Apex LRF XQ38 Thermal Weapon Sight with Rangefinder

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Apex LRF XQ38 Thermal Weapon Sight with Rangefinder

It was hard to picture how the popular Apex line could get any more exciting.  Pulsar managed to do it again.  By adding a laser range finder they tool this thermal riflescope to a new level.  There is simply no need to look any further.  Hog and varmint hunting has never been this exciting.

  • 384x288 resolution, 17um pixel pitch core
  • 1,475yd detection range
  • Picture in picture digital zoom
  • Video output for recording
  • External power supply adaptable
  • 3 rifle profiles with 3 zero saves
  • 10 variable electronic reticles
  • One-shot zeroing with freeze function
  • White-hot/black-hot viewing models
  • High resolution AMOLED display
  • Rock, forest, and identification viewing modes
  • IRIS technology, increased recognition and detection software
  • Manual, automatic, and semi automatic calibration modes
  • Defective pixel repair feature
  • 2x/3x/4x digital zoom with smooth digital zoom up to 8.4x

Apex LRF XQ38 Thermal Weapon Sight with Rangefinder description

Apex LRF XQ38 Thermal Weapon Sight with Rangefinder

The Pulsar Apex LRF XQ38 Thermal Riflescope provides vivid thermal imaging from a 384x288 core, 17 um pixel pitch and crisp 640x480 AMOLED display. The XQ38 offers a 2.1x base magnification with 2x/3x/4x digital zoom and smooth digital zoom up to 8.4x. Featuring 3 zeroing distances, 10 preloaded reticles and 3 different operation modes, the Apex LRF XQ38 can detect heat signatures from up to 1300m away, while the Apex’s built-in rangefinder accurately reads distance measurements up to 1000m. Two CR123 batteries allow Apex’s a battery life of 4-5 hours, giving the operator plenty of time to get through a hunt. Pulsar Apex LRF XQ38’s also include: wireless remote control, video output/power cable, 2xCR123's, carrying case, cleaning cloth, user manual and warranty card.

Each Apex LRF XQ38 Thermal Riflescope ships with:

  • Wireless remote control
  • Video output/power cable
  • 2xCR123
  • Carrying case
  • Cleaning cloth
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

Thermal Imaging

Please note that most thermal devices are built per order.  It may take 3-5 days or more for your order to ship.  If timely shipping is important to you, please, contact us to verify availability prior to ordering. 

Thermal devices can produce various types of images.  Some are color others are monochrome.  In either case change in shade or color indicates temperature differences.

color thermal image thermal bw image

Here is how thermal imaging devices work...

A special lens focuses the infrared light emitted by all of the objects in view.

The focused light is scanned by a phased array of infrared-detector elements. The detector elements create a very detailed temperature pattern called a thermogram. It only takes about one-thirtieth of a second for the detector array to obtain the temperature information to make the thermogram. This information is obtained from several thousand points in the field of view of the detector array.

The thermogram created by the detector elements is translated into electric impulses.

The impulses are sent to a signal-processing unit, a circuit board with a dedicated chip that translates the information from the elements into data for the display.

The signal-processing unit sends the information to the display, where it appears as various colors depending on the intensity of the infrared emission. The combination of all the impulses from all of the elements creates the image.

There are a few key Manufacturers when it comes to thermal imaging.  

ATN: produce such well knows devies as ThOR-HD thermal scope, BINOX-THD thermal binoculars, and OTS-HD thermal monocular.  

FLIR/Armasight: the largest maker of consumer level thermal products is well knows for their full product line.  Zeus thermal scopes, Q14 and Scout monoculars, Helios and Scout binoculars and many more.

Pulsar: a very popular brand for digital night vision and thermal imaging.  Key products include Pulsar Trail and Apex thermal scopes and Pulsar Helion and Quantum thermal monoculars.

Seek: mobile device mounted thermal cameras are the main products of this brand.

