Everything I was looking for. Simple and affordable. Got it a little late for this years hog hunt but can’t wait to use it next year. If you had a thermal in an inexpensive price and simple like this one I’d buy it in a heartbeat.
I actually like this scope even though I gave it three stars. Most of my “complaints” are probably operator error and unfamiliarity with the product. Never the less, here are my reasons: 1. Its a computer in a scope. Meaning that the user is looking at a digital screen. I find that my 50 yr old eyes struggle to focus on a screen that’s so close. I would compare it to viewing a cell phone up close. It take some getting used to. 2. The one shot zero is ok. I have this scope on a .223 rifle. I found that I had to sight it in at no more than 50 yds in order to view the POI and that was even a challenge because it only let me use the 3x magnification. I used a big piece of cardboard so I could mark the POI with marker in order to identify it in the scope. It took me three shots. I suppose I could have looked at a ballistics chart and sighted it in at 25 yds. 3. Positioning the infrared light has been a challenge. I’ve struggled to position it so that it doesn’t “wash out” the computer screen. If it’s not positioned right it will saturate the screen and it will turn white. It takes some adjusting to position it correctly. Once positioned, it seems to work ok. The scope work great without the infrared light on nights with adequate moonlight. 4. Battery management could be an issue for me. This will be something I’ll have to get used to. It appears that the battery life will perform as advertised at least while it’s new. Now the positives: 1. It’s priced right. I like that I can get optics like this in a price that’s affordable. 2. It appears to be good quality. I think that it will be as rugged as standard optics and hold up to the use. 3. It find that it’s simple to use and doesn’t have a lot of complexity for a computer. The buttons are big enough to use in the dark. 4. It fits nicely in my rifle and came with mounting rings and the right allen wrenches for the screws! That’s helpful! I purchased the scope from ATN’s website and have been very pleased with their customer service. They sent timely emails and provided helpful information. I’m looking forward to using the scope and it will be helpful for the intended purpose. It’s just a different experience from standard optics and has a learning curve. I would purchase it again and will probably upgrade sometime in the future.
Good scope, had to send one back in for a replacement. One use and would not power on. A new one was send out quick though. The new one they sent me was not the same i sent back, but it works fine. Battery life is fairly low, need to charge after a 3-4 hour sitting so it wont die next time out. Overall, a good scope.
The LTV 3-9 scope is light and compact compared to it's bigger brother the 4k pro, even after giving up all the bells and whistles with the LTV makes it up with what it doesn't have. The LTV's light weight and size fits my short range smaller rifles form factor well.