Aries 350 “Guardian”
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Rubber lens cap
Elevation
Windage
Battery housing
Reticle brightness
adjustment
New adjustable fixation rail
mounting system
5 Diopter Ajustment
Picatinny rail
Master power button
Focusing system
“Red on Green”
reticle system
Digital
Infra-Red
Illuminator
Battery
housing
IR brightness
adjustment
IR elevation
IR focusing
Free add-on for
your Aries Scope
Fixation
screw
IR Windage
Cau t i o n :
This product contains natural rubber latex which may cause allergic reactions.
The information in this manual furnished for information use only, is subject to change without notice, is not to be
construed as a commitment by ATN Corp.
ATN Corp. assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear in this book.
©2009 ATN Corp. All right reserved.
Application
Our new Aries 350 “Guardian” is the best 1st generation scope on the market.
We started by improving the optical configurations with lowered F-stop factors (from 1.7
on previous models to 1.4(!) on new) and optical resolution that is beyond current military
standards. This provides you with the brightest and clearest image in a 1st gen unit. Then
we added our precision “red on green” aiming system, easy push button operation, reticle
brightness adjustment and our new detachable, most powerful in the industry 450mw Infrared Illuminator with dedicated windage and elevation adjustments.
Features
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Top-of-the-line First Generation weapon sight
New, high resolution Gen. 1+ IIT.
“Red on Green” reticle system with 1/4 inch @ 100 yards adjustment
2,5X magnification with new F:1.4, f90mm lens
New, detachable most powerful in the industry 450mW Infrared Illuminator with dedicated
windage and elevation adjustments.
New adjustable fixation rail mounting system
One 3V Lithium battery, CR123A type
Dimensions: 275 mm x 105 mm x 85 mm /10,8” x 4.1” x 3.3”
Weight: 1.27 kg /2.8 lbs
* ATN reserves the right to change the above specifications at any time without notice
Preparation for operation
Before getting started make sure to follow these steps:
• Install the battery into its housing with the
polarity order shown on the main body of the
unit.
• Switch on the Aries scope by pushing the
master power button. The protective lens cover
must be attached to the lens.
Battery installation
• Make sure that the green luminance of the light
intensifier tube is present.
• Observe the scene, and adjust the diopter and/or lens for optimal image clarity.
• You may now enter a dark environment or simply shut the lights off in order to darken the
room.
• Next, remove the lens cap/daylight filter.
• Observe the scene, and adjust the front lens for ideal focus.
• Finally, you may want to turn the infra red (IR) illuminator on. Notice the ability of the Aries
scope to see in total darkness with the aid of the IR illuminator.
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Operating
MOUNTING
1. Slightly loosen the horizontal and vertical fixing screws on the 7/8” weaver rail built into
the scope.
2. Place the scope on the dovetail mount of the fire arm making certain that the mount aligns
with the receptor attachment screw groove. Adjust as necessary.
3. Tighten the horizontal fixing screws.
NOTE: Receptor attachment screws may need to be tightened after continuous shooting.
Mounting System
The ATN Night Vision Riflescopes Mounting System allows to change the position of the riflescope flexibly on the weapon in relation to a shooter in combination with the fixed positions
already available on the weaver rail. For this purpose in the base of the mounting bracket
there is a rail with a fixing projection. There are three grooves in the mounting bracket for
mounting this rail. Besides it is possible to change the position of the riflescope additionally
by 1/3 of inch. For doing this one needs to about-face the rail.
To change the position of the riflescope on
the weaver rail additionally follow the steps
Weaver
Rail with a fixing
Screws
Grooves
mentioned below:
rail
projection
1. Unscrew the two screws, which attach the
rail to the mounting bracket.
2. Take the rail out of the groove.
3. About-face the rail in case of necessity.
4. Place the rail into another groove.
5. Fix the rail with the two screws.
Note: If the rail is not taken out easily, screw up tight one of screws into the threaded aperture in the middle of a fixing projection of the rail. Continue rotation of the screw. Thus the
screw will push out a rail from a groove.
brightness adjustment
By rotating the “R” handle you may adjust the reticle’s brightness. Adjustment could be easily seen if you look trought the
scope while adjustement.
Reticle Brightness Adjustment
WINDAGE AND ELEVATION
The vertical and horizontal adjustments for the Aries
can be achieved by turning the elevation and windage
adjustment mechanisms (remove dust caps first). Each
click equals to 1/4 inches at 100 yards. When reaching
the maximum of rotation do not use force.
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Elevation
Windage
FOCUSING
To focus your riflescope you will need to adjust the
5 Diopter
diopter first thing. Simply turn the diopter clockwise
until it stops. Then, while looking through the diopter
at a subject, slowly turn the diopter back counter
clockwise until the grain in the image is sharp.
NOTE: We suggest that you focus the diopter during
daylight with the filter on.
Next, focus the front lens until the image and the
grain are both sharp. When you are in the low-light
conditions and the daylight filter is off you may focus Focusing system
the front lens to receive a sharp image, the diopter should not be adjusted.
NOTE: The front lens should be readjusted as you view objects at different distances.
IR IlluminatOR
IInfra-red (IR) Illuminators are common for night vision technology. The IR light greatly
enhances the performance of your scope, while remaining almost totally invisible to the
naked eye. In dark environment, power up the scope. Now, find a scene and examine it
without the IR on then with IR powered up. Note the difference in illumination. It is important to remember that the IR illuminator is simply an infra red light source, and like any light
source it may loose its effectiveness over a great distance.
For installation of the IR illuminator onto the riflescope use the picatinny rail of the scope.
