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#6357904 - 07/04/16 03:52 PM X-sight 5-20
fr3db3ar Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/08/15
Posts: 283
Loc: Holland, MI
I see we don't have much discussion on the Xsight any more. I just got my 5-20, firmware update, factory reset and sight it in. I'm quite pleased with the newer generation as I went through several gen 1 units and didn't keep any of them.

I don't care if any of the bells and whistles they advertise work as long as it holds zero, keeps a clear image in the viewfinder and records video. The rest of that stuff is bonus.

For the price I can't beat this with any of the other stuff I've tried in this price range.

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#6357915 - 07/04/16 03:57 PM Re: X-sight 5-20 [Re: fr3db3ar]
Pig_Popper Online   content
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Registered: 08/16/15
Posts: 577
Loc: Fort Worth
Update us after 30 days of heavy use, that's the information I've seen lacking.

We see a few reports of guys buying them but nothing residual .
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#6358007 - 07/04/16 05:16 PM Re: X-sight 5-20 [Re: Pig_Popper]
texashunter900 Offline
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Registered: 07/15/13
Posts: 445
Loc: Ennis, TX
Originally Posted By: Pig_Popper
Update us after 30 days of heavy use, that's the information I've seen lacking.

We see a few reports of guys buying them but nothing residual .


That is what I am waiting on.

Is the new one any lighter in weight?
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#6358227 - 07/04/16 09:03 PM Re: X-sight 5-20 [Re: fr3db3ar]
CharlieCTx Offline
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Registered: 05/27/13
Posts: 778
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: texashunter900
Is the new one any lighter in weight?

2.85 for Gen 1 and 2.55 for Gen II.

Originally Posted By: fr3db3ar
I don't care if any of the bells and whistles they advertise work as long as it holds zero...

I'd be curious to hear about the Smart Range Finder function as it says it will adjust the POI.

Charlie

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#6358748 - 07/05/16 11:29 AM Re: X-sight 5-20 [Re: fr3db3ar]
deereguy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/05/15
Posts: 163
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: fr3db3ar
I see we don't have much discussion on the Xsight any more. I just got my 5-20, firmware update, factory reset and sight it in. I'm quite pleased with the newer generation as I went through several gen 1 units and didn't keep any of them.

I don't care if any of the bells and whistles they advertise work as long as it holds zero, keeps a clear image in the viewfinder and records video. The rest of that stuff is bonus.

For the price I can't beat this with any of the other stuff I've tried in this price range.


I think you can count on Fred for the heavy use..this guy will put it through it's paces...
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#6358831 - 07/05/16 12:48 PM Re: X-sight 5-20 [Re: deereguy]
Pig_Popper Online   content
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Posts: 577
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: deereguy
Originally Posted By: fr3db3ar
I see we don't have much discussion on the Xsight any more. I just got my 5-20, firmware update, factory reset and sight it in. I'm quite pleased with the newer generation as I went through several gen 1 units and didn't keep any of them.

I don't care if any of the bells and whistles they advertise work as long as it holds zero, keeps a clear image in the viewfinder and records video. The rest of that stuff is bonus.

For the price I can't beat this with any of the other stuff I've tried in this price range.


I think you can count on Fred for the heavy use..this guy will put it through it's paces...


I sure hope so, we need somebody that we can count on to give us a full unbiased review.

Not even the vendors have been able to come through thus far...

Good luck Fred and let us know how you make out with the product.
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#6358842 - 07/05/16 12:57 PM Re: X-sight 5-20 [Re: fr3db3ar]
deereguy Offline
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Registered: 02/05/15
Posts: 163
Loc: Michigan
We are up here in MI and do a lot of coyote hunting...unfortunatley not enough hunting together...he lives on the other side of the state. I only night hunt and the same is pretty much true for Fred. Big problem coming up right now is the crops are getting tall enough where it is hard to hunt the farm land. We should have Wheat being cut soon though so that could open up some. Plus we will be able to compare the 5 x 20 to the Pulsar N850 and the Photon 6.5 with the same IR under the same conditions.
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#6358900 - 07/05/16 01:54 PM Re: X-sight 5-20 [Re: deereguy]
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Registered: 11/16/11
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Originally Posted By: deereguy
We are up here in MI and do a lot of coyote hunting...unfortunatley not enough hunting together...he lives on the other side of the state. I only night hunt and the same is pretty much true for Fred. Big problem coming up right now is the crops are getting tall enough where it is hard to hunt the farm land. We should have Wheat being cut soon though so that could open up some. Plus we will be able to compare the 5 x 20 to the Pulsar N850 and the Photon 6.5 with the same IR under the same conditions.

