Pulsar Trail XQ30 Thermal Riflescope 1.6-6.4X30

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Pulsar Trail XQ30 Thermal Riflescope 1.6-6.4X30

The Pulsar Trail XQ30 Thermal Riflescope boasts advanced, user-friendly features, unheard of in its class. The Trail XQ30’s variable 1.6-6.4x magnification is perfect for shooting small game at close- to mid-range distances and delivers quality heat signatures up to 985 yards away with help from its rich 17µm 384x288px sensor. The XQ30 eliminates the need for extra batteries with a convenient rechargeable 8-hr. battery pack. Have you ever wanted your friends to be able to relive your awesome hunts? Capturing footage of your experience has never been easier with built-in video recording, 8gb of internal memory and Stream Vision App compatible Wi-Fi. A frost-resistant 640x480 AMOLED display helps bring you vivid thermal images and its thoughtful eyepiece eliminates the tunnel effect and distortion. IPX7 waterproof, fogproof and dustproof, the Pulsar Trail XQ30 performs flawlessly in temperatures ranging from -13° to 122°F and delivers ultra-easy user interface with ergonomic button locations. The XQ30’s popular “white hot” and “black hot” modes, 13 digital reticle options and 50Hz refresh rate provide users with fluid imaging, customized thermal mapping and a richly contrasted field of view. Proprietary picture-in-picture (PiP) ensures repeatable, precision accuracy. Additional features include a built-in accelerometer, stadiametric rangefinding, convenient carrying case and wireless remote.

So why Pulsar Trail XQ30?  Because it is on the cheaper side as far as thermal scopes go and yet offers a lot of great features.  Customers lvoe this thermal scope. 

We did a review of the web to see what people are writing in their reviews and here are some quotes:

"I had a great experience with this product. Mounted it quickly and sighted it in very easily with no hassles. The image quality and clarity was greater than I expected and the ability to connect directly to my cell phone was a feature I had never thought of."

"Took this scope out hog hunting and it performed excellent. I was able to tell what I was shooting at over 300 yards away at night. "

"Only got to use for target practice so far. But worked amazing and can't wait to use it for hunting. Being able to save zeroing profiles is an awesome feature and easy to use after playing with it for about 15 minutes. Resolution quality was great during day and night."

"I purchased this PulsarXQ30 for hunting pigs, coyotes, and other varmits at night in wooded timber/pasture land in Texas. It has been everything I wanted and more. I was able to identify deer at over 800 yards away. "

So as you can see, the Pulsar Trail XQ30 performs very well in the real life conditions and just like the rest of the Pulsar Trail scopes offers some very cool features like picture in picture and convenient battery packs.  Keep in mind that we offer many payment options including various installment plans.

Trail XQ30 Specifications

Sensor: 384x288 @ 17 µm 
Magnification: 1.6 ... 6.4x (smooth zoom) 
Detection range: 900 m 
Wi-Fi module: integrated 
Video / sound recorder: integrated

What's in the box

  • Thermal imaging sight Trail XQ30
  • Battery Pack 
  • Battery Pack charging unit 
  • USB cable 
  • Charging unit 220V/USB 
  • Remote control with encoder 
  • Weaver rail 
  • Hex wrench 
  • Cleaning cloth 
  • User manual 
  • Warranty card 
  • Carrying case

Pulsar Trail XQ30 Thermal Riflescope 1.6-6.4X30 description

Pulsar Trail XQ30 Thermal Riflescope 1.6-6.4X30

Introduced at the 2017 Shot Show, Pulsar Trail line of thermal rifle scopes is the next step in Pulsar innovations within thermal imaging space.  These new Pulsar Trail thermal scopes offer such cutting edge features as photo and video recording, wireless connectivity to mobile devices, replaceable battery packs,  15 zeroing distance presets, elevation angle indicator and IPX7 weather proofing.