The IR illuminator control buttons are located on its side. To switch the Digital IR illuminator
o n / o f f p r e s s “ + ” a n d “ - ” b u t t o n s s i m u l t a n e o u s l y. W h e n t h e I R i l l u m i n a tor is switched on you can see the green LED lit. By pushing the buttons “+” and
“-” you may adjust the IR brightness.
The IR beam is focusable to change the field of coverage. To change the beam width slightly
turn the IR lens.
You could change the IR control panel fitting your needs. The wrench included into the set
should be used for weakening the fixing nut located on the IR. Rotate the IR placing at in the
most convenient position. Tighten the nut with the wrench to fix the new position.
IR Brightness
Adjustment
IR Elevation
IR Focusing
Battery
Housing
Fixation
Screw
IR Windage
RANGEFINDER RETICLE
Aries 350 reticle gives a clearly aiming point, even when hardto-see game blends into the background. Thinner posts and
crosshairs center section covers a minimum of the target and
allow for less target coverage, making precision shots on small
targets easy.
Heavy posts stand out against cover and leads your eye
directly to the center intersection. The result is fast precision
aiming.
The thin lines
correspond to
1.25 yards at 100
yards distance
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CLEANING THE EYEPIECE
You may need to clean the eyepiece of the riflescope from time to
time in order to guarantee top performance. When you receive your
riflescope you should check for dust on the eyepiece of the unit.
First you will need to remove the eyepiece. To do that you will need to
initially loosen the fixing screw that can be found on the base. Then
unscrew the eyepiece counter-clockwise to remove it.
NOTE: You do not have to remove the set screws completely, they are
Fixing screw
very small and easy to misplace.
CAUTION: Use only Photographic lens cleaning tissue on these surfaces. Be careful not to
scratch or smudge any of these surfaces. When using compressed air to blow dust away, make
sure to avoid inverting the can while spraying. This can cause frozen propellant to exit the can,
which can cause serious problems with the glass and phosphor screen.
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
• Always remember to turn off the Aries scope when it is not in use. If you do not plan on
using your aries scope for a period of more than 10 days, you should remove the batteries.
• Keep lens cap/daylight filter on when not in use.
• Avoid contact with dust, steam, and gas.
• The Aries scope is not harmful to the user or the environment.
• Do not disassemble except to clean the front lens and the eyepiece: it will void your
warranty.
• Evaluate the scopes function by looking through it in a lit environment with the daylight filter
lens cap on. Never use in daylight without the daylight filter lens cap on. Do not surpass ten
minutes of testing.
• Never point the Aries scope at a bright light source. If the scope shuts off automatically
after directing it at a bright light source, turn the unit off and wait 1 - 2 minutes before turning
the unit back on.
• Adverse atmospheric conditions such as fog, smog, or haze and a lack of ambient light
(moon or starlight) may diminish the effective viewing distance. All technical data for this
unit was compiled in a controlled environment.
• If you use the rubber eyecaps for a long period of time, you may suffer skin inflammation. If
you develop any symptoms, consult a doctor immediately.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Q: Flashes, flickers, or clicking occur while operating
S: If it occurs within the first five minutes of inserting new batteries, it is normal and the
device will resume normal operation soon thereafter. If it occurs for more than 10 minutes,
contact your dealer or other authorized service representative for service instructions.
Q: Dark spots on screen.
S: This may be dust on the lens, please clean according to instrutions. They may also be
Cosmetic blemishes in the intensifier tube which are a by-product of the manufacturing
process. This is normal and will not affect the life or performance of the unit.
Q: Image not clear.
S: Adjust focus ring. If problem persists, increase viewing distance
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2 Year product Warranty
This product is guaranteed to be free from manufacturing defects in material and workmanship
under normal use for a period of 2 (two) years from the date of purchase. In the event a defect that
is covered by the foregoing warranty occurs during the applicable period stated above, ATN, at its
option, will either repair or replace the product, and such action on the part of ATN shall be the full
extent of ATN’s liability, and the Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy. This warranty does not
cover a product (a) used in other than its normal and customary manner; (b) subjected to misuse;
(c) subjected to alterations, modifications or repairs by the Customer of by any party other than ATN
without prior written consent of ATN; (d) special order or “close-out” merchandise or merchandise
sold “as-is” by either ATN or the ATN dealer; or (e) merchandise that has been discontinued by the
manufacturer and either parts or replacement units are not available due to reasons beyond the
control of ATN. ATN shall not be responsible for any defects or damage that in ATN’s opinion is a
result from the mishandling, abuse, misuse, improper storage or improper operation, including use
in conjunction with equipment which is electrically or mechanically incompatible with or of inferior
quality to the product, as well as failure to maintain the environmental conditions specified by the
manufacturer. CUSTOMER IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT OPERATION OF THE EQUIPMENT
DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS OR UNDER ANY EXCESSIVE LIGHT CONDITIONS MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE INTERNAL COMPONENTS OF THE UNIT AND SAID DAMAGE WILL
NOT BE COVERED UNDER THIS WARRANTY. This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser. Any breach of this warranty shall be waived unless the customer notifies ATN at the address
noted below within the applicable warranty period.
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com. Please complete the included form and immediately mail it to our Service Center: ATN Corporation, 1341 San Mateo Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080.
29012009
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listed may be refused or a significant delay in processing may occur. Estimated Warranty service time is 10-20 business days. End-user/customer is responsible for postage to ATN for warranty
service. ATN will cover return postage/shipping after warranty repair to end-user/customer only if
product is covered by aforementioned warranty. ATN will return product after warranty service by
domestic UPS ground and/or domestic mail. Any other requested or required shipping method the
postage/shipping fee will be the responsibility of the end-user/customer.
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