Trijicon IR HUNTER MK3 60mm Thermal Weapon Sight Review

Nowadays, Hunters are updating their weapons with thermal sights for improving their hunting experience. The Trijicon IR HUNTER MK3 Thermal Weapon Sight is directly designed under the customer’s feedback; due to the innovative features and advanced technology of this weapon sight, you can easily identify the hidden targets also.

The reticle options, stadiametric RangeFinder, multiple savable reticle location, and the additional feature of this thermal weapon sight.

The IR Hunters are designed this thermal scope for the excellent hunting experience for the shooters in both day and night time. Due to the ergonomic design of this thermal sight, you can easily control this scope in the bad weather conditions also.

Trijicon IR HUNTER MK3 60mm Thermal Weapon Sight Review

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Specifications

  • Magnification: 4.5-36x


  • Digital Zoom: 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x


  • Sensor Resolution: 640×480


  • Sensor Pixel size: 12 micron


  • Refreshing Rate: 60 Hz


  • Thermal sensitivity: <50 mK


  • Spectral Response: 8-12 Microns


  • Detection Range: 2500


  • Maxpol Polarity: White Hot/Black Hot


  • Display resolution: 640×480


  • Eye Relief: 27 mm


  • Reticle: 5


Construction

This Trijicon Electro Optics IR HUNTER MK3 Thermal Weapon Sight is designed by the Aluminum, Steel, ABS, Copper materials; due to this material, you can get the durable and lightweight design.

The rugged housing of this scope is constructed by the 7000 series aluminum and ABS material so that it will perform well in all weather conditions.

Due to the material used in this scope, it has the water-resistant and fog-resistant feature so that this thermal sight is withstanding heavy rainfall and snow.

The lens of this thermal weapon sight is designed by the glass and germanium material; due to this material, you can get the crisp and clear view of the target.

This is one of the compact design thermal scope in the market, the total dimensions of this weapon sight are 4.6×3.3×3.1 inches, and the weight is 37 oz. 

Thermal Technology

The Uncooled type thermal sensor is used in this Trijicon IR HUNTER MK3 Thermal Weapon Sight; due to this sensor, you can get the crisp and clear thermal image of the target. The thermal resolution of this sensor is 640×480 resolution.

The pixel size of this sensor is 12μm; due to this pixel size, you can get a detailed view of the long-distance target. The sensitivity range of this thermal sensor is <50 mK so that it will easily detect the smallest temperature changes in your surroundings.

The spectral responsive range is 8-12 microns; it ensures that this thermal sight detects the movement of your surroundings within a second.

This Trijicon IR HUNTER MK3 model thermal weapon sight has two types of refreshing rates, such as 30 Hz, and 60 Hz.

This 60 Hz refreshing rate is the best option for hunting and tactical use. It will refresh the image 60 times per second; it will help you to shoot easily on the moving target. 

Display

The eMagin OLED display is equipped in this Trijicon IR HUNTER MK3 Thermal Weapon Sight; by using this display, you can easily choose the modes and reticle options of this thermal sight.

Using this display, you can view the crisp and clear image of the target. The image resolution of this display is 640×480 pixels. If you turn on this thermal sight, the display is powered up within 5 seconds.

Objective Lens

The lens of the scope is one of the important things to consider for a clear view of the target. The objective lens of this Trijicon IR HUNTER MK3 Thermal Weapon Sight is designed by the Umicore Gasir Material, and the front end of this lens has germanium coating so that you can clearly view the target in all weather conditions.

The diameter of the objective lens of this thermal weapon sight is 60 mm; due to this lens, you can see the wide view of your surroundings.

The focal length of the eyepiece is 60mm; adjusting the focal length of the scope will help you to focus on the target. The eye relief distance of this weapon sight is 27 mm; due to this distance, you can protect your eyes from injuries.

The length of the exit pupil is 14 mm. The diopter adjustment range of this lens is -6 to +2 dpt.

Variable Magnification

The magnification range of this thermal weapon sight is from 4.5x to 36x; by using this magnification range, you can easily detect the objects under 2500 yards.

The digital zooming range of this Trijicon IR HUNTER MK3 Thermal Weapon Sight is 1x,2x,4x, and 8x. The digital zooming range of this weapon sight will improve the quality of view of this device.

The field of view of this thermal sight is 7 degrees so that you can get a wide range of views. 

Reticles

There are 5 reticle patterns available in this Trijicon IR HUNTER MK3 Thermal Weapon Sight; using this option, you can choose the reticles based on your environment.

The reticle position readout feature of this thermal sight will help you to focus on the moving target. Using the multiple save locations of the reticles will automatically focus on the target. 

The adjustment type of the reticle is MOA, and you can adjust the reticle 1 MOA per click.

Image/ Video

You can save your hunting experience in the form of images and videos. A video recorder is in-built in this thermal weapon sight.

Using the recorder, you can capture the image in JPEG and BMP format, and the videos in Analog RS-170 and NTSC format.

An internal SD card is provided with this thermal sight for storing the images and videos. 

Battery and Temperature Range

The CR123 type Lithium-ion battery is used as the power source of this Trijicon IR HUNTER MK3 Thermal Weapon Sight; by using this battery, you can use this thermal sight for 3.5 to 5 hours.

The operating temperature range of this thermal sight is -40° to +55°C; you can easily detect the target under this temperature range.

The storage temperature range of this scope is -45° to +75°C so that this scope is withstanding in all weather conditions.

Special Features of Trijicon IR HUNTER MK3 

Stadiametric Rangefinder

The stadiametric rangefinder is one of the advanced features in Trijicon IR HUNTER Thermal Sight. Using this rangefinder, you can easily detect the height and size of the long-distance target; then, it will adjust the set of reticle bars to contain the height and weight of the target.

The stadiametric rangefinder is performing better than the laser rangefinder; this type of rangefinder is widely used in military weapons.

Enhanced Target Recognition (ETR)

Using the ETR image enhancement system, you can avoid the washed out images against the sky or horizon. Most of the thermal systems automatically adjust the brightness and contrast of the image; these are the main reason for the image washed out.

The ETR Enhancement system of the display will avoid this problem, and also it will perfectly adjust the contrast of the image for the clear view.

Digital Focus Control (DFC)

The Digital focus Control does not only allow you to see the picture in the optimum setting; it is also sharpening the picture. This feature improves the quality of the image so that you can get a detailed view of the picture. 

Edge Detect Tactical Mode

Using this mode, you can view your target with more precision. This mode is a bit of brightness of other modes so that it will reduce the night blindness from the display.

Final Words

This Trijicon IR HUNTER MK3 Thermal Weapon Sight is one of the best products for hunting, law enforcement, rescue, and military use.

Due to the features of this thermal sight, you can get the crisp and clear view of the target in all weather conditions. The magnification, reticle options of this weapon sight will help you to shoot exactly on the moving target. 

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