ATN XSight II — Firmware Update is Out

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    oldspook
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    Instructions and the file are here:
    https://www.atncorp.com/firmware

    The update went smoothly for me and took maybe 3 minutes total time from writing the file to the SD to being up and running with the new version.  Testing will commence this afternoon.  :)

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    jfrazier30
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    any new features?   my XSight has been pretty stable lately (suprisingly)  
     

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    jfrazier30
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    Ah, i clicked the link and answered my question..

    New Features:

    • Bluetooth X-Trac Tactical Remote Control – Activated
    • Bluetooth Laser Ballistics Smart Range Finders – Activated
    • Import/export profiles to/from SD card

    Improvements:

    • Improved Display performance
    • Improved Night mode performance brightness in “High” mode
    • Added External power supply indicator
    • Improved Ballistic Calculator

    Fixed bugs:

    • Fixed – Device hangs after HDMI cable disconnected
    • Fixed – Incorrect displayed value in the distance widget
    • Fixed – Unable to stop video recording when battery is low
    • Fixed – Hangs the device when going in zero setup in BC mode
    • Fixed – Does not return the original value of the zoom
    • Fixed – Hangs the device during move reticle on max. zoom in the reticle setup mode.
    • Fixed – Reset the RAV mode if SD card was found with Firmware on it.
    • Various Other Bug Fixes
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    Ginuwine1969
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    How many people have the ATN xSight II and love it?

     

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    oldspook
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    “Ginuwine1969”How many people have the ATN xSight II and love it?

     

    
I don’t know of any air gunners who own it and love it.  This release of the firmware really improved the “feel” of the unit.  Buttons have a much more positive feel.  There was an issue with slow response to button presses which contributed to a lot of user frustration.  They have largely fixed that.  Sadly this iteration they imposed a 25M minimum range input limitation on the ballistics calculator… :(  Clearly the dipsticks who are advising ATN are straight up powder burners with absolutely no clue about the needs of any other shooting community.  That limitation is going to hit the crossbow users, although probably most of them just use the crossbow reticle.  It impacted me directly while I was at the range today.  I have access to a 22 meter indoor range.  So I had to rezero to 22 meters rather than simply let the ballistics calculator take care of it.  Hunters who have the money to spend and are the “sit and wait” kind of hunter will like it, especially at night.  The work around for the 25 meter limitation (until ATN fixes that) will be to zero something like 12 or 15 meters/yards and then use one of the reticles to do hold over and under for different ranges.   It is going to be ratters and vermin hunters who are hardest impacted by that little mistake.  The squirrels where I live have learned exactly the safe distance from my shooting bench. :) I saw one with his itty bity ruler out the other day measuring and he stopped at exactly 62 yards.  :(

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    plano_harry
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    I love it!  X2 3-14 use for both rats at night and squirrels in the daytime.  Have made several videos.  The new bluetooth laser rangefinder sounds cool.  It is not perfect, but way more fun than an optic.  I use it on my AR (air rifle) and my MSR for hogs and coyotes.

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    Alan
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    I have owned a 5×20 since the first week of August. I have taken about one terabyte of video with it, but the video since the upgrade is somewhat better, albeit I don’t know what they did to do that. And yes, the buttons work like they should. Before, you never knew. 

    I recently removed the X-Sight II from my .25 Marauder, and installed it on my 9 mm to night hunt pigs. The upgrade VASTLY improved the night vision, which was fairly good to start with. Speaking of which, some folks have had issues with the IR filter, but I haven’t. 

    The RAV will never work with an airgun (no recoil). And I’d wish they’d redo the firmware to make it more attractive to air gunners (shorter minimum distance settings and pellet weight).

    The Bluetooth works, and you can move files with it. I haven’t checked the battery drain, but it isn’t significant when using the external battery. Which, by the way, is a dead requirement for serious use!

    The X-Sight isn’t a bench rest scope, and it isn’t as clear as ANY optical scope. But for what it is, it is about as good as you can expect, especially so when considering the selling price. 

    Advice? Buy only the 5×20, and keep the zoom power low (unless you’re sighting in), and enjoy the night vision, with day vision added on. 

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    kmd1984
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    “Alan”

    The RAV will never work with an airgun (no recoil). And I’d wish they’d redo the firmware to make it more attractive to air gunners (shorter minimum distance settings and pellet weight).

    
What is “RAV”? 

    thanks,

    Kmd

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    Mousefart
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    RAV is Recoil Activated Video. A cool feature for powder guns (and maybe springers?) that automatically records to memory a predetermined x seconds of video before and after the shot. 

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    kmd1984
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    “Mousefart”RAV is Recoil Activated Video. A cool feature for powder guns (and maybe springers?) that automatically records to memory a predetermined x seconds of video before and after the shot. 

    
Wow, pretty cool feature. Keeps unnecessary recordings down…

    Thanks,

    Kmd

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    Ginuwine1969
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    Alan:  I heard the 3×14 was pretty good because of the larger FOV.  Do you find the Field Of View an little limiting on the 5×20?

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    fred27022003
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    I've had the X-sight II 5-20 , and I love it.   I just use it for rats and squirrels.    I set it out , aimed at two kill zones, go inside and hunt all night and day from my sofa, watching tv.   It isn't perfect.   Had it over two years.   I'm 166/170 rats with it.   I hit a bird at 137 using the computer , on an s510 .25, first shot.   hit 6 soda cans at 175 yards, with my .25 Crown, with the new slug liner.  34.7 gr. NSA , and the 44gr.   I use the laser rangefinder.   This combination is absolutely dead on for me.   I probably would not carry the thing out in the field, but armchair rat hunting it's great.  I also have hard wired IR lights onsite.   Never use the flashlight.   It guards the avocado trees well.

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    kmd1984
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    fred27022003

    I've had the X-sight II 5-20 , and I love it.   I just use it for rats and squirrels.    I set it out , aimed at two kill zones, go inside and hunt all night and day from my sofa, watching tv.   It isn't perfect.   Had it over two years.   I'm 166/170 rats with it.   I hit a bird at 137 using the computer , on an s510 .25, first shot.   hit 6 soda cans at 175 yards, with my .25 Crown, with the new slug liner.  34.7 gr. NSA , and the 44gr.   I use the laser rangefinder.   This combination is absolutely dead on for me.   I probably would not carry the thing out in the field, but armchair rat hunting it's great.  I also have hard wired IR lights onsite.   Never use the flashlight.   It guards the avocado trees well.

    Sounds great. Thanks for sharing.

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