TOP TWO TACTICAL RIFLE SCOPES FOR 2018
Before you purchase a new Thermal Rifle Scope, read my detailed review of the 2 top Rifle Scopes for 2018.
These are still good quality rifle scopes & are probably cheaper than the 2019 brands.
If you’d rather just read my 2019 Review of my top 2 pics, click rifle scope reviews
In 2018, my top two picks for Thermal Imaging Rifle Scopes were:
1. ATN Thor640 5x, 640×480, 30hz
2. Armasight Zeus Pro 640 4-32x100mm 30 Hz
Because everyone wants to purchase their Rifle Scope On sale, I’ll try to provide you with at least 2 options of where you can get the best price. You’ll find them at the end of each review. Quite often, one of them will be having a sale so make sure you check both.
1. ATN Thor 640 5X 640×480 100mm REVIEW (Features, Specs, What’s in The Box, Good & Bad Consumer Reviews)
3. ARMASIGHT Zeus Pro 640 4-32x100mm 30 Hz REVIEW (Features, Specs, What’s in The Box, Negative & Positive Consumer Reviews)
ATN THOR 640 5X 640×480 100mm (30 HZ) REVIEW
The THOR 640, made in the USA, is used by Avid Hunters, SWAT Teams, Military & especially those who like entering Hunting Competitions. The Thor Thermal Imaging Scope can also be used as a weapon scope or handheld viewer. If you’d like to capture your nighttime operation on video, it has a video-out connection.
If you’re an AVID HUNTER or thinking about entering a HUNTING COMPETITION, this is a great scope to have. I’ve listed the main features for you below. Hopefully this will help make your decision a little easier.
ATN THOR FEATURES
- Lightweight rugged & durable. It fits in the palm of your hand
- You can detect your target through total darkness, fog, smoke, camouflage or bright lights.
- Dust Proof & Waterproof
- Start Up –3 Seconds
- Digital Imaging
- Digital menu with a variety of options & adjustments (quick view icons)
- 5X Magnification
- Has E-zoom expands opticle magnification
- Always holds 0 as it has no screws or springs to create errors. Being all digital it can’t move off base.
- Quick Release Mount: MIL – STD – 1913 (Picatinny Rail)
- Power Off Safety Feature
- Mil spec lenses
- Digital menu to choose reticle options & colors
- OLED Color Display — 800 x 600
- You can use the color OLED display or the full color mode & overlay it with either black, red, blue, or a white reticle.
- Has A Manual Brightness Adjustment
- Has A Automatic Sharpness Adjustment
- Batteries: Three Lithium Batteries (lasts up to 8 hours)
ATN THOR THERMAL SCOPE SPECIFICATIONS
- Sku: TIWSMT645B
- UPC: 658175905608
- Body Is Made Of Aircraft Aluminum
- Germanium Objextive Lens Type
- Class 3 Hard Anodized Coating
- Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 2.7 x 2.9 inches ; 2 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 9.4 pounds
- Thermal Sensitivity is less than 50mk
- Spectral Response is 7-14 um
- Focal length of the lens is 100
- The field of view (h x V) is 6 x 4.7 deg
- Eye relief is 28mm
- E-Zoom is 10, 20, 40xx
- Diameter of exit pupil is 14mm
- Diopter Range: +2° to -6°
- Distance of human detection without zoom is 2500 meters
- Distance of human recognition is 1100 meters
- Has output computer set up
- Has video output
- Low batery indicator
- Waranty 1 year
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
- ATN Thor 640 5x Thermal Weapon Sight (30hz)Thermal Rifle Scope
- Quick Release Mount
- Hard Storage Case
- Tissue for lens
- CR1223A Lithium Battery CR1223A (up to 8 hours of use)
- Operators Manuel
- Limited 3 Year Warranty Card
POSITIVE CONSUMER REVIEWS – ATN Night Vision Rifle Scope
I’ve read several reviews on different websites. The following are what the majority of people are saying.
- Impressed using the e-zoom on the target before taking a shot
- Great resolution
- Incredible Range
- Easy To Set Up
NEGATIVE CONSUMER REVIEWS – ATN THOR 640
When I was searching for negative reviews on the ATN Thor 640, I could only find the following two. This rifle scope if fairly new. I will check back once in awhile & if I find anything negative on it, I will list it here.
- Thought it was a bit heavy.
- Found It Expensive
CHEAPEST PLACE TO BUY THE ATN THOR 640
At the time of this writing, the ATN Thor 640 was the same price at both Amazon & Optics Planet. Do try them both. 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.
