Night Owl Optics NightShot Digital Night Vision Riflescope Review

Night Owl Optics NightShot Digital Night Vision Riflescope review

The NightShot is one of the best night Owl’s pride and delight NV scopesIt has high-quality digital rifle scopes. A new NightShot Rifle Scope is easy to use and a lightweight device.

These night owl optics help you see in the dark to acquire your target by night vision riflescopes. It is a 3-power digital night vision riflescope with a range of 100 yards of detection.

Night Owl Optics NightShot Digital Night Vision Riflescope with IR illuminator

The Scope can perform very well on the low-light situations, and it has a standard feature at a 52mm lens on a 5.6 degrees field view. The significant addition of this device boasts a rectangular shape with the front top infrared illuminator.





3 Each in B/W


640 x 480 Display

Infrared Illuminator


Scope Height 

1.5 Inches

Eyepiece Adjustment

+/- 4 D

Field of View


Eye Relief

2.7 inches

Battery Type

4 AA

Battery Life

Approximately 3 Hours

Focus Range

100 Yards to Infinity


13.2" X 2.7" X 4"


1.3 lbs


Black Finish

This night vision scope has a 640×480 resolution display with close-range scope shots above 150 yards that will require a lot of eyes squinting. Eye relief is little more than 2.5 inches distance from the center-line of Scope. 

so you will get the three types of knobs:

  • Windage adjustment
  • Elevation adjustment
  • The focus of the objective lens

The elevation and windage adjustment knobs can change individual settings at a rate of 1/4″ per click during aiming at 50 yards. Thіѕ ѕсоре іѕ rаtеd ѕhосkрrооf fоr rесоіl uр tо.30 аnd lower rіflеѕ. It is a vеrу рорulаr ѕсоре fоr mоuntіng tо аn АR rіflе.

The Digital Night Vision Riflescope is designed with four standard AA batteries that can be placed quickly, but removing the extent from the rifle to change batteries and range is more power consumption. This Scope will offer a maximum zoom to 3x of the blur, and it will focus from 3m to infinity.

What is a Digital Night Vision Rifle Scope?

A digital night vision is a cheaper option for night time environment use. Rifle Scope provides many features like sound, rangefinding, video recording, wifi, and Bluetooth connectivity, etc. These devices are designed for mounting on weapons and equipped with one or more reticle pattern. A digital night vision riflescope is equipped with several types of night vision tubes ranging from Gen one up to Gen 3 FLAG.

What Reticles are Available on the NightShot Rifle Scope?

Night shot rifle scope offers three types of bоth blасk аnd whіtе соlоrѕ that providing а ѕеlесtіоn оf six rеtісlе орtіоnѕ fоr соnvеnіеnсе. These are dot, crosshair, and a hash mark rеtісlе соuntіng for both bullets drop and wind drift.

The NightShot Scope is used for night time and varmint hunting that can also be mounted to pellet, paintball, and airsoft guns.

Can this Digital NightShot Scope record video?

The NightShot isn’t able to sound or record video. Generally, this is a peak of digital rifle scopes that only seems to be an exception to the rule.

However, we prefer the simplicity and the plain basic approach because it relates to a traditional Zen 1 IIT scope. 

IR Tech:

It is an IR illuminator upfront of this Scope, and it is a mounting point for an accessory. The IR blaster is right one of the above lenses, and that will give enough illumination for this Scope. This model camera sensors pick up the excellent image at roughly 75-100 yards and in the full moon night, you will get good pictures at about 150 yards.

Rifle Compatibility:

  • Rifles below 30 caliber bullet (magnum or non-magnum)
  • Rifles with a 30 caliber non-magnum bullet
  • Not bullet over 30 calibers is rated 


  • Crossbow
  • Rifle
  • Paint-ball
  • Shotgun + Pellet gun


  • 850 nm IR
  • 6 Reticle Options
  • Weatherproof


  • Not great for long-range shots

Construction & Durability:

This Scope using aluminum, the engineers from night owl optics have decided to go with a thermoplastic. This Scope is making sealed with dustproof and waterproof, so you can safely take it out on a day.


  • Weatherproof and dustproof
  • 100 yd range in a nighttime environment
  • Built-in an infrared illuminator
  • High resolution, 640×480 display
  • windage and elevation adjustments of 1/4 inch at 50 yards
  • Weaver and Picatinny mounting
  • Three black and white reticles
  • Approximately 3hrs battery life with 4AA batteries

It is a user-friendly optic for the shooter and the best thing about this scope that users report will be stunning clarity. In general, a windage adjustment will focus from 3 meters to infinity.

Also, the rubbery eyeshade is the best one; this allows you to lay your head against the optic, and that will be at the exact eye relief distance. Digital night vision scopes can be used throughout the day as well, thus providing superior versatility.

Battery Life:

The battery assembly is right beneath this Scope, and this is a secure latch that opens it up. You will find lithium batteries(4AA) inside, and that will be sufficient to power your Scope for 2 hours at High IR settings and 4-6 hours on Low IR. The lithium batteries will get a few or more hours of work out of the Scope.

The alkaline batteries are excellent quality; turning the IR off will get you around 12 hours of operational time and more than 17 hours with lithium ones.

Final Thoughts

The NightShot is an ideal choice for Rifle Scope that comes with an interesting night vision. This Scope can perform in low-light situations but, a small display will perform a better resolution.

The most important fact is that the Scope features an infrared illuminator. The Scope only comes with a cloth to clean your lenses and an instructional guide.

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