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There are few things in this world cooler than night vision optics, and next to a Batman-style grappling hook I can’t think of many gadgets I’ve wanted more since I was a little kid. Unfortunately, decent night vision of any sort and certainly night vision rifle scopes have always been prohibitively expensive. Cue the ATN X-Sights, a pair of digital scopes made for day- and nighttime shooting that pack in a ton of technology at a street price starting as low as ~$481 shipped. . .

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The X-Sight I received for testing is the 3-12X flavor, which carries an MSRP of $629. There is also a 5-18X that runs $729. Included with the scope itself is an infrared illuminator, micro SD card, lens cover, sun shield, quick start guide (full owner’s manual is online here), and batteries, all in a handy bag.

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Admittedly I was slightly annoyed by ATN right off the bat, as there’s a big allergy warning on the paperwork to notify the purchaser that the rubber on the X-Sight is made with natural latex — something that I never saw anywhere on the website’s product pages. While I’m not allergic to latex I know a couple of people who very much are, and that’s because it’s a fairly common allergy. I’d be pissed if I just spent close to $600 on a scope that was completely unusable to me, since using it necessitates pushing one’s eye up against the latex rubber eyecup.

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Of course, apparently I’m not allergic to anything — I don’t even react to poison oak — so was able to proceed and put the X-Sight through its paces. And, I must say, the natural rubber latex eyecup and lens cover feel pretty darn nice. Beats lambskin.

At its core, the X-Sight is really a digital camcorder with infrared night vision capability plus software to allow it to function as a rifle scope, all wrapped up in a tough suit. It’s a pretty intelligent way to output a digital scope at a low price point. It’s also packed full of tech:

  • WiFi for iOS and Android app connection. Use phone or tablet as a live viewfinder, adjust all settings, update software, initiate and share recordings and photographs
  • Captures HD video (1080p) and photographs
  • GPS allows geotagging, altimeter, speedometer. Tag photos and videos with this data.
  • Image stabilization / gyroscope
  • E-compass
  • E-Zoom (digital, rather than mechanical zoom)
  • Night vision in green or black-and-white
  • 9 reticle options
  • “One shot zero”
  • Micro USB, Micro SDcard, Micro HDMI
  • …it even displays time and date!
  • Included 850 mW infrared (IR) illuminator has adjustable focus and brightness, as well as windage and elevation adjustments (handy for when beam is focused in tight for illuminating objects at long distances)

The X-Sight attaches to a Weaver / Picatinny rail, so on a hunting rifle with grooved receiver some sort of adapter would likely be needed. The mount itself is functionally solid, but with a 2.6″ eye relief from the display — your face needs to compress the eyecup a bit to get there — I struggled to mount the scope far enough rearwards. In the AR-15 photos here, the X-Sight is as far back as it can be without hanging off the back of the rail and blocking the charging handle.

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It’s absolutely in a functional position, but would be more comfortable and allow for a more normally-positioned cheek weld if I could bring it back a couple more inches. Also, the height is just fine on the AR but was on the high side on a couple of other rifles.

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Note that the mount is hanging off the back of the rail and an extra-forwards cheek (chin) weld is still required…

Covers on the right side protect the battery compartment and the memory card, USB, and HDMI in/outputs.

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The scope itself is powered by 4 AA batteries, while the included IR illuminator uses 2 CR123As.

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A section of Picatinny rail adorns the left side for the mounting of the IR illuminator, but that could go elsewhere on your rifle to leave this rail available for a reflex sight or the like.

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Diopter (reticle focus) is ±5 adjustable for your eyesight. Image focus is adjusted up front, and in this way the X-Sight behaves similarly to a manual-focus camera lens (although the focus ring is stiffer so it doesn’t move accidently). Considering most of this rig is digital I was a bit surprised to find that focus is only achieved manually.

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Unlike a typical scope, when you look into the eyepiece you don’t actually see out the front of the optic. Rather, you’re looking at an 800 x 600 pixel display showing whatever the camera at front sees in addition to the information — reticle included — added by the software.

I attempted to take a photo through the eyepiece but, like most digital displays, it doesn’t photograph well. Thankfully the X-Sight captures its own photos, so here’s a look across the lake — about 720 yards to that tree — at 3X:

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And here’s the same spot at 12X:

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As you can see, it does get pixelated at full zoom. The image actually looks a bit better on the display than it does in the captured photos, but since this is a digital zoom rather than a mechanical zoom it works similarly to blowing up a small photo to poster size and then cropping out a portion of it.

