Does anyone know how the ABL with attach to our Thor 4’s since it doesn’t have a sunshade? Looking at the ATN Website it shows the rangefinder clamping onto the 4K sunshade. There is a little room ahead of the focus ring but not much.
No worries with that. Just got the ABL in the mail today. The rangefinder includes adapters for the threads on the 4k, xsight2 and the Thor 4. U then thread on an included sunshade. It’s all ahead of the focus ring and doesn’t move.
You are correct. The ABL 1000 comes with a sunshade that threads directly to the X sight 4k and three adapters that will work on the other scopes. - Few notes. The battery does not go in the scope as they say in the instructions - it is reversed. Also - key point - Do not sit and hold the pair button on the ABL - it will never pair. - Double tap the ABL button and it will pair...
Had to mount the ABL 1000 behind the focus ring because when mounted on the included sunshade the focus ring was locked in place.
Looks like you mounted the ABL too far aft on the included sunshade then. It should line up with the front of the sun shade, then there is ample room to turn the focus ring. How did you mount it behind the focus ring, do you have pics? It might just be an alternative to shorten the whole setup!
Thanks for the pics, looking pretty good and smart solution! Only thing I'm worried about is the clamp will damage the protruding markings (Thor 4 and the resolution numbers) on the sides of the scope...
I just found out that it is even mentioned in the most recent version of the ONLINE instruction manual on the ATN site (not on the paper version you get in the box). They show it with the Laser in the same orientation (on the side of the scope), but I took it a step further and rotated it so it is on top now! It shortens the whole setup immensely, and the weight is much more centrally distibuted, so that it is now very well possible to take off hand shots with it! (which was nearly impossible with the "normal" configuration because it was so F### front heavy....)
Some observations/suggestions/cautions if you want to go this route as well:
Put some vinyl tape over the protruding markings on the side of the front bell (the type/name on one side and the magnification on the other side.)
Put 2 small flat rubberbands on the front bell, behind the focus ring where the forward half of the clamp will be gripping it so the ABL doesn't slip off. (the instr. manual talks about a rubber piece, but mine didn't have it in the box, so therefore the rubber bands)
Remove the grubscrew on the clamp altogether (it will damage the bell when you leave it on and tighten it. it is not nessesary as the clapmping force over the rubberband is more than enough to keep it from moving. (we're talking airgun use here, the instr. manual talks about 50 torque pounds of tightening force, which to me seems more oriented to powderburners...)List item 3
It MIGHT be nessesary to put a small piece of rubber between the aft merging ends of the clamp (so aft of the 2 clampingscrews in the gap that closes when you tighten the screws (I cut a small piece off of a bike tire inner tube and that was thick enough (one layer, not double). This angles the laser range finder enough downwards so the calibration happens (at 50 yards) with the laser more or less in the center of the display. Without the rubber piece the laser was too far in the top of the screen, so that I could not reach it with the red bracket during the calibration process.
Move the ABL far enough BACK so that the protruding piece on the bottom/inside of the Laser housing (the piece that is normally in the recessed part of the sunshade) is BEHIND the forward bell, or else i think it will damage (crush) the bell.
All in all a huge improvement in my book!
Last Edit: Feb 14, 2020 12:03:24 GMT -8 by martint
lakehouse: Have BinoX 4K and when screen froze while watching I had to reset by holding down power and enter for several seconds and all returned to normal except now the laser finder will not come up. Waiting on reply from ATN meanwhile can anyone help?
Jan 22, 2020 7:11:50 GMT -8
dustyroads: WalMart salesman got me the right SD card so I need instructions for detailed downloding firmware via my laptop to the SD than installing to Thor HD
Jan 23, 2020 9:50:29 GMT -8
trombley: where do I register my binox-hd 4-16x?
Jan 23, 2020 10:29:58 GMT -8
dustyroads: OK-thank you ATN for the YouTube SD updating video👍
Jan 23, 2020 11:58:57 GMT -8
reno: I'm a newbe to both this list and to night vision scopes. I purchased a X-Sight 2 3-14 and am having issues with connecting it thru WiFi to my iPhone which is my hot spot. Bluetooth works but only gives me access to the settings and environment. Any help?
Jan 31, 2020 4:02:27 GMT -8
tupelojim: In respose to "reno" I believe you need to have the "Obsidian" not "obsidian4" app installed on your phone to connect x-sight 2 to you phone!
Feb 1, 2020 7:57:48 GMT -8
poncho: Hello everyone
Feb 1, 2020 16:47:27 GMT -8
richy: can aanyone advise me how to upload a bio upgrade to my 4-k Pro from my macbook using the supplied cord?
Feb 3, 2020 12:10:42 GMT -8
reno: Looking to change or edit the list of targets on my X-Sight 2 under the range finder, anyway to export to card?
Feb 5, 2020 6:02:56 GMT -8
ldb7: Got new xsight pro 3-14 yesterday and needing help. Charged it for a few hours out of the box. Inserted mini sd 64 gb (formatting by SanDisk). ATN agreed to install newest firmware prior to shipping. Turns on, but freezes up in few seconds
Feb 7, 2020 9:56:11 GMT -8
ldb7: I waited on hold with ATN for 30 min then left my number to call back. They called me back after about an hour. We immediately got disconnected and they DIDNT CALL ME BACK! 😡
Feb 7, 2020 10:00:32 GMT -8
zelda: I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will not connect to my 4K Pro 5x25 Scope. I have already sent it in to ATN once and nothing changed when I got it back. I have tried everything. But it connect to my wife's iPhone.
Feb 9, 2020 16:15:14 GMT -8
pcrocker243: hello fellow ATN owners. Have been using ATN thor 4 284 7x28 since Dec 2019. Absolutely love the scope. Today I cannot get the scope to power on. The battery is charged up. After holding the power button for 30 sec, the scope still will not power on. This
Feb 11, 2020 3:23:45 GMT -8
pcrocker243: Anyone experienced black screen on ATN thor 4?
Feb 11, 2020 4:30:28 GMT -8
teajay: Hi, i have a ATN x sight 2, and is there any chance of getting the smart reticle for this model??
Feb 11, 2020 6:47:08 GMT -8
7192042: I have called them three days in a row and left my call back number. They have never called me back. My Thor4 has not been used hardly at all. It worked fine then next night it would not come on. I have tried loading new firmware, but same wont come on.
Feb 11, 2020 20:38:50 GMT -8
odin: Without stating the obvious, have you tried charging it? Maybe it was not shut down correctly the night before or charger not connected correctly
Feb 12, 2020 0:43:09 GMT -8
7192042: I finally got ahold of ATN, He told me to buy a new cord and try that before sending it back. The new firmware loaded and my thermal is working again. I will put back on gun and try it hunting a few hours. I hope this might help some other ATN owners.
Feb 12, 2020 18:55:36 GMT -8
dustyroads: Ha Ha Ha....Gotta Binox HD refurbed on ATN sight couldn't get to see anything-all black...left lens cover on!!!!
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