Wasn't familiar with this mfg, so I did a quick "duckduckgo.com" search (despising Google...)
Like you posted, they really do look good, on paper. I'll be following your thread with anticipation, sir.
Optics Planet has a tempting offer, too: http://www.opticsplanet.com/athlon-optics-argos-8-34x56-side-focus-riflescope.html?_iv_code=28W-RS-AR83456-214066
I would be using one for field hunting & pest control duty on a high power (80-100 fpe) PCP using cast bullets...