Is this what you got from your FFL who owed you $$$
this is a very good lower end scope…I have the 8x34 Athlon and the eye box/eye relief changes dramatically once you get to the higher magnifications, I would not buy another one…I recently bought the Covenant 5 SFP 3x15 and it is better than the Athlon IMO…
This would be my under 1k best choice…
When your done looking at all the Chinese crap, take a hike over to SWFA.com.
Find the SWFA SS (super Sniper) a prior Navy Seal contract scope. It comes in 6x 10x 16x and 20x. The standard 10x is what I have on many rifles. I had a 20x, but at 1000 yards its boring to shoot.
Gun Blasts reviewed it, T Rex reviewed it. Many you tubes on it. NO ONE says anything bad about it. The cost $300!.
You might want to add the TSP scope mounts, some flip ups, and a Mil Dot master slide rule. Now you have spent less than $500.
Now your shots will get boring out to 600 yards.
If you do not know what a mil dot reticle is, look it up. Its a built in range finder, wind drift and lead device too. If you are serious about distance and do not have a mil dot, you are wasting bullets.
I use 178gr A-Max traveling 2880fps. I have a sub-MOA 3/8 inch group at a 200 yard zero.
I had a 1/4 inch group with the 20x.
Last time my Bud called me to the range I did not know that the county Sheriff’s SWAT teams were shooting there that day. At the end of the day, I’d out shot them all, and as we were leaving on cop said to my Bud. “I sure hope he is on our side, or we are all dead”.