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#7032533 - 01/10/18 08:18 AM Atn
Retired Sgt. Gilliam Offline
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I use night vision for hogs. I don't have Atn night vision but I was reading a post where people thought Atn was no good. I have looked at some atn before and was thinking on buying. I want everyone's input on Atn.
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#7032552 - 01/10/18 08:24 AM Re: Atn [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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#7032597 - 01/10/18 08:37 AM Re: Atn [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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Save more money and go thermal, you'll be glad you did. Much lighter and more compact, and you won't miss spotting any animals. The ATN is the opposit of this description. And the company uses its customers to do their R&D in the field, instead of doing their own before their customer buys the product.
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#7032649 - 01/10/18 09:04 AM Re: Atn [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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Originally Posted By: Retired Sgt. Gilliam
I use night vision for hogs.


What do you use now?
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#7032674 - 01/10/18 09:11 AM Re: Atn [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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I have the ATN and Sightmark Photon. Photon beats the ATN for night hunting hands down.

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#7032682 - 01/10/18 09:13 AM Re: Atn [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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I had an ATN wasn't a fan of it
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#7032764 - 01/10/18 09:56 AM Re: Atn [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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I'm having a little buyers remorse. Probably save a little and get one of these. Looks pretty effective for the budget minded person.

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#7032858 - 01/10/18 10:56 AM Re: Atn [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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JTprocaddie is the reason I would never own an ATN even if they tried to give me their product for free. He represents that company and thatís not a good thing.
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#7032910 - 01/10/18 11:34 AM Re: Atn [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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I have the original ATN X-sight 5x, my son has the original X-Sight 3X, and my nephew has the X-Sight II 3x. My other son has the Photon XT and a Sig Echo 1 Thermal.

I joined this forum after getting my X-Sights when they first came out because there was a lot of threads in the Optics section about them.

Now a lot of people around here seemed to have had problems with their ATN X-Sights, and reports of poor customer service are frequent.

However our three X-Sights are running fine and killing hogs every time we come down to TX. I will say my sons Photon XT seems to have a little better night vision performance, it has far fewer "Features", the biggest being that it can't record without an external DVR, but that makes it much easier to operate, it also is black and white only and does not work as well as a daylight scope compared to the X-Sights. When my 84 year old dad comes out hunting with us at night we give him the Photon to use.

Now if someone jumps in here and says that ATN is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Take a look at their user profile, it will probably be a new account. ATN seems famous for creating shill accounts instead of customer service.
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#7032914 - 01/10/18 11:36 AM Re: Atn [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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Guess I need to look him up. No idea who JT is. Anyhow the night vision AI use is not worth the time to mention really. But it works. It is what we call do it yourself night vision. And I have a Bushnell equinoxes z that I mount with an Infrared laser
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#7032933 - 01/10/18 11:46 AM Re: Atn [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Save more money and go thermal, you'll be glad you did. Much lighter and more compact, and you won't miss spotting any animals. The ATN is the opposit of this description. And the company uses its customers to do their R&D in the field, instead of doing their own before their customer buys the product.
spotting them is not an issue. I use seek thermal to spot them. Works fine and don't cost 2 arms and a leg. Kind of like my night vision works too. But none of it compares to some of these scopes. Really just curious why people don't like Atn. Still pricey for me lol
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#7032960 - 01/10/18 12:04 PM Re: Atn [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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Originally Posted By: Retired Sgt. Gilliam
Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Save more money and go thermal, you'll be glad you did. Much lighter and more compact, and you won't miss spotting any animals. The ATN is the opposit of this description. And the company uses its customers to do their R&D in the field, instead of doing their own before their customer buys the product.
spotting them is not an issue. I use seek thermal to spot them. Works fine and don't cost 2 arms and a leg. Kind of like my night vision works too. But none of it compares to some of these scopes. Really just curious why people don't like Atn. Still pricey for me lol


You should take a good look at the Photon. Video posted above. It's what I would buy if I had a tighter budget than thermal would allow.
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#7032972 - 01/10/18 12:13 PM Re: Atn [Re: SouthWestIron]
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Originally Posted By: blazin
I'm having a little buyers remorse. Probably save a little and get one of these. Looks pretty effective for the budget minded person.
thanks
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#7032986 - 01/10/18 12:18 PM Re: Atn [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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My buddy I hunt with sometimes on Ft Hood has a Photon and he can never see the hogs or coyotes I see with thermal. IMO night vision is really only useful if hunting a feeder or bait sight.
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#7033017 - 01/10/18 12:40 PM Re: Atn [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
My buddy I hunt with sometimes on Ft Hood has a Photon and he can never see the hogs or coyotes I see with thermal. IMO night vision is really only useful if hunting a feeder or bait sight.
I understand thermal is better. The photon seems good for price. I have killed many hogs with green light. And killed hogs with cheap version of night vision most have never seen or heard of. I like my seek thermal to find them and then use my ir to kill. Thermal weapon sights are insane expensive though. Just looking for a decent option.
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