Pulsar Apex XQ38 2-10x32 Thermal Riflescope

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Pulsar Apex XQ38 2-10x32 Thermal Riflescope PL76417

Model no: PL76417

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Pulsar Apex XQ38 2-10x32 Thermal Riflescope

  • 384x288 resolution, 17um pixel pitch core

  • 1,475yd detection range

  • 4x digital zoom- continuous zoom and 2x, 3x, 4x stepped zoom

  • 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

Pulsar Apex XQ38 2-10x32 Thermal Riflescope Description

Pulsar Apex XQ38 2-10x32 Thermal Riflescope

As was the case with the earlier models of Apex thermal scopes, XQ38 offers superb image quality along with features not found in any of the scopes in the same price range.  The picture in picture capability is great, ergonomics are very freindly and versatility of reticles and rifle profiles makes this scope an easy choice. 

Every Pulsar Apex Thermal Riflescope comes with:

  • Carrying case
  • Wireless remote control
  • Video/power cable
  • Weaver/picatinny rail
  • Cleaning cloth
  • 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 Apex XQ38 2-10x32 Thermal Riflescope:

Most of our manufacturers do not keep products like Pulsar Apex XQ38 2-10x32 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

Weight (without batteries/without mount), oz/g: 
Optical Characteristic, Reticle Type
Variable electronic reticles
Number of Preloaded Reticles
Windage & Elevation adjustment range, mm
Click value (MOA)
External Power Supply
EPS3 or EPS5 Battery Packs
Battery life (with video out off), hours
Battery Type
Power Supply
Range of Detection, yd / m (Object (Human = 1.7*0.5m)
Lens material
Germanium, glass
Body Material
Glass-nylon composite
Mount Type
Height (in/mm)
Width (in/mm)
Length (in/mm)
Remote Control
Recoil Rating
.375 H&H
Manual, automatic, and semi-automatic
Level of Protection (acc. to IEC 60529)
IP67 100% dustproof and submersible to 1m for 1 hour
Operating Temp, °F/°C
-13 to 122 / -25 to 50
Focusing Type of Distance
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +3.5
Defective Pixel Repair Option
Video Out Capability
Operating modes
Rocks, forest, identification
Display Resolution, pix.
Display Type
Pixel Pitch, µm
Spectral Sensitivity, µm
Microbolometer Resolution, pixels
Frame Rate, Hz
Integrated Wi-Fi
Stream Vision support
Eye relief (in/mm)
Minimum Focusing Distance
Field of view (ft@100yd)
Field of view (m@100m)
Field of View, degree
Relative aperture, D/f'
Lens Focus, mm
Lens Diameter, mm
Digital Zoom
Type of Microbolometer
Uncooled Microbolometer

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Questions on Pulsar Apex XQ38 2-10x32 Thermal Riflescope

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  • From Mark at 4/18/17 2:04 PM

    • Q: Can other reticles and/or reticle colors be put on the apex xq38?

    • A: Hi Mark.

      I am not aware of a way to do that at the moment. The Apex internal memory contains 10 reticles of various shapes and applications. The color of the reticle can be switched from black to white.

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  • From Randy at 6/1/17 11:08 PM

    • Q: Does it come with quick release mount? If not, is one available and what does it cost?

    • A: hi Randy.

      Pulsar Apex XQ38 2-10x32 Thermal Riflescope does not come with a QRM. The only option I can think of is an adapter mount which will end up raising the scope higher on your weapon. Let us know if this is of any interest and we can provide some quotes.

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  • From Hunter at 12/11/17 10:02 PM

    • Q: Is there any way to download any different viewing options besides white hot/black hot?

    • A: Hi Hunter.

      Pulsar Apex XQ38 thermal scope has only black and white image options.

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  • From Mike Wilson at 2/12/18 7:26 PM

    • Q: Do you have this scope in stock? If not when will it be in?

    • A: Hi Mike.

      We do not have Pulsar Apex XQ38 2-10x32 Thermal Riflescope in stock. We are being told about 2 weeks for the next shipment but lots of scopes are on backorder so your best option is to pre-order or put a deposit on one to get into the queue.

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  • From Robert at 10/14/18 11:56 AM

    • Q: can i use the apex xq 38 in day time

    • A: Hi Robert, thank you for your message. Yes, the Pulsar Apex can indeed be used during the daytime.

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