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.