That’s a question I found myself asking quite a lot lately. Other than the optic itself, the box contained a CR2032 battery, lens cloth, hex key and three set screws for the zero stop, and a small manual. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Setting the zero stop is a matter of loosening a set screw and then adjusting it to where it needs to be. So, the bottom line, would I suggest buying this optic. I’m not equipped to test the accuracy of the reticle subtensions. That’s not to say that I feel like I could use it as a club or a hammer, but it doesn’t feel cheap, either. At 4.5x the reticle is very fine and difficult to see. That said, I do have one complaint about the reticle. The only real tradeoff I can think of is that Athlon is a relatively new and fast-moving company that may not always be around to honor their [awesome] warranty. Extra-Low Dispersion glass gives you an image with little or no chromatic fringe for an ultimate clearest and sharpest image. That works well, though, since most PRS style shooting happens in that range. Removing a turret cap is straight forward using either a flathead screwdriver or a coin.

The ETR sits between those and given the performance of the low end and the high end, I'd venture to say that it'll be just fine. It’s a tree-style reticle with branching points below the crosshairs to speed up spotting and holdovers. I often link to products and companies that I receive nothing from because I genuinely think it’s a good product. I ran the BTR through a battery of comparisons against low and high end optics a while back and was pretty surprised at the quality they managed to pull off. “. The elevation knob uses an indicator system below the edge of the knob to show how many rotations you’ve been through it’s 32 mils of range. It has a floating dot in the very middle. Features: Extra-Low Dispersion Glass, FFP, Advanced Fully Multi-coated, True Zero Stop, Illuminated Reticle, 34mm Tube, 10MIL/25MOA Travel-Per-Rotation Turrets. It’s just an internal designation for Athlon. I mounted it up on my M1A equipped with Sadlak mount and JAE-100 stock. He's former military officer turned professional tech sector trainer. Even then, the BTR punched well above its weight class given its tracking accuracy, optical performance, and zero stop. Before you ask, BTR and ETR apparently don’t stand for anything. Das Ares ETR 4.5-30×56 Modell verfügt über das Absehen „APLR“, ein beleuchtetes MIL-Absehen in der ersten Bildebene. In interviews I’ve had with PRS shooters, optics with magnification ranges like this are really meant to be used in that “middle ground” setting where they’re going to perform best optically and mechanically.