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Opinions on ATN X-sight night vision #13689503 03/26/19
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I'm looking at the ATN X-sight II 3-14 for a possible candidate for a coyote rifle. Anyone have any experience with them? Pro's vs cons? I don't have thousands in the budget for a true night vision or thermal scope. Is this a good compromise of are there better options? Price point is appealing, but I'm a big believer that you get what you pay for.

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Re: Opinions on ATN X-sight night vision [Re: codybrown] #13690241 03/26/19
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My wife bought one about a year or year and a half ago. She tried using it and the focus was so hard to turn she boxed it and put it away. I decided to try it and pulled it out. The focus knob was still so stiff it couldn't be turned while looking through the scope. I sent it back to ATN about a month ago and am waiting on it to come back. If it works like advertised, it will be a good scope.

Re: Opinions on ATN X-sight night vision [Re: codybrown] #13690582 03/26/19
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I have one of the first generations. I liked it but have not used it as much as I thought. Sits on a spare AR right now that I have not shot.


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Re: Opinions on ATN X-sight night vision [Re: codybrown] #13691519 03/27/19
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ATN doesn't have a good reputation for reliability or customer service.

Re: Opinions on ATN X-sight night vision [Re: codybrown] #13691907 03/27/19
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I was advised to look at something else, customer service is bad .

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Re: Opinions on ATN X-sight night vision [Re: wytex] #13691965 03/27/19
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Originally Posted by wytex
I was advised to look at something else, customer service is bad .


What did you end up going with?

Re: Opinions on ATN X-sight night vision [Re: codybrown] #13691977 03/27/19
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Have you looked at Pulsar?


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Re: Opinions on ATN X-sight night vision [Re: codybrown] #13691978 03/27/19
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Not yet, but I will now.

Re: Opinions on ATN X-sight night vision [Re: codybrown] #13692000 03/27/19
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EuroOptic.com has a pretty good selection of night vision stuff.


Shoot low Sheriff, they're riding shetlands.

Re: Opinions on ATN X-sight night vision [Re: codybrown] #13692022 03/27/19
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Looks like there's a dealer on the fire. You may want to check him out.

https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbt...01/pulsar-nv-thermal-optics#Post13474901


Shoot low Sheriff, they're riding shetlands.

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Re: Opinions on ATN X-sight night vision [Re: codybrown] #13692051 03/27/19
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Re: Opinions on ATN X-sight night vision [Re: codybrown] #13694315 03/28/19
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A friend of mine has the ATN 4K and I have the Sightmark Photon RT. I also had a NIB ATN 4K and sold it after I looked through his 4K at night. The Photon has a cleaner view at night than the 4K. The 4K has way too many bells and whistles for my liking.
Sightmark just came out with a new scope called Wraith. It has color during the daytime, the Photon is black and white during the day.

Re: Opinions on ATN X-sight night vision [Re: codybrown] #13694496 03/28/19
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How long have you owner the Photon for? Any issues with it?

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Ive had it about 1 year. I really like the 4 aa battery packs it came with and the 4 aa's power the onboard ir also. I have been running my Photon with an external phone charging bank so I don't have to worry about the aa's losing power. The onboard ir is good to about 250yds(shooting wise)with the scope cap flipped up. I learned of a little trick by punching out a dime sized opening on the scope cover and leaving the scope cover closed. It really added clarity/crispness to critters/trees/etc. With the scope cover open, things are a little fuzzy around the edges but it's not that bad. The onboard ir doesnt have enough ooomph to run it with the dime sized hole though. I have a sniper hog light mounted on the scope and it works real well with the dime sized hole.

The only issue I had with the Photon was in January. It was -10 and I had been out for about 45mins and the screen was messed up. I turned it off and powered it back up and it was fine. I believe the low end operating temp is 13°.

Re: Opinions on ATN X-sight night vision [Re: codybrown] #13698165 03/29/19
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Have you had a chance to look through the wraith compared to the photon? I got a chance to look through the x-sight during the day and I wan't impressed with the picture quality. I'm planning on looking through it once it's dark tonight.

Re: Opinions on ATN X-sight night vision [Re: codybrown] #13700219 03/30/19
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No, I havent looked through a Wraith.

Re: Opinions on ATN X-sight night vision [Re: codybrown] #13720236 04/06/19
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I recently purchased the ATN 4K pro. Have not shot anything with it yet but have taken it out and played with it a lot. Could easily identify a raccoon at 150 yards. And with a streamlight IR illuminator deer at 275 (known distance). Feel for my budget in a toy that is going to shoot hogs 2-3 times a year it works way better than I expected.
It has worked without any issues also.

Buddy from work uses his 3-4 night a week shooting hogs at his farm and has had no issues.

There is way better on the market, but it also cost way more. If your a serious night hunter obviously spend the $ for thermal.


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