Pulsar Trail 2 LRF XP50 thermal riflescope – review

If you want to fit the very best thermal riflescope, look no further than the Pulsar Trail 2 LRF XP50. This is the top of the Pulsar range – it’s not cheap, with little change from £5k, but absolutely the best performance out there bar none.

This scope will give you a wonderfully clear image in conditions that would defeat lesser units, which struggle with conditions with a small temperature difference such as when it’s raining, foggy or just a cold morning when everything is around the same temperature.

The Trail 2 LRF XP50 is the top of Pulsar’s range of thermal riflescopes

The Trail 2 LRF XP50 has a 640×480 17µm sensor with 50Hz refresh rate, and a 1024×768 AMOLED viewfinder, giving a superb, crisp picture and an impressive detection range of 1,800m. Being the LRF model, it also has a built-in precision laser rangefinder for rangefinding up to 1000m, accurate to within 1m. Magnification goes from 2x to 16x.

The unit is ruggedly built to stand up to professional use in the field, with a strong magnesium alloy bodyshell, and it is IPX7 rated for waterproofing so it’s well able to shrug off the worst rain and damp.

The unit is ruggedly built to stand up to professional use in the field

It comes with a standard Weaver mount for attaching to the rifle. That allows it to be swapped easily between rifles, and a range of profiles means you can quickly switch to a different zero for a second or third rifle, or simply to change to a different round in the same rifle.

The Trail 2 LRF XP50 is powered by a rechargeable IPS7 battery pack which provides up to 13 hours of use, and is StreamVision compatible so you can stream live to social media platforms, or wirelessly transfer videos and photos captured on the 16Gb internal memory.

Retail price is £4,879.95
Find out more at the Thomas Jacks website.

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