ATN X-Sight Day-Night Rifle Scope 5-18x First Look

ATN X-Sight Day/Night Rifle Scope 5-18x

Traditionally, when we get a new product in I like to make a first look post before using the product. But, I’m going to let you in on a little secret… Even though this is technically my first look post, I’ve already had the ATN X-Sight at the range.  I couldn’t help it! As I read the list of things this rifle scope is supposed to do, my curiosity simply outweighed my desire to complete the first look post.

ATN X-Sight Rifle Scope
ATN X-Sight Rifle Scope, Kavod Custom KVD-15 Rifle, Voodoo Tactical Rifle Bag, AR500 Armor EPIK, HPR 223 Rem 60gr V-MAX

So, what are the capabilities of the ATN X-Sight? First and foremost, it is a riflescope that is capable of night vision. But, it certainly doesn’t stop there. With the push of a button you can quickly record video or take photos of everything within the scope’s field of view.  As if that weren’t enough, it has a built in compass, GPS, geotagging options, elevation tracking, and velocity tracking. And to top all of that off, it has built in Wi-Fi that allows you to operate the scope from your cell phone or tablet.

ATN X-Sight Day/Night Rifle Scope 5-18x Specs:

  • Item #: DGWSXS518A
  • Generation: Smart HD Optics
  • Magnification: 5-18x
  • Eye relief: 67 mm
  • Built-in IR: detachable
  • Sensor: HD 1080p ATN L130 Sensor
  • Display: 800 x 600 px
  • Diopter adjustment: ±5
  • Ports: Micro HDMI, Micro USB, Micro SD
  • Power: 4 AA type batteries
  • SD Card: 4 to 32 Gb
  • Video Out: 1080p at 30fps & 720 at 60fps
  • Remote View Finder: via IOS or Android app
  • Dimensions: 10.3 x 3.5 x 3.2” / 262 x 88 x 82 mm
  • Weight: 2.7 lb/ 1.22 kg

As I stated, this is only meant to be a first look post. So far, I’ve only scratched the surface of what the X-Sight can do. But, I’ve still been able to make the following observations.

Night Vision:

This was the first feature I tried out. Although I haven’t done any night shooting, I’ve spent some time using the night vision in my own yard. Based on this limited use, I’m very encouraged. I had no problem viewing objects 50 – 100 yards away in very dark conditions.

Wi-Fi and Cell Phone Connectivity:

I downloaded the ATN Obsidian App via Google Play. Connecting the X-Sight to my phone was very simple. Once they were connected, the phone could be used as a viewfinder. Very cool! The App will do a lot more, but I haven’t gotten too far into that yet.

Zeroing the X-Sight:

I plan on doing a separate write-up on this. But, I can assure you that the process is simple. I fired approximately 10 rounds to zero the sight, but that was way more than it should have taken. Had I read the directions more closely, I probably could have done it in under 5 rounds.


I hesitate to talk much about this yet, mainly because the results had very little to do with the optic. In all, I have fired 110 rounds using the X-Sight. I fired 60 rounds of Federal 223 55gr FMJ and averaged 2 ¼ inch groups at 100 yards (5 rounds each). I trimmed that down a little when I switched to HPR 223 60gr V-MAX (50 rounds). That being said, I didn’t have any sandbags or shooting rest with me, so I know this will improve a lot. I’m confident that with a shooting rest, the X-Sight mounted on the Kavod Custom KVD-15, and the HPR ammo, I can get close to 1MOA. *If I can’t, someone with more skill certainly could.


Despite all the features, the ATN X-Sight is very easy to use. And based on the short time I’ve spent with it, I am very encouraged. We will continue to post our experiences with the X-Sight. Stay tuned for more…