New Thermal Riflescopes: Pulsar Trail 2 LRF XQ50 and XP50 (The US Versions)

    TFB is a little ahead as we have already reviewed the new state-of-the-art Pulsar Trail 2 LRF XP50 Thermal Imaging Riflescope. However, we reviewed the European version. The American versions are slightly different because of the reasons mentioned below.

    The US models will receive an exclusive short eyepiece. The longer eyepiece found on the globally distributed models is mainly intended for bolt-action rifle platforms. The shorter eyepiece on the US models is said to provide a more comfortable eye relief for the AR-15 and similar firearm platforms. All other functionality between the US and the global models will be identical. TFB displayed this both in our review but also in this POTD.

    Below we have combined the press releases of the Pulsar Trail 2 LRF XQ50 and the Pulsar TRAIL 2 LRF XP50. Here’s what Pulsar USA had to say about the Trail 2 LRF XQ50:

    (MANSFIELD, TEXAS) Pulsar, the standard-bearer of thermalriflescopes, is pleased to announce the release of the Trail 2 LRF XQ50. This riflescope has a remarkable 3-second startup and 1024×768 AMOLED display, revealing every tiny detail in an 8-color palette for up to 2000 yards with absolute precision. The Trail 2’s <40mK enhanced thermal sensor distinguishes the smallest temperature variations, operating in rain, fog or extremely cold conditions. With its 8-hour battery life, the Trail 2 is guaranteed to give users a clean, productive shooting experience every time.

    The IPX7 waterproof-rated Trail 2 has a built-in camera and video recorder, plus Wi-Fi connectivity, enabling users to record their ventures. Other features include a digital zoom up to 8x, a wide-angle six lens eyepiece and picture in picture mode. Additionally, the Trail 2’s laser rangefinder can identify an adult-sized object up to 1000 yards – one of the furthest in the business.  

    Pulsar Trail 2 LRF XP50 USA Version

    The Pulsar TRAIL 2 LRF XP50

     

    And here is the press release of the more advanced model, Pulsar TRAIL 2 LRF XP50.

    (MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Pulsar, the standard-bearer of thermal riflescopes, is pleased to announce the release of the Trail 2 LRF XP50. This riflescope has a remarkable 3-second startup and 1024×768 AMOLED display, revealing every tiny detail in an 8-color palette for up to 2000 yards with absolute precision. The Trail 2’s <40mK enhanced thermal sensor distinguishes the smallest temperature variations, operating in rain, fog or extremely cold conditions. With its 8-hour battery life, the Trail 2 is guaranteed to give users a clean, productive shooting experience every time.

    The IPX7 waterproof-rated Trail 2 has a built-in camera and video recorder, plus Wi-Fi connectivity, enabling users to record their ventures. Other features include a digital zoom up to 8x, a wide-angle six lens eyepiece and picture in picture mode. Additionally, the Trail 2’s laser rangefinder can identify an adult-sized object up to 1000 yards – one of the furthest in the business.

    The laser range finder works up to around 1100 yards. TFB tested this in our review.

    Features of Pulsar TRAIL 2 LRF XP50:

    • Built-in precise laser rangefinder provides accurate range-finding in two modes – Single Time Measurement and Scanning mode with ±1 m accuracy up to 1 km distance. Scanning mode allows the shooter to adjust quickly to changing distances for better shot placement.
    • 3-second instant startup
    • Proprietary Image Boost picture enhancement technology, which increases clarity of the image, allowing better identification of objects
    • Long-range – up to 1800 meters (2000 yds) detection of 1.8 m (6 ft) tall object in complete darkness
    • Variable, digital zoom up to 8x
    • Picture-in-picture mode, allowing display of a magnified image in the main field of view
    • Up to 5 zeroing profiles, with 10 distance coordinates each for varying situations, in internal memory for quick rifle change-outs and on-the-fly adjustments
    • A wide array of color-customizable reticles, including scalable ballistic styles. Color options: black, white, red and green
    • Built-in Wi-Fi and support for Android, iOS devices, allowing “over-the-air” firmware upgrades, direct video streaming and sharing
    • IPX7 waterproof protection, allowing the device to be operational even after submersion in the water up to 1 meter (3 ft) deep for up to 30 minutes

    To learn more about Pulsar and their new thermal sights, visit www.pulsarnv.com.

    “With a full-color 1024×768 AMOLED display and 2x-16x magnification, every tiny detail for up to 2000 yards will appear crystal-clear.”

    There are also several videos uploaded (European version) here.

    I like the fact that Pulsar USA seems to have chosen a very similar rifle to what TFB used. Check here to compare: TFB Review: Pulsar Trail 2 LRF XP50 Thermal Imaging Riflescope.

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. TCCC Certified medic.


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