ARMASIGHT ZEUS PRO 640 4-32x100mm 30 Hz REVIEW
This Armasight Zeus Infrared Rifle Scopes, made in the USA, is my number two pick for thermal rifle scopes in 2016. I picked the 30hz rather than the 60 to review as, to me, the 30hz had a clearer picture. You do have the option of purchasing the 60hz if you want. Sometimes, more expensive isn’t better. This thermal scope can also be used as a hand-held monocular.
ARMSIGHT ZEUS PRO 640 FEATURES
- You can detect your target through Smoke, Dust, Haze & Fog
- Waterproof to 20 meters for 2 hours
- Has A Quick Release Locking Weapon Mount
- Equipped With A Long Eye Relief Eyepiece Lens (45mm)
- Digital Compass & Inclinometer
- Turns On In 3 Seconds
- Digital e-Zoom: 2x / 4x / 8x (only 640 x 512)
- Wireless 5 button Remote
- Has TAU-2 17um Pitch Thermal Sensor
- Objective Germanium Lens Options
- Pixel Display Format – 800 x 600
- Reticle Color: Black, Cyan, Red and White
- Reticle Type: Dot 4 MOA, Line Dot, Cross Center Dot, Cross, Crosshair or No Reticle
- Palettes are: White Hot – Black Hot – Sepia – Fusion, Rainbow, and Rain
- Imaging Filters: Active Contrast Enhancement, Digital Detail EnhancementSmart Scene Optimization, Histogram Equalization, Lenear Automatic Gain Control
- Silent Shutterless Non Uniformity Correction
- Video Recording & Still Picture
- Uses Four 123A 3V Lithium Batteries or Four AA 1.5V Bateries
- Battery Status Indicator
- Battery Life at 20° C (68° F) 7 hours
ARMASIGHT ZEUS PRO SPECIFICATIONS
- Sku: TAT163WN1ZPRO41
- UPC: 849815005196
- Warranty: 3 Years
- Warranty on FLIR detector 10 years
- 4-32x Magnification
- 100mm F/1.4 Lens
- Height of The Scope Axis: 42mm (1.65 in)
- Dimensions: 265 x 90 x 100 / 10.4 x 3.5 x 3.9
- Weight: 1300 / 2.9 kg
- Operating Termperature is -59°F to +134°F or -51°C to +57°C
- Recoil Resistance: .50 BMG weapon shock & recoil
- Objective Focal Length 100 mm
- Objective F-number 1:1.4
- Field of View 6,2° x 5°
- Exit Pupil Diameter 10 mm
- Focusing Range 10m & upDiopter Adjustment Range ±5 diopter
- Windage/Elevation Boresight 0,6MOA & Increment (NTSC) 0,17 mils
- Weapon Mount Type: Picatinny, MIL-STD-1913, & Weaver Rails
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
- Armasight Zeus 4 Thermal Rifle Scope
- AWReC (Advanced Wireless Remote Control – 5 buttons
- Picatinny adapter for Remote Control)
- Video Cable
- Manual & warranty card
- SKB Standard color black Case.(F200)
- Soft carrying case
- Battery Set
- Battery Cartridge for AA Batteries
- Battery Box Extender Ring For AA Batteries
- Armasight Key (used to remove the battery cap insert)
POSITIVE CONSUMER REVIEWS – Armasight Zeus
Once again, I’ve listed what the majority of people were saying.
- Sighting the unit is very easy
- Amazing picture quality
- Maintains zero well & performs as advertised
- Solid built
- Battery lasts for a normal length hunt
NEGATIVE CONSUMER REVIEW – Armasight Zeus
Because this Armasight Night Vision Scope is one of their latest rifle scopes out, I couldn’t find many negative reviews. If I come across any more, I will list them here. The only two I could find were:
- Thought the scope was a bit on the heavy side.
BEST PRICE ON THE ARMASIGHT ZEUS PRO 640 THERMAL RIFLE SCOPE
As of the time of this writing, Optics Planet was the same price as Amazon. Both Amazon & Optics Planet have sales on their Rifle Scope from time to time so it’s a good idea to check both.
If you don’t need all the Bells & Whistles, Armasight has cheaper options at both Optics Planet & Amazon.
WHAT A THERMAL RIFLE SCOPE CAN BE USED FOR:
- Hunting Hogs, Deer, Coyotes and other varmints
- Thermal imaging viewing
- Target acquisition
ATN & ARMASIGHT RIFLE SCOPES VIDEO
If you watch the videos of the ATN Thror 640 & the Armasight Zeus Pro 640, you’ll get a pretty good idea of how it operates & the quality of the picture.
ATN Thor 640 You Tube Video
Armasight Zeus Pro 640 You Tube Video
To read my 2017 detailed review on, Best Rifle Scope, click on the link below.
Although everyone has different tastes, we are very interested in what you have to say. If you have purchased the ATN Thor640 5x or the Armasight Zeus Pro 640 4, please let us know what you liked & disliked about it.
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