FLIR ThermoSight RS64 1.1-9X Thermal Night Vision Rifle Scope 35mm 30HZ

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FLIR ThermoSight RS64 1.1-9X Thermal Night Vision Rifle Scope 35mm 30HZ 431-0017-05-00

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List Price $6,049.00



Features of FLIR FLIR ThermoSight® R-Series Scope:

  • Multiple resolution and lens options

  • 3-inch eye relief with protective eyepiece

  • Up to 16× magnification

  • Advanced Image Correction

  • Shock Reduction System

  • Simple, 4-button operation

  • Three reticle settings with a repeatable and dependable zero

  • Up to six video palettes, including FLIR’s exclusive “InstAlert”  

  • Qualified for an MSR semi-automatic platform, up to .30 Cal

  • UPC: 812462020287

FLIR ThermoSight RS64 1.1-9X Thermal Night Vision Rifle Scope 35mm 30HZ Description

From FLIR about R Series Thermal Rifle Scopes:

Built by the leader in infrared technology, the FLIR ThermoSight® R-Series is the world’s first line of thermal night vision rifle scopes for non-game hunting starting under $3,500. Compact and easy-to-use, the ThermoSight® R-Series combines the features you want with the thermal performance you expect. The ThermoSight R-Series is the ideal night vision scope because it detects heat energy, instead of light. Conventional image intensified (I2) night vision scopes require illumination from moonlight or other sources, and can't reveal what's hiding in the shadows or in low-contrast environments like the R-Series.

The FLIR ThermoSight RS64 optimizes images automatically using FLIR’s own advanced image correction technology. And a simple four-button design and menu interface lets you adjust zoom in one click and all other settings in three clicks or less.

The ThermoSight R-Series is the ideal night vision, non-game hunting scope because it detects heat energy, instead of visible light. Day or night, the body heat of animals will stand out against cooler backgrounds when seen through the R-Series scope.  Conventional image intensified (I2) night vision scopes can’t match the power of thermal because they require illumination from moonlight or other sources. They also can’t reveal what’s hiding in the shadows or in low-contrast environments in the same way thermal can.  The R-Series offers up to six different detection palettes, including FLIR’s exclusive InstAlertTM, which displays the  hottest temperatures in red so you can detect animals, people and other warm objects more easily.

The ThermoSight R-Series is built to perform under extreme conditions. An internal shock reduction system (SRS-M) is qualified for a MSR semi-automatic platform, up to .30 Cal. Plus, the R-Series’ water-resistant casing can be submerged in up to three feet of water. FLIR is so confident in the reliability of the R-Series we
offer a three-year warranty (with registration) on the scope, and a 10-year warranty on the internal sensor.


The ThermoSight R-Series line offers a range of lenses to suit your varmint hunting needs. 13mm, 19mm, 35mm, 60mm.


  • Better image contrast at night than I2 “green” night vision
  • Lightweight and reliable
  • Video output (on most models)
  • Compatible with a 1913 Mil-Std Picatinny Rail System
  • Internal battery runs >4 hours

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 FLIR ThermoSight RS64 1.1-9X Thermal Night Vision Rifle Scope 35mm 30HZ:

Most of our manufacturers do not keep products like FLIR ThermoSight RS64 1.1-9X Thermal Night Vision Rifle Scope 35mm 30HZ 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

Model RS64,
MSRP $6,499
FPA 640x480 Vox
Frame Rate (Hz) 30 Hz
Lens Focal Length 35mm
Lens HFOV 18°
Focus Fixed
Electronic Zoom Up to 8x
Color Pallets Black/White/Sepia/Iron/Red/InstAlert™
Eye Relief 3 inches (76.2 mm)
Dimensions 8" x 3.3" x 2.9"
Weight <1.8lb
Reticles Duplex, Fine Duplex, German
Reticle Colors White, Black, Red, Green
Diopter Adjustment +/-6
Operating Temperature -4° to 122° F (-20° to 50° C)
Storage Temperature -40° to 140° F (-40° to 60° C)
Ingress Protection IPX7, Submersible 1m for 30 min
Weapon Interface MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny Rail
Battery Life >4 hours of use
Battery Type Internal Li-ion
Battery Charging Standard USB interface with included wall charger
External Battery Pack Compatible, not included
Display Active Matrix LCD
Display Resolution 640x480
User Interface Simple four button interface
On Screen Symbology Battery charge, ezoom state
Weapon Compatability MSR semi-automatic up to .30 Cal.
Video Out Yes
Warranty 2 Years Standard,
3 Years (with registration),
10 Years (thermal sensor only)

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  • From dan at 10/8/14 1:20 PM

    • Q: Will this scope stand out (be highly visible) to someone else using a night vision scope. Alot of the scopes I have looked at have infrared illumination which while on would give your position away to another night vision scope.

    • A: FLIR ThermoSight RS64 1.1-9X Thermal Night Vision Rifle Scope 35mm 30HZ is a THERMAL riflescope. This means that it does not use an IR illuminator. So the direct answer to your question is "no, this scope will not give away your position."

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  • From jj at 10/31/14 4:19 PM

    • Q: is the zoom 1.1x9 optical or 1.1x9 digital, any photo"s thru the lens of this actual scope use in field

    • A: Hi jj.

      The zoom is digital. We loaded some more pics. Also please note that today is the last day to order to be eligible for a $500 FLIR rebate. We would be happy to also offer you alternatives which may be better for your specific needs. Would you like us to call you to discuss?

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  • From Shaul at 12/8/14 2:47 AM

    • Q: What is the useful effective range of the 1x model?

    • A: Hi Shaul. Much depends on what you are shooting and how accurate you need to be. If you we are talking about small targets which will get highly blurred if you use digital zoom, then probably 100 yards or so. For larger animals probably 150 to even 200 yards. You will be able to see heat sources much farther than that but it will be hard to place the shot into a precise location. Please let us know what type of hunting you do and we will be able to suggest the best value for the money which meets your needs.

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  • From Michael Pennington at 2/21/15 10:51 AM

    • Q: Which would be the best thermal in the flir r series for predator hunting? Which would be clearest, with longest effective range?

    • A: Hi Michael. If you are set on the FLIR R line, then this model is their top of the line: However, there are other scopes on the market made by Armasight and ATN that use FLIR core but offer much higher parameters. Please let us know if you would like further information or advice on which unit would be optimal for your specific application. It is not always necessary to buy the most advanced or most expensive thermal scope. It simply needs to be a good match for the target range, environment and your weapon.

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  • From Marco Fernandes at 2/14/17 10:09 AM

    • Q: Good afternoon
      I would like to know if it is possible to import FLIR Systems RS64 2-16X Thermal Night Vision Riflescope into Portugal.
      I would like to know what documents are needed, the equipment is to be used in the hunting of wild pigs.

      If this is not possible, you can tell me if there are any representatives of the brand in Europe.


      Marco Fernandes

    • A: Hi Marco.

      FLIR thermal scopes running at 30hz and 60hz are not exportable outside of the United States. There are some handheld devices as well as some clip-on thermals which run at 9hz and can be exported.

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