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Yukon Sentinel 3x60 Gen 1 Night Vision Riflescope

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by neiled, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. neiled

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    How does a Yukon Sentinel 3x60 Gen 1 Night Vision Riflescope compare to the newer Yukon Photon as they're still available for about £550 compared to the £400 Yukon?
     
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    hello, no contest, photon is digital, much less weight, you can make the photon better as many have, just wait for replies
     
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    What I forgot to mention was the Sentinal can now be found for under £300 second hand so are they worth it at this price or are the Yukon's that much better therefore worth the extra £100?

    What is/will the second hand values of the Sential's be then as I can see a lot more becoming available as more users switch to the Yukon and other soon to be launched Digi NV's?
     
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    As was said the Photon is digital and can be used day and night with no fear of damaging it, you can't do this with tubed nv. The Photon also has slightly higher magnification and will work out to a greater range, it's also more compact.
    If you only shoot at very close range and can get a tubed unit for next to nothing then that may be worth trying otherwise go for the Photon.
     
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    Photon is almost unless in daylight and the gen1 tubed will have much higher resolution
     
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    Don't agree, the Photon is quite usable in dayligh (tubed stuff can't be used) and the resolution, although measured differently, is probably better on the Photon than it is on the tubed stuff I have now or had in the past (monoculars).
    Using the Photon in daylight is much the same as using it at night, youget a black and white image which lacks the contrast you get viewing something through a dayscope or binoculars, I've accounted for one or two kills in daylight with no problems but you MUST have a filter and a restricted aperture in front of the scope or the excess light will overpower the sensor which is optimised for night shooting.
     
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    hello, there is no warranty on yukons for a 2nd user and expensive to fix if tube goes
     
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    hello, i dont use mine in daylight and your right with the resolution on the tubed n/v having had a sentinal but as terry said the photon can be made to perform better in clarity and I/R
     
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    I take it you have an earlier Gen 1 unit then ;)
     
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    hello, i see you have FAC so i presume your shoting out to 80 plus yards??? and your using an air wolf so they are quite heavy, adding a sentinal would not be my choice having used one and now a photon. unless your ok with it and it is in good nick and priced accordingly in case it went wrong, about £100 to re tube, there are vids on u tube showing what benifits to the photon like lens caps/ added I/R which maybe be more ideal with your shooting, i only use sub 12ft llb and on a dedicated .177 FX T12 to 50mtrs and use as standard but with a yukon recharge battery on weaver rail. if you want to know in more detail with the photon terry 101/ somebloke/ and a few more members are very helpfull and with good knowledge on torches and I/R systems and different lens caps.. good luck
     
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    Yes I've just got the FAC Airwolf and it is heavy, 4.6kg (10.2 lbs) in fact so I'm thinking of fitting the Yukon to my 17HMR which is considerably lighter and would be used lying down with a bipod most of the time for long shots, 100+ yards.

    I've got a DIY NV set up that I used previously on a HW100 with one of Terry's zoomable IR torches so I might have a go with this on the Airwolf although it is heavy enough on it's own without this additional weight :(
     
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    ah i did not see you had a HMR and with a photon would be a good set up , i think would be trial and error as to which n/v suites either rifles. the HMR being more practical for longer ranges, if you could get a sentinal in vgc? at a good price ? much less than a new photon that would do your HMR better and you diy n/v on the air wolf, i would also consider the yukon challenger as an alternative to your diy n/v anyway good luck
     
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    Well I've bitten bullet and popped down my local very friendly RFD and had a work with the gunsmith in relation to using a Photon on my new CZ 455 Varmint 17HMR. He said it would be best to fit a Picattiny rail on it then the Photon and scope can be changed over quite easily without losing zero.

    He said don't buy a cheap one as they're prone to moving and twisting so he's fitting one for me at a very reasonable £25 so..................I've ordered a new Yukon Photon off them that he's going to fit and set up for only £365 :eek: which is the best price I've seen anyone offering a Photon. I'll also need some new scope mounts but now I can't wait 'till it's all finished next week along with a "Yodave" lighter trigger kit then LOOK OUT BUNNIES :up:
     
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    Sounds like sensible advice and a good price from your dealer.
     

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