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Yukon Photon XT Digital Night Vision Rifle Scope Review

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The Yukon Photon XT 6.5×50 night vision riflescope is truly a uncommon item in the realm of shooting optics because it not only represents exceptional great worth, but additionally comfort and versatile. It'll to be honest change how you shoot.

Probably the most recent XT model consists of a 50mm objective lens that enables light to go in and fall onto an electronic night vision camera. This image will probably be communicated, processed and forecasted using the conventional looking 30mm aluminium scope tube by an interior Brought screen for that user to see what is being seen.

Yukon Photon XT Digital Night Vision
Apart from a rather bulkier front finish and apparent rubber eyecup within the rear, it mounts conventionally to any type of rifle and it is zeroed while using rotary commander about the left side to maneuver the crosshair round the screen image. This moving reticle rather than moving image is opposite to many modern riflescopes but although the crosshair can be displayed visibly off center, adjustable mounts might be used when there is not enough travel (1m at 100m windage and elevation general) inside the unit.

By getting an inbuilt laser IR illuminator and three intensity levels, multiple crosshair styles and colors, you are able to choose what suits both you and your quarry both in daylight or total darkness. Although vibrant conditions won’t harm something about the Photon, a switch open lens cap consists of a 2mm pinhole for daylight use, a 20mm aperture for mid light conditions and opens fully for total darkness. Extra illuminators might be mounted either over the tube or utilizing a side picatinny rail. Brightness also as other settings are easy to adjust without any exterior mechanics to bother with. Operated by two AA batteries for any five hour runtime, additionally, there is a relevant video-out port in the event you want to connect a camera or bigger exterior screen. With 60mm of eye relief, you may like to stay beneath 6mm centrefire to stop get in touch with during recoil.

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A click worth of 17mm at one hundred metres is very coarse but is a outcome of the pixel size the screen which is a zero and wind up forgetting scope, not necessarily someone to dial around with. Zero setting might be recorded for swaps between rifles and therefore are quite accurate with respect towards the mounts utilized we've had achievement on .22 rimfire, .17 HMR and .223 centrefire rifles. Inclined MOA rails and offset rings might be required on some guns but when setup, it’s pretty hassle free of charge and turns off or on having a single button press over a couple of seconds. The 2mm daytime aperture provides a lot better depth of field in the frontally focused optic to ensure that as expected, the bigger apertures for much more dark circumstances decrease each depth of field and clearness an impression shooting rabbits to 150m was feasible, foxes more than 250-300m with respect to the additional IR illuminators utilized. 150 metres was practically the limit utilizing the on-board unit’s illumination though. Probably the most essential limit may be the distance at which you'll identify and really are designed for smaller sized sized quarry in darkness that is in which a simpler crosshair could be more useful.

Specifications, Yukon Photon XT 6.5×50 Night Vision Riflescope

  • 60mm eye relief
  • 810nm IR illuminator with 3-step power adjustment
  • Minimum focusing distance of 10m 4.3° Field of view (7.5° at 100m)
  • Display resolution of 640 x 480 with a LCD display and camera resolution of 656 x 492 pixels
  • Video out for capturing footage
  • Weaver accessory rail for addition of after-market IR illuminators such as the Pulsar IR X850
  • New lens cap designed to reduce light transmission should the user with to setup the scope during daylight
  • Ability to use any standard mounts for daylight sights
  • Extended operating time of up to five hours from internal batteries (2x AA)
  • IPX4 IP rating
  • Three year warranty


  • Yukon Photon XT 6.5×50, £399.95
  • Pulsar X850 illuminator, £129.99
  • Nightmaster 800 IR Kit, £189.95