The X-Sight captures video, too, so here’s a little daytime action. While the scope can record audio, I apparently had mine turned off.

Of course, actually looking through the scope is entirely optional (and so last century). Thanks to the mobile app, a phone or tablet can be used as a remote viewfinder, seeing whatever the scope sees, including reticle:

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While the menus on the X-Sight itself are straightforward and it’s simple to find the appropriate settings and options, navigating with the buttons on the scope is a bit cumbersome. Plus you’re stuck with your face to the scope the whole time. Given the option, it’s significantly easier to configure reticle choices…

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…night vision modes, brightness settings, time/date, GPS settings, etc etc through the mobile app.

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Pretty common among digital optics is a “one shot zero” feature, which is also pretty cool. Basically, take a shot with the reticle centered on the bullseye. Then, use the left/right/up/down buttons to move the reticle over to the bullet hole. Done. Okay, yeah, this is how you’d do it with any scope, but the digital trick is that the original reticle location remains visible on the display in the form of a green dot so you can ensure it remains centered in the bullseye the entire time. Slick. Obviously it’s even better if you shoot a 3- or 5-shot group and then move the reticle to the group’s center, but the utility in that decreases as your rifle’s accuracy increases.

Img courtesy ATN online manual http://manual.atncorp.com/xsight/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Screenshot16.jpg

Now, there are some negative reviews of the X-Sight online (e.g. Amazon), and by far the most common reason is that, once zeroed, the reticle remains off-center on the screen. Annoying no matter what, and if enough adjustment was necessary it sometimes meant the reticle entirely disappeared from the screen at higher zoom levels. Well, kindly disregard those reviews as a firmware update from just over a month ago fixed that completely. Now, when you click “enter” to set your new zero, the software rejiggers the image and the reticle is smack-dead in the middle where it belongs.

In fact, one of the biggest selling points to the X-Sight is that it’s run by a fairly powerful processor and its feature set and functionality will continue to improve with nothing more than software updates. Right now there’s a full-on ballistics computer on the software (including in the mobile app) that’s available for beta testing. Once your relevant ballistics information is inputted, simply tell the scope what distance you’re shooting at — even add wind velocity and shooting angle — and it instantly re-zeroes the reticle to compensate.

The Night Time is the Right Time

Okay, okay, we’re all here for the night vision, right? The X-Sight gives you the option of seeing the night world in green or in black-and-white. Night vision amplification is adjustable as is, of course, the brightness of the display. Switching the unit between day and night modes is quick and easy via the quick-access menu on the scope itself or via the app.

Here’s a tree that’s 75 yards away, IR illuminator focused tightly, amplification on medium. In green:

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And in B&W:

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And some video looking at docks, water, and the far shoreline (again, ~720 yards) at night. Oh, and a rogue 12 oz bottle floated in so it was added to the artificial reef program courtesy of a .22 LR at ~45 yards.

The far shoreline picture would certainly be better if there wasn’t so much crap in the air. Bugs, smoke and particulate from wildfires, etc, screwed with the image and caused the auto-brightness to work overtime.

Once again, I do find the image through the eyepiece to be slightly better than what’s captured in photo or video, but this may be due to adjusting the focus based on my just-about-needs-prescription-vision-correction right eye. Sorry. Worth noting though is that manually adjusting focus is extremely important on the X-Sight and I found the focus to be slightly different whether in day or night mode.

Also worth noting, the first time I played with the X-Sight at night I was quite disappointed. My normal vision was capable of seeing significantly more than the night vision scope was. It wasn’t actually made clear in the manual, but the lesson learned was that the X-Sight requires an IR illuminator. And, although I could identify and engage targets out to ~150 yards with the included IR illuminator, a high-quality, stand-alone unit would further increase performance and utility.

Battery Life

You’ll want to invest in some quality, rechargeable batteries because the X-Sight will suck cheap AAs dry in about 1.5 hours of run time and finish off top-of-the-line AAs in 2.5 to 3 hours. The IR illuminator seems to do better on its [much more expensive] CR123As, but I can’t say how long they last in real use other than they have outlasted two swaps of cheap AAs.

Conclusions

While ATN’s X-Sight provided a few reasons to gripe and nitpick, overall it’s a highly functional night vision rifle scope at a price point that’s actually attainable. As long as the IR illuminator is used, it’s capable of clearly displaying targets out to maybe 150 yards on a pitch black night. In fact, I was quite impressed with the range provided by the included IR illuminator as it’s much more powerful and focused than I would have thought given its size.

