Armasight Orion 4x Gen+1 vs Yukon 2.5x Night Vision - THR

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Old August 13, 2014, 08:19 AM   #1
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Armasight Orion 4x Gen+1 vs Yukon 2.5x Night Vision

Ok, THR folks.......

Both have a similar price
Both are in the price range that I want to pay (kids in college)
(So..... I get it, GEN2, 3, and 4 ARE better... But..... No bueno, for mi dinero)

Which would you buy, and why?

Use is for up to 60-70 yard shots at Texas boars....

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Old August 13, 2014, 09:32 AM   #2
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Having already owned a Gen1, I would not do it again. Frankly, my natural night vision is better than Gen1, with a broader field of view and binocular capability.

In my opinion, Gen1 is useless without an illuminator, but the illuminator is also useless in wooded or brushy areas, because the illuminator blooms on the brush/branches and everything hiding in them remains in darkness.

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Old August 30, 2014, 06:44 PM   #3
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Look for the Yukon Photon, also sold as the Sightmark Photon in the USA. Its a digital scope rather than tubed and will set you back less than $600.

Review of three main digital NV scoped here:

This youtube channel from THR member bennybone has several review videos under US conditions:
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