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steveoh

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Unboxing of the ATN X-Sight 5-20
« on: January 19, 2018, 09:18:32 AM »
Found a sizable box from FedX waiting for me when I got home last night. Alan was true to his word, and indeed he shipped his X-Sight to me, and it got there early. Huzzah!

I've got to say that I have been mighty excited to try this IR Scope out and to hopefully kill off more rats in the dead of night and to do so without my "I love the Critters" Neighbor knowing what I'm up to. She is now seeing me with my head lamp on marching up the hill, turning on my red LED lights, and baiting the stations with fresh creamy peanut butter.  The Smell of Peanut Butter is Victory! Well, sometimes. She, bless her little pea picking heart is turning on all flood lights when she sees me. So I'm trying stealth mode, and using only the red light part of my head lamp. But for sure she's on to me.

With all of this in mind, I've ordered a 12volt Infrared flood light for my backyard activities.

So last night after dinner I had just enough time to open the box and take a look at the X-Sight, and all the other goodies.

First reaction, HOLY Cow this thing is huge and heavy. But it is mighty impressive in that it feels substantial, and well built.

Second reaction, the external battery pack, with scope mounted on either my Marauder or Sumatra is going to be painfully heavy. Good thing I use a tripod to shoot rats from.

I plugged the external battery pack in to charge it up, and won't be able to do anything else until tonight and the weekend.

Till then, wow!

And a big thank you Alan, for sending this beast!



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Re: Unboxing of the ATN X-Sight 5-20
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 11:12:26 AM »
You are welcome!

Yes, it is heavy, or about twice that of the Photon, but then again, it doesn't have the bells and whistles the X-Sight II has. Depending on your point of view, that is either good or bad.

The scope in night mode, has three pigs, two coyotes, and one fox to its credit. Daytime? Lord knows how many doves and pigeons I've shot with it. I did make a few movies of the various hunts, button as a regular thing.

Fact is, I'm a bit putout by most hunting videos because of the loud and in a propriety music, endless repeats in fast and slow motion, and extremely poor editing. Folks should watch Hajimoto's videos if they want to see how it should be done!!

Enjoy my friend!
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Re: Unboxing of the ATN X-Sight 5-20
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 01:11:54 PM »
You are welcome!

Yes, it is heavy, or about twice that of the Photon, but then again, it doesn't have the bells and whistles the X-Sight II has. Depending on your point of view, that is either good or bad.

The scope in night mode, has three pigs, two coyotes, and one fox to its credit. Daytime? Lord knows how many doves and pigeons I've shot with it. I did make a few movies of the various hunts, button as a regular thing.

Fact is, I'm a bit putout by most hunting videos because of the loud and in a propriety music, endless repeats in fast and slow motion, and extremely poor editing. Folks should watch Hajimoto's videos if they want to see how it should be done!!

Enjoy my friend!

oh goody, the scope is experienced! I know guys who have bought a boat because a lot of fish were caught on that boat. Silly. Maybe.

I shoot these dinky up to 25 second videos with zero editing, no titles, no music, and only the smack of the pellet for sound. Suits me fine. I just don't have the time or desire to sit and edit video. At one time in my life I actually did that for a living using the old fashioned uMatic video format, insert and assembly editing, complete with sound track and titling. I'm over it. Well, for now. Perhaps this ATN will trigger old desires.

Life is good!

Here's the rat I killed this morning at 1:30am.
. I hope to have another kill or two this weekend and share a slightly different viewpoint!
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Re: Unboxing of the ATN X-Sight 5-20
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2018, 03:23:29 PM »
Well, at least I didn't watch the same hit about 10 times! Just you wait! You'll like the night time video from the X-Sight II.
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