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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote koshkin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/14/2022 at 16:19
Well, since you are looking for a hunting scope in the $500 range and you plan to essentially stay within the MPBR, you really do not need FFP or exposed turrets.  On the other hand, they do not hurt either if the turrets are locking.

I would start by taking a close look at Athlon Helos Gen2 2-12x42.  I have one here and rather like it.  It is also a fairly feature rich scope, so if your son wants to do more complicated things (from a shooting standpoint) later he can.

Other options: Burris Signature HD 3-15x44, Meopta Optika5 3-15x44, Meopta Seosport 3-15x50 (this one is a 50mm objective, so it is a touch bigger).

If you want a Japanese made scope, Trijicon Huron 3-12x40 should right around your price range.

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If don't want to spend all your budget(or more), yet expect an excellent all around scope, and want to find additional info outside of my review on this forum of the PRE-sale Arken Optics scope, I suggest you read Lowlight's (snipershide)review of the Arken Optics Gen 2.  Mine is a prerelease SH4... it had a design/manufacturing flaw that was NOT a showstopper... once I found the mounting "sweet spot" it has been a superior performer, far better than price would indicate.  Does not mean that any of the other scopes mentioned are not adequate or better for what I read of your intended use... but the Arken Optics price is exceptional in comparison to MANY options with only similar capabilities.  I certainly have no qualms with any of the proposed/suggested scopes... they are all "good".
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

If don't want to spend all your budget(or more), yet expect an excellent all around scope, and want to find additional info outside of my review on this forum of the PRE-sale Arken Optics scope, I suggest you read Lowlight's (snipershide)review of the Arken Optics Gen 2.  Mine is a prerelease SH4... it had a design/manufacturing flaw that was NOT a showstopper... once I found the mounting "sweet spot" it has been a superior performer, far better than price would indicate.  Does not mean that any of the other scopes mentioned are not adequate or better for what I read of your intended use... but the Arken Optics price is exceptional in comparison to MANY options with only similar capabilities.  I certainly have no qualms with any of the proposed/suggested scopes... they are all "good".

I have the SH4 Gen2 4-16x50 and while it it is a pretty nice scope, especially given the price, it would not be anywhere near the top of my list for the OP's application.

For starters, it is 35 ounces.  That's excessive for a MPBR rifle.
Then there are the turrets. They are nice turrets, but they are large and they do not lock.   It is not ideal for carrying around.

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I carry mine around all the time...works fine for me.  It is heavier than the "light weights", but not excessively, my opinion.  As with all things related to people... differences... I like the turrets, and while locking turrets are a nice to have (and I do have them on a number of scopes), I've never once had a turret move during any activity... maybe some day, not yet.  The scope I have the most concern for is my Springfield Armory Gen III 6-20...lightest touch turrets I've ever seen... care is required.   I've never been particularly easy on a carry about rifle, but have a constant awareness of the things that can "hurt" its capabilities.  
As I said... every recommendation you made is quite acceptable, but if cost is a primary driver, the SH4 is a good option and leaves some change for rings or mount... there are always trades in a cost vs performance vs convenience evaluation.




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