We get to test all kinds of goodies at the annual Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous. Our 2019 event in Idaho back in October was no different. On the list of our favorites was the Pulsar Thermion XM38 Riflescope. Watch above to see the Thermion XM38 out on the range.

Pulsar Thermion XM38 Details

We’ve tested plenty of Pulsar’s products in previous years. Our brethren at Tactical Life tested the Pulsar XP50 Trail a couple of years back — that was another good one. But back to the Thermion XM38.

Pulsar built the Thermion XM38 with a traditional riflescope design in mind. It mounts perfectly to standard 30mm ring and scope mount platforms. The IPX7 waterproof rating (submersible in up to 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes) and magnesium-alloy optic body provide rugged, reliable performance. Beyond that, advanced thermal technology delivers crisp heat-signature imaging on a full-color 1024×768 HD AMOLED display form up to 1,850 yards away.

Also, the Thermion XM38 features include 320×240 microbolometer resolution with 12μm pixel pitch, picture-in-picture, 8 color palettes, 15 reticles in up to 4 colors (black, red, white and green), integrated still image and video recording with audio on 16gb of internal storage, Wi-Fi with Pulsar’s Stream Vision app, 4-16x magnification range, 50Hz frame rate for fluid motion imaging and an onboard rechargeable battery pack.

The Thermion XM38 weighs 26.45 ounces. It is also recoil rated to handle .375 H&H Magnum, 9.3×64 and yes, even 12-gauge shotguns.

MSRP is $3,629.99. For more information, please visit


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