At first, I was disappointed to realize the X-Sight is effectively a digital camcorder with a reticle and a Picatinny mount. However, after using it for a few months it became apparent that this is more of a feature than a bug, and is the reason this perfectly functional unit can MSRP for just a hair over 6 bills. As it’s all digital at its core, the X-Sight will continue to evolve, grow, and improve via simple software updates. With the addition of a ballistics calculator and resulting aim point hold compensation, if I could request anything for future X-Sight generations it would be a built-in laser rangefinder that syncs with the ballistics program.

Specifications: ATN X-Sight 3-12X

  • Magnification: 3x native to 12x digital zoom
  • Weight: 2.3 lbs
  • Length: 9.5 in
  • Eye Relief: 2.64 in
  • MSRP: $629 (Amazon: $481.33)

Rating (out of five stars):

Overall * * * 1/2
The night vision capability (with bolt-on IR illuminator help) ended up impressing me. Folks who know night vision systems much better than I peg this as somewhere between Gen 2 and Gen 3 performance. Performance after the last firmware update has been solid. Stars are docked for the less-than-ideal mounting system, voracious battery appetite, digital zoom that gets pretty fuzzy in the top ~third of its range, manual-only focus and, yeah, failing to mention the whole natural rubber latex thing until after you buy the scope. HD photo and video recording, plus all of the spiffy GPS and other tech definitely adds to the utility and cool factor (although I’d personally forgo the GPS functions for a lower price). A street price under $500 is impressive.

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56 Responses to Gear Review: ATN X-Sight Digital Day/Night Optic

    • Haha that’s a big change! I only added the link to Amazon last night so it’s gone up substantially since then. Crazy. Thanks for linking to another source.

    • OK, I spent enough time with this camera/scope to give a fair review.
      Pros, it does kinda work.
      Cons, It is very difficult to reach and turn the focus lens. This makes it just about useless as when hunting/shooting as you are constantly looking around. I wish it had auto focus as it is a camera.
      It also washes out quite easily in day and night modes, even with the under powered illuminator at close ranges of 30 meters or so.
      The buttons can be very stubborn and sometimes need several pushes on them to get them to do something. This gets only worse in colder weather and is irritating.
      The one shot zero is very tricky and took me many shots. It doesn’t truly line up and move perfectly and it take a few tries to get it zeroed. I would like to see another adjustment so if you are close you could just move the crosshairs without going through the whole process again.
      This unit is heavy!
      The resolution is not as good as claimed. I sighted mine in at 30 meters and much of the target wasn’t as crisp and clear as it should have been for the distance. When the sun came out on the white target, the whole target washed out. Battery life is awful and the unit sometimes turns itself back on after it has been shut down. Twelve more dollars for batteries! Loosen the battery cap after using and buy a cell phone backup battery charger for it and mount it. Anker makes a good one that will mount is a one inch scope ring.
      It has potential and maybe the gen II is better. I had better viewing by copying a guy on youtube that drilled a half inch hole in a Butler Creek cap on the front and it let less light in to wash out and made it sharper but it was still lacking…better though.
      I think I will go back to my AN PVS 14 with an Eotech in front of it with a 3x lens on the PV. No daylight but killer night.
      For now this xsight will make a great boat anchor when the ice is gone off my lake!

  1. Stuff like this makes me wonder how long until we start seeing cheap digital scopes beating out cheap optical scopes in bothe price and utility. One day a bargain rifle-scope combo may need a visit to the ammunition aisle and the battery bin.

    • I doubt it, at least on the magnification side of things. If nothing else, those cameras are still going to need optics (lenses, etc.) to achieve any kind of zoom.

      More digital camera-like stuff in the future? Sure, but mostly in the lower magnifications.

  2. I too could really use a laser range finding scope on my .338 Spectre. The ones I have seen so far can’t be programmed for subsonincs. I am not very good at quick range estimation.

    • Yeah there’s a definite market opportunity for a scope that not only displays, in real time, range to whatever is behind the crosshair, but at the push of a button will also re-zero the crosshair based on that range and the ballistics info you’ve already entered (namely, what projectile at what velocity… but a scope like the X-Sight could even input altitude, temperature, shooting angle, etc on its own so that info is always current). I think it’s a much simpler idea than TrackingPoint and would also be a stand-alone optic that you can put on whatever firearm you please.

