I use my binoculars ALL the time. Whether it be for spotting game, spotting for a fellow shooter, or finding targets on a hillside, they are an everyday tool for me. I also use a rangefinder very frequently. So what if I could consolidate these two tools into one? That’s the subject of this article: the NEW-for-2020 Athlon Optics Cronus UHD Laser Rangefinder Binoculars.
From the Athlon Product Page
Just like its namesake, Cronus the King of all Mythological Greek Titans, this is the King of the Athlon binoculars! Athlon’s Cronus family brings products inspired by a combined commitment to brightness, clarity, resolution, and exceptional ranging capabilities. Designed for serious glassing, with exceptional edge to edge clarity, sharp detail enhancement, ultra-clear brightness, and true color representation. With ranging capabilities of 5 yards to 800 yards on a deer and out to 2000 yards on a reflective target, these range finding Binoculars are perfect for any hunting or long range situations. We designed these binoculars with our revolutionary E2ES lens system that gives you a flat field of view. We included ED Glass resulting in a clearer and sharper image, as well as an illuminated ranging display.
What’s In the Box
Included with these binoculars are the following as shown above:
- Neoprene strap
- Caps for both ends
- Cleaning cloth
- Case with strap
- Owner’s manual
The mechanical features for these binoculars are as follows, from the image above: (shown without rubber lens protection caps)
- Magnesium frame with rubberized outer layer
- Eyepieces with adjustable eye relief and focus
- Main focus dial
- Mode button
- Battery door
- Objective lens
- Power button
With the onboard menu system, you can change the following:
- Yards -vs- meters
- Ranging modes: Incline angle, vertical distance, horizontal distance, OFF (line of sight distance only)
- Measuring method: Auto, Golf mode, Hunt mode
- Display brightness
For basic operation, all you need to do is the following:
- Point the binoculars at what you want to see/range
- Hit the power button once to turn on the binoculars
- Press the power button again to range the distance
I found the rangefinding to work VERY consistently and nearly instantaneously at ranges up to 2100 yards, and with a variety of surfaces as well.
Quick Look: Ranging with the Athlon Binoculars
In the video I showed a few examples of ranging with the binoculars:
100 Yard Shooting Range
1000 Yard Ridgeline
2000 Yard Hillside
Athlon advertises these binoculars as capable to 2000 yards for reflective surfaces, and I got that and more as seen above. What’s more, ranging was very consistent and quick at this distance: well over a mile (1.2 miles to be exact)!
I’m very happy with these binoculars, and at this point I can’t imagine being without them.
Get Your Own Pair!
You can find these binoculars online for well under $1500 which I would call a major bargain!
More details as I use them more in future stories, so don’t miss out on Ultimate Reloader updates, make sure you’re subscribed!