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7 Hogs Down | Pulsar Thermion XM38 #7551263 07/08/19 05:52 PM
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Considering a Pulsar Thermion? A limited number of Pulsar Thermion XM models have hit the dealers and the questions have been flooding in. Is the Thermion a good optic to get into thermal hunting for the first time? Should I upgrade and get rid of my Trail to get a Thermion? How does the Trail compare to the Thermion?... First of all, each person will have their own opinion and perspective. Each hunter should consider their hunting conditions, hunting style, and budget when deciding to move forward with an optic. Iíve spent a lot of time with the Thermion XM38 and there are things that I love, and things that have Iíve had to get used to. We all knew that the XMís were coming to market with higher magnifications than the Trail units. For me, hog hunting in ETX and shooting the majority of my shots at 50-75 yards, the increased magnification isnít a positive but for someone coyote hunting in the Midwest it is probably seen as a great enhancement. Also, the Pulsar Thermion XM resolution is now at 320 x 240 and 12 Microns, versus the 384 and 17 Mircons with the Trails. The most obvious change is the look and design of the scope, with the Thermion looking more like a traditional rifle scope. Comparing the Thermion picture image to the Trail models is difficult, both have vastly different magnifications which could skew ones perception of which one has a better image. I wouldnít say that the picture image of the Thermion is betterÖ or worse, just different. However, I do love the new design of the scope. It looks great on a rifle and feels even better. I personally think that the Thermion is a good buy, especially since the pricing is comparable to the Trail models. You are also getting a couple extras with more color palettes and an increase of memory storage for videoing. Here is a compilation video of my time with the Pulsar Thermion XM38 (Iíll also post my full review video in the optics forum)Ö



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Re: 7 Hogs Down | Pulsar Thermion XM38 [Re: HansETX] #7551501 07/08/19 09:50 PM
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Yeah, in working with the XM50, I would agree that the image quality has not improved. They dropped the resolution (a negative), but dropped the micron distance (a positive) in comparison with the Trails and the net impact on image quality seems to be a wash.

It will be nice when they actually provide the firmware update so that the audio is activated and that we don't have to keep dubbing the audio track from another source.


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Re: 7 Hogs Down | Pulsar Thermion XM38 [Re: Double Naught Spy] #7551577 07/08/19 10:58 PM
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The audio is a pain... hoping that the firmware update comes sooner than later.


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Re: 7 Hogs Down | Pulsar Thermion XM38 [Re: HansETX] #7551615 07/08/19 11:35 PM
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LOL, yes! You had a lot of syncing to do in that video.


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Re: 7 Hogs Down | Pulsar Thermion XM38 [Re: HansETX] #7551671 07/09/19 12:17 AM
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Been a while. Great shooting!

Re: 7 Hogs Down | Pulsar Thermion XM38 [Re: Double Naught Spy] #7551808 07/09/19 02:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Double Naught Spy
LOL, yes! You had a lot of syncing to do in that video.


ALOT! I get pissed when I have to shoot a bunch haha


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Re: 7 Hogs Down | Pulsar Thermion XM38 [Re: bigjoe8565] #7551809 07/09/19 02:19 AM
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Originally Posted by bigjoe8565
Been a while. Great shooting!


Thank you! Been so busy with The Late Night Vision Show Podcast.. hardly have time to hunt lol


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