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I'll look through mine tomorrow during the daylight looking for that specifically. I haven't noticed it, but also wasn't looking critically for it. Some reviewers have said they saw distortion at the edges on max zoom, but I don't see any. I also haven't looked through it in tricky lighting, but in the Rex Reviews video it shows the 4-16 as holding up nicely looking almost into the sun.

What I see looks the same to me as in the Vortex vs Arken video in the first post above. That's not to say there isn't variability and maybe I got a "good one". Reading through some precision forums the consensus is that they get the jbo done and optically is 98% of a Steiner at a fraction of the cost.
@Ginocide Overcast today so I won't likely get to check to see how well it handles harsh lighting, but did look for chromatic aberration and found none at 6, 14, and 25x.
 

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Lifetime warranty and guaranteed precision tracking.

I purchased it with the accessory kit that included a bubble level. The level they sent was for a 30mm tube and not the 34mm that fit the tube. I called the number and got a recording that said to sent email. Just great, I thought. That was on a Saturday. I sent the email and Monday morning got a notification that they were sending a replacement, which I got the following day. They let me keep the wrong one as well.

So far, so good. I haven't heard anything bad except that sometimes it takes a while for them to get back to you.
I wish I had know theta the Japanese glass version was coming back in stock and would have spent the extra Benjamin. but I'm not disappointed at all with the SH4.
@JRuby more on the warranty:

Warranty​

We back all of our products with a Lifetime Guarantee.
If an ARKEN OPTICS product doesn't perform, we will take care of it! We only hope that you give us the chance to make good. We appreciate your business and we want to keep it. We believe in superior quality and craftsmanship, and we are confident that your ARKEN OPTICS products won't let you down.
No warranty cards to fill out, no receipts to hang on to, and they are fully transferable from one generation to the next. Simple as that!

Warranty thread on the Arken Forums:

They seem to be a bit hard to get a hold of on the phone but respond pretty quickly. I think their business is growing faster than their staff at this point.
 

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@JRuby more on the warranty:

Warranty​

We back all of our products with a Lifetime Guarantee.
If an ARKEN OPTICS product doesn't perform, we will take care of it! We only hope that you give us the chance to make good. We appreciate your business and we want to keep it. We believe in superior quality and craftsmanship, and we are confident that your ARKEN OPTICS products won't let you down.
No warranty cards to fill out, no receipts to hang on to, and they are fully transferable from one generation to the next. Simple as that!

Warranty thread on the Arken Forums:

They seem to be a bit hard to get a hold of on the phone but respond pretty quickly. I think their business is growing faster than their staff at this point.
Arken to me look like they sell tactical rifle scopes based on thier website. For that purpose I would give them a try. When I purchase one in the future I will be highly critical of them and they had better have as good a warranty and support as Leupold or Vortex or it will be my last scope from them. So far to me the one drawback is that all thier tubes seem to be 34mm which I consider unnecessary.
 
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