Athlon Midas TAC 6-24x50mm HD Riflescope: In-Depth Overview

A good riflescope is paramount if you want to succeed at long-range shooting. A scope with great optical quality and the right features can really “enhance your game” whether it be long-range hunting, target shooting, or a competitive shooting like PRS match events. The last time I shot in a PRS event, I really wished for a couple things: an adjustable mechanical zero stop, and first focal plane. When I heard about the Athlon Midas TAC 6-24x50mm scope, I thought “this could be JUST what I’ve been looking for”!

Series navigation:

  1. 224 Valkyrie Remington 700 Build P1: Planning the Build
  2. 224 Valkyrie Remington 700 Build P2: Barrel Prep and Alignment In the Lathe
  3. 224 Valkyrie Remington 700 Build P3: Chambering and Machining
  4. 224 Valkyrie Remington 700 Build P4: Muzzle Threading and Barrel Install
  5. 224 Valkyrie Remington 700 Build P5: Custom Thread Protector
  6. 224 Valkyrie Remington 700 Build P6: KRG Bravo Stock, TriggerTech Special Trigger
  7. 224 Valkyrie Remington 700 Build P7: AICS Magazine Conversion
  8. 224 Valkyrie Remington 700 Build P8: Barrel Break In, First Groups, First Loads
  9. Athlon Midas TAC 6-24x50mm HD Riflescope: In-Depth Overview (you are here)

Athlon Midas TAC 6-24x50mm Quick Specs

The Midas TAC 6-24x50mm scope features HD-quality glass, an adjustable mechanical zero-stop, enhanced audible turret clicks, windage turret cap, and much more (see table below).

From the Athlon Optics Product Page:

Magnification 6-24
Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
Reticle  APRS3 FFP IR MIL, Glass Etched non-illuminated
Surface Finish Matte&Brown
Lens Coating Wide Band Fully Multicoated
Extra Coating Xtra Protective Coating
Tube Material Aircraft Grade Aluminium
Tube Diameter 30 mm
Exit Pupil  11.1-1.8 mm
Eye Relief 3.7″
Field of View @100 yards 17.8-4.6 ft
Click Value 0.1 mil
Adjustment range per rotation 10 mil
Total Elevation Adjustment 25 mil
Total Windage Adjustment 15 mil
Turret Style Zero Stop Elevation&Capped Windage
Parallax Adjustment Side Focus – 10 yards to infinity
Purging Material Argon
Length 14.6 “
Weight 26.3 oz

What’s In the Box

The Midas TAC 6-24x50mm scope comes with everything you’ll need to mount your scope except rings:

Above we see:

  • Box
  • Scope
  • Allen key for setting zero stop
  • Lens cloth
  • Owner’s manual

I chose Vortex Precision CNC machined rings with medium height (0.97″) to fit this scope on my Remington 700 224 Valkyrie custom rifle. Everything went together smoothly, with just the right scope clearance (eyepiece about 1/8″ above picatinny rail).

A Look Through the Tube

While these images don’t do the optical quality of this scope proper justice, they are helpful to see roughly what you’ll see when shooting with this scope.

100 Yards, 6x Power

100 Yards, 24x Power

600 Yards, 6x Power

600 Yards, 24x Power

1250 Yards, 6x Power

1250 Yards, 24x Power

What’s it like to look through this scope? It’s very clear- the HD quality glass is a huge improvement over lower-grade scopes, and you can definitely see fine details all the way to the 1250 yards I tested this rifle out to.

The zoom ring is also a big improvement over my other scopes- it has enough friction to stay put, but is MUCH smoother to operate compared to what I’m used to. I also like the fact that it has a small “lever” to assist with grip when changing power levels, and to give a reference for the current power level.

The side focus is also very smooth, and easy to see when “behind the rifle”. I also found the focus settings to be accurate for the ranges I was shooting and testing at. You can set your zero for both windage and elevation in under a minute, and the only tool you’ll need is a coin (or flat blade screwdriver). Setting the zero-stop is easy (as shown in the video) and requires only a 1/16″ allen key, which is included with the scope.

Summary

It is really easy to spend $1000-2000 on a scope with features that compare to the Athlon Optics Midas TAC 6-24x50mm riflescope. I personally feel that this scope is a great fit for applications like long-range hunting and PRS- and I plan to use this scope for both of those tasks! I’ll note that Athlon also offers the Midas TAC in a 4-16x44mm version, which is even more affordable compared with the model demonstrated in this post/video.

You can find these scopes on Amazon here.

Be sure you’re subscribed, because I’ll be working with this scope in a lot more stories, including the rest of the 224 Valkyrie series!

Thanks,
Gavin

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