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Looking for reviews on arken scopes
« on: December 30, 2021, 02:50:40 AM »
Anyone have any feed back on arken scopes?
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Re: Looking for reviews on arken scopes
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2021, 05:03:55 AM »
I have a buddy that bought one last summer and is very happy with it. I dont have much for specifics though except that they are heavy. Watch the link below, the water test didn't go well for Arken...


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Re: Looking for reviews on arken scopes
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2021, 07:29:15 AM »
I did see that video. 
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Re: Looking for reviews on arken scopes
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2021, 07:39:27 AM »
No, I don't have any real world experience with Arken scopes other than looking at a few and reading reviews. I was looking for a new scope last year and I ended up buying an Athlon Ares before hunting season and really like it. I think it's the best China made scope out there.

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Re: Looking for reviews on arken scopes
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2021, 05:27:26 PM »
My coworker bought a Arken and I was able to play with it. It seemed to be decent. I decided to go with the Athlon Ares btr. It had more power and was lighter but was a few hundred more though.

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Re: Looking for reviews on arken scopes
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2021, 07:11:59 PM »
Thereís several reviews over at longrangehunting.com.

A buddy has one, first one he had to return, the second one was flawless, but I havenít talked to him since elk season.

For the same money Iíd personally go for the Athlon.

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Re: Looking for reviews on arken scopes
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2021, 07:12:11 PM »
https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=936&v=vTAIOZFJDic&feature=emb_title

Looks like water proofing is fixed.  One heck of a torture test!!!
« Last Edit: December 30, 2021, 07:45:24 PM by jasnt »
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Re: Looking for reviews on arken scopes
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2022, 09:05:28 AM »
So far the only thing here on here Iíve found was nwshooter saying they were a good buy.  The prices are kept low by not having a middle man. Can only order from arken just like the swfa scopes. 
Iíll have an ep5 Friday to play with. Iíll do a full review after Iíve had time with it
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Re: Looking for reviews on arken scopes
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2022, 09:52:00 AM »
I put one on my wife's youth .308,she shoots 180 grain bullets for elk.All i have to say is the drop test does not do the same as recoil does.I will never buy another one as it will not hold under heavy recoil.it is now after shooting a box of 20 through it junk. the turret is all the way up and gone.
now to find out what kind of customer service they have for a warranty.  :tup:
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Re: Looking for reviews on arken scopes
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2022, 05:17:44 PM »
Scope arrived today.  Got it mounted up and zeroed.  No issues what so ever. Glass blows my vipers out of the water on first impressions.   Super simple zero stop.  Put 34 rounds on it today with my 300 wm.  Tall target test shows no discernible error at 0-75 Moa  Will report back after a few weeks of work with it. 
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Re: Looking for reviews on arken scopes
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2022, 05:32:03 PM »
Hereís another option.https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/16158638/athlon-helos-btr-gen2-2-12x42-ahmr2-ffp-ir-mil-214105-is-in-stock#Post16158638


The Athlon Helos is what I went with also (6-24), if you are patient you can get them even cheaper than this. Great scope, no issues at all, built like NF, solid. When you canít put a $1500 scope on every rifle, this is the next best option.

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Re: Looking for reviews on arken scopes
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2022, 02:02:34 PM »
Scope arrived today.  Got it mounted up and zeroed.  No issues what so ever. Glass blows my vipers out of the water on first impressions.   Super simple zero stop.  Put 34 rounds on it today with my 300 wm.  Tall target test shows no discernible error at 0-75 Moa  Will report back after a few weeks of work with it.
Great news.I sent mine off,Hopefully it was just something inside mine that wasnt quite right.Nobody is perfect.they said 2 weeks and they will let me know what they find.
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Re: Looking for reviews on arken scopes
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2022, 04:41:38 PM »
Mine is still performing flawlessly.  Hopefully it stays that way
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Re: Looking for reviews on arken scopes
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2022, 08:25:02 PM »
This thing is huge.  Running flawlessly
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The commission shall attempt to maximize the public recreational game fishing and hunting opportunities of all citizens, including juvenile, disabled, and senior citizens.
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