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Yukon Advanced Optics Mini Varmint Hunter 1.5x42 1st Generation Night Vision Riflescope (20 Degree Angle of View) with Illuminated Red Cross Reticle

B&H # YU15X42MVHG1 Mfr # YK26011
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Price: $399.97

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Yukon Advanced Optics, a world wide leader in the development and distribution of night vision and sporting optics, stay true to their one simple mission; to produce high quality optics at affordable prices. Their items are lightweight, compact, and quite durable. Extreme care is taken in the construction and design of each optic, and special attention is paid to the art and physics of optical science. This level of quality control ensures that each device is a joy to hold, use, and look through.

Good things definitely come in small packages. When you mount the 1.5x42 Mini Varmint Hunter Night Vision Riflescope to your receiver, you own the night. The lightweight but incredibly durable housing sports a sleek profile, giving you the edge when it comes to maneuvering through the night and thick cover. The controls are easy to use, even in bad weather or with gloves on. This is a first generation NVRS, with excellent resolution (30 lp/mm) and high quality optics. Sight acquisition is fast, shot placement is accurate and regardless of the weather or the lighting, you'll be on target quick and easy. There are many different variables that affect the distance that one can see with a night vision device, among them the object's size, the level of details being sought from the object and the conditions of observation.  Night vision devices detect much further under a full moon and clear skies than they will under a new moon and cloudy skies.  Many different formulas are used to determine the statistic of maximum viewing range and this varies by manufacturer, so ultimately the generation of the intensifier tube is much more relevant than any quoted statistic when determining the maximum viewing range.

All night vision devices sold by B&H have mechanisms in place to protect the intensifier tube from a sudden burst of bright light, but this does not mean that bright light doesn't damage the device.  Bright light in any form is not good for the longevity and performance of image intensifier tubes.

45mm Eye Relief
Weaver rail mountable
±4 Dioptric correction
Extreme Range of Recognition
Able to recognize human shape/form at 492' (150 m)
Illuminated Red on Green Reticle
Illuminated red cross reticle delivers excellent target acquisition
Extreme Temperature Operating Range
-22 to 104° F (-30 to +40° C)
High Quality 1st Generation Intensifier tube
1st Generation intensifier tube delivers 30 lp/mm specified resolution
Intensifier Tube 1st Generation
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Infrared Illuminator Yes
Magnification 1.5x
Angle of View 20°
Field-of-View (@ 1000 Yds) 1050' (349 m at 1000 m)
Minimum Focus Distance 23.0' (7.0 m)
Impact Point Correction per Click 20.0 mm @ 100 meters
Lens System Not specified by manufacturer
Power Source 2 1.5 V "AA" type batteries
(50 hr run time without IR, 30 hr with IR)
Weatherproofing Weather-resistant
Dimensions 8.6 x 3.2 x 3.4" (218 x 80 x 85 mm) WxHxD
Weight 1.9 lb (850 g)
Yukon Advanced Optics Mini Varmint Hunter 1.5x42 1st Generation Night Vision Riflescope (20 Degree Angle of View) with Illuminated Red Cross Reticle
  • Flip-up Lens Cover
  • Angled Rubber Eye Cup
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    Yukon Advanced OpticsMini Varmint Hunter 1.5x42 1st Generation Night Vision Riflescope with Illuminated Red Cross Reticle
     
    4.8

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Accurate (7)
    • Clear (6)
    • Easy to adjust (5)
    • Easy to install (5)
    • Rugged (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Night vision (8)
      • Hunting (6)
      • Tactical (4)
      • Short range (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Hunter / fisherman (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

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      4.0

      a bargan for entry level

      By shooter

      from Kansas

      About Me Hunter

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Clear
      • Easy To Adjust
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Night Vision
        • Short Range

        Comments about Yukon Advanced Optics Mini Varmint Hunter 1.5x42 1st Generation Night Vision Riflescope with Illuminated Red Cross Reticle:

        clear optics, easy to adjust. crosshair reticle is sharp even at lowest settings, holds zero after 100 rounds and repeated mount and dismount,ideal for varmite calling out to 150 yards.

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        5.0

        Priced right - Excellent device

        By Art the land owner

        from North Georgia

        About Me Hunter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Adequate Power
        • Clear
        • Easy To Adjust
        • Easy To Install
        • Rugged

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Hunting
        • Night Vision
        • Short Range
        • Tactical

        Comments about Yukon Advanced Optics Mini Varmint Hunter 1.5x42 1st Generation Night Vision Riflescope with Illuminated Red Cross Reticle:

        I use the night vision scope for hunting coyotes and to have an extra hedge against the dark. Seeing this clearly at night and having the advantage of a sighted night vision rifle gives me the power to rid my property of preditor. 2 double A batteries last a long time and the control to brighten the cross hairs is awsome. Any moonlight eliminates the need for the Infra red illuminator saving even more of the battery life. I would recommend (and have recommended)this product to anyone with Night vision needs. I even bought a second device so my son can hunt with me. Previously I used a hand held Night vision scope but the difference between that and being able to zero in on the target with the Night vision scop attached is accuracy and speed. This has made me master of the night. I love this product. There are also no negatives about it. It is built sturdy and rugged. I know I will be using this for many years to come. Excellent product

