Which Thermal Imaging Scope or Night Vision Scope to choose?
Night Vision and Thermal Imaging Scopes
We are big fans of night vision and thermal imaging scopes and rifle scopes. Most Night Vision, whether Gen 2+, Gen 3, Digital, etc can be enhanced by the use of a good IR (Infra Red) torch, usually offering 70% plus more range than without the torch. Most of our Night Vision Scopes offers the chance of being packaged with an IR torch for that reason. We suggest 850 nm (nanometre) IR infra red for most night vision use, the higher wavelengths are slightly less visible to someone look at you but are also way less visible to your own night vision device! For Police and Law Enforcement work digital is the big favourite, as it allows you to record for evidentiary purposes. For this reason digital is also the favourite for academics, herd management, etc.
Most hunters or those involved in vermin control usually use a night vision scope rifle mounted (because using a night vision monocular would still leave you having to aim somehow) and ocaasionally use a thermal monocular to locate game or vermin and then the night vision rifle scope for accurate target identification. Some professionals or well equipped enthusiasts use thermal for both.
Thermal imaging scopes (or monoculars) or thermal rifle scopes work by reading heat signatures - or put another way the thermal energy emitted by an object or body. They will find every breathing thing in a paddock and will see vermin hidden behind bushes, etc. This feature is also very handy for Law Enforcement, locating known and unknown individuals within an area - they can see people behind curtains, etc. Of course marijuana growing houses have huge heat signatures. The Helion thermal imaging scope models with automatic recording and wifi make an attractice package for Police use offering thermal vision and evidence recording. The image of a thermal scope isn't quite as sharp as a night vision scope. A thermal imaging scope will do things a night vision scope can't, such as see an animal through long grass which is fully concealed - if you couldn't see it in the middle of the day a night vision scope wont help, but a thermal imaging scope will highlight the animal due to its heat signature. Also a well camouflaged animal may not stand out or be visible during the daytime or with night vision due to its succesful camouflage even if standing in clear terrain. A thermal imaging scope will clearly highlight an animal or person in that situation, the thermal vision highlighting them with a contrasting colour to the background.
Our favourite close range night vision rifle scope is the Pulsar Yukon Photon XT, the Pulsar Digisight Ultra N355 is our pick in the longer range units with the Pulsar Ranger series our pick for night vision spotting scopes. In thermal imaging scopes the Pulsar Helion thermal imaging scopes with wifi are our pick, the Pulsar Trail thermal rifle scopeand Pulsar Apex LRF thermal rifle scopes are the same technology adapted for rifle mounting and again our favourite range. The Quantum Lite thermal imaging scope is a great choice for closer work and in a much lower price range, but still a decent thermal imaging scope.
Night Vision Scopes
|The Yukon Photon RT is our favourite Night Vision Scope for closer work. Good to 120 metres without an IR torch but 200 metres with. Details Yukon Photon RT night vision scope||The Pulsar Digisight Ultra N355 is our choice for longer distance Night Vision Scopes. Good for 250m without an IR torch and 400m + with an IR torch. Details Pulsar Digisight Ultra N355||The Yukon Ranger RT is our favourite stealth Night Vision Monocular scope allowing external recording, wifi to your p[artners phone or tablet and great vision. Details Yukon Ranger RT|
|The Pulsar Helion thermal imaging scope has remote operation and allows wifi streaming in real time - as well as all expected thermal vision scope functions. Details Pulsar Helion Thermal Imaging Scope||The Pulsar Trail thermal rifle scopes range of thermal imaging riflescopes with wifi allow far reaching detection of heat sources including behind bushes, foliage,etc Details Pulsar Trail Thermal Imaging Rifle Scope||The Pulsar Quantum Lite thermal imaging scope is a great choice as a lower priced thermal vision spotting scope. Details Pulsar Quantum Lite Thermal Spotting Scope|
Pulsar Premier Partner
It is a big investment when purchasing a thermal imaging scope or night vision scope. You deserve peace of mind. That is why we are Australia's only Pulsar Premier Partner, to give you that peace of mind. You have the full resources of our company and the full resources of the Australian importer working together to support you. Full sales support, full service. Both companies familiar with the Pulsar thermal imaging product and dealing with thermal imaging and night vision daily.
Someone supplying one thermal scope every month or two has to work hard to keep up to date to properly advise you. It is also a big ask to understand any service concerns if you aren't familiar. This is not a product you want to buy from Ebay, but rather somewhere were you can ring the company and ask questions and know and trust the vendor. Buying a thermal rifle scope in Australia, or any thermal imaging scope is a large investment and you deserve to be treated with respect by your supplier and be assured of the best possible service, before and after purchase. You local gunsmith can't fix this!