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    Posted: August/21/2021 at 01:06
Hey guys, im looking to replace a Hilux CMR and came across these two scopes:

Athlon Midas BTR Gen2 1-6 and Delta Hornet 1-6. Their specs are quite similar, the obvious difference is the HD glass of the Midas which explains its higher price.

Im wondering which scope has a better value? Does the Midas' performance make up for the price difference or do they both perform similarly and it's not worth paying extra?

Also, I havnt seen the DLO talk much about Athlon scopes, besides their higher end, but has reviewed the Delta Hornet. I really just want to know if the Midas BTR is a respectable scope and worth its price over the Hornet.

I'm guessing the Hornet will perform similarly to the Hilux CMR and that the Midas will be similar to a Burris Veracity?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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This is sort of a late reply.  Do not know how I missed it earlier.

Midas BTR is a perfectly respectable scope, but I have not spent enough time with it to do a proper review.  There are several good quality chinese 1-6x24 scopes and Midas is on the mid-upper end of that group.  I think it is broadly similar to the Hawke Frontier 1-6x24 and a few others.

Honestly, if you are looking for a chinese-made SFP LPVO in this price range, it is very difficult to overlook Swampfox Arrowhead 1-10x24.  It is comparable optically and mechanically, but gives yo ua larger magnification range.

Burris Veracity scopes are entirely different: made in the Phillipines and there is not LPVO in that group.

Delta Hornet is also Phillipines and it is related to the Burris RT6 design with some evolutionary improvements.

HiLux CMR is a different beast.  It is made in China, but in a very different factory.  Optically, Hornet is better, I think, but CMR scopes have a good long track record of being very robust and they offer a variant that works really nicely with AKs and 300 Blackout rifles.

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