BEST RIFLE SCOPE REVIEWS FOR 2020
Before you purchase a Rifle Scope, read over my detailed Review of both thermal rifle scopes. If you have time, watch the videos at the end of this article. It’ll give you a pretty good idea of how each rifle scope operates & the quality of the thermal scope.
My picks, for the two Best Rifle Scopes, for 2020 are:
1. ATN Thor HD 384X288
2. Pulsar Apex XD50A
Because everyone wants to purchase their Rifle Scopes On sale, I’ve provided you with 3 options of where you can purchase your thermal imaging scopes from. Click on each button to make sure you get your rifle scope at the lowest price. Quite often, one of them is having a sale. Also, there can be a big difference in prices from one company to the next.
1. ATN THOR HD 384 REVIEW (Features, Specs, What’s in The Box, Good & Bad Consumer Reviews)
3. PULSAR APEX XD50A REVIEW (Features, Specs, What’s in The Box, Negative & Positive Consumer Reviews)
ATN ThOR HD 384 REVIEW
This ATN Thor HD 384 Thermal Imaging Scope has a 3-year warranty. Optics Planet calls this one their best in the Thermal Imaging Scopes category. Also, Amazon has rated it as 4.3 stars out of 5 (67 reviews)
What I liked about the ATN Night Vision scope was, you can set the video record to RAV. The system will then buffer everything the scope sees. As the trigger is pulled you’re left with a full video of what you saw before the shot was taken, the moment of, and as much video after as you want.
The following are the 4 different styles you can to chose from.
1. ATN TIWSTH381A: Thor HD 1.25-5X, 384 x 288, 19mm.
2. ATN TIWSTH382A: ThOR HD 2-8x, 384×288, 25mm.
3. ATN TIWSTH384A: Thor HD 4.5-18x, 384 x 288, 50mm.
4. ATN TIWSTH389A: ThOR HD 9-36x, 384×288, 100mm.
All four of the Thermal Rifle Scopes, I’ve listed above, are black in color, they have video recording, Wi-F, and GPS. You do need an app for your iPhone or Android to control it.
ATN THOR HD FEATURES
■ Smart Shooting Solution
■ Smooth Zoom
■ 3D GS7 Gyroscope
■ 3D Magnetometer & Accelerometer
■ Several Reticle Patterns and Color
■ Mount Picatinny, Interchangeable
■ Smart Range Finder
■ Electronic Compass
■ IP Rating Weather Resistant
■ Profile Manager
■ GPS Geotagging, Elevation etc
■ Micro HDMI
■ Recoil Activated Video
■ Wi-Fi (Streaming, Gallery & Controls)
■ iOS & Android compatible
■ Bluetooth 4.1
ATN THOR THERMAL SCOPE SPECIFICATIONS
■ Batter Life (Li-ion) – 8 hours
■ Battery Type – 4 AA Lithium
■ Core – ATN Obsidian TII
■ Eye Relief – 65mm
■ Micro Display – HD
■ Micro SD Card – 64 GB
■ Micro USB – External Battery Pack
■ On Board Memory – 4GB
■ Sensor – 384 – 288
■ Video Record Resolution – 1280 x 960 @ 30 fps
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
■ ATN ThOR-HD 384×288 Thermal Night Vision Smart HD Rifle Scope
■ Two Lithium Batteries
The batteries that are included are not rechargeable. A charger isn’t included either.
THINGS YOU NEED TO PURCHASE: Micro-SD card
POSITIVE CONSUMER REVIEWS – ATN Thor 384X288
I’ve read several reviews on different websites. The following are 3 things that most people were saying about the scope.
■ Very easy to navigate through the menus & sight in
■ Great resolution & clarity
■ They were impressed with the fact that you can video & still photo your hunts to show others
NEGATIVE CONSUMER REVIEWS -ATN THOR 384 X 288
Once again, I’ll list the 3 top complaints that I’ve read on different review sights.
■ You can’t use the eyecup with glasses on.You have to remove your glasses and adjust the eyepiece focus.
