Top shelf night vision is just another way of saying Gen 3.
These NVDs are the best in the industry if you don’t want to go the filmless route.
AGM brings to market the Wolverine series of night vision weapon sights.
They only offer Gen 2 and Gen 3 night vision – no cheap manufacturers here.
To get more confidence before you buy one of the ultimate night vision scopes currently available, get informed first.
What We Like: Gen 3 “Level 1”
What We Don’t Like: Heavy
Best Uses: Night Shooting, Tactical Use, Hunting, Scouting, Varmint Control, Professional Use, Law Enforcement, Standalone Scope, Mid to Long-Range Detection
- IIT: Gen 3
- Magnification: 6x
- FOV: 5.7-degrees
- Resolution: 64-72 lp/mm
- Eye Relief: 30 mm
- Color Modes: Green Phosphor
- Battery: 40 hours
- Dimensions: 11.2 x 4.3 x 3.6”/3.25 lbs
Our Verdict: The Wolverine Pro-6 is serious business. It’s upper-end Gen 3 night vision and it performs like one too. Competitively priced and well-suited in any application, it will be a worthy companion for long nights ahead. Just pair it with the appropriate weapon system as it weighs a ton.
Who is the AGM Wolverine Pro-6 3AL1 Best Suited to?
Buying a Gen 3 night vision scope may only be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you, so don’t waste the chance. You want to buy from a manufacturer that specializes in IIT night vision and that has a competitive warranty. AGM is an excellent contender as IIT night vision is what they do, and they have a 3-year warranty that is typically a year or two longer than comparable brands.
How Does the AGM Wolverine Pro-6 3AL1 Perform?
The Wolverine Pro-6 3AL1 is a high-end rifle scope. Not only is it a top-tier scope for the brand, but it’s deemed so within the electro-optics industry too. Gen 3 offers the highest grade of night vision before moving to filmless devices that is unofficially coined as Gen 4. Gen 3 is what professionals use and is what you need if want high-end performance.
The IIT has autogating which makes it an extremely high-functioning rifle scope in dynamic conditions. This is excellent for urban and law enforcement use. For hunters, the Wolverine will more than suffice for all your varmint hunting needs when night prowlers come out.
Unfortunately, the Pro-6 model is exceptionally heavy weighing in at over 3 lbs. If you’d rather a smaller scope, you’d be sacrificing aperture and possibly overall system resolution. But the Wolverine Pro-4 NL1 is cheaper and weighs a pound less.
However, for those who want the best of Gen 3 night vision, you’ll be willing to figure out how to accommodate the poundage that comes hand in hand with ultimate performance.
Features & Benefits
Gen 3 “Level 1”
This is the most high-end night vision scope the brand offers and is indicated so by its Gen 3 Level 1 IIT according to AGM’s terms and classification of quality. In short – it’s the best of the best night vision they can possibly offer.
To break it down, the Wolverine Pro-6 3AL1 has a generation 3 image intensifier tube with auto-gating. There is no mention on the thickness of the ion barrier film. Regardless, when a tube allows for automatic gating, it systematically regulates photocathode voltage on/off cycles. Essentially, it automatically and rapidly turns the power system on and off to provide the best imaging quality possible under dynamic and sudden lighting conditions.
This means that while non-autogated tubes either shut-down or produce blooming effects that ruin dark adaption or imaging quality, autogated tubes will continue operating at optimum performance. The signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is also improved which means clearer, sharper, and brighter images for the observer and shooter.
Gen 3 Imaging Quality
AGM does not provide any SNR values for the Wolverine Pro or for any of their night vision products. Regardless, we can still tell a lot. With an autogated Gen 3 IIT with a huge 100 mm objective lens and high resolution of 64-72 lp/mm, imaging quality will be excellent and on par with what you would expect for the best generation 3 night vision scopes.
Gauging from what AGM says about it, the autogated Level 1 tube has very clean imaging with “practically no visible spots in Zone 1.” This means that everything you see within the 5.7-degree FOV will be free of any dark spots that are likely to be resolved. This tends to align with performance often seen from pinnacle and filmless tubes and scopes with an SNR value of 25 and higher.
It has a green phosphor screen, so everything you view will be with the iconic green imaging that is the expected norm for night vision gear.
Covert & Durable
The Wolverine Pro 6 is a night vision tool that will help you keep your incognito status. It not only has the optical parameters to provide impressive, passive night vision with little ambient light, it also has the body for it.
There are no reflective surfaces on the aluminum body as it’s been painted with a non-reflective matte finish. The rubber materials on the scope like the eyepiece and objective lens cap have a scratch-resistant, ultra-durable coating.
The scope is completely waterproof, and if AGM is going to say it’s also military grade, you can count on it being fogproof from internal fogging.
As a standalone scope, it doesn’t need a red dot or daytime scope to be used. Therefore, this scope deserves its own dedicated rifle for permanent mounting. Even if you want to move it off the rifle for safekeeping, it’s convenient to do so since it comes with a dual-lever quick detach mount that fits mil-spec Picatinny rails.
It features ½ MOA windage and elevation adjustments and a projected, illuminated chevron reticle with bullet drop. The reticle can also be adjusted for brightness.
The AGM night vision scope has vital specs that lends itself towards long-range detection. With an extra 30 mm in aperture and with an autogated Gen 3 IIT, you can bet that you can see and shoot beyond 500 yards with positive recognition of targets.
With distances like this, you can see why it would be a superior tool for professional use. It may be overkill for most varmint hunters, but needless to say, it’ll more than do as a night vision scope for coyote hunting. If you want to mount it to a suitable hog hunting rifle, it might just do that too.
The Wolverine Pro 6 is a very heavy rifle scope weighing in at 3.25 lbs. While not all that long and bulky, the objective bell is huge. The large 100 mm objective lens assembly is certainly where the massive weight and top-end heft comes from.
As long as you know about its weight beforehand, you won’t be disappointed. It’s a beast, but the best system resolution often requires a larger aperture. There’s no doubt that the Wolverine Pro-6 has it.
Unfortunately, there is no listed recoil rating for the Wolverine Pro-6. As a standalone, military-grade scope, it should be recoil-proof at least to that of a .308 WIN.
The Wolverine Pro 6 3AL1 weapon sight requires 2x AA batteries to operate. It provides up to 40 hours of continuous use. The detachable, long-range IR Illuminator also requires 2x AA batteries.
This model is the Wolverine Pro-6 3AL1 and the other model is the Pro-6 3AW1. They are exactly the same in features and specs save for the phosphor screen. The 3AL1 has a green phosphor screen that provides the green imaging. The 3AW1 has a white phosphor screen that provides black/white imaging.
Along with the Wolverine Pro-6 3AL1 scope, you will receive the Sioux 850 IR Illuminator, Soft Carry Case, Lens Cloth, and User Manual.
The Wolverine Pro-6 Gen 3 night vision scope is covered with a 3-year manufacturer warranty.
It’s a little gut-wrenching to pull the trigger on a Gen 3 scope. They’re expensive and always have been.
The AGM Wolverine Pro-6 isn’t the deal of a lifetime, but it fits the norm for a scope of its caliber. To have the best, be willing to spend top-dollar.
As a hunter, you may not need military-grade performance, but you do want reliability, durability, and accuracy. As a LEO, soldier, or if you work in the security business, you must demand high-grade quality. The Wolverine Pro-6 fulfills the demands for all its suitors – plus some.