First Looks: Arken Optics
Fist look at the SH-4 4-14×44 FFP MIL scope from Arken Optics. This is a startup company that is currently just producing this scope as their entry into the 1000 yard range.
Their website is pretty basic as far as information about their product. Currently there are just 2 choices for products, the SH-4 Optic and a single piece, low rise, base and ring combo. They offer lifetime repair or replacement, which is getting to be the standard among manufacturers at this price point. It is a MIL based for adjustments with 1/10th per click and 5MIL per rotation. Total elevation range is 22MIL and 10MIL for windage according to their website.
All of the information is gleaned from their website as I never actually was able to get one in my hands. I placed my order on April 17th, and as of June 17th, there still has been no delivery, so I sent an email asking for a refund. I can’t say whether the optic tracks true or not, or how clear the picture may be compared to other brands simply because after nearly 9 weeks of waiting, it still hadn’t arrived. They may be a great company to do business with, but until they get their manufacturing sorted out, I will be shopping elsewhere.