Written on: 03/05/2005 by hawaiiratkiller (4 reviews written)
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Doesnt focus well at close range, doesnt have great zoom capability, doesnt have great IR illuminator.
I bought a Yukon 2.5X42 Tactical Night Vision Scope about 3 months ago. Ive been waiting to write my review after I learned more and had a chance for some real use in the field.
At first I was very impressed with the Yukon. Unfortuneately I dont think it is worth the money. I purchaed the NVRS for rat hunting so I cant get the magnification needed to place accurate head shots at the range the scope focuses well at.
Second, the resolution isnt that fantastic. So the 2.5x magnification isnt what you would expect. If you get the 2.5x50 doubler you can increase magnification to 5. That would be a good idea. Unfortunately they dont make a doubler for the 42mm yet.
Third, you cant focus on targets at close range. That is unfortunate as I have been stumbling on rats at close ranges and can barely make out their image.
All in all, its a good NVRS for hunting bigger game such as racoons, or rabbits its not ideal for rats, but it works. If I were to do it over again, I would buy the XVD (you can buy at soviet bazaar) attachement and use the optics and magnification power of your day scope.