  3. Definitely interested in this as a back up to some of my pricier toys . Very interested to do a comparison between it and my FLIR I probably paid $3,000. dollars for and one of my cheaper ones like my Sightmark I picked up a while back for about $400 bucks .

  4. “Beats lamb skin”
    Ya know Jeremy, you’re supposed to remove it from the lamb before use. Just sayin…

    I have the earlier version of this. Mine is fixed 5 power and instead of an SD card, it has a video out for plugging into a camera. I really dig it. Mine has to be sighted in for day or night. They are different.
    It’s great on song dogs at night with a suppressed AR!

    • They ain’t b-a-a-a-a-d

      Holy crap. Not gonna lie, if the zero shifted when changing from day to night vision I’d be pretty much irate haha. I’d replace the stars rating with a “two middle fingers up” rating. Thankfully the X-Sight here remains dead-on as zeroed regardless of switching back and forth. The possibility of the zero changing in this way didn’t even occur to me! Ugh. I’m frustrated just thinking about it haha

  5. I have a very hard time believing this is comparable to a gen 2 nv scope. I know all gen 2 scopes only go to maybe 4x power…seriously, at 4x is this thing really comparable to gen 2?

    • Apparently the digital nv tech is a different system and doesn’t directly compare to Gen 1, 2, 3, 4 of traditional light amplification nv tech. From talking to one expert and then researching for comments by people vastly more familiar with nv systems than I am, I have repeatedly seen the clarity/sharpness, contrast, and brightness of the X-Sights on their most recent software/firmware stated as being comparable to traditional Gen 2+ systems.

  6. I’m afraid the tech looks a bit clumsy. ATN shouldn’t be focusing on making a “camcorder” with a reticle… but should instead give consumers a pass through interface ala Trijicon and Kopin Corps PATS system.

    A pass through system gives us the reliability of a mechanical optic such as the ACOG and overlays the objective lense with ballistic data, wind drift, range finders, etc.

    With a pass through optical system, when the digital interface goes down, you still have a ACOG ready and zeroed for instant use without the need to remove components.

    ATN is instead creating a bulky, battery sucking item that will not work if the electronics take a bath. I wish they would work on pass through overlays instead. It’s a more efficient use of space and battery use to run a simple LED window in front of the scope. Add on night vision and you have a modular system.

      • That’s just it. It’s the same electronics package but with a monochrome LED Overlay with luminance.

        Think an eotech style electronics package that sits in front of your existing optic. I don’t think it’s out of reach for 5-6 bills.

        • The whole reason this optic is so cheap is because it uses digital image enhancement rather than traditional night vision tubes. A proper clip-on gen 2+ night vision optic costs more than $2000. You’re not going to get that plus extra features for $500.

    • You’re comparing two completely different subset of NV technology – hence the reason this is a $500 digital scope and not a $5,000 image intensifier scope.

  7. I’m guessing this thing is a fair value for the money, as long as you just use it for short range. After having lens replacements in both eyes, so I could see at long range without blurriness, this would just bring it back.
    I’ll wait.

    • LOL. Well, it’s pretty sharp at its 3x native (mechanical) zoom, and that’s 3 times more zoom than you get with your naked eye so it’s already giving you an advantage. Because you’re looking at an 800×600 px display the world you see isn’t as clear as it is through a traditional scope, though. Of course, it also lets you see and shoot on a pitch black night, which your eyes won’t do on their own, new lenses or not 😉

      • That’s true, but you know if folks get something that advertises “up to 12 (or 18) power”, their gonna want to look at something far away, like that new babe that moved in over on the next block.

  8. I am wondering. If you come up against someone with night vision gear are you going to make yourself a pretty good target as soon as you turn on the IR illuminator?

    • Yes it would be as visible as a bright flashlight to another person with night vision that sees IR. Whatever wavelength it is is completely invisible to the naked eye, though. …to be clear, it’s just billed as a hunting/sport optic, not a battlefield optic. Although I’m sure it would work great on the zombies or enemies still living in caves…

    • Of course you’ll stand out like you’re on fire to even a gen 1 nv system. This was intended for hunting, not tactical use. Coyotes cant see in IR. The U.S. Army most assuredly can!!

  9. I am sensitive to latex, I will not be trying this, and good thing because I believe my brother in law purchased one this winter. I thought turkey hunting (mouth reeds are latex) and paying more for condoms was going to be the only downside.

