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I ordered while in stock.  Small company.  All went to Shot show.  Kevin said they would ship Monday after shot show!  They sold out at shot!  Gave me a 30% discount but had to wait extra 10 days. That's how.

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Driller read the forum rules please.SWFA gives us this forum to converse on and one of the most important rules is not talking about competing companies.

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Just so you know I did drop $2,800 at SWFA yesterday on two new AR's scope mounts & ammo!  So IMO that's huge apology!  Right Laugh 
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driller, no one thought your error was malicious.  You were just being reminded to: 

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Not sure if this is allowed, but here is s great review including pictures of the cronos.
http://www.scout.com/military/snipers-hide/forums/5511-rifle-scopes/14402673-athlon-scopes?s=541&page=6


Edited to hyperlink the URL…



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There is generally no rules violation for linking to a review of an item, provided it is not a sales pitch/link to a sales competitor.   Optics Talk is an information based forum provided and sponsored by SWFA.  Technical reviews of hunting/shooting based items are welcomed.  Great leeway is given… but not when it comes to advertising another company's products/prices.  
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Originally posted by fiveshotdot fiveshotdot wrote:

Not sure if this is allowed, but here is s great review including pictures of the cronos.
http://www.scout.com/military/snipers-hide/forums/5511-rifle-scopes/14402673-athlon-scopes?s=541&page=6


Edited to hyperlink the URL…


I read through the linked Snipers Hide thread.  Interesting to note that the Athlon warranty is exactly the same as the Swift warranty used to be… once you purchase, if anything goes wrong, they'll replace or repair it… their fault, your fault, nobody's fault… no questions.  
I am interested enough to try it out.  
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I was very close to purchasing the Cronus for $1520, but I held off.

I kept telling myself "If something sounds too good to be true....."


New products always come out in a sprint.  I will be patient and wait until the middle of the race to make a decision.
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Originally posted by notorious notorious wrote:

I was very close to purchasing the Cronus for $1520, but I held off.

I kept telling myself "If something sounds too good to be true....."


New products always come out in a sprint.  I will be patient and wait until the middle of the race to make a decision.

Agree, I'm not going to jump on the "high end" just yet.  
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The fact that there are no dealers within 500 miles of where I live is enough to scare me.
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Originally posted by Peddler Peddler wrote:

The fact that there are no dealers within 500 miles of where I live is enough to scare me.

It's growing online at least!  Eight new sources to buy through.  That make Nine new sources over the last two weeks.  I know that's still limited but starting to grow.    
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I have no doubt that the Cronus is a great scope. It is designed and made in Japan's top optical factories. The radical looks amazing as does the clarity to the glass. But for nearly $1600, there are literally dozens of other scope brands that I have years if not decades of positive feedback and most are considered some of the best scopes in the world.
I just can't see spending that type of money on an unproven optic. I'd go with a Sightron SIII first, which is the same glass, very similar ret and about HALF the price. Imho
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Reticle* not radical. Stupid auto correct!!!!
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Here are my opinions and findings of my trip to Athlon today. Unfortunately, I did not take any video. The reason I didn't paste here was I referenced another members review. He did a much better job than I could have to convey how nice the Cronus line really is.



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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Wranglerdog, maybe I started this off on the wrong footing, let's start over.

Please explain to me, in as much detail as you can, your process for evaluating the optical clarity, the mechanical repeatability, and the overall quality of a rifle scope.

With that, I can begin to weight your opinions.

I have not used that or any other Athlon scope, so you most definitely have data in hand I do not.  That said, I have extensive experience with Zeiss and Nightforce.
To which specific Zeiss and Nightforce scopes were you comparing the Athlon?

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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:


I read through the linked Snipers Hide thread.  Interesting to note that the Athlon warranty is exactly the same as the Swift warranty used to be… once you purchase, if anything goes wrong, they'll replace or repair it… their fault, your fault, nobody's fault… no questions.  
I am interested enough to try it out.  


The scope or the warranty < pound, pound, tinkle >?   Bandito
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He'll probably do both by shooting the scope and sending it in for warranty repair....  Howdy
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OK I was so impressed with the argos 6/24/50 I ordered a Midas 4.5/27 /50 can't wait to shoot a mile .
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Saturday was a great day of shooting if not for the wind.  100 rounds of 223 and the scope was flawless. Tracked great and passed my box test.  Now for a less windy day so I can figure out what grain this new AR likes to eat. 
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