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Yukon Ranger 5x42 LT Digital Night Vision Monocular
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Texas Hog Hunter

by Rolando Zapata, from United States, TX Written on October 19, 2014
This review is based on my needs (night hog hunting) for this particular piece of equipment. I am reiterating what some of the previous reviews have mentioned.
The service from Optics Planet was great. The item arrived a day early and the recommendations from their service department have been extremely helpful.
1.I experienced problems with the lens caps from the get-go. They fall off easily. They need to be designed to stay on or come attached to the unit. (Lost one of the caps the first time I used it on a night hog hunt.
2. The focus is not hard to master but needs to have a tighter fit in order to hold it. I was looking at a feeder from a hunting blind and had to re-focus every time I picked the monocular up.
3. The IR illuminator points a bit to the left of the viewing area. (not a big deal)
4. The carrying bag for the monocular has got to be one of the poorest designs imaginable. It is way too small. You have a very real chance of turning them on when storing them in the bag (draining the batteries) and is incapable of holding ANY accessories.
5. Battery life is ok. I got thru a night’s hunting with one battery pack using it off and on thru out the night.
6. You do have some issues of readjusting your eye sight after using it. In my case it wasn’t an issue because I had a friend spotting with the Yukon and I was doing the shooting.
These issues are more annoying than actual impediments. Bottom line, the unit has a detection range of approximately 150-...
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Would recommend: Yes
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Warning to International Buyers

by SafetySam, from Australia, Australia Written on October 18, 2014
The image, brand logo and title state this is a YUKON model. What is being sent is Sightmark. Optics Planet expect buyer to pay for return International Postage because they sent the item either by mistake or deliberate hoping no complaint would be raised.

If I had made the mistake, I would expect to pay without question, but I didn't.

Yes I would recommend the YUKON brand. Sightmark totally unknown in Australia....
Pros:
  • YUKON brand
Cons:
  • SightMark
Would recommend: Yes
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Piece of crap

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, CO Written on April 1, 2013
My wife bought me this for Christmas at my request. I finally got to Colorado to try it out at night and it is virtually worthless. Maybe this one is defective, but focusing on anything more than about 10 feet away is impossible. And what you can see is not that much better than with the naked eye.
Pros: None
Cons: Useless...
Would recommend: Yes
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Poor Service

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, VA Written on March 8, 2013
I am terminally disappointed with service offered by Yukon. Instead of the modest repairs needed, I was offered a new product at a pitifully reduced price. The cost of returning the old unit, as required, offsets the price reduction on the new one. No more Yukons for me.
Pros: Low price
Cons: Poor service...
Would recommend: No
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Yukon Night Vision Ranger

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on October 27, 2012
Good quality for the price. My men seem to be very happy with the quality and effectiveness of the item.
Pros: Price is right
Cons: none...
Would recommend: Yes
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great long range invisible IR, but...

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on September 18, 2012
Ordered 3 NV devices; this plus Bushnell 2X24 and Stealthview II 3x42. Kept Bushnell 2x24. Neither digital had usable starlight capability, requiring constant illuminator use. Hard on illuminators and batteries. 5X FOV too small to use for surveillance. This device great if you have flat open fields or water (searchable horizons)for long range use. Obstructions (incl. leaves) less than 70 feet away produce reflections that wash out large area. High power illuminator invisible beyond 6 feet.
Pros: excellent long range illuminator, long range makes 5X usable
Cons: 5X=small field of view, no starlight capability, low power illuminator visible and died 2nd use...
Would recommend: No
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Best device for the price.

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on April 20, 2012
This unit is outstanding for the price range. Right out of the box, it's easy to set up and use. The 2 focus adjusters are very easy to configure. ADJUST THE EYE PIECE FIRST until you have a full view (it will still be blurry, but don't worry, that's what the other adjuster will fix). Also, it works GREAT with my Mac and Windows 7 computers. In fact, when hooked up to a computer and using the fullscreen to navigate the stars (or whatever you use it for), you DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT have to adjust ANYTHING. It somehow auto-focuses and you don't need to do anything but move your tripod and record. BRILLIANT.

The unit works in the DAYtime and night with excellent results for each. The IR illuminator is UNNECESSARY/no effect unless you are in fairly close quarters. Battery life is also better than expected, but I often use the AC adapter.

STAR GAZERS/UFO HUNTERS*****This is the unit for you!!!! I can't say that enough.. WOW!

I have this thing aimed out my 8th floor apartment window on a tripod. I can see 4 stars with my naked eye (fairly large city), but with this unit I see THOUSANDS...Yes, thousands. No exaggeration. And let me tell you, there are things flying around our airspace that aren't conventional technology.

In conclusion, this is a sturdy, reliable (lifetime warranty), and professional night vision device. Like others have said, this IS NOT a toy. This is the real deal with amazing clarity and quality.

"Just shut up and give them your money" haha ki...
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Would recommend: Yes
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Fair Deal !

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on January 9, 2012
Good fun with the kids !
Pros: Ease of use...
Would recommend: Yes
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Yukon did not respond to support request

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, WI Written on December 28, 2011
My wife purchased this as a gift that I picked out. Part of the view screen worked just as advertised - another 1/3 to 1/2 was totally grayed out and unusable. I tried to contact Yukon support and couldn't reach them ("leave a message"). They never got back to me, so back the product goes to the seller. Very disappointed in product support by manufacturer and I wouldn't buy another Yukon product based on that.
Pros: Good features for the price
Cons: Product was defective...
Would recommend: Yes
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Yukon 5 x 42

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on November 11, 2011
Had this brand new unit 3 days now, what a waste of 315.0. Field of view very narrow,picture very grainy, both focus wheels too loose and are constantly adjusting themselves when walking or handling, very difficult to hold steady eyepiece too small, a very fiddly, annoying, piece of kit, and a poor performerin my opinion.
Pros: Looks nice
Cons: Focus adjustments too loose / grainy picture / eyepiece too small...
Would recommend: No
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