ATN Thor LT Thermal Rifle Scope Review

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You may have heard a lot of people praise the ATN THOR LT thermal riflescope. I guess you may already know about the uses of thermal scope and there is no need for me to explain the uses of a thermal scope in this article.

If you use a thermal riflescope in an area where it is legal, you can finish your hunting perfectly in no time.

The Thor LT scopes are mainly designed to withstand the pressures of high caliber weapons, the entire design is constructed from hardened aluminum alloy and built to be recoil resistant to high caliber weapons. It looks like the traditional glass optic and thus provides a chance of mounting with 30mm rings, so with this feature the user can get complete flexibility with ring and brand selection.

One-shot zero is the best feature with this you can move the zero reticles to the first point of impact. With these advancements in technology, you can save a lot of time, money, etc.

In recent days the advancements in ATN scopes power consumption is remarkable for the thermal optics market. You can get 10+ hours of power with its internal battery, this tremendous improvement in reduction of power consumption will give the best chance to stretch every single minute of your hunt even in dusk and dawn. You can take this weapon without any worries about recharging.

About ATN


ATN is one of the very few notable companies in the united states manufacturing top class night vision & thermal imaging devices.

The THOR LT is another feather on the crown of the ATN thermal hunting devices lineup.

You may or may not have used the previous products released by ATN namely Thor 4 & ThOR-HD.

They were a huge success when they were released.

ATN Thor LT Thermal Rifle Scope

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste
Magnification: 3-6X


  • Sensor: 160x120px/17 µm 60Hz
  • Microdisplay: 1280 x 720 HD display
  • Core: ATN obsidian core LT
  • Color modes: White-hot or black hot
  • Reticles: Multiple patterns
  • 3D Accelerometer: Yes
  • Battery Type: Internal Lithium-Ion
  • Battery life: 10+ hours
  • IP rating: Weather-resistant
  • Operating temperature: -20° to 120°F

This model ATN ThOR-LT features most of the advanced features from the above two models.

But the only difference between ATN ThOR-4 & Thor-HD Vs the ThOR LT is that is model is very much lightweight and smaller than the other two.

It weighs just 1.4 pounds which is very light when compared to other models. The display resolution of this model is 1280×720 px.

ATN has designed this model such that it is very convenient to handle and use. The aluminum body makes this one lightweight and hence it can be used even on heavyweight rifles.

Being lightweight doesn’t mean this model is fragile. It can handle any weather as it is weather resistant.

You can use different retile patterns based on your preference or hunting conditions.

Price is what makes it ahead of most other models. It is aptly priced for all the features it provides. It comes with a body cover, USB C type cable, and tissue for cleaning the lens.

This model can be used with any 30 mm ring gun. It also has One Shot Zero ability. These features alone make this ATN THOR LT worth every penny you pay.

This model can be used with any 30 mm ring gun. It also has One Shot Zero ability. These features alone make this ATN THOR LT worth every penny you pay.

This model comes in two versions. One is the 3-6x and the other is the 4-8x. This model can be used throughout the night as the battery comes with this model is capable of withstanding the entire night.

TWO modes- Black hot & White Hot

Conventional models come in one of these modes. But ATN has added both these modes in the AT THOR LT model. The user can choose which model to use based on his preference.


The ATN Thor LT thermal riflescope comes with the two magnification ranges, such as 3-6x & 4-8x at 160×120 pixels of resolution. Magnification is one of the important factors while purchasing a riflescope.

Magnification provides you a better view of your target on the field. The field of view depends on the magnification ranges, so you have to choose the magnification based on your needs.

The ATN Thor LT provides 60 Hz of refresh rate at both the magnification ranges. But it provides a different field of view and detection ranges.

The magnification rage provides you a great field of you so you can see the surrounding of your targets to get more information. Therefore, you have to select a suitable range according to your needs.

In the 3-6x magnification

  • 475 meters of detection range
  • 240 of human recognition range

In 4-8x magnification

  • 625 meters of detection range
  • 315 of human recognition range

Fast Refreshing

ATN THOR LT comes with over 60 HZ Refreshing rate. This is very ideal and better than most other models. It gives a clear image and helps you to target the shot clearly.

Apart from all these features, it can detect up to 475 meters. This model’s human recognition range is 240 and also has a field of view of 11×8.3. This is for the base model, if you purchase the 4-8x model, it can detect up to 625 meters, recognize human up to 315 and has a field of view of 8.3 x 6.2.

Key Features

  • For easy use, it has the obsidian core cutting edge technology
  • The construction of aluminum alloy is combined with impact-resistant electronics for utilizing high-pressure caliber weapons.
  • The Li-ion aluminum battery gives the 10+hours of continuous system use.
  • It has many reticle patterns and has a rugged design.
  • Weather-resistant construction ensures its durability.
  • One-shot zero function is used to easy sighting of the scope.

Optical Performance

  • 11.0×8.3 degree angle of view
  • 90mm eye relief
  • 3-6xx magnification
  • Recognition range is 240 yards, the detection range is 475 yards, and the identification range is 160 yards

Thermal Sensor

  • 160 x 120 pixels ATN Obsidian Core LT
  • 60 Hz refresh rate
  • 7 to 14µm spectral response

Construction Details

  • 30mm main tube diameter
  • Aluminum alloy construction
  • Measures 11.5 x 2.2 x 2.2″, weighs 23 ounces
  • Weather-resistant performance


  • Portable control pad
  • Lightweight design
  • One-Shot Zero simple sights incorrect unit of impact
  • USB Type-C port design for charging


  • It doesn’t have recording options
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste
Magnification: 3-6X

Final words

After handling ATN ThOR- LT for a day, we found this is one of the best models available in the market in this price range.

Go for the 4-8x model if you can shed a few bucks more. Both of these models are perfect in terms of price & quality. They’ll make your hunting experience much better.

About Annalena Wood

Annalena is carrying her rifle with passion and pride for her love of the outdoors and the experience of hunting. Her most memorable hunting season was back in 2015 when she and her dad were drawn for special elk tags. That allowed them the chance to fill their tags with an actual bull elk rather than a spike. That year both her and her dad came home with their first trophy elks, with hers a 6 by 6 pointer and her dad’s a 6 by 5.