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ATN's new digital scope is even better than we hoped it would be.
Choosing a night-vision scope can be a tall task. There are a lot of specifics to consider, and typically a lot of dollars to spend. So, when ATN's new X-Sight 4K Pro came in the mail, we didn't know what to expect.
This is one of ATN's Smart Ultra HD scopes, meaning you can connect it to your phone and unlock a plethora of modern features.
This isn't the first digital smart scope to hit the market, but it's about as good as you're going to get for less than $1,000.
First, you have to decide which lens is right for you. ATN offers this scope in a 3-14x model, which costs $699, or a 5-20x model, which costs $799. We were fortunate enough to try the 5-20x model, which definitely exceeded expectations.
Night vision is certainly what people are most interested in when it comes to these scopes. The X-Sight 4K Pro uses an infrared attachment, which helps produce legitimate, effective night vision, making this the ultimate optic for hunting wild hogs and predators.
A big issue you'll see with a lot of scopes in this price range is a lack of effectiveness during both the daytime and nighttime. They'll either work well at night and have a really blurry picture during the day, or vice versa. This X-Sight 4K Pro breaks that mold, though, without breaking the bank in the process.
Record Your Hunts
Again, this isn't the first scope to do this, but ATN took it up a notch once more. This scope records in 1080P, which can't be said for most smart scopes under the $1,000 mark. And, this scope boasts a whopping 18 hours of battery life, which makes a world of difference during a hunt.
Anyone who's ever tried to self-film with a GoPro can relate to the frustration of battling battery life and SD cards. Not only do you have more battery life than you'd ever need on a single hunt, but you don't even have to press a button to start recording. Using the "Recoil-Activated Video" feature, hunters can focus on making their shot, as the scope will record automatically for them.
You can simply set your preference for how long you'd like the record before and after the shot. The scope will buffer while the RAV setting is turned on, so when the moment comes, you don't miss anything important before or after the shot.
One Shot Zero
You'll hear about these "one-shot zero" features not really working on these digital scopes. That absolutely was not the case with this one, though. After shooting my first group from 100 yards, I simply moved crosshairs to the center of that group and saved it. I hit bullseye with the very next shot. So, it's safe to say it works, and it's far less time-consuming than playing the guessing game with a traditional scope.
Rangefinder & Ballistic Calculator
A lot of scopes in this price range don't have either of these features, so these are just icing on the cake. The smart rangefinder can take two easy readings to range you in and adjust your reticle for the change in distance. Similarly, the ballistic calculator will adjust your reticle for changes in wind, temperature and humidity.
- Magnification: 5-20x
- Field of View (at 1,000 yards): 240 feet (5 degrees)
- Sensor: ATN 4K M265 Sensor, 3864 (H) x 2218 (V)
- Core: ATN Obsidian IV Dual Core
- System Resolution: 600 LP/mm
- Micro Display: 1280 x 720 HD display
- Eye Relief: 90 mm
- Video Record Resolution: 1080P at 30/60/120 fps
- WiFi: IOS and Android
- Micro SD Card: 4-64 GB
- Mount: 30 mm standard rings (included)
- Battery: Internal lithium ion battery
- Warranty: 2 years