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    Xsight 2 opinion

    Is The Xsight 2 good enough for a dedicated foxing rifle? In particular if married up with a good IR source how far can it realistically be used at night? There seems huge variance on the net ranging from 100-300 yds.
    I appreciate it is not a dedicated NV so please no "get a drone pro comments" what I would like to know is can it be used Day and night on foxes out to 300m in the day and 200 at night?

    BE

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    I've not used one myself but the concensus from the people who have the knowledge is, no. It will be ok during the day but no good at night..
    and I would recommend the longbow.
    I can speak in-depth and with great knowledge about most subjects until some bugger who actually knows what he is speaking about opens his gob .

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    As has been said on another forum (which specialises on Night vision)
    The X Sight 2 is an improvement on the original X Sight
    The original X Sight was utter crap, the X Sight 2 is just crap.
    It won't produce a good enough image at night to shoot foxes at 200 yards (unless you use a powerful visible light)

    Cheers

    Bruce

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    The X2 will absolutely produce good images at well over 200yds - day and night.

    Ultimately this is about budget and the compromises you personally are prepared to make with your rifle set ups. I am under no illusion that the X2 is a compromise - but as a day night scope at that price, it does work. Yes there are better things out there - but not at this price.

    The set up is key - and not having light reflecting off the foreground (as this can affect the auto-contrast) is important - as are the atmospheric conditions. I have used and shot at over 200 at night with the X2. Is it my go to NV? No. But if that's all I could afford/wanted to spend, I'd be quite happy with it.
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    Cheers Eric for those comments. By foreground do you mean moderator or the ground?

    Bruce have you shot with the X sight? If yes how far would you be comfortable to shoot out to at night?

    BE

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    go for a Drone 15x about the best there is at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roedeer 1962 View Post
    go for a Drone 15x about the best there is at the moment
    What about during the day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big ears View Post
    Cheers Eric for those comments. By foreground do you mean moderator or the ground?

    Bruce have you shot with the X sight? If yes how far would you be comfortable to shoot out to at night?

    BE
    I mean land close to you - but moderator glare can also be a consideration. The sensor (in all digi-NV) tries to balance the contrast, meaning the back of the picture will go very dark when the foreground is bright. The art is to have your IR source pitched high (with the reticle in the bottom of the beam) and to drop down on to a target if you can as opposed to rise up to it. The picture is then balancing from the dark and seeking to show the most light.
    Last edited by Eric the Red; 16-11-2016 at 21:55. Reason: ...smelling missteak....
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    Thanks that makes a lot of sense.

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