Pulsar Apex XD38A Now Shipping


Pulsar is now shipping the new Apex XD38A thermal imaging rifle scope they announced at the 2015 SHOT Show. Along with this announcement, the company has finalized the specifications on the scope.

The scope uses a white hot and black hot technology that allows the shooter to swap back and forth for the best image depending on the conditions. The frame rate is 50 mhz and the resolution is 384×288. Magnification is 1.5-6x 32.

According to the company, the internal shock dampening system keeps everything working correctly up to and including the recoil from a .374 H&H Magnum bolt action rifle. So, mounting one on your AR chambered in 300 BLK for a hog hunt should not pose any problems.

The scope includes 10 different reticles and uses a picture-in-picture feature for a zoomed in look at the target. The MSRP is $3,299.99.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I like the picture in picture feature in case I want to watch Sports Center while I wait for the go ahead to take down my HVT.

    • Julio

      PiP on the Apex is great. If you zoom in all the way to 2x, switching on PiP will take you back to 1x (with a2x PiP), and switching off PiP will take you back to 2x, so you can effectively toggle between the widest available field of view and the highest available magnification. The fact that the function is on the remote control makes this even easier.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        That sounds 100% bad ass and I am 100% sure ill never be able to afford it.

  • toms

    Where are these made and what country is the company based out of? If china or Russia no thanks.

    • kev

      Belarus I think with a distribution company in texts?

      • kev

        Texas damn autocorrect

        • toms

          I looked up the company after posting this and it appears that they are a subsidiary and have offices in Russia, Belarus, china, Lithuania, and US. I suspect that they are packaged or assembled here. If anyone has concrete proof of these being owned and made in USA please post. If so, I’ll buy one. If not, funding the defense industries of the above listed countries is not high on my to do list. Belorussia, with the help of France and Russia, is making really good state of the art night vision and thermal sights now. Troops in the Ukraine often state that their Belorussian sights are much better than US DOD supplied ones.

  • guest

    You must mean Hz, not MHz. If it would be the latter that would be a quantum leap (literally) in nIR sights.

  • Nigers

    50Mhz? Good job TFB looking like a bunch of retards who can’t tell the difference between fifty and fifty million.

  • iksnilol

    Do they have a IR light on them?

    • DIR911911 .

      it says thermal so i would assume no.

      • iksnilol

        Thank goodness, this would then be one of the legal sights for hunting in Norway (artificial light is sorta verboten in Norway, so no IR light or flashlights).