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Yukon Excelon YK24101 & other model monoculars

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Yukon Excelon YK24101 & other model monoculars

Postby nicksterdemus on Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:58 pm

Yukon Excelon 3x50 YK24101, 400 clams? For what? A plus sign followed by the numeral one? As well I copied many Yukon specs and don;t understand about the batteries or the running times. AA, AAA, Lithium and they last anywhere from 30-72hrs w/IR off.

$249.99
Specifications for Yukon 3x42mm Seawolf Monocular 24022WP:
I understand this. They made it waterproof. That's worth 50 bucks.
What about these gen1 offerings by Yukon?
4x50, 3x50, 5x50, 3x24, 3x42, 5x60
How is a 5x60, 100 clams(1/3 of it's total, 1/4 of the higher priced total) less than a 3x50?

How are the 300 and 400 buck models that much better than my Bushnell 2.5x42 Monocular with Built-in Dual IR 260200 w/ FREE UPS for 198 & some change?
Forgetabout the digital models. Just the gen1. Are the Yukon models using better quality optics? More lens?
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Re: Yukon Excelon YK24101 & other model monoculars

Postby greenjay on Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:52 am

Yukon Excelon 3x50 YK24101, 400 clams? For what? A plus sign followed by the numeral one? As well I copied many Yukon specs and don;t understand about the batteries or the running times. AA, AAA, Lithium and they last anywhere from 30-72hrs w/IR off.


Not quite understood what you are asking and What do you mean by "400 clams". All Excelon specs are listed on this site and on http://main.yukonopticsglobal.com/produ ... -3x50.html
too.
Including info on battery type and its life.
These specs are real, you may check it by just testing the device.

As for Gen.1+ this is not quite right - this is rather CF-Super image intensifier, an advanced version of Gen.1.
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Postby nicksterdemus on Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:41 am

Clams is dollars as in US. There's no such thing as a 1+. It's a sales hype trying to convince the public that there's a legitimate value to the $400 asking price. I was a little frustrated trying to find out information while wading through the BS. I'm sort of talking out loud. Why is this version, Excelon worth $400, the digital Ranger worth $400 while these other scopes by Yukon are only worth 250-300 clams? A little musing on my part. As well why does Yukon jump around from AA, AAA and/or Lithium batteries? AAA don't last long enough while Lithium is too expensive. The standards in this industry are lacking. The Bushnell 260200 has been around since at least 2002. Would you buy a digital camera from 2002? I just purchased a Smith & Wesson .40 M&P for 449 bucks. Comes w/2-15 round magazines, a rebate for 50 clams or 2 more magazines, a lifetime guarantee and the best of customer service. That sidearm will hold it's value while the scope's value will drop like a turd in a terlit.
I am excited about the possibility of the digital models bringing gen 1 technology closer to gen 2 while keeping the price down, extending the longevity and value.
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