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 spotting 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 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, though this is still relatively expensive.
Thermal monoculars or rifle scopes work by reading heat signatures. 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 spotting scope models with automatic recording and wifi make an attractice package for Police use and other evidence recording. The image of a thermal scope isn't quite as sharp as a night vision scope. A thermal scope will do things a night vision scope cant, 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 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 will clearly highlight an animal or person in that situation, 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 scopes the Pulsar Helion and thermal spotting scopes with wifi are our pick, the Pulsar Trail and Pulsar Apex LRF thermal rifle scopes are the same technology adapted for rifle mounting and again our favourite range. The Quantum Lite thermal spotting scope is a great choice for closer work and in a much lower price range, but still a decent thermal 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 thermals scope has remote operation and allows wifi streaming in real time - as well as all expected thermal scope functions. Details Pulsar Helion Thermal Imaging Scope||The Pulsar Trail 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 spotting scope. Details Pulsar Quantum Lite Thermal Spotting Scope|
Pulsar Premier Partner
It is a big investment when purchasing a thermal 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 product and dealing with thermal 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.