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    LOL... Thank YOU for that awesome warm welcome!! not any kind of "stupid shill" or any kind of shill at all. I am NOTHING but a customer of Arken, so, Please don't be a presumptuous ass. đź‘Ť It's my first post because I just bought this scope and so far I like it. YMMV. For that matter-- I may fully change my mind about it after using it a while. Chill dude.

    My emails:
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    (I did not receive a throw lever or patch btw, but I got a sticker and a little bag)

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    and I received it on the 26th.

    LOL....any more questions??

    I have a question, Keith...why did you forget to redact your full name from the third “email” picture above? I’d clean it and repost... W54 can explain the context behind his comments to you if he so chooses.

    But he is definitely not a “presumptious ass”.
     
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    I could be wrong but.......

    Someone makes a brand new account...

    The next day that someone makes their first post in an otherwise obscure thread.....

    No other posts about hello or any other questions or introductions, just straight to the thread that has been a magnet for shilling....

    Their post uses quite a few key phrases of the recent Arken shills that have been plaguing us here like: " I was looking at spending over $1,000 for the features I got in this Arken.".......

    When you check their profile their status mostly shows "Viewing the Arken thread"........

    Also only posting in that thread......

    So there is a chance I could be wrong and jumping the gun, BUT this is pretty much the pattern we've come to see and expect from the Arken company who seems hell bent on doubling down on ways to get your potential customers to associate your company name with spam/shill...

    So if I'm wrong, sorry for the rough welcome. Welcome to the hide and try hanging out in some of the other threads.....
    If I'm not wrong, please go tell those you are working for that the gig is up and most probably think the worst of them at this point.
     

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    Hi I bought a few scopes from ARKIN and I just spoke to them about 10 min ago , They are open for buisness and they are a good bunch of guys who have treated me well , I have ordered things from other vendors and with what is going on alot of delays between trade wars and lockdowns , Hey freeloader 1136 call or email them I am sure they will respond to you quickly LOU
     

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    Freeloader they actually called me back , Yes I spoke with them on the Phone ,
    I do not work for Arken LOL I am retired why are you guys so paranoid with Arken , I happened to post from what some one asked , I was trying to help , as for Optics I buy alot of Optics Since I bought from Arken I also got a ZCO from Dan at CS Tacital , Hmm you going down the wrong hole with your thoughts , I am a long range shooter for decades and I have been into PCP guns for decades a well , I belong to all the air gun forums but am Kind of new here , I don't know why you guys saying this , Like I said , I got a few 3 scopes from them in past few months ,I run and test alot of optics . So saying they were great people makes you think , I must be in on it , Well I also like my ZCO and just incase you want to post if I say they treated me well , Ill bet you to the punch .
    LOU
     
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    mine are fine so far and they track well , and hold poi i probably got 500 rounds threw the 34mm , the 30 mm a bit less
     
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    I have a question, Keith...why did you forget to redact your full name from the third “email” picture above? I’d clean it and repost... W54 can explain the context behind his comments to you if he so chooses.

    But he is definitely not a “presumptious ass”.

    thanks for the catch on that pic.... no biggie for me I guess, but I swapped it out. (y)

    As for W54--his response to my first post absolutely was presumptuous. He presumed I popped in here to pump up Arken scopes. Uhhhh... No. I came here SPECIFICALLY to read 10 pages of forum comments on this scope line to learn a bit more about my purchase from the experiences of others. I did. I saw people having issues with not receiving product for longer than expected, so I thought I would simply post MY experience in ordering a scope from Arken. While W54 May or may not be a presumptuous ass generally, my post was actually some friendly advice for W54 to NOT be one. ;) He called me a Shill for Arken. He was blatantly wrong. I also suggested that he "chill out" a bit.
    Bottom line is that I'm too old for bullshit, and I'll call it out if I see it-- especially if it's directed at me.

