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Pulsar Launches New Core Thermal Optics

Pulsar introduced three new models to their Core series. The Core lineup is their series of thermal rifle scope optics.

Pulsar Launches New Core Thermal Optics


The three models added are the Core FXQ38, the FXQ50, and the Core RXQ30V. The FXQ38 and the FXQ50 are engineered as dual-use devices.

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Core FXQ38 and FXQ50

First, you can use both the Pulsar Core FXQ38 as well as the Core FXQ50 as standalone handheld thermal scanners. They fit comfortably in your hand to act as thermal monoculars.

Pulsar Core FXQ38 Thermal Monocular-Front Attachment
Pulsar Core FXQ38 Thermal Monocular-Front Attachment

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Second, you can attach them to a Picatinny rail and use them as a night-vision rifle scope attachment (Photon XT Digital Night Vision Rifle Scopes – Best NV Affordability). They work equally as well in either mode which makes them extremely versatile to use.

These two new devices have interchangeable eyepieces. One option is to use them as an easy clip-on attachment to a regular, optical rifle scope (Meopta Optika6 Rifle Scope Review – How good are these Scopes?).

These new optics have an external power supply and are waterproof. You can use them in the field on a hunt without having to worry about damaging them. The shutter calibration is noiseless.

Both of these 2-in-1 scopes use an AMOLED display with a 640×480 display resolution. They have high-resolution sensors built-in which allows for long-range thermal detection. Pulsar states the distance to acquire a human-sized target to be 1,475 yards for the FXQ38. The FXQ50 can detect such targets out to 1,970 yards.

Core RXQ30V

The Core RXQ30V in comparison is designed as a thermal night-vision rifle scope yet it can also be used as a thermal monocular. It’s designed to be an affordable option for thermal imaging.

Pulsar Thermion 2 LRF XP50 Pro Thermal Riflescope
Pulsar Thermion 2 LRF XP50 Pro Thermal Riflescope

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It can detect heat signatures up to 985 yards away which allows it to act as a great night-vision scope while staying affordable. This does not mean though that Pulsar designed this thermal sight with cheap components or built it in a less reliable way.

You’ll be impressed by the AMOLED display. It displays the surroundings in a high-contrast green screen. This prevents eye fatigue and quick target acquisition.

The Core RXQ30V also provides Pulsar’s Picture-in-Picture feature. This allows having a view of the wide field of view as the main display. On top of the display, you can view a magnified window of the target area at the same time.

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Depending on your preference for a specific reticle type, the RXQ30V can display one out of 10 different electronic reticles. It easy to sight-in this scope with a one-shot zeroing function with freeze option.

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