With 8 color modes, great ergonomics, amazing thermal image quality and high resolution AMOLED display, this thermal monocular leaves nothing else to wish for. This thermal imaging scope is a clear winner of a product from Pulsar and is guaranteed to be another best seller.

The best image definition

A heat sink, located on the device's body, effectively prevents heat build-up from the sensor and other components while also significantly reducing temperature and noise sensitivity, especially between calibrations.

Variable magnification

Trail models include variable magnification, up to 8x depending on model, and feature both 2x step-up and smooth, graduated magnification for a truly optimum, customized field of view.

High image frequency

At a high refresh rate of 50Hz, the Trail provides comfortable viewing throughout dynamic, rapid motion.

Detection distance up to 1800 m

Depending on model, Trail thermal sights detect big-game-size heat signatures up to 1800 meters away

High recoil resistance rating

The Trail features exceptionally high shock resistance, capable of handling high-powered firearm recoil, up to .375-cal., including smoothbore and airsoft.

3 Zeroing Profiles / 15 Distances

Save three individual firearm/ammunition zeroing profiles, including different reticles, at up to five distances, in the Trail’s memory. Zoom zeroing support ensures precise zeroing accuracy.

10 Electronic reticles

A full complement of digitally displayed reticle solutions ensures quick target acquisition and a richly contrasting sight picture. Choose from an array of reticle patterns, colors and brightness settings.

Picture-in-Picture mode

Picture-in-Picture improves accuracy by providing a magnified image of the reticle area at the top of the display. With only 1/10 of the display area reserved for PiP, the field of view remains virtually unobstructed for simultaneous PiP and FOV viewing.

Built-in video recording

Capturing still images and video is seamless with the Trail’s built-in video recorder. Image and video content is stored internally and can easily be transferred to PC/laptop via wired connection or Wi-Fi.

Mobile-friendly (iOS, Android) with remote control and live internet streaming

The highlight of the Trail is the ability to link via Wi-Fi the device with Android and iOS based mobile units using the free mobile application Stream Vision. The Stream Vision software connects the device with Android/iOS mobile unit (smartphone or tablet) which enables you to receive footage in the real time mode, to distantly operate the device with your smartphone, as well to stream online the image captured by the device to Youtube.

Built-in accelerometer / gyroscope

A built-in accelerometer/gyroscope improves accuracy by precisely identifying cant and angles greater than 5° with an arrow indicating the direction and degree of lateral tilting. Increased angles are denoted with additional arrows.Moreover, the riflescope can be set to auto shutdown when resting in a non-shooting position. Unit operation may be disabled when the vertical angle is greater than 70° or horizontal angle is greater than 30°. The accelerometer feature may be temporarily disabled for continued use at excessive angles.

Quick-change B-Pack power units

Trail includes a progressive autonomous B-Pack power supply consisting of a quick-detach, rechargeable IPS5, 5.2A-h battery pack designed to deliver over 8 hrs. of operation on maximum mode. Higher-powered IPS10 battery packs, as well as CR123A and AA battery cases, also are available and provide a perfect off-the-grid power solution.

Stadiametric rangefinder

Based on estimated heights of observed objects, the stadiametric rangefinding reticle makes determining precise distances fast, easy, reliable and repeatable.

Fully waterproof

IPX7 waterproof-rated protection ensures the Trail performs perfectly in wet weather, even during intense rain, snowfall and submersion in 3 ft. of water for up to 30 min. (IEC 60529).

Wide range of operating temperatures

With a frost-resistant AMOLED display, the Trail thermal imaging sight is designed to deliver flawless performance at an extreme temperature range of -25° ... +50°С.

Fully-functional wireless control

The ergonomic, wireless remote control, with encoder wheel, puts the full range of the Trail’s capabilities at your fingertips for comfortable, convenient, hands-off operation.

Display-off mode

During short periods of inactivity and better concealment, Display Off powers down the display without interrupting other operating functions. Using Display Off means a much faster restart time when you need it most.

