POTD: Thermal Imaging with the new Pulsar Trail 2 LRF XP50

    Pulsar TRAIL 2 LRF XP50 thermal imaging

    Photo Of The Day – We take a look at a JP Enterprises (JP Rifles) with the brand new Pulsar TRAIL 2 LRF XP50 thermal imaging sight with a laser rangefinder.┬áThe rifle is Cerakoted in white and has an Urban Digital pattern. The rifle is chambered in .223 Remington and has a 14.5″ barrel with a pinned compensator for 16″ OAL. It’s the opposite of blending in on the green grass.

    The Trail 2 LRF has a long detection range of up to 1800 meters.

    The housing is in magnesium to bring the overall weigh down. It weighs less than it looks, about 800 grams (28 oz).

    A closer look at the sensor and the laser rangefinder. The new sensor is more sensitive than ever: thermal imaging detector with <40 mK NETD.

    Pulsar Trail 2 LRF XP50 Weaver

    The sensor is displayed to the shooter with an HD AMOLED microdisplay, so the image is very crisp. Note that there are two animals in the picture below (also note, the Trail 2 was not mounted to a firearm at the occasion as that could be considered as illegal hunting). Distance, about 10-12 meters in the darkness.

    Below: Actual photo from the device (video), taken by the author. Note the second roe deer that is just appearing.

    Wild roe deer.

    “Made in Europe, Vilnius 2020”

    Below is a short video of a roe deer from about 38-40 meters.

    The Thermion XP50 and Trail 2 XP50 share the same <40mk sensor and eye displays, so the image would be identical.

    For more information about the Trail 2 LRF check here: https://www.pulsar-nv.com/glo/products/33/thermal-imaging-riflescopes/trail-lrf-version-2/