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.
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.
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.