  10. Pretty darn smart. Instead of a glass-optic scope, you have a digital camera with reticle that has IR functionality.
    If I were ATN, I would make an IR Iluminator that ran off AA, making all batteries the same. I also have good AA rechargeables and portable solar panel, would be nice to know I still have juice for both units if the power goes off or it’s time to bug out. I guess you could always find an AA IR Illuminator with picattiny rail and use that instead of the one provided. Very cool.
    Would also be nice to remove the GPS/WIFI/Extras and just make a “scope” as light and compact as possible (2.3 lbs aint no joke!).

  11. Cameras always lie when taking pictures thru a image intensifier. They just dont have the same range as eyes. And many people will also rate different nightvision tubes differently, and not always choose the best tube as “the best”. Generally a brighter tube will “win” even with lower resolution and worse SNR.

    I have plenty of experience with all different night vision tech (historic Gen0 to Gen3 and thermals), and I own way too many since I collect them. Ive built them too. I have no experience with this perticular sight, but generally all digital require constant IR, maybe works without in fullmoon. But the IR can be higher than for Image intensifiers, and its quite common with 940nm illuminators which doesnt work well with Gen2-3. The problem with most of the digital sights and headmounted is that its camera decides preformance and so far I havnt tested a digital sight with a really good sensitive digital camera since theyre expensive, and its mostly a compromise between “cheap” and “good”. And If youre going to be using IR light anyway a cheaper camera works well enough. But unless the camera is really really expensive it will not beat a Gen2 or Gen3 tube sight. Not in resolution, not in sensitivity and not in contrast (Another problem might be the displays contrast, the cheaper displays are bad). Digital sights have its uses, but their night preformance is basically a compromise due to price, so they tend to have a lot of other functions that Image intensifiers lack (recording, video out, different or custom crosshairs, GPS and so on).

    But with a good digital camera and display, a digital sight can be nice, and work down to starlight without IR, and use higher infrared light very well. With a 50-200mW 980nm laser illuminator it will work far out, and a Gen3 NV will not be able to use that light at all, although it will see a dim light spot if illuminated straight on.

  12. Thanks for the review. I have been wanting more info on these for some time now. I keep thinking that there’s a coyote out in the desert just waiting for me to get nv. Might be nice to just see what else is roaming around in an area that has big cats.

  13. The digital zoom on this scope kind of turned me off it…after reading this I wish I had hopped on the $299 sale an importer was having a few months ago. C’est la vie.

  14. Thanks for posting the review. My new 5×18 just arrived and I haven’t even put batteries in it yet. Will be mounting it on a new DPMS Oracle 308, so we’ll soon see how it is it up close & personal! Paid $599 w/no-tax and free 2-day shipping for the 5×18 at OpticsPlanet.com

  15. How many of you have had problems with the X Sight mounting apparatus? I bought one and have serious issues with the scope clamping screws to the X Sight. When I tried to sight in the gin/ scope, I found the attachment screws were stripped and would not hold tight. Several boxes of shells and several attempts to tighten, with no luck.

    Another guy bought a X Sight and experienced the same issues. Makes me wonder about these screws/ aluminum body of the X Sight and the long term usefulness with this scope.

    Anyone else have these issues with the attachment apparatus?

  16. I bought the 3-12x just before Christmas(2015). As noted the interface is a steep learning curve for us lesser humans. This is not a tactical use scope. Too complicated and that means too many things can go wrong. But for night hunting(pigs, racoons, rabbits and other critters) and day hunting as well this is an awesome device. The one shot zero does work. The trick is when installing on your rifle be sure to bore sight adjust it so the initial round is on the target. My first time out with it I had to shoot at 100yds(mistake) and eventually gave up and did the bore sight installation. After that it was easy to identify the hit point and adjust. 1 shot adjusted to center of target at 100yds and then shot a fist sized group(7.62×39 using Hornady ballistic tip) on the bullseye. Very nice. The battery drain is pretty heavy but some items of note:
    The unit does not record video when the usb battery pack is installed. When accessing via wifi there is no option on the app to record video on the micro sd or the phone memory(tweaks that can be done to both firmware and app).
    The diopter lens(eyepiece) coating is poorly done and this was admitted by the tech I talked to. When you change zoom setting it is usually necessary to adjust the collective focus(front focus) and this is best done using the wifi app. Once you adjust the diopter to your eye, leave it alone! That was advice not a criticism by the way.
    A note on the tech support and people at ATN. These guys are trying hard to build a better product. The guy I talked to was courteous and friendly. When I told him the IR light didn’t work he had me check a couple of things then said ok, no prob we’ll send you another one. It’s kind of a cheap one to begin with but for close quarters works well.
    A lot of what I describe I learned by experimenting. If you want a very cool low cost night vision scope this is a very good deal.

