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Yukon Photon XT DNV Riflescope

Yukon Photon XT 4.6x42s

A new and innovative digital night vision riflescope delivers excellent performance, versatility, and value.

The Yukon Photon XT Digital Night Vision Rifle Scope is a new hybrid technology, unique to Yukon Advanced Optics. A technologically advance dii tal night vision module is fused with a traditional riflescope body, to produce a night vision scope that has characteristics similar to a daylight scope, yet has the capability of use in total darkness.

A hard anodised, 30mm aluminium alloy body tube enables easy mounting to a variety of rifles, and is both durable and highly water and shock resistant. A large aperture eyepiece with easy diopter adjustment, provides comfortable viewing with a generous eye relief. The eyepiece is furnished with a soft rubber eyepiece for the prevention of light spill that would otherwise scare off game.

The image is formed with an infrared biased CMOS digital sensor. This sensor amplifies low ambient light, making the Yukon Photon XT less dependent on IR light than many other budget night vision systems. An inbuilt infrared LED illuminator with three brightness settings produces a very clean image when used in extreme darkness. There is also provision for attaching an additional infrared flashlight, such as a Pulsar LED or Laser infrared flashlight, for extending the range of the Yukon Photon XT.

The reticle is produced electronically, and there is a choice of 6 designs, which can be easily selected on-the-fly, without loss of zero. The colour of the reticle can be be selected to display as red, green, or white, depending on the prevailing conditions. Zeroing of the reticle is performed via the main menu. The Yukon Photon XT is a reticle moving system, which ensures that full image quality and field-of-view is maintained at all times.

The Yukon Photon XT produces a very good image, with excellent contrast and resolution. The image brightness has 15 levels of adjustment, and a video-out socket enables recording via a Newton CVR640, Yukon MPR, or for display on a screen for viewing in real-time. This sight cannot be damaged by high light exposure, and can be used during the daytime if required.

The Yukon Photon XT is suitable for all calibres up to a muzzle energy of 6000 joules (4425 ft./lbs), and heralds a new era in high quality, affordable night vision sighting systems.

Yukon Photon XT 4.5x42s on BRNO Mod2

Yukon Photon XT 4.6x42s
Shown mounted to a BRNO Mod2. The Photon XT can be mounted with readily available 30mm rings, and optional 30mm accessory mounts can be added for mounting additional accessories, such a the Newton CVR640 digital video recorder.

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Yukon Photon XT 4.6x42s

  • 4.6x Magnification
  • 42mm objective lens
  • CMOS sensor
  • Camera resolution 656x492 pixels
  • System resolution 38 lp/pmm
  • Detection range 150 metres*
  • Field of View 4.3 degrees(7.5 metres @ 100 metres)
  • 60 mm eye relief
  • In-built 810nm IR LED illuminator
  • 3V (2xAA batteries) internal power provides up to 5 hours continuous use with Li-ion batteries
    Waterproof IPx4 (IEC 60529)
  • 30mm tube
  • Operational temperature range -15C to +50C
  • Mil-STD-1913 Weaver accessory rail
  • Dimensions 398x75x80mm
  • Weight- 620 grams
  • Large calibre resistant up to 6000 Joules (4425 ft/lbs) example, .375 H&H Magnum.

* object ≤1.7x0.5 meters in starlight conditions using in-built IR illuminator

The Yukon Photon is supplied with a lens cloth, carrying case, and is supplied with a carry case, instruction and care manual, and a 3 year manufacturer's warranty, only available from an authorised Yukon Optics New Zealand dealer.

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The new Yukon Photon XT4.6x42s is the latest version of the highly successful Yukon Photon that has been available in the UK. The new Yukon Photon XT is mechanically simpler, lighter, and has new features that add functionality and value.

For those not familiar with the Yukon Photon, it is a very competent night vision scope, that performs very well for its price, and does not sacrifice night performance by rendering a colour image. This produces a noticeably clearer image.

Our tests easily observed our test human and his dog, in starlight conditions at 150 meters with the in-built IR illuminator. Our 'subjects' could be seen when the IR was set to medium, but were clearly visible on the high setting. The addition of a Pulsar L-915 IR 'stealth' illuminator enabled us to detect our human at 350 metres. The clarity was still good.

During the test, we compared the Photon XT to a Pulsar Digisight N770. Whilst the Digisight produced a noticeably better image, the Photon would easily compete up to 100 metres, after which, the Digisight was clearly better. In 1/4 moon conditions, we could see our subject with the Digisight without any IR illumination when SumLight was activated. The Photon XT has no SumLight, so is 100% dependent on IR in 'normal' night time conditions, ie 1/4 moon.

The Photon XT uses 2 AA batteries. When tested with our GP3000 rechargeable batteries, we had a continuous discharge time of 96 minutes with the brightness set to 6. The battery indicator changed to red 10 minutes before the unit shut down. We were very impressed with this result.

The reticle can be selected to red, green or white, and there is a choice of six designs. These can be selected on-the-fly without loss of zero. The Photon XT is a reticle moving system.

I recommend the Yukon Photon XT 4.6x42s for shooting small and large game in open areas when used with infrared. The price is very competitive, and I know that a lot of animals will fall to these scopes.




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