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ATN X-Scope
« on: January 19, 2016, 01:54:16 PM »
I'm looking into purchasing a night vision scope. One of the reasons is the cost of procurement (more than the rifle by several times!), and the lack of meaningful on-line reviews. I was set to buy an ATN X-Scope from Amazon, but one person who owns one says it isn't very good, and requires an external IR light source to be effective. And, apparently, it eats batteries.

I have located a couple of Viet era scopes (star-light style), but precious little info on their viability is available.

If you own a night vision scope, I'd like to hear from you about it.

I should add.... Years ago, I owned a WWII IR set up mounted on a .22, SS rim fire. All considering, it wasn't all that bad for rats under say 15 yards, but it REALLY ate batteries!
« Last Edit: January 19, 2016, 01:56:16 PM by Alan »


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Re: ATN X-Scope
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 03:59:22 PM »
I have the 5-18 model. first thing I did was update the firmware and I have not experienced any issues.
the features I like are the wifi capability to connect a iphone/ipad, or android phone or tablet and view what the scope see's. the easy zero is not much different than how I zero any of my scopes. it has two modes of nightvision, green or white.  it also records video and takes photo's. now what I didn't like was battery consumption so I brought an external battery packs which also work with my scopecam setup.
I wasn't interested in a night only scope so I went with this unit and I'm happy with it. had it on my airwolf but it found its home on the rainstorm for now.


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Re: ATN X-Scope
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 04:09:53 PM »
Great information.

My prospective hunting use is short range (under 50 feet), and in the dead of night! Like 2:00 AM! As long as I can identify a rat, possum, or raccoon (maybe even a coyote), then I am in tall cotton!

Thanks.
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Re: ATN X-Scope
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2016, 08:04:19 PM »
50ft no problem, what I forgot to mention farther out the ir light doesn't do well, I had no problem seeing my shed end to end which is 16x40 and roughly 23yards away from my house, beyond that you'll need a better IR. for a better perspective.

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Re: ATN X-Scope
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2016, 04:58:40 PM »
I posted some info about New Mexico's game laws (hunting forum), and external light sources were covered. In essence, the state law says you CANNOT use an IR source! Well, then about all you can do is use starlight. I'd love to have a $4k or $5k starlight scope, but even paying $500 or so for a X-Scope is a bit extravagant, even if I can afford it.

But right now, I'm having so much fun plinking pigeons in the daylight, I can wait for the night varmints!
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Re: ATN X-Scope
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2016, 11:46:56 AM »
I have a couple Gen 1 NV. An Armasite and an ATN. One I switch to my Flex when needed, and one dedicated to my .22 Mrod for vermin near the coop.
Both have IR separately attached.
I won't discus the legality as I use these to protect my livestock, so no game law applies. AFAIC
Without IR, on a very moonlit night you can see a large opposum size animal pretty decently out to 40-50 yards, terrain permitting . No moon, it is pretty lacking. Add some dim HPS lighting from around the barn and all is good. With the Flex I use this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B30MRY8?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage  to reach out.
Mrod when I use use IR 20-30 yards and wow, rats down.
The scopes do not eat batteries.
The IR does eat batteries, I use rechargeables as the 123A's are mighty expensive.
I plan on getting the X-scope, but I tell myself not till I sell one of these.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2016, 11:49:31 AM by caniborrowsomeammo »
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Re: ATN X-Scope
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2016, 09:35:29 PM »
Sorry 2 things off topic.

1 Alan llove your offer to fill fellow members air tanks. Do you live by Sleepy Hollow ny?

2 Grobe love the back round in your photos.

Oh ya, and I want one of those NV scopes too.
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Re: ATN X-Scope
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2016, 07:13:44 AM »
No, I live in Roswell, NM. If you're in town, look me up. I am in the phone book.
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Re: ATN X-Scope
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2016, 06:31:57 PM »
Alan,
You're not one of the alien things are ya? ;D
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2016, 06:18:43 AM »
No, I'm a transplant!

The truth is, we don't see many space aliens around here anymore, since the locals found out they taste just like chicken.
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I have an Omega compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your portable tank as a courtesy.