User-friendly interface

The Trail is designed with ease-of-operation in mind. User feedback has resulted in the most friendly interface to date, complete with an easy-to-read, icon-driven, alpha-numeric status bar at the bottom of the display. Internal menu items and options are also displayed on a contrasting gradient substrate so you can keep an eye on settings without losing sight of your objective.

Updatable software

For initial setup and additional updates, the iOS and Android compatible Stream Vision App ensures the most recent Trail software versions are available.

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 XQ30 Thermal Riflescope 1.6-6.4X30:

Most of our manufacturers do not keep products like Pulsar Trail XQ30 Thermal Riflescope 1.6-6.4X30 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
Pixel Pitch, µm 17
Display type AMOLED
Display Resolution, pix. 640x480
Built-In Video Recorder Availability yes
Built-In Memory, Gb 8
Format of video clip .avi
Resolution of video clip 640x480
Format of photo files .jpg
Resolution of photo files 640x480
USB, type microUSB
Operation modes 3
Integrated Wi-Fi module yes
Defective pixel repair option yes
Optical characteristics
Magnification, х 1.6
Digital zoom, x x2/x4
Objective Lens F30/1.2
Field of View,°, horizontal * vertical 9.8x7.4
Horizontal Field of view, m @100m 17.2
Optical characteristics
Eye Relief, mm 50
Diopter adjustment, dptr. ± 4
Close-up distance, m 5
Range of Detection, m
Range of detection, m (object (high*width = 1,7*0,5m) 900
Power Supply
Power Supply, V 3.0 - 4.2
Battery type B-Pack (Li-ion)
Battery Life, hour 8
External Power Supply 5V - USB
Using on weapon
Reticle type Variable electronic reticles
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
Operating Temperature,°С - 25 … +50
Level of Protection (acc. to IEC 60529) IPX7
Waterproofness yes
Dimensions, mm 285x72x76
Weight (without batteries), kg 0.52
Wi-Fi channel
Frequency 2.4 GHz
Standart 802.11 b/g/n
Line-of-sight reception range, m 15

Questions on Pulsar Trail XQ30 Thermal Riflescope 1.6-6.4X30

From on

Q: Hello, wanted to ask if Pulsar Trail XQ30 thermal scope comes with qd quick detach mount. I ordered one and was curious to know. Also is there an expected date when they will be arriving? Thank you,

A: Hi Drew. We are expecting to have some in 2 weeks or so. In terms of mounts, Pulsar Trail thermal scopes do come with a QD mount. Thank you for your patience and please let us know if you have any further questions.

From on

Q: Is this the newest version of the Trail XQ30 Pulsar? Can it be used in daytime? Does it come with an extra battery pack? What kind of warranty does it have? Can I purchase with a voided business check? How long does it take to receive when ordered? Thanks TD

A: Hello TD. Pulsar Trail XQ30 is in stock and ready to ship. But we only have a couple left and they are very popular. All Trails started shipping only 1-2 months ago so they are naturally the latest versions. We ship via Fedex so delivery takes 2-3 days. In terms of payment by a voided business check, do you mean as an ACH withdrawal? If that is what you mean, we can do that but you will need to fill out a special ACH authorization form and we will need to wait for the money to clear which takes a few days just like with a check. Paying with a credit card or by sending us a wire transfer is the only way to get the unit shipped within 24 hours. Feel free to reply to this email if you have any further questions or would like to complete the transaction.

From on

Q: Hi guys just got out of the military and looking for a good quality thermal optic to hunt pigs with would this be a good starter optic. Not looking to spend a ton of money on one. If you have any other options that is priced decently please feel free to email me and let me know.

A: Hi Houston We have a lot of options for you. Before suggesting a specific one, it would be ideal to understand your requirements. Type of weapon, distance needed, etc. Please provide this information so we can suggest the right device.

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