  17. Thinking of getting one of these for Texas Hog Hunts i go to once a year. In regards to the latex eye piece if you are allergic or find it painful, you could try what I did on my ATN night vision scope i have been using. With the recoil of my .270 I could not put my eye into the cup without a severe bump to the head. Fortunately i had a block of black, dense foam rubber that i cut out a block from, 2-3 inches thick and 2-3 inches square and I cut out a round hole in the middle. I removed the original eye piece and slipped the foam block on the scope and can now seal my eye around the foam and get full vision without any pain from recoil.

  18. Just a question on this scope , is there a maximum caliber this scope can handle IE what’s it like with the recoil from bigger guns say a .308 or bigger

  19. Hi!
    I want buy ATN X-SIGHT HD 3-12x or ATN X-SIGHT II HD 3-14x for export from US. Please tell me, do you have appropriate U.S. Government authorization to export for this item? I can buy it often and constantly. I hope for your cooperation and help to export it.

  20. Just got my ATN X-Sight II HD 5-20X and its a POS. I have spent all day on the phone with ATN and just received my RMA#. It will be in the mail tomorrow. As in life, you get what you pay for.

    • Hey, Gene, buddy… If your goal was to tell the world that you’re unhappy, consider mission accomplished. However; your rant might have been more useful, with even 1 specific. The internet is forever. Without knowing what bothered you, why, and steps you took to either correct it or at least evaluate the problem, the rest of us really only have a bag of wet cats that you left behind. Without specifics, your comment just appears to be a venting of emotion. I guess it might be therapeutic for you, but it could have been so much more.

  21. X-sight 2 3-14 owner.
    Problems I have
    1. IOs app see scope as ATN BinoX device
    2, Smart shooting solution does not work (feature does not even exist on my scope)
    3. Bluetooth Feature does not exist on my scope
    4, When powering it from external power source the device enter blackscreen mode and firmware hangs up. Requires ALL power sources to be removed from scope before it will reset in a usable mode.
    5. Remote device (IOS and Android) app not frequently upgraded
    6. Device firmware not frequently upgraded to satisfy user demand.
    7. Very short range wifi on my scope = 1yard
    7. Made in China
    Try this: zero your rifle at 100 yards with the knowledge that you may have a bullet drop of 1 inc or more at 300 yards. Now shoot a grouping at 300 yards and tell me if the smart shooting solution has worked for you.

  22. Hunters just need to be able to see 100+ yards in the dark with a scope. Most night shots are under 100 yards I would wager. Most hunters hunt the same land and have a pretty good idea how far they are shooting and do not need a GPS in the scope. How about just an on/off with instant on. Some hunters may want to play with all this but others may want to look for a digital night vision clip-on so they can keep their current setup and use several guns. Changing batteries once a night is really too much.

  23. Have set up my new 3x14x sight. But problem is after every shot been fired the scope goes off. Have to put it on after about 1 minute. Is there a problem with the scope Been mounted on a 243 rifle

  24. Hi Simon

    Make sure you have the battery cap gorilla tight, my .270Win does the same thing on recoil if I don’t tighten it properly, mind you mine has had one of the contact springs in the battery case fail

    Regards

    Mark

  25. I just bought one of these scopes for my Remington 700. I cannot get it mounted with eye relief close enough for my eye to touch the latex eyepiece. When I even start to get it close I am unable to open my bolt enough to get bullets in. Is there any way to fix this?

  26. This is a prime example of technology for the sake of it. If it isn’t better than the old technology it replaces then it’s pointless.

    You can obviously get a much better analog scope for $500. It will be clearer, lighter, easier to use and won’t drive you nuts with constant nagging to update software. It won’t run out of battery either.

    A quality analog scope will also hold a good chunk of it’s value in 10 years. Any electronic device you buy today will be junk in a few years. Look at how often cell phones need replacing.

    If you only hunt at night, maybe this product has a place but if you ever take your rifle out in daylight, you need this like a second hole in your bot bot.

    I mean… who uses 600 x 800 screens anymore…. that is only just above the resolution of our old sd CRT TV’s. It should be 1080p at a minimum. Even 4K wouldn’t be as clear as even average glass though.

  27. I have my x-sight mounted on a rock river predator and its a great combo for night predator hunting. The scope is great and I really appreciate the ability to record and take pictures of the hunt.

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