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Sightmark Photon RT - Which Magnification to get? #7691988 12/18/19 02:19 PM
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I was going to get the 4.5 X since it has better FOV. Is the FOV on the 6X that bad? Most of my shots will likely be 100+ yards. On occasion may have a few at 70-80 yards.
Do you ever use the digital zoom? I have never owned a digital scope.

Was thinking about the Wraith but from review on Youtube sounds like there are some things that need to be worked out and without the IR on you cannot see anything.

THoughts?


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Re: Sightmark Photon RT - Which Magnification to get? [Re: HLo] #7691999 12/18/19 02:25 PM
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Get the 4.5, the 6.5 gets too grainy. You won't like the digital zoom either, gets very grainy also. It is good for the money but you will leave it at the 4.5 setting.



Re: Sightmark Photon RT - Which Magnification to get? [Re: HLo] #7692840 12/19/19 05:10 AM
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I have no experience wit the Photon but I do have the ATN X-Sight II 3x14. They also have a 5x20.
That said......
If your shooting will typically be under 200 yards stay with the lower power. I will work just fine further that that but as you pointed out.. the FOV on the 6 X will be tough at night to make quick acquisition on targets under 75 yards.

Just my thoughts on my same questions I had when buying the ATN.


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Re: Sightmark Photon RT - Which Magnification to get? [Re: HLo] #7692863 12/19/19 05:52 AM
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Re: Sightmark Photon RT - Which Magnification to get? [Re: HLo] #7692910 12/19/19 12:29 PM
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I had a 4.6 photon for the last couple years. I wouldnt want more. i now have a pulsar thermal thats 2.2x and like it even better


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I've got the 4.6 as well. Consistent shots out to around 130 yrds with no problem.


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Re: Sightmark Photon RT - Which Magnification to get? [Re: HLo] #7693321 12/19/19 08:01 PM
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Thanks, went with the 4.6 on sale at Academy. Found the last one for $299. Excited to try it out.


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Re: Sightmark Photon RT - Which Magnification to get? [Re: HLo] #7693743 12/20/19 04:48 AM
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Originally Posted by HLo
Thanks, went with the 4.6 on sale at Academy. Found the last one for $299. Excited to try it out.


You closed the deal before I had a chance to tell you about my experience. You bought exact what I would've recommended, so it's all good.


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Re: Sightmark Photon RT - Which Magnification to get? [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn] #7693951 12/20/19 04:01 PM
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One became available in Austin, and I had to jump on it quick before all sold out. Thanks again, sounds like a solid scope.


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Re: Sightmark Photon RT - Which Magnification to get? [Re: HLo] #7694470 12/20/19 11:44 PM
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You should be happy with it.
I have an early Photon 4.5 that has served me well for quite a few years.

Last edited by Vern1; 12/20/19 11:44 PM.

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