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Old 01-30-2021, 02:07 PM
3040 Kraig 3040 Kraig is offline
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I have a Photon XT 4.6. Itís unable to bring in enough light on a moonless or half moon night. Any thoughts on how to make it more useful?
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Old 02-05-2021, 01:30 PM
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You will need a more powerful IR emitter (flashlight) in 850nm. There are many options, but a Sniper Hawg light with a 50mm lens should do well as could many others.

Do a search for IR flashlights with the 850 nm emitter. You should be able to shoot to about 250 yds. at night with that extra IR lighting.
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Old 02-05-2021, 01:32 PM
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Oh! If you haven't done so, you will need to punch out the center ring on the objective lens cover. That will allow you to sharpen your image in the scope view.
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Old 02-08-2021, 02:14 PM
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DoubleUp. are you talking about at night? because it has a pin hole for day time hunting. and i open the entire cap when hunting at night.
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Old 02-12-2021, 09:02 PM
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Yes Sir, with the scope cap fully open, the image is somewhat blurred at night and has a very narrow adjustment range of focus. If you notice you Objective cover, it has about a 3/4" diameter ring around the pinhole. That ring will punch out, and don't worry it can be put back in as well. It will give you more range of focus and greatly increase the sharpness of the picture with that punched out. They made it that way for exactly that purpose. You will of course need a more powerful IR light than the weak one mounted on the scope, but you were looking for that anyway. I promise you will be much happier with the scope.
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