Pulsar Trail LRF XP38 Thermal Riflescope

Model no: PL76517

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Pulsar Trail LRF XP38 Thermal Riflescope

  • Heat signature detection range up to 1,475 yards
  • Integrated laser rangefinder accurate up to 1,100 yards
  • 640x480 resolution, 17 µm pixel pitch core
  • 640x480 AMOLED display
  • Built-in video/sound recording
  • 1.2-9.6 variable magnification
  • Internal 8gb of storage for all photo, video and sound files
  • 8-hour rechargeable battery pack
  • Stream Vision compatible with onboard Wi-Fi
  • Proprietary picture-in-picture
  • Recoil rated up to .375 H&H
  • Three zeroing profiles with five distances each
  • One-shot zeroing with freeze function
  • 13 reticle options

Pulsar Trail LRF XP38 Thermal Riflescope description

Pulsar Trail LRF XP38 Thermal Riflescope PL76517Q

The newest generation of Trail thermal imaging sights incorporates a built-in laser rangefinder able to range precisely out to 1,100 yards and produce a highly detailed image at 50 frames per second in complete darkness. The LRF feature displays the range directly on the screen, so you never have to take your eyes off the target. The Pulsar Trail LRF XP38 has a variable magnification of 1.2 to 9.6x, taking your big-game hunt to the next level by detecting heat signatures up to 1,475 yards away and with the built-in accelerometer precisely identifies cant and angles greater than five degrees improving your accuracy.

From Night Vision Guys about Trail LRF XP38 Thermal Rifle Scope

As one would expect, Pulsar is working hard to keep their Trail line of thermal scopes ahead of the pack.  There are many thermal scopes on the market and companies are trying to add features and capabilities which would give their device an edge over competing models.  In the case of Pulsar, they added two new LRF models which add a laser range finder to an already impressive and popular Trail thermal scope.  There is no doubt that those who can afford the additional $700 will opt for this model over the basic Trail XP38 thermal imaging sight.  

Each Trail LRF XP38 ships with the following accessories:

  • Battery pack and charging kit
  • USB cable
  • Wireless remote control
  • Fixed weaver/picatinny rail
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Carrying case
  • Hex wrench

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 Pulsar Trail LRF XP38 Thermal Riflescope:

Most of our manufacturers do not keep products like Pulsar Trail LRF XP38 Thermal Riflescope 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

Type of Microbolometer Uncooled Microbolometer
Frame Rate, Hz 50 Hz
Microbolometer Resolution, pixels 640x480 pix
Spectral Sensitivity, µm 8-14 µm
Pixel Pitch, µm 17 µm
Display Type AMOLED
Display Resolution, pix. 640x480 pix
Integrated video recorder Rock, forest and identification
Operating modes Yes
Defective Pixel Repair Option Yes
Integrated Wi-Fi Yes
Stream Vision support Yes
Magnification 1.2 - 9.6
Digital Zoom 2x / 4x / 8x
Diameter, Lens, mm 32 mm
Lens Focus, mm 38 mm
Relative Aperture 1:1.2
Field of View, °, horizontal * vertical 16.3 - 12.3 Degree
Field of View, m@100m, horizontal 28.6 - 21.5
Field of view, ft@100yd 85.8 - 64.5
Minimum focusing distance, ft/m 16 / 5
Eye relief (in/mm) 2 / 50 in / mm
Diopter Adjustment +4 to -4
Focusing Type of Distance Objective
Range of Detection, yd / m (Object (Human = 1.7*0.5m) 1475 / 1350
Laser Wavelength, nm 905 nm
Measurement Range, yd/m 1100 / 1000 Rangfinder
Accuracy of Range Measurement, yd/m +-1
Power Supply 3.0-4.2
Battery Life 8 Hours
Battery Type B-Pack (18650 Li-Ion)
External Power Supply 5V - Micro USB
Click value (MOA) 1 1 click = MOA
Windage & Elevation. adjustment range, mm 195
Number of Preloaded Reticles 13
Physical & operational characteristics, Lens Material Germanium, glass
Optical Characteristic, Reticle, Type Variable electronic reticles
Body Material Glass-nylon composite
Type of Mount for Attachment of Additional Accessories Weaver / Picatinny
Operating temperature, F/C -13 to 122 / -25 to +50
Level of Protection (acc. to IEC 60529) IP67 100% dustproof and submergible to 1m for 1 hour
Waterproof Yes
Calibration Manual, automatic and semi-automatic
Recoil Rating .375 H&H
Length (in/mm) 11.22 / 285 in / mm
Width (in/mm) 4.01 / 102 in / mm
Height (in/mm) 2.99 / 76 in / mm
Weight (without batteries) oz 23.6 oz

Questions on Pulsar Trail LRF XP38 Thermal Riflescope

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Q: When will this unit be available?

A: Hi KW. We are being told that the LRF version of Pulsar XP38 will be available sometime in September, but we cannot guarantee anything as the date has been postponed a few times already. In the meantime we can offer superb deals on other models if you have any interest.

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