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Unread 01-18-2007, 02:59 PM
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ATN day scopes

Has any one heard or know of how good are bad ATN day scopes are
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    Unread 01-18-2007, 03:02 PM
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    Re: ATN day scopes

    DO NOT BUY ANYTHING THAT SAIS ATN!!!! Run dont walk to another brand..
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    DO NOT BUY ANYTHING THAT SAIS ATN!!!! Run dont walk to another brand..

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    Yeah... what he said.

    I looked at one on a customers rifle and laughed - it was not blued or anodized... it was finished in black crackle paint. a true POS!

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    Re: ATN day scopes

    ya.... what they said... save the $$$ and buy a NF, upper end luppy or IOR .
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    Re: ATN day scopes

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    it was not blued or anodized... it was finished in black crackle paint. a true POS!

    [/ QUOTE ] Paint is actually better for MIL-SPEC scopes as it does not reflect IR light (Anodising DOES and Bluing CAN)

    But ATN scopes are seriously not worth the money - there's better stuff on offer, cheaper, from China.

    Cant say I like Nightforce much (before anybody starts - I have NO objective reason for this) maybe I just need more time with one. IOR good glass.
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    it was not blued or anodized... it was finished in black crackle paint. a true POS!

    [/ QUOTE ] Paint is actually better for MIL-SPEC scopes as it does not reflect IR light (Anodising DOES and Bluing CAN)

    But ATN scopes are seriously not worth the money - there's better stuff on offer, cheaper, from China.

    Cant say I like Nightforce much (before anybody starts - I have NO objective reason for this) maybe I just need more time with one. IOR good glass.

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    The scope that I saw was shinier than a matt finished Leupold or Nikon - the crinkle was a "wrinkled" gloss paint, not a camo type paint like that which is put on mil scopes.

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    Unread 01-19-2007, 09:48 AM
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    Re: ATN day scopes

    Yup - sounds like POSP type mil-spec paint. Like Hammerite for those of UK raising. IOR use BLACK paint (2 coats apparently [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]) - Doesn't need to be ROBAR or Cerakote.

    Still, shine IR light on it and with NV kit it'll just be DULL or maybe black. Do the same with (say) a PM2 and it shines like burnished silver.
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