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Yukon Photon

Posted: 06 Sep 2019, 16:23
by foxfire
Hi all
I'm a new member to the forum, I'm fairly new to night vision and have used Nite Site stuff in the past but recently obtained a Yukon Photon XT 6.5x50 which is adequate for what need , I have also acquired a 1.5x lens to give it a bit more mag I wanted to attach it to the Yukon using a step down ring I wondered if anyone knows what the thread size is on the Yukon lens please

Re: Yukon Photon

Posted: 16 Nov 2019, 01:52
Hello foxfire,

I have the Photon XT 6.5 X and bought a 'doubler' from Drew's Lab in Scotland. I toyed with trying to screw the lens directly to the XT, but decided I might wreck the sight altogether. Hence I bonded the lens to its plastic 'slip-on' mount as I found that it unscrewed with the recoil from my .222 rifle. I also put a single strip of thin plastic tape on the outside of the XT lens as a shim. The o-ring that came with the lens and mount was not sufficient to stop the whole thing moving forward with recoil. Hence I cut 4 slits [5/8'' long] equally spaced in the rear edge of the slip on mount with 1/8'' relief holes at the ín-board end of each slit. I clamped the mount in place with a SS hose clamp [painted black] and tensioned it carefully.

So far there is no movement and, shooting off a bench at 100 yards, I am getting 5 shot groups under 1/2" MOA in daylight. The rifle is an Anschutz 1532.


Re: Yukon Photon

Posted: 16 Nov 2019, 16:36
by muntjackdjb
I gave up with a doubler as field of view was poor.

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Re: Yukon Photon

Posted: 16 Nov 2019, 19:44
Yes, the field of view is more limited, but the Drew's Lab doubler both increases the range I can see, but does so with increased clarity or sharpness - though I don't understand the physics behind that observation. I use a thermal monocular to spot foxes initially and then shift to the scope to track them as they come in toward me as I whistle or when they come to one of my bait stations to eat so the field of view is less an issue, especially when they are calmly eating cheap dog food 60-80 yards away.