M A K I N G
imaging rifl escopes
– designed with
hunting in mind
Thermal imaging has many advantages over conventional optics
in terms of detection capabilities and low-light performance. Many
professional hunters are now using thermal imaging equipment on
a regular basis either for finding game or for shooting it.
Making a good rifl escope is a hardtechnical
task that requires a lot of
skills and expertise in numerous fi elds,
especially when it comes to making a good
thermal imaging rifl escope for professional
hunters. When designing the Trail rifl escopes
the Pulsar team had to take into account many
things to make it perfect for the job.
First of all, the rifl escope has to ensure perfect
image quality at all times with as much detail as
one can achieve. Times when thermal imaging
units were off ering a fuzzy image of the target,
giving no chance to distinguish female from
male, have long gone. Based on quality European
thermal imaging sensors with 640x480 (XP
models) and 384x288 (XQ models) pixel
resolution operating at 50Hz refresh rate Pulsar
units off er a crisp image with the lowest noise
levels, allowing hunters to resolve even the
slightest diff erences in targets.
Another important thing when hunting is
operation time on a single battery. With its
innovative rechargeable Li-Ion Battery B-Pack
the units can run up to eight hours on a single
charge if a standard IPS5 battery is used. On a
double-capacity battery IPS10 Trails can work
up to 16 hours in a row. Having two batteries
in a bag provides enough time for the whole
hunting trip. Beside that the units can be
charged via Micro-USB with a simple power
Th e hunt can sometimes turn into a long
adventure and the hunter has to spend a great
deal of time walking the woods. In this case
weight of equipment plays an important role
because the rifl e seems heavier after every mile.
Trail models weigh less than a kilogram thanks
to the glass-fi lled reinforced plastic. Th e material
and housing design ensures a light weight on the
rifl e and high durability and recoil resistance up
to 6,000 Joules.
Th e advanced electronics and software found
on the Trail units off er a great number of
functions that can only be found in digital units.
Various shapes of electronic reticles, picturein
picture mode, stadiametric rangefi nder and
diff erent zeroing presets all allow the hunter to
customise the rifl escope, to adjust the settings to
meet his or her individual preferences.