Customer review of Midas BTR 4.5-27X50 SFP by Jacob Geldrich:
A While back I picked up a new
.308 and had all intentions of mounting it with a vortex. Then along came the athlon Midas and on paper it’s a perfect match with and a price point of me getting to keep a couple hundred bucks in my pocket. So I figured I’d dig a little and see what’s it’s all about. After a bit of asking around for a real perspective I decided enough people like what Athlon has to offer so a bit the bullet and put in the order for a Midas BTR 4.5x27x50. Sure first impression are good, it’s pretty and came in a nice box but who cares about this stuff. Let’s get to range and see what the hype is about.
Here we go, two Remington 700 sps with 24″ bull barrels. First in my .308 mounted up with the Midas btr 4.5x27x50 in MOA with night force rings. The next is a Remington 700 300 win mag with 24″ bull barrel mounted up with the vortex viper pst 6x24x50 in mil rad with the same night force rings. To keep it fair both of these guns are being shot for the first time with there new scopes.
First impression was these scopes are the same, crystal clear glass with a perfect MOA reticle. At 100yrds still nothing but perfection. Now this is where it differed on the scopes. The parallax adjustment on the Athlon was a wider range making jumps from 100-200-infinity while the vortex offers a tighter range 100-200-300-500-infinity. I figured this would make a big difference but I found the clarity beyond 300yrds was the same and he had to adjust his parallax a few extra clicks.
Next let’s get to clicking. Adjusting this thing was an ease, it uses a 1/4 MOA adjustment and as for using precision I’m no Carlos Hathcock. I stick to 4 clicks is 1 inch and moving on. The athalon was spot on to adjustments made. This allowed for a less frustrating day on grouping my shots. The vortex was equal in performance.
At the end of the day one scope is $900 and the other $700. Both are amazing for less than $1000 price point and one is no better than the other. With the athlon be prepared to purchase a set of covers and a sunshade. I have no regrets on my choice of going with Athlon over vortex. Especially getting to keep the extra $200 in my pocket. Well Ill being buying a pelican case so I guess that money is already gone. I’ll leave you with the notation that if you can shoot like a military sniper then this scope with let you pick out what hair to shoot first. As for me I got to see my misses very clear.