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Side Wheel for the Athlon Talos

Forums Optics, Scopes, Rings, & Mounts Side Wheel for the Athlon Talos

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    AirgunBill
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    I don't know about you guys but the side parallax knob on my two Athlon Talos 4-14×44 scope are very hard to turn. I can't find any side wheel add on to make adjustment easier. I remember someone saying they used a UTG side wheel and it worked for them. I have some UTG scopes and like using the smaller 60mm diameter side wheel as sometimes the UTG scopes have stiff side parallax wheels too. This can be a problem in the field hunting when you have your gun shouldered and trying to focus your scope with one hand. Anyway the UTG side wheel is made to fit into the the indents on the side parallax knob and then the two set screw push the interior side wheel rubber ring tight to hold. This arrangement won't work with the very tight side parallax knobs on my Talos scopes. I ended up replacing the two shorter metric set screws with two longer ones about 1/2" long. These go all the way through the rubber ring and engage the side knob. This solution has seemed to work. The video shows what I did and although I make a few mistakes on words spoke the just of what I did comes across. Bill

     

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    N.U.brewer
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    Scope-Werks.com has side wheels for this scope.  Just ordered one for my helos. 

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    AirgunBill
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    N.U.brewer

    Scope-Werks.com has side wheels for this scope.  Just ordered one for my helos. 

    I will have to check them out in case my fix does not work in the long run. Bill

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    addertooth
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    I have one of Scope-Werks wheels (snail) on my Athlon Argos; it works like a champ.  Just remember, you will have to run to a range and put calibration marks on it.

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    kayaker
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    AirgunBill     I have a utg sidewheel coming this week so will be doing the same thing, hope it works out for you. I asked about them in someone else's post & had a couples of replies ,the guys are doing about the same thing but BigTinBoat says he use's goop . Thanks for the vid. & the screw sizes  Darell                                                                                     N.U.brewer   Thanks for the site spendy little buggers aren't they !    Darell                                                                                                                                                                             addertooth    Thanks for the picture nice sidewheel    Darell

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    Emler
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    AirgunBill

    I don't know about you guys but the side parallax knob on my two Athlon Talos 4-14×44 scope are very hard to turn. I can't find any side wheel add on to make adjustment easier. I remember someone saying they used a UTG side wheel and it worked for them. I have some UTG scopes and like using the smaller 60mm diameter side wheel as sometimes the UTG scopes have stiff side parallax wheels too. This can be a problem in the field hunting when you have your gun shouldered and trying to focus your scope with one hand. Anyway the UTG side wheel is made to fit into the the indents on the side parallax knob and then the two set screw push the interior side wheel rubber ring tight to hold. This arrangement won't work with the very tight side parallax knobs on my Talos scopes. I ended up replacing the two shorter metric set screws with two longer ones about 1/2" long. These go all the way through the rubber ring and engage the side knob. This solution has seemed to work. The video shows what I did and although I make a few mistakes on words spoke the just of what I did comes across. Bill

     

     

     

    Hey Bill, 

    Can you provide an update on how well this UTG Side Wheel has held up on your Athlon Talos scope since you posted this?

     

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    AirgunBill
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    Emler

    AirgunBill

    I don't know about you guys but the side parallax knob on my two Athlon Talos 4-14×44 scope are very hard to turn. I can't find any side wheel add on to make adjustment easier. I remember someone saying they used a UTG side wheel and it worked for them. I have some UTG scopes and like using the smaller 60mm diameter side wheel as sometimes the UTG scopes have stiff side parallax wheels too. This can be a problem in the field hunting when you have your gun shouldered and trying to focus your scope with one hand. Anyway the UTG side wheel is made to fit into the the indents on the side parallax knob and then the two set screw push the interior side wheel rubber ring tight to hold. This arrangement won't work with the very tight side parallax knobs on my Talos scopes. I ended up replacing the two shorter metric set screws with two longer ones about 1/2" long. These go all the way through the rubber ring and engage the side knob. This solution has seemed to work. The video shows what I did and although I make a few mistakes on words spoke the just of what I did comes across. Bill

     

     

     

     

    Hey Bill, 

    Can you provide an update on how well this UTG Side Wheel has held up on your Athlon Talos scope since you posted this?

    Okay just checked  out  both scope  wheels and they are holding well. The  thing  with  only  two opposing screws there can be a little  side wiggle to the  wheel. Not a big problem as long as  your turning the wheel straight  forward.  To bad there is  not enough  metal to tap for a third screw which  would  really cinch  it up real tight. At least this is a cheap alternative  to the  Scope Werks wheel plus I wanted a smaller diameter  wheel anyway.  BILL

     

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    sendler2112
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    Thanks, I already had a UTG sidewheel on the shelf. $17.

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    SteveKralsAround
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    I've been using the UTG side wheel on the Talos . I don't use the set screws , just push it on .  No problems falling off .  The only down fall is the UTG is laid out opposite of the Athlon , so you have to adjust while looking through the scope unless you want to tape the wheel and remark the yardage . I found if you use the set screws it makes the wheel wooble on the parallax turret .

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