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        5.0

        Awesome

        By Gunny G USMC

        from Camp Lejeune NC

        About Me Law Enforcement/Military

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Adequate Power
        • Clear
        • Easy To Adjust
        • Easy To Install
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hunting
          • Night Vision
          • Tactical

          Comments about Yukon Advanced Optics Mini Varmint Hunter 1.5x42 1st Generation Night Vision Riflescope with Illuminated Red Cross Reticle:

          I get leery when I hear, Good for the money.
          I read the reviews on NVRS NVscopes and this one kept getting great reviews. Especially the 1.5x42 titanium varmit hunter. This Scope!

          I bought this scope last Oct/Nov time frame, "2011". I've owned it for around 9 months now. I am impressed. It is great, No spots, the view is awesome for a 1st gen NV system. I mounted it on an M4 type rifle. (AR15-type carbine). I like the red adjustable reticle.

          I have been using military NV systems since the mid 80's including combat and flight ops. So using the latest Generation 3 PINNACLE® tube stuff, I thought I would be spoiled. Of course it's not gen three but very useable for hunting or night shooting.

          No buyers remorse here.
          Very Respectfully,
          Gunny G USMC

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best deal in NV Hunting

          By Sarge

          from Texas Hill Country

          About Me Hunter

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Adequate Power
          • Clear
          • Easy To Adjust
          • Easy To Install
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hunting
            • Night Vision
            • Tactical

            Comments about Yukon Advanced Optics Mini Varmint Hunter 1.5x42 1st Generation Night Vision Riflescope with Illuminated Red Cross Reticle:

            I paired this scope with a $75 Pulsar 805 IR light I mounted on a side rail. The results are my GenI Yukon/Pulsar setup compares with my $3500 GenII setup. Calrity and reach are both there. Took me a minute to adjust the scope sight (on the rear) but once adjusted it came into view very nicely. Bore sighted it during the day with the lens cover down and one shot killed a couple of hogs that night. Just a great bargain and B&H are great folks.

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            5.0

            Really Good

            By Xingalloyd

            from Pascagoula, Ms

            About Me Hunter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Clear
            • Easy To Adjust
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Hunting
            • Night Vision

            Comments about Yukon Advanced Optics Mini Varmint Hunter 1.5x42 1st Generation Night Vision Riflescope with Illuminated Red Cross Reticle:

            This scope is well worth the money. It has preformed well and is easy to use

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            one of the best 1st gen scopes..

            By Jason

            from PA

            About Me Gun Collector

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            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hunting
                • Long Range
                • Night Vision
                • Short Range
                • Tactical

                Comments about Yukon Advanced Optics Mini Varmint Hunter 1.5x42 1st Generation Night Vision Riflescope with Illuminated Red Cross Reticle:

                Moon was about 3/4 but it was extremely cloudy. I turned this on and over 500m was lit up easily. The scope loses its high quality focus over 150m which is ok for me considering mines on a .45 carbine. The IR light is nicer then most scopes thats a fact. its still pretty powerful up to 100m.

                Just be sure to turn the reticle brightness low so you can get better visual of the contents outside.

                Weight was a huge advantage over my Aries mk258 "8oz lighter"

                Get the scope. thats all i can say. This site is the best price out there and the ups service is free ?! i recieved in 2 days. So this site is pretty fast aswell.

                Follow are my ratings for a first gen

                Quality: 5/5 for a first gen for sure.
                Weight: 5/5, titanium..
                IR: 5/5, perfect spot, high quality light
                Vision clarity: 5/5
                Scope settings: 4.5/5, Easy to learn. even without manual
                Manual: 3/5, Lacking operation content!!
                Price: 5/5, id rather pay 500 for this then my AMT..

                Overall: 4.75/5

                If your getting a 1st gen scope get this. 1.5x is also a perfect zoom. focus is easy to work.

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                4.0

                More than I expected

                By Roach

                from South Africa. Kwazulu Natal

                About Me Hunter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Clear
                • Rugged

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hunting
                  • Night Vision

                  Comments about Yukon Advanced Optics Mini Varmint Hunter 1.5x42 1st Generation Night Vision Riflescope with Illuminated Red Cross Reticle:

                  Small,light and easy to use. work great for bushpig. Much more than i bargained for.

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                  (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  SHAZZZAM

                  By NIGHT HAWK

                  from TEXAS

                  About Me Occasional Shooter

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate

                  Cons

                  • Limited Adjustability

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Vision

                  Comments about Yukon Advanced Optics Mini Varmint Hunter 1.5x42 1st Generation Night Vision Riflescope with Illuminated Red Cross Reticle:

                  I LOVE THIS THING
                  I WOULD RECOMEND TO EVERY ONE

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