Built-in precise laser rangefinder provides accurate range-finding in two modes – Single Time Measurement and Scanning mode with ±1 m accuracy up to 1 km distance. Built-in Wi-Fi and support for Android, iOS devices, allowing “over-the-air” firmware upgrades, IPX7 waterproof protection, allowing the device to be operational even after submersion in the water up to 1 meter (3 ft) deep for up to 30 minutes. Below you can see a variety of videos recorded with the Pulsar Trail 2. Here you can also see some of the menus and other color palettes. If you want another mount than the standard one (pictured), here’s one option from InnoMount. The Thermion XP50 and the Trail 2 have the same <40mk sensor, magnification and displays. For more Pulsar videos please check out the Night Vision Viking channel. The handguard has been upgraded to one from Catalyst Arms and the Trigger was changed to a flat one from Timney, both an improvement over the original parts. Pitch black, lots of humidity. As you have noticed in the pictures, the Trail 2 has also been fitted to a JP Enterprises PCS-12 semi-automatic AR10 clone, in 6.5 Creedmoor. I stapled a hand warmer onto an IPSC paper target at 100 meters and sent one round, aiming at the hot spot. Any battery-powered device is going to need a recharge sooner or later, but in none of my excursions did I have any problems with the battery life. The Trail 2’s <40mK enhanced thermal sensor distinguishes the smallest temperature. The US models will receive an exclusive short eyepiece. The Pulsar Helion XP50 also comes with a man sized detction range of 1800m and has a magnification of 2.5x-20x which is perfect for long range Foxing or identifying Deer. For example on the XQ50F you could identify a fox at 300m wheras you could identify a fox with the XP50 at 500m. Here are the, Scott Country International, 221-223 King Street, Castle Douglas, Scotland, DG7 1DT. Ex-Arctic Ranger. Is it a hot rock or an animal? The shorter eyepiece on the US models is said to provide a more comfortable eye relief for the AR-15 and similar firearm platforms. These are recorded with the built-in photo and video recorder, which is extremely easy to use. TFB tested this in our review. Low refresh rates are the main reason why I haven’t bought my own thermal device, but Trail 2 is excellent and delivers a fluid motion that doesn’t lag. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. The Space Force reports: Life is good on Mars. Pulsar Trail 2 LRF XP50 on a B&T suppressed JP Rifles PCS-12. The Picture-in-picture is a setting in the software, and displays a magnified image at the top-center 10% of the overall field of view for a closer view of the target or a more precise shot placement. An auto-focus would have been nice, but I think that would make the unit much more expensive and fragile with moving parts in the lens. Watch this video (external test). Color options: black, white, red and green. Upgraded Ruger Precision Rifle in .308 Win, with a B&T suppressor and Cole-Tac thermal cover, standing on an Innorel RT90C tripod and BH-55 head from Really Right Stuff. As there is no auto focus, you will be using this ring quite often. TFB displayed this both in our review but also in this POTD. The American versions are slightly different because of the reasons mentioned below. The ammunition is GGG loaded with 168 gr Sierra Match King bullets. While the temptation to test this is strong, we haven’t. This device has really made me appreciate Mother Nature more and got me closer to wild animals than ever before. Unfortunately, there’s no sound, in the end they get scared and start barking. Switching and charging batteries is really easy, just make sure you store the charger and the cable where you can find them. However if you are going to be looking at foxes to ranges past 500m, trying to identify the sex of a deer or just looking for High quality thermal images then the Helion XP50 is the thermal imager that you would need as it is the only Pulsar thermal imager that will give that high level of performance and quality. And here is the press release of the more advanced model, Pulsar TRAIL 2 LRF XP50. The Pulsar Helion XQ50F is the prefect thermal imager mid range foxing at night or during the day and will be able to detect and identify a fox at about 300m. There’s 16 Gb of internal memory for you, which means a huge amount of hours of recorded video. I did not use Pulsar’s StreamVision a lot, mainly because I downloaded all my recorded videos and pictures at home via cable. Other features include a digital zoom up to 8x, a wide-angle six lens eyepiece and picture in picture mode. Picture from a cold, foggy night. Image quality, perhaps the most important feature of any optic and certainly a thermal imaging device like this. The refresh rate is 50 Hz, which is important when shooting at moving targets. Below: Pulsars – Trail 2 LRF XP50 vs. Thermion XP50. To learn more about Pulsar and their new thermal sights, visit. So their is a difference of £1210, now you are probably thinking is it the difference worth it. Other features include a digital zoom up to 8x, a wide-angle six lens eyepiece and picture in picture mode.