■ Battery life is short. Best to pick up a battery pack
■ Wished the stock mount was made a little better
A great place to find reviews on something is on Amazon. For more reviews on the ATN Thor HD, click on the Amazon Review Link Below.
CHEAPEST PLACE TO BUY THE ATN THOR HD
At the time of this writing, the ATN Thor was the cheapest at Amazon. Do try all 3 of them. One of the companies below could be having a sale. If you don’t need all the Bells-And-Whistles, ATN has cheaper options at both Amazon & Optics Planet.
PULSAR APEX XD50A PL76426 REVIEW
In my opinion, the Pulsar Apex XD50a is one of the best infrared rifle scopes. Many hunters like it because of its high resolution & fast refresh rate. It delivers a consistent, vivid image of faster-moving objects. It’s engineered for a wide variety of precision long-distance applications including hunting, security, surveillance, and law enforcement. Long-distance viewing is made possible by the continuous digital zoom for an extended range of magnification.
PULSAR APEX XD50A FEATURES
■ 2-8X magnification
■ 50mm objective lens
■ 4x Digital Zoom
■ 384×288 resolution
■ 50hz refresh rate
■ 11° x 8,2° F.O.V.
■ 1,250m detection range
■ One-shot zeroing with freeze function
■ Memorization of zeroing parameters
■ 4x digital zoom with picture in picture
■ Manual, automatic and semi-automatic calibration modes
■ Identification, rock and forest viewing modes
■ Hot white / hot black viewing modes
■ Brightness and contrast adjustments
■ Long Viewing Range
■ Zeroing parameters memory
■ 10 electronic reticles
■ External power supply adaptable
PULSAR APEX XD50A SPECIFICATIONS
■ 67mm eye relief
■ Display Type: LCD
■ Video Display – PAL/NTSC
■ Lens – Germanium Glass
■ External Power Supply – Pulsar EPS3 or EPS5
■ Waterproof & Shock-resistant construction
■ Video Output
■ Weaver / Picatinny mount
■ Wireless remote control
■ 2 CR123A batteries
■ 13 1/2″ x 3″ x 3″h., 24 oz
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
■ Pulser Apex XD50A Thermal Night Vision Riflescope
■ Two Lithium Batteries
■ Adapter Cable
■ Carrying Case
■ Cleaning Cloth
The batteries that are included in the Pulsar Apex XC50 are not rechargeable. A charger isn’t included either.
POSITIVE CONSUMER REVIEWS – Pulsar XD50A
Once again, I’ve listed what the majority of people were saying about the Pulsar Thermal Scope.
■ Excellent picture quality
■ Magnification range is great
■ Good battery life
NEGATIVE CONSUMER REVIEW – Pulsar XD50A
The following 3 items were what several people were saying about this Pulsar thermal imaging scope.
■ Menu is a bit awkward to learn
■ Thought there should be more features
If you’d like to read over a few more reviews, click on the link below.
PULSAR APEX XD50A RIFLE SCOPES SALE
As of the time of this writing, Optics Planet was the cheapest. All 3 companies, listed below have sales on their Rifle Scopes from time to time so it’s a good idea to check all three.
If you don’t need all the Bells & Whistles, Pulsar has cheaper options at both Optics Planet, Amazon & eBay.
WHAT A THERMAL RIFLE SCOPE CAN BE USED FOR:
■ Hunting Hogs, Deer, Coyotes and Other Varmints
■ Thermal Imaging Viewing
■ Target Acquisition
ATN THOR & PULSAR APEX RIFLESCOPES VIDEO
Watch the videos of the ATN Thror & the Pulsar Apex tactical rifle scopes. It’ll give you a pretty good idea of how each rifle scope operates & the quality of the rifle scope.
ATN THOR HD 384 YOUTUBE VIDEO
PULSAR APEX XD50A PL76426 YOUTUBE VIDEO
After extensive research, I always pick, what I think are the top two products in each category. To read other reviews I have done, go to the link below.
Although everyone has different tastes, we are very interested in what you have to say. If you have purchased the ATN Thor 384 or the Pulsar Apex XD50A, please let us know what you liked & disliked about it.
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