Delivery Time and Manufacturing Process for Apex LRF XQ38 Thermal Weapon Sight with Rangefinder:

Most of our manufacturers do not keep products like Apex LRF XQ38 Thermal Weapon Sight with Rangefinder assembled on the shelf. Night Vision tubes are kept separate from the body of the unit. When the order is placed, the manufacturer starts the order processing and assembly process which includes the following:

  • Order processing - we collect all the necessary information including address and phone numbers. We also make sure that our customer ordered the correct product for their needs and that the product can be exported by US law to the country of destination. In some cases a signed export compliance form is required.
  • QC - in this step the manufacturer will inspect all individual parts which will be used to assemble the night vision device for any defects.
  • Production & Assembly - during production, all the parts are put together. Night Vision tubes in inserted into the body of the unit and all the complex electronics for the device are connected. This process takes place in a special lab called the "clean room" as even a small speckle of dust can cause undesired optical effect.
  • QA - one the night vision device is assembled, it goes through a rigorous testing process to make sure it meets all the expected specifications and all parts function as expected. For this most manufacturers have a special "dark room" designed to allow testing of the units without causing incidental damage to the night vision tube by exposure to bright light.
  • Packaging - this is a key process as well. In most case your night vision device will be shipped to you directly from the manufacturer but sometimes needs to be sent to us first. In either case items need to be packaged securely to avoid any kind of damage during transportation.
  • Shipping - as described above items will most of the time ship from the manufacturer. For most domestic orders (unless shipping to POB or AFB) a premium shipper like FedEx or UPS will be used.

Only by following the above steps can we along with our manufacturers bring you - our customer - night vision products of highest quality, However as you can understand the above process can take several days to complete. For example if your device fails QA, the entire process restarts. Also at QC stage a manufacturer may realize that the tube they have in stock has a defect and a replacement tube needs to be ordered. Due to the complexity of this process, it is prudent to expect 3-4 business days for production and handling of the purchased device. Keep in mind that this process is designed to guarantee your satisfaction with the night vision device of your choice.  It occasionally possible to expedite the process for urgent orders but addional fees or other restrictions may apply.

Technical Specifications

Electronic Components
» Type of Microbolometer - Uncooled
» Frame Rate, Hz - 50
» Microbolometer resolution, pixels - 384x288
» Spectral Sensitivity, µm - 8 … 14
» Pixel Pitch, µm - 17
» Display type - AMOLED
» Display Resolution, pix. - 640x480
Optical Characteristics
» Magnification, x - 2.1 … - 8.4
» Digital zoom, x - 2x; 3x; 4x
» Objective Lens - F38/1.2
» Field of View,°, horizontal * vertical - 9.8x7.4
» Horizontal Field of view, m @100m - 17.2
» Eye Relief, mm - 67
» Diopter adjustment, dptr. - - 4 … + 3.5
» Close-up distance, m - 7
Range of Detection, m
» Range of detection, m (object (high*width = 1,7*0,5m) - 1300
Power Supply
» Power Supply, V - 4 ÷ 6
» Battery type - 2xCR123A
» Battery Life, hour - 4.5
» External Power Supply - EPS3 or EPS5 from Pulsar
Using on Weapon
» Windage & Elevation, 1 click, mm/ 100m - 27/27
» Shock-proofness, E0, joules (when used with rifled gun) - 6000
» Click range H/V, mm@100m - 5400/5400
Physical & Operational Characteristics
» Remote control - wireless
» Operating Temperature,°C; - - 25 … +50
» Level of Protection (acc. to IEC 60529) - IPX7/IPX4 rangefinder
» Waterproofness - yes
» Dimensions, mm - 335x110x75
» Weight (without batteries), kg - 0.75
Built-in Rangefinder
» Laser wavelength, nm - 905
» Measurement range, m - 1000
» Accuracy of range measurement, m - ±1

Questions on Apex LRF XQ38 Thermal Weapon Sight with Rangefinder

From on

Q: How do you use the rangefinder at night?

A: Hi Biskit, The thermal scope provides night time visibility. I am not certain what you believe would be the issue.

From on

Q: Building on the previous question, what controls are used to engage the range finder?

A: Hi Randy, User manual can be found here: http://www.pulsarnv.com/manuals/Apex%20manual.pdf

From on

Q: Any idea when this might be available

A: Hi Kevin. We are awaiting clarification from Pulsar on the expected ship dates on Apex LRF Thermal riflescopes. Please check back with us in a week or so for an update.

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