There are the AGM Wolverine-4 scopes and then there are the Wolverine Pro-6 scopes.
If you truly believe that bigger is better, then you must get your sticky paws on the best rated night vision scopes that are offered by the brand, the Wolverine Pro-6 3AW1 and Wolverine Pro-6 3AL1.
They’re not cheap nor compact and lightweight.
If bigger, further, and clearer night vision is needed for sniping, hunting, and long-range target practice, go all out with the Pro-6. The price and heft will be worth the performance.
What We Like: Gen 3+ “Level 1” IIT
What We Don’t Like: Bulky
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: White Phosphor
- Battery: 40 hours
- Dimensions: 11.2 x 4.3 x 3.6”/3.25 lbs
Our Verdict: When $5000 is all you have to spend on top-dollar on night vision, Gen 3 is well within your grasp. You may as well go with a military-grade standalone scope that can make the most of long-range distances. The AGM Wolverine Pro-6 3AW1 is the best scope the brand manufactures. If you want to see more, go big, literally, or go home.
Who is the AGM Wolverine Pro-6 3AW1 Best Suited to?
Because of the excellent night vision imaging and performance of the Wolverine Pro-6, it will perform well for most applications. Where it won’t do so well is for applications where shooting while standing, scouting, and a lot of movement is required. The hefty size and weight of the scope limits use to prone positions with use of a rest, log, bipod, etc.
As such, it’s best suited to stationary setups for sniper applications, some hog hunting, security details, and more.
This is also the model you want to have if you want white phosphor imaging versus green phosphor. It does increase the price by a few hundred dollars, so if you’re content with the green, consider the Pro-6 3AL1.
How Does the AGM Wolverine Pro-6 3AW1 Perform?
The Wolverine Pro-6 scopes are military-grade and tough. While no recoil resistance ratings are provided, as a standalone scope, it should hold up to vigorous recoil. With its heavy size and dual-lever mount, it’s likely suited to medium and some heavy caliber shooting. With its oversized lens and 6x magnification, it’s good for mid to long-range distances.
The imaging is exceptionally clean with little to no noise and scintillation. Of course, it all starts with the image intensifier tube (IIT). It’s a Gen 3 gated tube a white phosphor screen and AGM’s “Level 1” designation – meaning, the best of the best that they offer.
Hopefully, you have a dedicated nighttime rifle ready to mount the Wolverine to because it’s a standalone scope. You won’t need to pair it with a daytime scope or figure out how to align optical axes like you would with a clip-on. Simply mount it, make your MOA adjustments to sight in, and use the projected chevron reticle to get on target.
The Wolverine Pro-6 scope is as good as it gets before thin-filmed and unfilmed technology. While you could spend another $1000 (approx.) more to explore Gen 4 scopes like the Bering Optics D-790W, it means you’d need another $1000 more.
Features & Benefits
Gen 3 “Level 1” IIT
The Wolverine Pro-6 3AW1 may be advertised as a Gen 3 scope, but it’s actually a Gen 3+. The autogating is what deems it so. AGM’s “Level 1” designation is indicative of their highest-grade tube quality that provides the cleanest imaging with “practically no visible spots in zone 1.”
The autogating allows for the scope to shut the system rapidly and automatically on and off to protect the tube from inadvertent exposure to bright light sources. Simultaneously, it consistently keeps the image clean and crisp as it reduces the blooming and halo effects usually seen around bright lights.
While AGM has not released any tube specs, you can expect that its night vision performance is up there with the best Gen 3 filmed tubes. With autogating and a huge 100 mm aperture, it’s safe to assume that the Wolverine Pro-6 has high specs. The quality puts this scope around a 22-26 SNR, 1600-1800 FOM, and 10,000-hour tube life with a Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) tube. This is top-notch quality and puts it right next to thin-filmed/gated and pinnacle tubes in performance.
White Phosphor Imaging
When you have a high-end NVD with the iconic green glow of night vision, you may not see what all the hype around white phosphor is about. WPT (White Phosphor Technology) is not for everyone.
However, there are some that prefer a black/white image than the green glow. The IIT in the Wolverine Pro-6 3AW1 has a white phosphor screen instead of a green phosphor screen. Some find that the WPT imaging feels more natural and easier on the eyes with improved depth perception and more detail and contrast.
Really though, it comes down to preference. That preference will cost you extra. WPT typically costs more than their green equivalents, and this is true of the white phosphor models in the Wolverine series.
Another indication of the 3AW1 scope having high tube specs is its excellent long-range detection. Imaging is super clean and crisp, and with 6x magnification, you can reach out to far-off distances without compromise on clarity and sharpness.
While we estimate that you can hit targets at 500 yards, it’s very likely that its quality performance can stretch distances beyond that. Its passive performance without an IR is excellent, but it does come with a detachable 850 IR illuminator in the box.
As a standalone scope, the Wolverine Pro-6 is excellent for all things shooting in the dark. It has ½ MOA elevation and windage turrets and an illuminated, adjustable, projected chevron reticle with bullet drop and windage crosshairs. The scope allows for reticle brightness adjustments too.
The best thing about standalone scopes is that you don’t need to worry about having to use another optic to aim and shoot such as a daytime scope or red dot sight. These are required for clip-on scopes and multi-purpose monoculars like the PVS-14. You simply mount your scope, get your zero, and get shooting.
It comes with a Picatinny dual lever quick detach mount for fast attachment and dismounting. When dawn breaks, dismount the scope and pack it into the included soft carry case for tube protection.
This standalone scope is big and heavy. Its length of 11.2” is of little concern but the bulky body of 4.3 x 3.6” is what makes its presence known on your rifle. It also weighs 3.25 lbs which is a beast for a scope.
It has a whopping 100 mm objective lens size and that makes up a huge part of its heft and poundage. Really though, you wouldn’t be interested in the Wolverine Pro-6 if you didn’t think you couldn’t get past the weight.
If you can make the weight work with your setup, such as shooting prone, you’ll get over it.
The AGM scopes are identical. The only difference lies in the color of the night vision as seen through the scope. The 3AW1 has a white phosphor screen that provides black/white imaging. The 3AL1 has a green phosphor screen that provides the well-known green night vision glow.
The Wolverine Pro-6 3AW1 takes 2x AA batteries to operate. They provide up to 40 hours of runtime at 68-degrees F (20-degrees C).
If you were to compare the Pro-4 3AW1 and the Pro-6 3AW1, the differences lie in the physical specs. The Pro-4 has a 70 mm aperture and 4x fixed magnification. It has a larger FOV and shorter, smaller body.
The Pro-6 has a 100 mm aperture and 6x fixed magnification. It has a smaller FOV and larger, bulkier body.
Tube specs are identical but recognition and visibility at longer ranges is possible with the Pro-6.
The Wolverine Pro-6 night vision scope is covered with a limited manufacturer warranty over a period of 3 years. It starts from date of purchase and applies only to the original purchaser.
The AGM Wolverine Pro-6 is not going to be a scope that fits everybody’s needs.
However, it will stand out as a unique scope due to its high-end Gen 3 tube even though its weight will limit how it can be used.
If you have the type of setup where its weight won’t be too much of an issue, you’ll enjoy the benefits of a bigger size, longer range, and higher power.