The athlon midas tac 5-25x56 is the big brother in Athlon’s Midas TAC line of first focal plane mil/mil precision rifle scopes. It’s sort of a gap-filler between the existing Midas TAC 6-24x50 which it shares relative glass quality with and their higher end ARES ETR 4.5-30x56.
In terms of overall optical performance the athlon midas tac 5-25x56 fell in the middle of the pack for the sub $1K scopes I’ve tested to date. However, it was near the top of the pack in some areas such as field of view, low light handling and resolution.
It also features an APRS3 first focal plane MOA reticle in HD glass to give you a brighter and sharper image. The scope is waterproof, fog proof and shockproof with a 30mm one piece aluminum tube. It also has a large uncapped 10 mil per turn zero stop elevation adjustment with a simple scribed count indicator on the outer adjustable knob.
The adjustments on the athlon midas tac 5-25x56 feature that firm, postitive, "clicky" feel that many people prefer. This is achieved with a high ratio of click force / rotation force between each click. This can mean that you will occasionally over-rotate the knob or lose count and have to look at it to check your position.
The reticles on the athlon midas tac 5-25x56 are etched into the lens, which provides a more durable and rugged reticle. The reticle is located in the first focal plane, which helps to keep it proportional to the target at any magnification. The reticle is also multicoated, which reduces light reflection to help you see better at longer ranges.