Pulsar DN55: Adding Night Vision to Your Existing Scope

    Pulsar NV

    If you’ve ever wanted to hunt at night, Pulsar has a night vision tool that can be used as a monocular or attached to your existing rifle scope. The DN55 is the same as the DFA75 unit, but comes with the monocular attachment for stand alone use. The following video shows the unit being attached to a scope.

    Pulsar uses a Sony ICX-255AL 0.33″ CCD with a camera resolution of 500×582. The display is 640×480 with a video out jack (RCA type) for capturing video. Pulsar states that a man size target can be detected at 400m when using the internal IR illuminator and under a quarter moon (0.05 lux).

    The DN55 is powered by four AA batteries that provide a runtime of 90 minutes when operating with the IR illuminator. Without the IR illuminator, run time is extended by an additional half hour. Pulsar also offers battery packs for these units if you prefer.

    Pulsar NV

    According to the company, the body of the unit is a glass-nylon composite that offers IPX-3 weather resistance. The unit has been tested to confirm normal operation in temperatures from -4° F to 122° F.

    It comes with a carrying case, protective cover wireless remote control and additional accessories. The suggested retail price is $2,279.99.

    If you have a preference for thermal, you might want to look at the Pulsar Apex XD38A that was introduced at the 2015 SHOT Show.

    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/.