Pulsar Updated Thermion Thermal Rifle Scopes

Pulsar Night Vision has released two additions to its Thermion family of thermal rifle scopes, the Duo DXP50 and the Thermion 2 LRF XG50. These two rifle scopes are the latest members of the thermal scope line, with one having an extra digital 4k display while the other features a laser range finder.

Thermion Duo DXP50

Designed initially for hunting, the Duo DXP50 is said to be the first multispectral hunting rifle scope that combines high-tech thermal imaging with the clarity of a full-color daytime optic. The scope has a detection range of 1800 yards and has a versatile multispectral optic that can be used in any weather conditions. The thermal portion has a 640×480 high-sensitivity sensor that can be used to defeat camouflage and can be used to find the animal behind foliage or through dense fog.

The Thermion Duo DXP50 thermal rifle scope merges the 640×480 thermal sensor with a real-time digital image. Able to use input separately or with picture-in-picture, the Duo DXP50 scope has a useful range of around 1,800 yards. (Photo credit: Puslar)

The DXP50 scope dual sources can be used together or separately, employing a picture-in-picture display with an option to swap the sources for primary viewing. This enables the user to see the images in full color 4k HD with the thermal signatures present. In addition to the PiP, the 16x magnification digital source also is able to record photos or videos, and one-shot freeze zeroing.

The DXP50 can be used during the day or at night. It has a battery life of around 10 hours with both internal and external battery sources that can be hot-swapped in the field to continue the hunt. According to Pulsar, regardless of the zoom or function, the scope delivers a clean, crisp image. The Pulsar Duo DXP50 thermal rifle scope is set to hit the US market by summer 2023 with a price tag of around $6,500.

Thermion 2 LRF XG50

The Thermion 2 LRF XG50 is said to be the flagship of the Thermion family. The XG50 has a longer distance, reaching out to nearly 2500 yards. According to one report, the XG50 isn’t as sensitive as the DXP50, but just as clear in most situations. On the top of the scope, instead of a digital portion, this scope features a laser range finder with plus or minus one meter up to 1,000 meters.

Pulsar Thermion LRF XG50 scope
Pulsar Thermion 2 LRF XG50 thermal rifle scope has a 640×480 thermal sensor with a laser range finder on the top. The scope integrates with a ballistic calculator application for real-time point-of-aim adjustments. (Photo credit: Pulsar)

The LRF XG50 has a 640×480 thermal sensor that works in conjunction with the 12μm pixel pitch for a sharp image. This scope, when compared to the previous one, has a bit of a sacrifice when it comes to the field of view in exchange for a longer magnification. Additionally, the XG50 has an application that allows the user to set up a ballistic profile and works with the scope to give an updated indication for point of aiming, in mil or MOA for adjustments.

The LRF XG50 thermal rifle scope also has around a 10-hour battery life and is available in the US currently. The ballistic calculator app will be available at the end of the month. The price for Pulsar Thermion 2 LRF XG50 thermal rifle scope is just under $6,600.