Anyone tried the Arken Optics scopes yet? Thanks!!
From the looks of it, I think* the capped turrets are plastic. You can see how it wobbles just by him barely touching it in the third video. I had the 1-6x on a M1A at one point. And while zeroing, one of the spent cases got wedged perfectly between the windage knob and charging handle. The case gouged and melted a crescent shaped groove in the knob. A bit annoying considering that scope cost more than this one.Thanks for posting that fmunk. I have two of his scopes and like 'em. A 1.1-10X FFP at that price point (assuming it holds up) is a great deal...even if the glass isn't great.
Hey Guys,Haven't seen Merlin post in a while. Hope he is OK.
On topic of scopes, back when Ed Verdugo transitioned sales of his 1-6x to Norden Peformance, I thought he was pulling out of the game. Just recently realized that he's still very much at it. I've been working my ass off 10-12+ hour days (from home) trying to hang on to my job. Haven't really had time to dig deeper until just now.
Ed announced at Shot '19 a new FFP 1.1-10x and it looks very promising. For just $575 too! Yes, it's Chinese made (same manufacture as the Atibal 1-10x). But, for FFP and Ed's excellent reticle? It's low cost enough where you won't cry too much if it gets banged up. I think it'd be a fit for the workhorse AR-10/SR-25 and the XCR-M. Like its Atibal cousin, it has a 34mm tube. I can't tell from the videos I've watched whether the turrets are metal or plastic. His 1-6x had junky plastic turrets, which I hated. Atibal's 1-10x has exposed metal turrets with very positive clicks (but a relatively crude reticle).
Here's Ed talking about his T1 reticle at Shot '19:
Here's ome through-the-scope footage on a 600y target. You can tell the glass is definitely not Nightforce or Vortex Razor HD good. But, it's also almost a third of the cost.
Ed talking about the scope: