Athlon Ares G2 UHD 15-45x 65mm Spotting Scope

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Athlon Ares G2 UHD 15-45x 65mm Spotting Scope

We are excited to offer a great spotter at an amazing price! The Athlon Ares really surprised us with its performance and compact size. We compared it to other mid range spotters, and it fit right in. What didn't fit was the low price!  The Ares G2 performed similar to spotters that cost twice as much.  We realize not everyone can afford alpha glass, but with the comfort and performance of the Ares, you won't be sacrificing much.

The Ares G2 15-45x 65mm spotting scopes were designed with advanced optical quality and ease of use in mind. Designed with bright, razor-sharp imagery and a rugged, weatherproof design, the Ares is ready for any condition.  They have Extra-Low Dispersion glass lenses for color resolution and contrast, our AFMC (advance fully multi-coatings), and feature BaK4 prisms with the new ESP Dielectric Coating. They bring clarity and brightness within the reach of most enthusiasts. The tough full metal chassis is fog proof and waterproof and filled with Argon gas to prevent internal fogging and better thermal stability. The lenses are then treated externally with our XPL coating to withstand dirt, oil, and grime of constant use. 

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When things go unexpectedly or accidents happen, rest assured, Athlon Optics carry a lifetime transferable warranty. Athlon guarantees to repair or replace your product if damaged through normal use. No charge; No receipt; No Registration required.

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Prism Glass Bak 4
ESP Dielectric Coating Yes
XPL Coating Yes
ED Glass Yes
Lense Coating Advanced Fully Multi-Coated
Field of View 171-81 ft
Exit Pupil 4.3-1.4 mm
Eye Relief 0.75-0.63"
Close Focus 13.1′
Dimension (LxW) 11.9"x3.0"
Weight 50 oz

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Very surprised

From my front porch I can see some grassy foothills about 1.5 to 2 1/4 miles away. I glass them with my 15x56 swarovski slc binos on a tripod often. I just got the athlon ares 15-45× spotting scope and tested it on the same hills. It was about 1 hr before sunset with the sun at my back. I picked a fence on the skyline to see how much detail I could pick out with the spotter vs the binos. It was an old barbed wire fence with wood posts. I put the spotter on 15x and I could see strands of wire that I could not see with my swarovski 15x binos. I was very surprised. I cranked it up to 45x and it stayed really clear. So far I am very impressed.

Christian Armstrong

All the previous comments have said it well, and I’m just here to confirm it. This spotter is ridiculous in terms of bang for the buck. I have spent hours behind this scope with very light eye strain, and optical quality that will surpass the average hunters needs. Unless you’re really needing that first/last 10 minutes of light, and the ability to judge to the inch, this scope can do it. This week I watched a 3 separate herds of elk from 1100-2300y away, with zero issue of identifying age class, points, and quantity. The spotter itself is rugged, and was unfortunately tested when I was packing out of a spot and it slid off the tripod head that was attached to my pack. Scope landed and tumbled in some skre aggregate and with a few wipes with my shirt, looks new again. It packs well considering its size, and there’s a fairly small weight penalty for adding it to your pack list. Quality across the board, performance that exceeds most general needs, and a price point that’s hard to beat. Grab one, you won’t regret it.


Excellent spotter. You’re probably like me and have looked up multiple reviews at this point about the spotter when trying to decide whether or not to make the purchase. Everything you’ve read is true- there is no better spotter for the money.

It’s strong, durable, compact, and has excellent clarity compared to spotters at 1.5x the cost.

S&S is always excellent to work with and highly centered on being customer focused.

Ryan W.
Excellent ‘budget’ spotter

Fantastic overall spotter for the money, can not be beat in this price range (or even under $1000). Not the lightest overall but everything else makes up for that, competes with spotters far more expensive. S&S was an absolute pleasure to deal with also, I will be back for sure.

JaKe S
Best Glass for the Money

Fantastic glass. Better than anything else I’ve looked through for twice the money. It’s not a Swaro but it’s great.
Small, lightweight, perfect for shaving some pounds in the pack!