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.
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.
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…