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Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 #6942158
11/01/17 04:26 PM
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Well, I done done it. I finally bit the bullet and upgraded from a Armasight Predator 336 to the Pulsar Trail XQ38. Me for, if I was going to spend the money, there was 3 features that it had to have. The first was it had to have an internal video recorder. I was tired of messing with wires and the MDVR. Second was it had to have a rechargeable battery, and finally I needed the Picture-in-Picture option. My budget was $3000-3500 and I was able to get everything that I needed and more with the Pulsar Trail XQ38. If you are considering either upgrading or buying a thermal for the first time, here is a quick review video that might help out. I've done much of the research so hopefully you won't have to...



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Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: HansETX] #6942675
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Congratulations. That's a serious unit.

Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: wiiawiwb] #6942697
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Originally Posted By: wiiawiwb
Congratulations. That's a serious unit.


Thanks! Yes it is. Had to have a serious talk with the wife about it...


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Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: HansETX] #6942718
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Just got my XQ50 today... it's sweet!... wife doesn't know though so shhhhhhhhh

Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: HansETX] #6942737
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I know envy is a bad thing, but man am I envious.

Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: JCCinOhio] #6942743
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Originally Posted By: JCCinOhio
Just got my XQ50 today... it's sweet!... wife doesn't know though so shhhhhhhhh


Brave man! Haha


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Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: bigjoe8565] #6942744
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Originally Posted By: bigjoe8565
I know envy is a bad thing, but man am I envious.


Thatís how I felt for the past year watching everybody elseís videos.. I know how you feel.


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Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: HansETX] #6942752
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Did it ship with the latest firmware? If not do you intend to upgrade it?

Nice video !


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Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: HansETX] #6942753
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Theyíve had one firmware update since I received the scope. The update was pretty easy


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Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: HansETX] #6942782
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Nice review. Thanks!


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Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: der Teufel] #6942791
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Originally Posted By: der Teufel
Nice review. Thanks!


Thank you! Thereís a lot of good scopes out there and thermal prices are falling


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Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: HansETX] #6942822
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Great scope getting ready to pull the trigger on a thermal scope just gotta sell a little more blood before I can buy one.

Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: Espy] #6942911
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Originally Posted By: Espy
Great scope getting ready to pull the trigger on a thermal scope just gotta sell a little more blood before I can buy one.


Haha.. I hear ya.. I had to surrender birthday and Christmas gifts for the next 5 years to get mine


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Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: HansETX] #6943058
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There's always spousal bribery that some people call jewelry!

Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: wiiawiwb] #6943116
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Originally Posted By: wiiawiwb
There's always spousal bribery that some people call jewelry!


Bingo! That's my ace in the hole..


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Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: HansETX] #6943147
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I went with the Apex XQ50 not worried too much about getting video more interested in stealing more hog souls


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Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: HansETX] #6943322
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Thatís a nice scope ST!


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Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: HansETX] #6945476
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I'm not upgrading mine till sound comes out.. I've played with it a bit and put 5 rounds thru it and it's AWESOME! Of course I forgot to hit record, but smacked a small squash (heated in microwave) at 185 yds.. chunks blew everywhere and the back of my steel was covered in squash goo...

Not upgrading because everything I care about works, and the clarity is great.. connects no prob to my iphone 7, videos download.. all good

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Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: JCCinOhio] #6945646
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Originally Posted By: JCCinOhio
I'm not upgrading mine till sound comes out.. I've played with it a bit and put 5 rounds thru it and it's AWESOME! Of course I forgot to hit record, but smacked a small squash (heated in microwave) at 185 yds.. chunks blew everywhere and the back of my steel was covered in squash goo...

Not upgrading because everything I care about works, and the clarity is great.. connects no prob to my iphone 7, videos download.. all good


I'm hearing rumors of an Audio firmware update coming out soon, but don't know for sure. I'm keeping my fingers crossed...


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Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: HansETX] #6945962
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Yes, there have been rumors of an audio firmware upgrade for months. It was thought it was going to be on the first firmware upgrade, in fact, but it wasn't. So that there are "rumors ...coming soon" is pretty meaningless. It has not been announced officially. It will happen when it happens, but there is no reason to get people's hopes up unrealistically.


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Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: HansETX] #6946210
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nice scope, thinking of getting one myself, have a MkIII 60 4.5, but thinking of this for in the woods. It has some nice options.


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Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: HansETX] #6949342
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Anyone interested in the Pulsar scopes shoot me a pm and I will give you my best price on one

Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: Boar Collector] #6950319
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Originally Posted By: Boar Collector
Anyone interested in the Pulsar scopes shoot me a pm and I will give you my best price on one


FYI that kind of advertisement is against Pulsar's MAP policy.

OP, congrats on the scope. The trail is a dang good unit and by this point theres a ton of them out in the field. Very reliable thus far.



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Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: MDMORROW] #6950970
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Originally Posted By: Boar Collector
Anyone interested in the Pulsar scopes shoot me a pm and I will give you my best price on one


FYI that kind of advertisement is against Pulsar's MAP policy.

OP, congrats on the scope. The trail is a dang good unit and by this point theres a ton of them out in the field. Very reliable thus far.


Thanks bud! I'm loving it..


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Re: Finally Upgraded Thermal Scopes.. Pulsar Trail XQ38 [Re: HansETX] #6973443
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Thatís awesome.. Iíd love to get my hands on a thermal unit. Thanks for the review.

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