For going on two decades, Night Optics has been a favorite of shooters aiming to conquer the dark. And recently, the California-based thermal detecting and low-light optics manufacturer expanded its catalog with two new optics that are sure to pique the interest of numerous night crawlers.
Perhaps the more versatile of the two new night vision optics is the Krystal 950. The clip-on sight is designed to bring superior low-light performance to daytime riflescopes with no loss of zero.
Its new housing design provides improved light transference to the image intensifier tube. And the new multi-coated HD optic boosts contrast and clarity by more than 25 percent over Night Optic’s original D-930 clip-on sight.
The sight is available with two rear aperture options, a standard 24mm aperture or a large 34mm. Shooters can expect magnification capability as high as 25x when paired with a high quality day optic.
The sight comes with built-in manual gain (image brightness) control that allows for on-the-fly image brightness adjustments. It is available with generation 2+ black and white and a Generation 3 gated image intensifier.
The unit can be mounted directly to the front objective lens of a daytime riflescope with a custom Night Optics throw-lever adapter. Or it can attach to a Picatinny rail with the included rail mount adapter.
Shooters, however, will have to get ready for a different feel to their rifle with the sight. Tipping the scales at 23 ounces, the unit adds a considerable amount of weight to a firearm.
Night Optics other new product is the Magnus 790, a 6x night vision riflescope. The unit is the new and improved update to the company's very popular D-760 6x scope.
According to the company, the scope incorporates a number of new technologies to deliver 20 percent more clarity of light transference over the D-760.
The scope features an ergonomically designed power supply and control system at the rear. This enables easy adjustments to device's power, reticle color, reticle brightness and gain without taking eyes off the target.
Standard features of the optic include new and improved 6x magnification; shockproof housing; dual color Mil-Dot reticle with brightness control; precise optical focus; manual gain control; windage and elevation adjustments and impressive battery life. The Magnus 790 is currently available in Generation 3 autogated with manual gain and Generation 2+ black and white.
The Krystal 950 has an MSRP of $4,449. The Magnus 790 has an MSRP of $4,779.99.