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Looking for reviews on the Aken SH4 Gen2 6-24x50.


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https://www.snipershide.com/shooting/threads/arken-sh4-gen2-6-24x50-vpr-mil.7095708/

Normal amount of no sense you'll have to sift through, but there is some info in there. Hope it helps.

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Have two 6-24s. Awaiting a 4-16 (cuz 30% off sale) to go with a HK91.

Plus. Seems solid, good turrets working perfectly so far. Glass a pleasant surprise, maybe bit better than the SWFAs, if that matters. Happen to really like the reticle. Very audible clicks, if that matters.

Minus. Heavy, as in very. Illumination kinda weak in most light, but don't really care. Reviews note failures in submergence tests, don't care about that either.

Think they're decent value, even better value at 30% off. Nice "rigid precision mount".

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I'll echo what Sam_H says about my 6-24 SH4.

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I have one and it has tracked and held zero perfectly for just over a year and 1k or so rounds. I have it set up on a long range rock chuck 204 where the weight isn't an issue. Good value for that usage. YouTube has endless reviews as well.


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Just ordered one while the sale was still on. Hard to beat the value of these scopes at $325 plus added the 34mm rings and got the 30% off on those too...

If it is as good as the 4-16 I got a few weeks ago I'm going to really like it...


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I personally MUCH prefer the 4-16x,but that would apply to any/all Manufacturers and ain't a Barkin' Arken slight. Hint.

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I prolly shoulda checked the Mail yesterday,looking for more. Hint...................(grin)


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'Stick, How would you compare these with your typical SWFA?

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The Barkin' Arken,is a wayyyyyyyyyy different can of corn. By default and as per my wants/needs,it's Giggle Glass,best suited for Play Toys. That ain't a slight,but an accurate descriptor,as per my platforms and their applications. Hint.

They wear 34mm tubes and that in and of itself,changes thangs. My advice is to HAPPILY jump aboard the Barkin Arken train tracks and rock their rings,which are rather Skookum,both in Theory and Application. There's nearly a pound difference betwixt a Meat & Taters 6x MQ/3-9x MQ and a Barkin' Arken 4-16x. If only for conversation. Hint.

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Barkin' Arken's have rather nice parallax control,illumination and a mechanical zero stop,none of which sucks. Their reticle is fhuqking EXCEPTIONALLY well thunked and the feature set should boast "Created by dudes who actually fhuqking SHOOT!". That is readily apparent,even in fhuqking passing and they GET "it". Fhuqk ALL of The Fluff and simply cut to THE fhuqking chase. WELL done and I don't mean "maybe". This schit is REFRESHING! Hint.

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There's NOTHING on a Barkin' Arken that'd lead to the train of thought,that "these guys are fhuqking around". The zero stop incorporates a S/S TDC set screw atop the turret and there's a brass horizontal retaining set screw,that pins same in place,right above the "0". Both are visible in the above image,next to a 3-9x HD MQ. Same goes the parallax rheostat and the relative sizing of the turrets and their MUCH increased font size,which SAVES the day,for more than a few folks. Diopter adjustments and eye-relief,play rather nicely too. Hint.

Erector travel is rather forgiving at 35-ish Mil's on the 4-16x,with zero stop unlocked(obviously). They fhuqking TRACK,repeat and thus far hold zero. Poke one aboard a GOOD 22LR,stabbed with 60-ish MOA inclination and it is THE Fast Track to understanding what do what and more importantly WHY. Hint.

You mighta' talked me into a couple/few more. Hint.

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I agree the 4-16 is plenty of scope for shooting. What I've found the last few years is that it seems animals are often skittish as heck and with my ageing eyes I like to have that little bit of extra power to catch a glimpse of something way out there in the tree line, or hiding behind a bush or otherwise making it difficult to find them. I can always dial back to a reasonable shooting power, but I can't always see what I want to see without enough power. At least in my head I think it is necessary. In the long run I just want to do a Big Stick and try everything to see how I like it.... but I won't be giving any Big Stick type reviews on my equipment... LOL


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Originally Posted by Sheister
I like to have that little bit of extra power to catch a glimpse of something way out there in the tree line, or hiding behind a bush or otherwise making it difficult to find them. I can always dial back to a reasonable shooting power, but I can't always see what I want to see without enough power.

I sure hope we are not hunting the same area

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Originally Posted by mud_bogger
Originally Posted by Sheister
I like to have that little bit of extra power to catch a glimpse of something way out there in the tree line, or hiding behind a bush or otherwise making it difficult to find them. I can always dial back to a reasonable shooting power, but I can't always see what I want to see without enough power.

I sure hope we are not hunting the same area

Seriously? You've never been hunting across a canyon and needed to identify if an elk you could see was a spike or a branch antler? Or if the critter you saw walking across the way was a deer or elk once it got into the trees? How about a coyote that comes in but hangs up a long ways out there behind a sage brush? Or a rock chuck that has been shot over and likes to just peak his head up at a long distance once in a while to see if the coast is clear?

I've had lots of instances like that where a little more power than I was carrying would have been handy. Your comment is foolish and makes it seem you don't really hunt much in open country...


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Searching for animals with a mounted riflescope is not same as using riflescope magnification to assess size/antlers/intervening obstructions of an animal before taking the safety off. The latter is something I do as needed.

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2 very different scenarios

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Originally Posted by mud_bogger
2 very different scenarios

You are assuming a lot that was never implied...


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