We got our chance to get some rounds downrange behind the new Pulsar Thermion 2 XP50 at the recent Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous. And man, did this thermal optic impress. If you’re in the game for a quality thermal for nighttime hunting or operations, Pulsar’s Thermion 2 XP50 really delivers.
Pulsar Thermion 2 XP50 Details
The riflescope features an upgraded 640-x480 microbolometer sensor. That high-tech speak refers to detecting slight variations in heat signatures out to an incredible 2,000 yards away. The info then relays to a 1024×768 AMOLED display, ensuring you see all that great detail. It utilizes a true 50mm object lens, paired with 2-16X digital magnification.
The features blend to create a system geared toward enabling a high level of target identification in all environments. The Thermion 2 employs 10 different reticle options, with eight different color pallets. It features rock, forest, identification and user modes as well. But it really shines in delivering a system that helps hunters take that critical shot.
“It has a picture in picture, so it takes the top 10-percent of your field of view, magnifies it two-times your base magnification, so if you wonder how we put a shot behind a pig’s ear at 200 yards in the middle of the night, that’s how we do it,” said Pulsar’s Kevin Reese.
The Thermion 2 XP50 allows shooters to preserve shooting moments via built-in recording. It includes audio, the picture-in-picture mode and 16GB of memory storage. A dual internal and external battery pack system helps you keep it ready when you need it. The optic powers up to seven hours in the field.
Finally, it comes built tough as well. The optic features an IPX7 waterproof rating, operating at temperatures ranging from -13F to 122F. So in almost any weather condition, if you’re up for the hunt, the Thermion 2 is as well. Priced around $5K, the XP50 makes for a serious optic investment. But from our time in the field, we can say it absolutely delivers. For even more info, please visit pulsarnv.com.
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