THE YUKON PHOTON XT 6.5x50 WAS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR DIGITAL NIGHT VISION RIFLESCOPES EVER DUE TO ITS HIGH PERFORANCE FOR ITS LOW COST. THE BraND NEW PHOTON RT 6X50 BUILDS ON THIS MODEL GIVING IT VARIABLE MAGNIFICATION AND AN IMPROVED SENSOR. IN THIS ARTICLE FIND OUT IF THE UPGRADE IS WORTH IT.
The Yukon Photon XT 6.5x50 Pros and Cons
The Photon XT first came on to the market in 2014. It was one of very few Night Vision riflescopes that were fairly low cost at around £400 and also gave high performance for that price. The Photon XT gives a detection range of around 150m depending on which IR you use with it. It comes with a base magnifiaction of 6.5x making it the perfect Night Vision Riflescope for low to mid range foxing. One of the few problems with the Photon XT 6.5 is that the scope will only work for short ranges and there were very few ways to address this issue and useally it would invalidate the warranty on the scope itself. Also due to the sensor in the scope it wouldnt always give the best image quality possible unless you were using a very high powered IR illuminator and so the scope became very dedpendent on the IR itself. Which would mean that there was an additional cost for the scope.
YouTube Video on the Yukon Photon XT 6.5x50
The Yukon Photon RT 6x50 Pros and Cons
The brand new Photon RT 6x50 will be released at the end of August and will replace the Photon XT. This new Photon comes with an improved sensor and so image quality will be sharper it also comes with a variable magnification of 6-12x which will also increase its detection range. The detection range on the Photon RT 6x50 is 280m which is a substantial increase compared to the older Photon. The Photon RT also comes with built in recording and so their is no need for any additional recorders on the device. The brand new Photon RT also takes advantage of the Pulsar DNV battery kit which will give increased time for shooting foxes. This is a huge improvement as with the Photon XT there was no rechargable batteries available and only had about a 3 hour runtime with CR123 batteries and they also had to be continuously replaced. The retail price for the Photon RT is £599.95 and so the increase in price is not that large for the upgrade.
YouTube Video on the Yukon Photon RT 6x50
Overall I would say that the upgrade to the Yukon Photon RT 6x50 is worth it. As the it will still be one the lower priced night vision scopes out there and also with the improved sensor it can now be used out to mid-ranges and will have a sharper image at the lower ranges. When compared to the Yukon Photon XT the Yukon Photon RT is better in every way and their is only a price difference of £180 between the two models. So wether you are just getting into night vision or are just wanting an affordable scope then the Yukon Photon RT 6x50 is the night vision scope for you.
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