    I WILL pop in here and see how others do with Arken scopes. Guys on this forum shoot hundreds and thousands of rounds. I might shoot a hundred rounds (or less) through that gun in the next 10 years before I pass it on to a grandson. I hope the scope serves me well in that time, but those here who soot a lot will know long before I would if there will be problems with these. I did make it to the range this afternoon and shot a nice group (for me and my intended use) and feel confident I have it zeroed in. A few shots on the 300 yard range confirmed for me. The scope looked great and that reticle is awesome in my opinion, but we'll all get to see how it holds up over time-- right?
     

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    thanks for the catch on that pic.... no biggie for me I guess, but I swapped it out. (y)

    The scope looked great and that reticle is awesome in my opinion, but we'll all get to see how it holds up over time-- right?

    You’re welcome.

    I’m not your audience for the rest of your monologue but since you read the thread and seen the shill posts first hand, you undoubtedly understand why you were called one, given how closely your comments resembled those of validated shills earlier in the thread. You have no history here other than those posts, so that’s what folks have to go on. I’m sure you get it.

    That out of the way, I couldn’t possibly care less about these scopes one way or another, don’t really give a shit if you are a shill or not; no dog in that fight for me . I do find it interesting you read the 10+ pages AFTER you put money out and not before - wonder if you still would have made the purchase if you read the complete thread before hand :unsure:.

    Either way, hope it works out for you.
     

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    You’re welcome.
    ... I do find it interesting you read the 10+ pages AFTER you put money out and not before - wonder if you still would have made the purchase if you read the complete thread before hand :unsure:.

    Either way, hope it works out for you.

    When I ordered, there were half as many posts, and no real info-- just speculation. I took a guess on this one, based off little more than a nephew whose friend bought one, and some youtube reviews of people who really liked it (and have slammed other scopes). I figured-- full warranty-- why not. I'm a long ways from hunting season, and if I don't like it I will get something else before November.

    ==OT==
    I will be lurking around some other forum sections and will likely ask some newb advice. My old Remington 700 has never been touched in any way beyond cleaning, and I'd like to see what I can do with the barrel and stock to maybe tighten my shots up a little. At 100 yards tonight, I shot one just off center, the next was 1/4 inch higher and a half inch left, the 3rd was an inch right of that and a 1/2 inch down. It's possible I may have pulled the last one, but generally that trigger feels really good when it breaks. I was able to smack the 12 inch steel plate targets at 300 afterwards.

    Not a great 100 yard group at all by the standards on this forum, but perfectly fine for deer hunting. It would be cool to see if something simple could help it out and let me overlap some bullet holes, or maybe I shouldn't expect much from my old 700.
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    Has anyone else received one of these scopes that ordered in the last 3 months?
     

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    Ok screw all that bullshit, I want to know how the Arken scopes that are out there are holding up?

    Anyone put a few thousand rounds through one? Have any failures or issues?


    I have 1000 through the one on my Bergara B14 22 long rifle. Not like 1000 of 338 lapua, but so far other than the center being a little light with the right background, I am extremely happy with it. I also have one ready to mount on an AR but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
     
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    I have 1000 through the one on my Bergara B14 22 long rifle. Not like 1000 of 338 lapua, but so far other than the center being a little light with the right background, I am extremely happy with it. I also have one ready to mount on an AR but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
    Which scope-- the SH-4? I bought a M&P15-22 (fun gun btw) and was debating putting a scope on it, though the flip-up sights are pretty good. My daughter had fun shooting that yesterday. :)
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    Which scope-- the SH-4? I bought a M&P15-22 (fun gun btw) and was debating putting a scope on it, though the flip-up sights are pretty good. My daughter had fun shooting that yesterday. :)
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    I have the EP4 6-24 MIL on the Bergara. Plan to use it for NRL 22 type matches.

    I also have the 4-16 that I need to mount on an AR. You would be hard pressed to find better glass and a better set of features for the money.
     

