Smart Scope Review – ATN X-Sight 4K Pro

If it’s high tech you’re looking for in a rifle scope, you’ll find it in the ATN X-Sight 4K Pro. As you’ll see in the listed features below, a whole lot is going on with this particular scope.

Sometimes you want to be able to use a rifle scope during the day, other times you may need to use one at night. This scope has you covered with crisp night shot capabilities.

And, in the world of YouTube videos or other Social Media outfits that support video, there may be times that you’d like to record what you’re looking at through your scope. The X-Sight can accommodate with that as well.

  • The ATN X-Sight 4K Pro 3-14x Smart Day/Night Rifle Scope 
  • Standard Mounting Rings
  • Long Eye Relief
  • IR Light Included
  • 3-14x Magnification
  • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
  • Streaming Capable
  • Record to HD Capable
  • Smart Rangefinder
  • Night Vision
  • RAV (Recoil Activated Video Feature)
  • Electric Compass
  • Multiple Color and Pattern Reticle Options
  • Micro USB Type C
  • 18+ Hours of Continued Battery Life
  • Weather Resistant
  • 90mm Eye Relief
  • 1080p Recording Resolution
  • Ballistic Calculator
  • Obsidian 4 Dual Core Processor

No, you’re not looking at the specs of a laptop; it’s an honest to goodness rifle scope. I extracted some of the most prominent features above, but this isn’t the entire list of features.

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Pro’s and Con’s

The Pro’s:

Choosing a Favorite Reticle

For those of us who are creatures of habit, this warrants appreciation. The choice of reticle type is an excellent feature for those of us who have a particular reticle that we’d rather use- or a specific color. Also, the reticle is dynamic and will adjust its hash marks to changes you make as you zoom in or out.

Night Vision

The night vision is crisp and clear, with several different settings to hone in adjustments. This is why it’s in the pro’s section. But as is true with many scopes with night vision, an additional night shot light will significantly enhance the feature’s capabilities, allowing you better range and increased video clarity in the dark.

Bells and Whistles

Are these features a must? No. But they’re fun to use nonetheless! Streaming video to an app on your phone, as well as onboard recording to a micro HD card, can save you the trouble of having to repeat your hunting stories to friends and family over and over again.

The recoil activated video feature allows you not to have to mess around with starting and stopping a video, and starts recording just before your shot. With

this extra step removed from the equation, you can concentrate on the task at hand, which is whatever you’re getting a bead on through your scope.

Ballistics Calculator

The onboard ballistics calculator figures the humidity, wind speed, wind direction, temperature, barometric pressure, altitude, rifle type, bullet weight, initial velocity, zero range, ballistic coefficient, drag function, sight height, rifle and shooting angle. You’ll have the information on hand to make the complicated long-range shots that you might need to take.

The Con’s:

Lots of Button Pushing

This is a con that is subject to interpretation or debate, depending on the task at hand. There are so many different functions available through this scope, that if what you’re looking for isn’t at the front of the functions list, then you’ll be pressing the buttons repeatedly to get to the function you want.

Let’s face it; there isn’t a lot of real estate to create a variety of buttons for different applications, so the list is an “inline” type. The design of the scope is supposed to be as close to a traditional look as possible. Also, with every button you add, you decrease the integrity of the weatherproofing- which brings me to my next con.

Not Waterproof

It’s essential to make the distinction between waterproof, water-resistant, and weather-resistant, so we don’t wind up destroying our scopes. In this case, the ATN X-Sight 4k Pro is only weather-resistant.

A waterproof scope won’t care what the weather conditions are. But to be safe, weather-resistant might as well mean “keep it dry and safe from the rain.”

User Experiences

This scope first hit the market somewhere in 2018. When it came out, users had a lot of complaints about a variety of issues. However, many of the complaints and poor ratings had an “if only” sense to them.

“If only” the body’s quality were better, this would have been a great scope.

“If only” the scope would have kept my zero. “If only” the software were more reliable. After its initial release, it suffered no shortage of problems- but the innovations in one way or the other, caused for people to wish specific issues didn’t exist to love the scope, instead of hating it completely.

As time passed, upgrades were released for the software, and quality issues were engineered out. Now in 2020, the reviews that come in concerning this scope are a completely different story.

A majority of the most recent reviews paint a much better picture than what you’ll find through earlier years, as the different issues were ironed out of the scope.

Users generally find the scope fun and easy to use. The different features have a tendency to broaden the horizons for the users, doing things that they’d otherwise not bother with, or changing up their reasoning for shooting just for the sake of trying out different features. Hunting hogs at night when before you’d only do day hunting, for example.

Conclusion

It’s a toss-up whether or not one would consider this to be a luxury item in the world of scopes. If you’re making hunting, shooting, or outdoor videos, this will be an obvious step forward in those efforts.

But if you’re an infrequent hunter that isn’t interested in taking videos or utilizing the night vision, there are hundreds of cheaper scopes that will serve you well. However, if you do wind up investing in the scope and don’t currently take hunting videos or do any night shooting, chances are you’ll wind up doing so after having your hands on the capability to do so- even if it’s just for fun.

At the end of the day, the ATN X-Sight 4K Pro is a good quality high tech scope that will assist you in broadening your horizons while keeping you on target.

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