video @ SlimySquirrel I like that there's no swearing and little slang.
    As for the phesant he just wants a fight with your machine. It's orange no?
    New phesant decoy? There's your next video right there
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