Been looking and trying to land on a scope and price. Looking at the Athlon Ares 4.5-30x56. And the Vortex viper pst 6-24x50. Leaning toward the Athlon. Just thought somebody here would have had experience with both . Really don’t want to spend much over these two. But I will if I have to . Even looked at the vortex viper gen 1. It is very well priced just didn’t know how it compared the these two higher end scopes. . This scope is going on a Tikka T3X Tac A1. Long range target. I want to buy one time. But here is where I am at. I shoot 22lr benchrest. My scope is a sightron SIII 5-55 power. $1000 dollar scope. I shoot with guys running the $2400 Nightforce . I can’t see any difference at all in the two except at max power the Nightforce May gather a little more light. So that is 1500 bucks I saved and never look back. That is what I am looking for here. I could probably settle this myself. But it is hard to find a dealer that you can looks through the brands.