My impressions of the Arken optics EP4 4-16X50

db2000

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Any updated experience with Arken? Specifically EP4 6-24x50?
 

AthlonOpticsGuy

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Yes.
Pros: turret feel and repeatability are comparable to scopes north of $1599

glass is comparable to a Leupold vx5 or vx3 I

cons: reticle could use some work, very thin ( Arken is working on new reticle designs)

mag ring is very stiff

scope is heavy and exposed turrets could provide challenges if using for hunting scenarios

overall I will stick to my claim that it is probably the best $600 scope on the market today.

lead times are still 8 weeks, if you’d like one message me.
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AOG
 
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Dolomite_Supafly

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Any updated experience with Arken? Specifically EP4 6-24x50?
Still stand by my original feelings on the 4-16. I am still using it regularly, still like it and will continue to use it. It gets shot on a lighter weight 308 regularly and it still tracks well and works like it should.

The 6-24 is a good optic but not as much of a value as the 4-16. The 6-24 is a great optic at its price but the 4-16 is amazing for its price.

When comparing the Arken to an Athlon the Arken wins hands down in most things that matter.
 
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tRidiot

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Yes it’s kind of a moving target.. 8 weeks +\- 2 weeks
I'm still a little skeptical of that... since they JUST delivered mine and it was 146 days. I don't think you can really accurately state "8-10" weeks and even remotely be believed. The supply chain may be improving, but they're not exactly 'up to speed' just yet.
 

AthlonOpticsGuy

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I'm still a little skeptical of that... since they JUST delivered mine and it was 146 days. I don't think you can really accurately state "8-10" weeks and even remotely be believed. The supply chain may be improving, but they're not exactly 'up to speed' just yet.
I should have clarified, some models are 8-10 weeks.. I believe the 4-16 has had a much longer wait time for some reason. It’s their best scope IMHO
 
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