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Pulsar Core RXQ30V 1.6-6.4x22 Thermal Rifle Scope #8478002 12/17/21 12:21 AM
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How does this thermal scope stack up to newer models in your opinion?


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Re: Pulsar Core RXQ30V 1.6-6.4x22 Thermal Rifle Scope [Re: Whammer7] #8478097 12/17/21 02:13 AM
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I killed a pig with one Saturday night. I can only shoot about 75-100 yards on my ranch so it's perfect for me. I like the PIP aspect of it and use it all the time. It's nothing like a Trijicon but it also doesn't cost 8 grand either.


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Re: Pulsar Core RXQ30V 1.6-6.4x22 Thermal Rifle Scope [Re: Whammer7] #8478299 12/17/21 12:17 PM
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My green screen rxq30v is used on 3 different weapons including a pcp and has worked flawlessly. Shots out to about 80 yds. Smaller animals I sometimes have to watch movement to id at distance. $1750 well spent in my case. I likey not spending more than I need to. YMMV


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Re: Pulsar Core RXQ30V 1.6-6.4x22 Thermal Rifle Scope [Re: Whammer7] #8478404 12/17/21 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Whammer7
How does this thermal scope stack up to newer models in your opinion?


Pootie's description is a good one. Back when I was with Third Coast Thermal, I fielded one briefly. It is a bottom of the line thermal sight. It is what I call a "barnyard thermal" after one of our customers who was terribly pleased with his because it was the cheapest thermal scope he could buy and needed it for killing critters that kept getting at his chickens in his barnyard. The greatest distance he might shoot, he said, was 100 yards and most of the time 25-75 yards. He just needed to be able to distinguish between chicken and anything else. If it wasn't a chicken and it was in his barnyard, he was going to shoot it. So it was a perfect match for his situation.

Most other people that bought them ended up buying another thermal because of how dissatisfied they were with the RQX30V and ended up using it as a spotter or backup. The problem they had and I had was the fact that the image always looked out of focus. You had to study the image longer to determine what you were seeing and more often than not, at distance (50-150 yards), what I was doing was identifying animals based on how they move and very gross body differences...sort of like we do in trying to distinguish animal types at 600 or 1000 yards with significantly more expensive scopes.

It will get you in the thermal game, but it won't be anything like the vids you commonly see posted here or on YouTube. There is a reason Pulsar didn't want to add a record feature to this unit and it isn't because it would make it significantly more expensive (and it wouldn't).

You should really look through one before you buy it and look at things outside and more than a few yards away from you. Remember that most all thermals look pretty good when looking at things at very short range and when looking at things like cars and houses.


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Re: Pulsar Core RXQ30V 1.6-6.4x22 Thermal Rifle Scope [Re: Whammer7] #8483360 12/22/21 03:00 AM
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Thanks for the input, fella's. I think I learned enough to make a call on this one.


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Re: Pulsar Core RXQ30V 1.6-6.4x22 Thermal Rifle Scope [Re: Whammer7] #8483895 12/22/21 07:08 PM
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There is absolutely no reason to get into an RXQ now at the MAP price Pulsar has set. For less than $200 you can get twice the thermal performance.

IF those didn't exist and weren't readily available off the shelf at a dozen+ retailers the RXQ was the only option for entry level thermals.

I pity the new customer who buys one tomorrow at full retail and swaps guns with his buddy for a stare and compare against the 25mm AGM or Bering products.

Luckily I bought mine from a big box store almost 2 years ago and a couple days later my Hogster showed up. After some serious WTH time side by side comparing the two I couldn't get in the truck fast enough. That was the only significant item I have ever willingly returned to a sporting goods store.

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