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    Which scope-- the SH-4? I bought a M&P15-22 (fun gun btw) and was debating putting a scope on it, though the flip-up sights are pretty good. My daughter had fun shooting that yesterday. :)
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    Drop a decent trigger in that and it makes it even more fun. I have 3. I use one with a Vortex 1-6 and a CMC trigger for Steel Challenge. Works well. Not exactly running with the full open / custom guns, but it is relatively competitive.

    Drop a C more or a Holosun on it and it is really pretty fast.
     

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    Drop a decent trigger in that and it makes it even more fun. I have 3. I use one with a Vortex 1-6 and a CMC trigger for Steel Challenge. Works well. Not exactly running with the full open / custom guns, but it is relatively competitive.

    Drop a C more or a Holosun on it and it is really pretty fast.
    I have a RockRiver AR with a terrible trigger that gets an upgrade first! It's a single stage that actually doesn't break clean-- gives a tiny bit first, then breaks... somewhere.... not predictably. meh... The M&P trigger is actually better than the RockRiver one.
     

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    I have a RockRiver AR with a terrible trigger that gets an upgrade first! It's a single stage that actually doesn't break clean-- gives a tiny bit first, then breaks... somewhere.... not predictably. meh... The M&P trigger is actually better than the RockRiver one.

    I know the pain. Depending on your budget and intended use, the Larue MBT trigger for $80.00 is an excellent trigger. I just bought a Triggertech Diamond that I need to put into an AR and try it. I just put one in the Bergara and it is very nice. I run an AR Gold in my 3 gun rifle and I really like that too. The diamond will go to a lighter pull weight than the AR Gold. But for $80.00 the MBT is hard to beat.
     
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    I am moving mine over to my do it all 6.5 CM. I have the 4-16. I love the glass and think for the money it’s excellent value. Mine in particular has a very tight mag ring which was fixed with a throw lever. Also at times the center dot is hard to spot but generally not too big of an issue. Overall happy with it and feel it will be best on my CM. next I’m thinking I’m gonna get the new strike eagle and use that on my 22lr
     

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    Has anyone recently received their scope from arken? Place my order Feb 2, right before all this crap, was told it would be close to May before they were shipping. But no updates.
     

    Ep1985

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    Has anyone recently received their scope from arken? Place my order Feb 2, right before all this crap, was told it would be close to May before they were shipping. But no updates.
    It's not looking good, I have a scope on order from them also.
     

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    It's not looking good, I have a scope on order from them also.
    To all,
    We have sent out periodic emails over the past months to all customers that were/are waiting on us to fulfill our end of the deal. We are making scopes. Shipments are moving. Some have shared that our emails were labeled as spam. If this is not the case or you have questions about an order, please contact us through info@arkenopticsusa.com or give us a text. We have limited employees to handle high volumes of calls, but we do want to give each customer the attention that they need. Please continue to be patient with us. We're going to come out of this a great deal stronger.
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    To all,
    We have sent out periodic emails over the past months to all customers that were/are waiting on us to fulfill our end of the deal. We are making scopes. Shipments are moving. Some have shared that our emails were labeled as spam. If this is not the case or you have questions about an order, please contact us through info@arkenopticsusa.com or give us a text. We have limited employees to handle high volumes of calls, but we do want to give each customer the attention that they need. Please continue to be patient with us. We're going to come out of this a great deal stronger.
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    Awesome. Thx for the update.
     

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    HI EP985 ,Arken just answered but , first one about a month or so , just like it said in the ad , the last one they shipped got here in 4 days from when they sent it , I believe like Mike from Arken said they are doing their best and I know they are good people to deal with , they kind of released scopes when this Covid virus started , so there is delays with everything , but they are on top of things , and will deliver , At this time I believe all ammo and gun companies are having huge orders , when things go bad like now People seem to stock up on ammo and gun related things Hang tight or text Mike he is a great guy LOU
     
