Arken Zulus ..You playing with one ?


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May 24, 2024
Hey fellas the realm of Digital day and night scopes ...
Has anybody had any real experience takin yotes with Arken's
Zulus 5x20 LRF model??

It works with the app to get you point of aim at distances out to 1000
with it's onboard laser range finder and ballistic calculator .

I paid for one and have it on the way ..already own their Zulus
5 x 20 model without LRF's a whole new world to shooting
dusk to nite ...the image quality is truly 4k ...
They (Russ) at Arken is an awesome guy ..He was kind enough to send me the Zulus free to evaluate and post some hunting footage with it ...I'm getting geared up to do just that shortly ...but....what really had me salivating was the LRF model with their 25% off I ponied up and paid for one ,,,,the least I can do to support such a great company ....and have it on the way ..

I do own 2 Pard SA 62 x 45mm Thermals with LRF and they are outstanding !
also have a few Sightmark 4k wraiths in both magnification ,,,great starter gear for cheap....pic quality is awesome..'

Owning plenty of Arken Glass I had to dip my toes into their NV water

So I naturally was curious about these Sony Starvis chips blown away
Rex just did a review after 1.5 years having this Zulus ..non LRF model ...and he loved it

These lil scopes with an anker usb 10.000 mah battery is the cats ***...
you don't have to worry about power !!
I also have a sweet hog sniper dedicated IR light that goes to 1000 plus yards
you can kill yotes at 700 yds at night can be done !
Rex validated the reticle with mils is absolute ...
as in is precisely correct to scale .....and adjusts as you roll through the
magnification settings true FFP.....
I've toyed with the idea of getting one for a back up rifle when my brother joins me for night hunts. I'm still partial to thermal but with the right IR light, the NV is pretty awesome and definitely easier on the wallet.
The price on most things from China is about to go waay up ...
get your toys while you can ...
This thing is stupid cheap for what you get !
Sight is up ..I had no problem, here is a link
Type in LOWEST in coupon box ...drops price to $574 .96

BUT..!! I also own Pards in thermals and they are superb..
currently the Arken zulus has a 2-4 week wait....

you may want to consider this Pard ..they offer the laser ranging and ballistic calculator for a very good price ..

The Arken Model with these features is 750 ....compared to 550 .

magnification is different and starts at 6.5 to 13 which is a bit odd
and may not be favored ...I could see a 3 to 13 so you have the wider angle

as Arken is almost about to release a lower mag model ...3 - 12 I believe

worth looking at both ! if you are shooting any decent range at yotes or varmints
the LRF is what you want unless youre using a laser like a 220 swift 22 creed 6.5 creed etc...
The kid who wrote the 1 star review is your typical American today
so embarrassing ...
He admittedly states the thing is too complex for him
he cant figure out the instructions ....and tinkers in the back yard only ..

so he writes a 1 star review due to his own inept ignorance but he's a victim
This is what our society is today .....I fought over seas for these pathetic types.

They are superb ! Pard is top notch as well
Looking at that Pard digital NV model ...I do not own that one ...
it is seriously lacking in the resolution in display compared to the Starvis Sony chip in the Arken , thus the larger than life quality that just grabs you when you look through
an Arken Zulus...The picture is so vivid its life like
cut n paste.. 1920 x 1080 is a BIG difference ,,,,besting the Pard by far ..
This is everything as you increase magnification you are now at the mercy of pixels
and more the better for optical clarity and your ability with regards to contrast and discrimination ....

by the time you get to 20x you are zooming in on a pixelated screen rather than
a actual object through a prismatic lens of glass....

With features like an integrated IR illuminator, a high-definition 1920x1080 Micro-OLED HD display, and over-the-air software updates, the ZULUS is perfect for hunters and tactical users seeking advanced night vision capabilities in a durable, user-friendly package.

  • Magnification: 5x-20x
  • Eye Relief: 1.77" (45 mm)
  • Pixel Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Frame Rate: 60 Hz
  • Diopter Adjustment: + or - 5
  • Type: Micro - OLED
  • Battery Type: 18650 Flat Top (2x Included)
  • Operating Time: 8 hrs
  • External Power Supply: 5v - Type C USB
  • Micro SD Card - GB: 32 - 128 GB
  • Degree of Protection: IP67
  • IR Wavelength: 850 nm
  • Infrared power: 5
  • Working Temperature: - 4 F (-20 C) ~122 F (50 C)
  • Wi-fi : Enabled
  • Chip: Sony STARVIS 2
  • Warranty: 2 Year- Limited Warranty
with an added anker 10.000 mah usb battery attached via a 3d printed case with a pic rail mount will NOT have to worry about running out of power ever !

This is on my CZ 22 LR .....ohh the joy this lil rig brings ....all day


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There is a company in the UK that 3d prints these very nice throw lever for the front WILL be using that thing alot during use ...and a lil cover as well as covers for the IR illuminator ...

I took the liberty to order all of the above for both of my Zulus models
ill attach a link ...The boys in the UK , Australia , Ireland , etc all love the Zulus
and Pards ...they do what they refer to as ratting ....and are BIG into their air rifles
with these units ....




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Just took her out with some super sonic ammo ...****** Herters ..
and wanted to display the clarity ...
watch the shots impact even on 5x .....