ATN Night Vision

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by EiteCombat, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. EiteCombat

    EiteCombat New Member

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    Hey guys. I found a picture of this ATN night vision sight for an auction I will be attending this weekend. Can anyone identify this model by chance? Also, can night vision sights be used during the day as a regular sight? or are they night vision only? Theres also a PVS-2 night vision sight.


    There's also a "Colt Match Target" AR, with an extra upper with bull barrel and a bushy AR. Let's see if I can get a steal. At some of these auctions, ya never know.
     

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  2. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    90% sure that's a ATN Aries 350. Gen 1 2.5 power scope. I've got
    one, works OK, retails for under $400.

    Yes, you can use it in daylight--that front cover has a pinhole in it
    that allows it's use in bright light---but it's just a so-so day scope.
     

  3. EiteCombat

    EiteCombat New Member

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    When you say so-so, what could you compare it to? I'm just looking for mainly a decent day scope for my AR without paying full price for an eotech or aimpoint. I figure I could get this thing cheap since its at auction and the nightvision would be a bonus.
     
  4. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Gen 1 night vision isn't very good,that's why you can get it pretty cheap.
    If you want to get night vision,save your money and get a Gen 3 unit.

    It's like comparing a $40 Tasco scope to a Nightforce scope.

    As far as an Aimpoint or Eotech,if you can't afford a new one,buy used,you can find them for some pretty good deals.
     
  5. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    So-so as in "it's like looking through lime jello". I would NOT use it
    primarily as a day scope. Lot's of them around for not too many bucks.

    Take a look at the Millett DMS-1. I've got a Weaver V-3 on one
    lightweight AR--not "tactical" but it works just fine.
     
  6. EiteCombat

    EiteCombat New Member

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    So the auction is over. I had no chance. These guys bid this thing up to $450. I started to laugh because you can get them a lot cheaper then that new. They AR's didn't do bad though. They both went between 600 and 700. If I didn't just buy a new one a week ago I would have grabbed the Colt.
     
  7. Maximilian

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  8. unicorn

    unicorn New Member

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    You are right, but we here are discussing nv SCOPE!! if you don't mean monocular + AIM, of course :p