The ATN X-Sight II is another exquisite product that uses the most advanced technology
and good quality optics to bring about some of the best and most versatile
optics obtainable for sporting.
This unit functions both in the daytime and in the night vision, enabling shooters and hunter’s elongate time spent in the field by just pushing a button. The capabilities of both vision optics make this an amazing product but ATN didn’t just leave it at that. The X-Sight has features not seen on rifle scopes, the future of sport optics indeed.
The ATN X-Sight II weighs about 2.2 lbs. and is solid in construction. Its base frame and battery cover is made of aluminum except lens cap and eye cup which are made of rubber latex. It is coated with a coating for any weather that shields the optics and other elements, making them ready for whatever conditions you may encounter on the field.
This ATN has an Obsidian core processor with a perceptive user interface that enables you set up your X-Sight quickly. It is said to be easier than set up in a smartphone and can be customized. Getting your X-Sight to work is a walkover. The Obsidian core makes sure that the high resolution image sensor gives you the best in terms of clear and crispy images.
Unique Features of X-Sight ATN
A unique feature of the ATN X-Sight Smart HD is the One Shot Zero ability. It has High Definition Optic Day- Night Rifle scope.
There are a myriad of reticle options to pick from, ability to record full High Definition videos and the choice of a 3-14x or 5-20x sight. Zooming is done by pushing large buttons on top. Other features include:
Although the X-Sight can be used in both day and night time, most people use it exclusively in night vision, a great way to go into the game at night. The night vision capabilities of the X-Sight are unquantifiable based on its price and uniqueness. It has excellent image quality and is not like the conventional night vision unit. When compared with the PVS-14, the X-Sight has better output and image quality, with the introduction of an IR illuminator.
The range of your X-Sight can be improved with the addition of an aftermarket illuminator. IR lasers provide an excellent way to point out targets while in night vision mode.
It makes use of 4AA batteries that run for about 8 hours when lithium batteries are in use. It’s advisable to carry a USB battery pack if you’re going on long hunts or using the X-Sight for different days. There is compatibility between the USB packs and the X-Sight but is recommended to take an ATN power kit with you that uses a battery, USB cord and butt stock case in one. When fully charged, the USB battery pack can last twice as long as disposable batteries.
You can also switch from the regular green gradient to black and white night vision mode. An observation is that in black and white, clearer contrast can be seen and targets identified easily using this mode. It is indeed the best option for night vision units available in the market. My friend from modern huntsman creates a great article for night vision scope guides, you can check it out for the detail.
How to use an ATN Night vision scope
- Align the sight of your rifle manually or using a laser for bore sighting.
- Set the coordinates, X and Y to 0 and reset to factory settings.
- Select a sight, probably beginning from a 100 yards and zoom in at base magnification(very important)
- Ensure to shoot targets at the center from a steady point.
- Open the Zero Setup screen
- Click on the Enter key at the center twice
- Highlight the Menu button using arrow buttons and press Enter
- Press Display
- Select Reticle
- Click on Zero Setup
- Put down your initial X and Y coordinates.
- Aim your rifle at the initial target point.
Move the reticle to the bullet hole using the arrow buttons, while maintaining original point of aim. As you move the aim dots, your X and Y coordinates tend to change in differences of 4.
Keep the initial dot in sight over point of aim after positioning this dot on the impact hole, and then press Enter. Go back to the main screen using the left arrow key. Confirm your point of impact and aim by firing another shot. By this time, you may hit the bulls eye or CLOSE to it. You can zoom in to get a clearer picture.
Once original sighting is completed, make adjustments by repeating the procedure all over at a higher zoom greater than the normal scope magnification by half.
The coordinates in the X and Y direction will increase by 1 to enable better granular refining of impact point. Ensure to put down your new X and Y coordinates in case the scope is reset. This enables you input them again, while you zero your rifle without firing.
Benefits of using the ATN X-Sight night vision scope
Some of the benefit of using the ATN X-Sight night vision scope is that it is cost effective. But this does not compromise on quality and durability as well. It is designed for hard functions with a durable weatherproof coating capable of withstanding any conditions you may face in the field. You can zero your X-Sight with just one shot, saving time and ammunition.
All you have to do is enter the sight, fire a shot at your target, identify the point of impact and aim for the same spot using the buttons on top of the scope to determine your point of impact. Press save. The computer resets it and zeroes you. You’re set to go!
You can store multiple zero profiles as well. This ATN unit also has an inbuilt Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you pair your sight with an Android or IOS device. Cool right? With this, you can share your hunting experience with your hunting pal and they get to see what you see through the optic too. This makes it a great choice for stand hunting and target shooting using a spotter.
It is a useful tool for training new hunters. A new hunter can watch and learn how and where to aim when this ATN unit is paired to a tablet. It teaches them a great deal in targeting and taking on game in a humanely while experiencing every part of the hunt, from when you spot the game to the aftermath of the shot.
Check this guide to know see comparison of thermal and night vision scope.