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Pulsar Thermion 2 LRF XL50 – HD Thermal Imaging Riflescope + Ballistic App

The brand new HD Thermal Riflescope from Pulsar.

High-definition thermal Imaging is here, in the shape of the Pulsar Thermion 2 LRF XL50 riflescope. Pulsar’s first HD thermal riflescope also includes a laser rangefinder, which can be connected to a ballistic calculator and deliver on-screen aiming.

Pulsar Thermion 2 LRF XL50 - HD Thermal Imaging Riflescope + Ballistic App

According to Pulsar, the new Thermion 2 LRF XL50 offers the highest level of thermal imaging, using a newly developed Lynred sensor (Made in Europe) with 1024×768 pixels. The magnification is variable from 1.75x to 14x (x8 digital zoom), to offer an incredible field of view as well as the ability to zoom in closer.

Apart from a subtle “HD Thermal” logotype, the new Thermion 2 LRF XL50 looks the same as the current line. The real treat is the HD thermal image quality with 1024×768 pixels, in combination with the Stream Vision Ballistics application.

Pulsar Vision @ TFB:

Pulsar Thermion 2 LRF XL50 on a suppressed Blaser.

Here’s the new product announcement in full:

Thermion 2 LRF XL50: the new premium standard

Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide launches the groundbreaking Thermion 2 LRF XL50 thermal imaging riflescope. Get ready to meet the new standard of premium quality and revolutionary HD imaging.

The new Thermion stands out from the crowd primarily with its excellent HD image quality and powerful sensor capabilities. It’s perfect for long distance shooters and for observation with a wide field of view.

Moreover, the HD sensor resolution maintains optimal image quality even at high zoom levels – so you won’t miss a thing. And the internal ballistic calculations make it much easier to hit straight at the target.

Cristal clear thermal imaging in HD

The Thermion 2 LRF XL50 offers the highest level of thermal imaging. The image generated with the new 1024×768-pixel resolution European made Lynred sensor features high definition and rich detail. All this makes this scope unbeatable for trophy identification. It allows you to see silhouettes, anatomy, and behavioural peculiarities of the animal as never before.

Extreme image detail on high zoom

Discover the real efficiency of the HD sensor when hunting at significant distances. Variable 1.75-14x magnification (x8 digital zoom) provides improved focus and better overall recognition. The high-definition sensor maintains the exceptional quality of the image detail across the entire magnification range. Change the zoom gradually in 2x step or continuously, depending on the specific situation.

Precision shooting at any distance with the ballistics algorithm

If you own a device with a laser rangefinder, you know the importance of understanding the target distance. Undoubtedly, this is the essential factor in making the right decision. The compact built-in LRF with a range of up to 800 metres is seamlessly integrated into the slim design, ensuring shooting accuracy at any distance.

Using our proprietary Stream Vision Ballistics application, you can upload various ballistic profiles directly to the Thermion’s memory and turn your riflescope into a highly accurate and efficient long-range aiming tool.

Nothing left out of sight

Thermion 2 LRF XL50 offers a wide field of view for spotting a target. Explore landscapes in HD quality with the best-in-class 14-degree wide field of view on the base magnification. Due to the large-format sensor, you’ll be able to maintain the optimal field of view / magnification ratio even at high zoom levels up to 14x.

The optics of the new Thermion unveil the real beauty and power of the HD sensor. A premium HD-class germanium lens with a F50/1.0 formula provides an accurate and detailed image at any point in the field of view. The objective lens features an internal focusing mechanism and gives a clear and sharp image at any range. Ergonomic focusing wheels are located on the right and left sides, making focusing easy with both hands.

Ground-breaking image processing

Adjustable sensor sensitivity amplification combined with new filtration algorithms as well as fine brightness and contrast adjustments result in ground-breaking image processing. In other words, the Thermion 2 LRF offers great opportunities for long-range observation in diverse weather conditions. Amplification settings help to define the animal’s trophy features and ensure clear rendering of objects and backgrounds in the field of view.

The benefits of wireless remote control

The package includes the Pulsar BT wireless Bluetooth remote control. It mimics the regular control buttons of the riflescope with excellent ergonomics – the buttons activate the most essential functions. It takes minimum effort to control the scope allowing the hunter to concentrate on the hunt. The remote control can be placed in any convenient position on the rifle.

Additional Thermion 2 LRF XL50 features:

  • Flexibility of mounting on hunting weapons using a proven 30 mm ring solution.
  • High impact resistance, ready for use on weapons with calibres up to .375H&H.
  • The scope’s memory contains up to 10 shooting profiles and 100 zeroing distances.
  • A selection of 10 reticle configurations and functions, all available in 9 colours.
  • High-precision aiming with “Picture-in-picture” mode.
  • Customizable user mode for individual image adjustment in specific conditions.
  • Dual battery system: one built-in and one replaceable. Up to 10 hours of operation.
  • 64 GB of internal memory for recording many hours of video and thousands of photos.
  • 1024×768 HD AMOLED display with enhanced colour rendering.
  • Flexible set of colour palettes for various needs.
  • WiFi integration with iOS and Android devices.
  • Operation in extreme temperatures from -25 up to +50 C.
  • IPX7-rated for protection against immersion in water.

The Thermion 2 LRF XL50 thermal imaging riflescope is available from October 2023.

Find out more about Pulsar devices: https://www.pulsar-nv.com/glo/products/33/

Pulsar usually don’t disclose pricing in their product releases, and this was no exception.

Thermion 2 LRF XL50

We’re early adopters here at TFB, so for about a month we’ve had the new Pulsar Thermion 2 LRF XL50 on trial for an upcoming review. Here’s a sample image from a wildlife park, but where it really shines is on the longer range using the LRF and ballistics app. Note the red cross in the reticle, that’s where you’re going to hit if all your data is correct (you have to make wind corrections yourself).

TFB testing the new Pulsar Thermion 2 LRF XL50 HD Thermal for our upcoming review. Concamo, Blaser in .300 Win Mag and a grey lab.

Finally, here is a video filmed in a wildlife park by myself.

What do you think about HD thermal in combination with a laser rangefinder and a ballistic app? Have you tried HD thermal yet?

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