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    HI EP985 ,Arken just answered but , first one about a month or so , just like it said in the ad , the last one they shipped got here in 4 days from when they sent it , I believe like Mike from Arken said they are doing their best and I know they are good people to deal with , they kind of released scopes when this Covid virus started , so there is delays with everything , but they are on top of things , and will deliver , At this time I believe all ammo and gun companies are having huge orders , when things go bad like now People seem to stock up on ammo and gun related things Hang tight or text Mike he is a great guy LOU
    I ordered my scope on April 30, I got the SH4, they went out of stock on May 4th. I barely got my order in before they went out of stock. The covid crap has put a halt on alot of things, I hope it gets better. The Arken scopes seem awesome, depending on how long my first order takes I am going to be ordering a EP4 also.
     

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    Hi all. I'm new here, but have been browsing the "hide" for a while now. I ordered an EP4 6-24 through a dealer on or about the 21st of January. With people reporting that they are getting scopes that were ordered long after mine, I could be a little concerned! For those of you that have received your scopes, were those SH4's?
     
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    ive had one ordered now for 4 months called several times and have yet to speek to a person yet should have went with vortex
     

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    ive had one ordered now for 4 months called several times and have yet to speek to a person yet should have went with vortex
    You can get your money back. Contact them on the FB page. I made sure of that before I put in my order. I think you will regret it.
     

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    You can get your money back. Contact them on the FB page. I made sure of that before I put in my order. I think you will regret it.
    Yes. I think they are good about giving your money back, I'm gonna wait it out though
    I really want the scope.
     

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    Got a tracking number this morning for my 6-24 SHR Mil.. excited to finally give this thing a try!
    Would u be willing to say when your purchase date was? I ordered the same scope with the EPR retical on May 17th and from my understanding the mil/mil EPR was supposed to be the first to ship but seems to be the other way if u got a SHR. I cant wait to get one of these scopes in my hands to test.
     

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    Would u be willing to say when your purchase date was? I ordered the same scope with the EPR retical on May 17th and from my understanding the mil/mil EPR was supposed to be the first to ship but seems to be the other way if u got a SHR. I cant wait to get one of these scopes in my hands to test.

    Well it looks like you are right about the EPRs shipping first. I just received a call from Michael at Arken advising that the shipping email was sent in error and that they do not have the SHR reticle models yet. He was very apologetic and said mid July was when they were hoping to have everything caught up. The ups and downs are killing me, but I am hoping for a great end result to have made this worth it.
     

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    Well it looks like you are right about the EPRs shipping first. I just received a call from Michael at Arken advising that the shipping email was sent in error and that they do not have the SHR reticle models yet. He was very apologetic and said mid July was when they were hoping to have everything caught up. The ups and downs are killing me, but I am hoping for a great end result to have made this worth it.
    Man that would be brutal. Any idea when your order date was?
     

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    Waiting for the SHRs here as well. Just mailed back an EPR and I gotta say Mike was great. Reticle too fine for my 50 year old eyes? No problem. Got a return label emailed next day no questions asked. I was more than willing to wait on an SHR after my experience with the EPR. Seemed solid. Just not the right fit for me.
    Man I wish u would have just mailed it to me lol. I have a shooting trip planned in a couple weeks and still need to work up a load. Fingers crossed it gets here soon!!!
     

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    Waiting for the SHRs here as well. Just mailed back an EPR and I gotta say Mike was great. Reticle too fine for my 50 year old eyes? No problem. Got a return label emailed next day no questions asked. I was more than willing to wait on an SHR after my experience with the EPR. Seemed solid. Just not the right fit for me.

    When did you place your order for the EPR? I ordered one of the 6-24x50 EPRs on 2/3, would be great if it were to come in soon... last email I got was 3/17.
     

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    When did you place your order for the EPR? I ordered one of the 6-24x50 EPRs on 2/3, would be great if it were to come in soon... last email I got was 3/17.
    I placed an order on 2-3-2020, and it did not make the 8-10week lead time so I refunded and got a refund in a week. I was super disappointed because I really would like to give Arken a chance