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Yukon Photon Advise Needed

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics' started by dye29, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. dye29

    dye29 Engaging Member

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    hy all im tempted on one of these (Yukon Photon RT 6 x 50S Digital ) does anyone own one that can comment how good they are . im 50/50 with day shooting and night so hoping its perfect for day shooting too ideally 150 yrds please advise
     
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    I’ve the 4.5 version. Initially I liked it but I’ve gone back to my NiteSite. In my opinion and it’s really not very good for use in daylight. In fact I find it unusable. I find it tiring to use at night. Seems to strain my eyes even putting a green filter in the eye piece only helps a little. Used a friends Pulsar XP50 the other night on a .17 HMR that was superb but for £4500.00 or so it should be. Perhaps I should say it’s wonderful as I’m selling mine but honesty the best policy.
     
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    im glad of the info m8 ive read up they arnt brilliant on daytime i just wanted to hear it from the horses mouth really thank you for help
     
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    I sold mine and bought an ATN X-Sight 2 HD which is amazing for daytime use as well as night. You could easily use it out to 150 yards and if you enter your ballistics into the scope it will re-zero the crosshairs for you when you tell it the distance you want to shoot at. If you have the ATN laser rangefinder it’ll connect to the scope and automatically rezero it when you ping the target
     
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    They can be used during the day, but they're not very good - I certainly wouldn't want to go hunting with one during the day.

    Night time, I think it's brilliant. I couldn't get on with a NiteSite as I couldn't shoulder the rifle properly - it felt really awkward and made it more like a video game.
     
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    I no longer have a Photon (an early one) which I found to be unsettling my eyesight at night and the scope was nearly useless in daylight even after I'd tried all the tricks and mods - the contrast was so low that it was difficult to distinguish between target and background most of the time. I do now have an ATN X Sight which is quite good both day and night but not as good as a Photon in darkness or s good as a fair scope in daylight although at air rifle ranges this didn't matter to me.
    Choice of night vision devices can be very personal, normally I shoot using a home built rear add on with the rifle held at chest level - this can seem strange to start with but it does have many advantages which you come to appreciate once you try it for real.
     
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    I used the NiteSite for just under a year and I was out three or four nights a week with it, so I think I gave it a good chance to get used to me. ;)

    Once I tried the Photon, it was like putting on an old pair of slippers - instant comfort. I could never go back to a 'video game' again. :shrug:
     
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    Yes I agree with this. I could see a NiteSite handy for short range frantic ratting at say 3-6x magnification giving a good wide angle view but I found rabbits spooked easily when it lights up your face
     
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    The answer is fit a dovetail to piccatiny adapter rail and swap to a photon when it goes dark. Get a set of mounts that have the cross bar that fits the slot well supported at both ends. I have used the system for years and yes the scopes hold zero. Inyoursights on the bay sell good and cheap mounts the ones with three clamping screws for the top saddle i recommend. When you mount the nv on the rail hold the gun vertical let the wieght slide the nv to the rear edge of the slot and nip up the bottom mount first. I always use the last slot on the rail, obviously always use the same slot.
     
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    Works for me.
     
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    And me! That’s what Picatinny was designed to do
     

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