Looking forward to reports and videos.
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#6359345 - 07/05/16 08:01 PM Re: X-sight 5-20 [Re: fr3db3ar]
fr3db3ar Offline
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Registered: 02/08/15
Posts: 283
Loc: Holland, MI
Took it to the range on the bmag today. First to get pictures of the reticle on graduated paper, second to try the RAV. apparently there's not enough recoil on the WSM to activate it. But I scan with thermal so odds are I'll have time to turn on normal video when hunting.

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#6359353 - 07/05/16 08:06 PM Re: X-sight 5-20 [Re: fr3db3ar]
Pig_Popper Online   content
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Registered: 08/16/15
Posts: 577
Loc: Fort Worth
You know what we yearn for, target/decoys at fixed positions (50 / 100 / 150 / 200 /
250) with side by side comparisons to digisight and photonxt

Any hunting action would be a bonus
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#6359386 - 07/05/16 08:31 PM Re: X-sight 5-20 [Re: fr3db3ar]
deereguy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/05/15
Posts: 163
Loc: Michigan
How about actual real world hunting situations....with rolling fields and background of woods like I hunt most of the time.


Edited by deereguy (07/05/16 08:37 PM)
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#6359810 - 07/06/16 09:14 AM Re: X-sight 5-20 [Re: deereguy]
jtprocaddie Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 690
Loc: Houston, Texas
Originally Posted By: fr3db3ar
Took it to the range on the bmag today. First to get pictures of the reticle on graduated paper, second to try the RAV. apparently there's not enough recoil on the WSM to activate it. But I scan with thermal so odds are I'll have time to turn on normal video when hunting.


To record manually you press the right arrow key.. It is super easy and fast. I like to use it that way just so I can have whatever video I want before and after.

Originally Posted By: deereguy
How about actual real world hunting situations....with rolling fields and background of woods like I hunt most of the time.


The Night Vision is IR based, so it will only be as good as your IR light. The IR light that comes with the scope SUCKS, but after market lights makes this scope's night vision very good. I personally have a T38 for 150 yards and in with some tall grass so the reflection is not crazy. I have a T50 for open field hunting up to 400 yards away for spotting.
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#6359811 - 07/06/16 09:14 AM Re: X-sight 5-20 [Re: fr3db3ar]
CharlieCTx Offline
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Registered: 05/27/13
Posts: 778
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: fr3db3ar
Took it to the range on the bmag today. First to get pictures of the reticle on graduated paper, second to try the RAV. apparently there's not enough recoil on the WSM to activate it. But I scan with thermal so odds are I'll have time to turn on normal video when hunting.


BMAG and WSM = ?

Charlie

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#6359904 - 07/06/16 10:47 AM Re: X-sight 5-20 [Re: jtprocaddie]
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Originally Posted By: jtprocaddie


Originally Posted By: deereguy
How about actual real world hunting situations....with rolling fields and background of woods like I hunt most of the time.


The Night Vision is IR based, after market lights makes this scope's night vision very good. I personally have a T38 for 150 yards and in with some tall grass so the reflection is not crazy. I have a T50 for open field hunting up to 400 yards away for spotting.


Xsight HD and T50 = 400 yards ?????

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#6359952 - 07/06/16 11:24 AM Re: X-sight 5-20 [Re: Pig_Popper]
jtprocaddie Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 690
Loc: Houston, Texas
Originally Posted By: Pig_Popper
Originally Posted By: jtprocaddie


Originally Posted By: deereguy
How about actual real world hunting situations....with rolling fields and background of woods like I hunt most of the time.


The Night Vision is IR based, after market lights makes this scope's night vision very good. I personally have a T38 for 150 yards and in with some tall grass so the reflection is not crazy. I have a T50 for open field hunting up to 400 yards away for spotting.


Xsight HD and T50 = 400 yards ?????

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T-50 to a T-68 is what is normally used for 400 yards. You can get eye shine at further distances. I normally do not shoot that far at night I stalk up closer once spotted so I do not have recording video of that far out at night. I have 400 yards on video during the day freehand so it is a little shaky of black bucks, but not a shot.

My T-38 IR light is what I use most for kill shots as it is my go to IR light for up to 150 yards. I have not tried that at farther distances due to kill shots being 150 yards or less.
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