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Pulsar Thermion XM50 Thermal Riflescope Review

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Pulsar is a brand that takes an important place in the thermal riflescope market. The Pulsar Thermion XM50 Thermal Riflescope is the latest version in the Pulsar Thermion Thermal Scope series.

Due to its feature and the high-performance, you can get the best hunting experience. When compared to the traditional scope, the Pulsar introduces the latest design thermal scope with innovative technologies.

The Pulsar Thermion XM50 Thermal Scope looks like the other riflescope, but the aesthetic design, thermal imaging feature, and the advanced functionality makes your hunting more exciting in both day and night time.

Pulsar Thermion XM50 Thermal Riflescope Review

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Specifications

  • Magnification:5.5-22x
  • Sensor Resolution:340×240 pixels
  • Refreshing Rate:50Hz
  • Eye Relief:50mm
  • Detection Range:2300 m
  • Tube Diameter:30mm
  • DisplayResolution:1024x768pixel
  • Adjustment Type:MOA
  • Adjustment Range:48 MOA
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Main Features

  • Magnification:5.5-22x
  • Sensor Resolution:340×240 pixels
  • Refreshing Rate:50Hz
  • Eye Relief:50mm
  • Detection Range:2300 m
  • Tube Diameter:30mm
  • DisplayResolution:1024x768pixel
  • Adjustment Type:MOA
  • Adjustment Range:48 MOA

Design

This Pulsar Thermion XM50 Thermal scope is designed by the aluminum-magnesium alloy subframe; due to the materials used in this scope, it is defined as a lightweight product.

The housing of this scope has the rugged design, and the diameter of the main tube is 30 mm so that you can easily mount this scope on .308 and .223 platform rifles.

The standard 30 mm rings ensure that the scope is perfectly fixed on the rifle. Due to the high-quality design, this thermal scope is IPX7 waterproof rated, so you can use this camera in the heavy rainfall and snow.

The thermion is designed for the flawless running of this scope so that it will perfectly work up to 3 ft into the water.

The design of this scope is finished with a technopolymer; it ensures that the scope is rustproof. The total dimension of this scope is 402x78x80 mm, and the weight is 900 g.

Thermal Sensor

The uncooled Amorphous Silicon Microbolometer is used as the thermal sensor of this scope; due to this, you can get 320×240 high-resolution images.

This sensor helps you to clearly view the target in the night time also. The sensitivity range of this sensor is 12 µm pitch with the auto-calibration; by this, it will easily detect the smallest temperature changes also.

The refreshing rate of this sensor is 50 Hz, it ensures that you can refresh the images up to 50 times per second; by this, you can clearly view each and every detail of your surroundings. 

High-resolution Display

The HD AMOLED Color Microdisplay is designed for viewing the object; it shows the 1024×768 high-resolution images.

Due to this display, you can get a crisp and clear view of the target, and it improves the quality of the images.

If you zoom or see the target from the long-distance, it does not affect the quality of the picture. The display of this scope produces clear images in light and dark conditions. 

Lens Quality

The high-quality lens of this Pulsar Thermion XM50 Thermal Scope will help you to get a crisp and clear view of the target.

The front side of this lens has the germanium coating. The focal length of this lens is 50mm; due to this, you can get a clear view up to 2500 yards.

The adjustment range of this lens in both windage and elevation range is 48 MOA. You can adjust the .25 MOA per click; due to this, you can accurately set the view for your target.

Magnification

The magnification range of this thermal scope is 5.5x to 22x; there are no other scopes that have this magnification range.

Due to this, you can clearly get the view of the target up to 2500 yards. The low base magnification range of this scope is 5.5x; it offers a clear view for hog hunting.

The digital zooming range of this scope is 4x.  The field of view of this scope helps to get a wide range of views of your surroundings.

The field of view of this thermal scope is 23.1 inches for 100 yards. The Eye Relief distance from the scope to your eye is 50 mm; due to this, you can protect your eye from the injuries. 

Color Palettes

There are 8 color palettes options available in this Pulsar Thermion XM50 Thermal Scope; you can choose the color options to get a clear view of your environment.

The Black Hot, White Hot, Ultramarine, Rainbow, Violet, Red Hot, Sepia, and Red Monochrome are the options of the color palettes.

The color of the heat signature will differ in the various color palettes. 

Pulsar Thermion XM50 Color modes

Reticles

There are 13 optional sizes available in the 7 standard digital reticles.

The Duplex, CrossBow, and Mid-Dot are the all-time favorite scalable digital reticles of this Thermion XM50 Thermal Scope.

There are some color options available in this scope, which helps to focus on the target in various situations.

The reticle colors are White/Red, Black/Red, White/Green, Black/Green, Red, Yellow, Green, Orange, and Blue.  

Pulsar Thermion XM50 reticle

Image Modes

There are 9 image modes available under various categories.

The White Hot and Black-Hot are the two types of viewing mode of this scope, and rock, forest, and identification are the three types of observation mode.

The Manual, automatic, and semi-automatic are the calibration modes of this thermal scope; due to these modes, you can choose the mode for the clear view of your environment.

Pulsar Thermion XM50 image modes

The Picture-in-Picture Mode of this scope offers the additional image region; using this mode, you can magnify the image of the target.

The additional image of the target is shown in the center of the screen; it allows you to observe the total field of view. 

Output Media

This XM50 Thermal Scope is designed with the in-built video recorder that allows you to capture the image and record videos at the time of hunting.

A 16GB internal memory is provided in this camera; by using this, you can store the capture images and videos. You can also transfer the data to your PC, laptop, and smartphone by using the cable and Wi-Fi connection.

Instant Start-up

This riflescope is designed with the 3 buttons at the top of the eyepiece. Using the power button, you can easily start your scope for instant use.

Pulsar Thermion XM50 startup

The zoom button will help to adjust the magnification range of the scope, and the record button allows you to record all the details that you view on the eyepiece.

The 3 button control of this scope makes this device use easily. The rolling selector wheel is located on the left side of the scope, using that you can choose the required color palettes of the scope.

Mobile-Friendly Wi-Fi Streaming

This XM50 Thermal Scope has the Wi-Fi connectivity so that you can connect your scope with the iOS and Android mobiles.

If you install a Stream Vision App in your smartphone or tablet, you can control your scope with that; it will be performed as a second display and the remote control of the scope.

Detection and Temperature Range

Using this thermal scope, you can detect the object up to 2500 yards, which is ideal for the other devices.

The temperature range of this scope is -13 to 122-degree celsius. The design of this scope is waterproof, fog-proof, and dustproof so that you can hunt in all weather conditions. 

Final Words

This is one of the best quality thermal scopes for improving the quality of your hunting. Most of the hunting enthusiasts are considering this Pulsar Thermion XM50 Thermal Scope for their best hunting adventures.

Due to the features of this scope, it is suitable for both law enforcement and hunting. We hope this review will help you to choose the best thermal scope for your hunting. 

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.