Our full review of the ATN X Sight 4K
With two versions offering either 3-14x or 5-20x magnification, the X-Sight 4K Pro can be used in daylight and although the colour image is still a compromise compared to glass, the difference is much smaller compared to older models and remains crisp throughout the magnification range. At night, the provided infrared (IR) illuminator can either be attached to the specially designed mount or to a picatinny accessory rail. With the night mode enabled, the image is crisp at ranges airgun hunters are likely to operate at. At long range there is some pixelation at higher magnification. Although it is provided with a set of picatinny mounts, ATN designed the X-Sight 4K Pro to accept 30mm rails, allowing it to fit easily to rifles with dovetail rails as well. In addition, the eye relief is a more conventional 90mm and unlike the X-Sight 2, the model it succeeded, the scope has an integrated, rechargeable li-ion battery that will provide a claimed 18 hours of use.
Like all digital day/night scopes, the X-Sight 4K Pro has a huge range of features, functions and options which, at first sight, can be intimidating. However, a little time spent reading the instructions and using the scope soon reveals the logical layout. In addition, there are some excellent online instructional tutorials, including several from ATN itself.
Accessed by the rubberised buttons on the top of the scope, there are a range of options covering functions including zeroing as well as activating the ballistic calculator and features such a recoil activated recording and wifi. Selecting a spanner icon accesses five main menus – night vision, photo/video, display, profile/zero and settings – each with its own sub menu to allow you achieve the set up you want. It really is easier than it sounds.
You can choose from a selection of different reticle types in different colours, and the ability to set up profiles for different calibres, ammunition and zero distances means you can swap the scope to other rifles.
The X-Sight 4K Pro has a rangefinder feature which uses an algorithm based on an assumption of different size quarry species. Using it is fiddly though as it requires you to access a menu and then a sub menu and then use more buttons to frame your target within a pair of cursors.
Alternatively, as an additional purchase, ATN’s Auxiliary Laser Ballistic (ABL) rangefinder, screws onto the front of the scope. In addition to providing a distance reading, the ABL means you can use the X-Sight 4K Pro’s Ballistic Calculator function. By entering some basic information including the ballistic coefficient and weight of your pellet, velocity, zero range and the distance between the middle of the scope and the middle of your barrel, the calculator will adjust your point of aim relevant to the distance of your target.
An important consideration to note is that the X-Sight 4K Pro is not small. The scope itself weighs around a kilo, not including the mounts and the IR illuminator, and is 379mm (5-20x model. The 3-14x is 351mm). The ABL adds a further 360g and 111mm.