Pulsar Trail XP50 Thermal Riflescope 1.6-12.8X50

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Pulsar Trail XP50 Thermal Riflescope 1.6-12.8X50 PL76509Q

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Pulsar Trail XP50 Thermal Riflescope 1.6-12.8X450

We are proud to be Pulsar authorized master distributor and such to be be able to offer the full line of thermal scopes, clip-ons and monoculars at superb prices and quick delivery.  For example, this particular model - Pulsar Trail XP50 thermal scope is an exceptional product.  Since this scope was introduced, we took it out on lots of test runs against hogs in Texas.  We even sent this one and a few other Pulsar Trail and Apex thermal scopes to our testing partners like Todd Huey of Lone Star Boars.  You can find some videos of these hunts on our YouTube channel.  

Pulsar Trail line delivers amazing results.  Between great accuracy, ergonomic controls and superb technical specifications Pulsar Trail XP50 makes for an easy choice.  We at Night Vision Guys are always happy to help you pick the right model for your needs.  Never buy a thermal scope only based on what you read, each setup and hunting style is different and can benefit from advice of an experienced product expert.  Do your research, learn the prices, then contact our sales team to get the best deal and suggestion for the right scope for your personal hunting neads.  

Pulsar Trail XP50 Specifications

Sensor: 640x480 @ 17 µm 
Magnification: 1.6 ... 12.8x (smooth zoom) 
Detection range: 1800 m 
Wi-Fi module: integrated 
Video / sound recorder: integrated

What's in the box

  • Thermal imaging sight Trail XP50 |

  • 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 XP50 Thermal Riflescope 1.6-12.8X50 Description

Pulsar Trail XP50 Thermal Riflescope 1.6-12.8X50

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 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 is a clear winner of a product from Pulsar and is guaranteed to be another best seller.

High resolution 640x480

The Pulsar Trail XP50 Thermal Riflescope boasts an uncooled micro-bolometric matrix 640x480px, at 17 µm, for highly detailed imaging. 

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 XP50 Thermal Riflescope 1.6-12.8X50:

Most of our manufacturers do not keep products like Pulsar Trail XP50 Thermal Riflescope 1.6-12.8X50 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 640x480
Spectral Sensitivity, µm 8 ... 14
Pixel Pitch, µm 17
Display type AMOLED
Display Resolution, pix. 640x480
Built-In Video Recorder Availability yes
USB, type microUSB
Operation modes 3
Integrated Wi-Fi module yes
Defective pixel repair option yes
Optical characteristics
Magnification, х 1.6 ... 12.8
Digital zoom, x 2x; 4x; 8x
Objective Lens F42/1.2
Field of View,°, horizontal * vertical 12.4x9.3
Horizontal Field of view, m @100m 21.8
Eye Relief, mm 50
Optical characteristics
Diopter adjustment, dptr. ± 4
Close-up distance, m 5
Range of Detection, m
Range of detection, m (object (high*width = 1,7*0,5m) 1800
Power Supply
Power Supply, V 3.0 - 4.2
Battery type B-Pack (Li-ion)
External Power Supply 5V - USB
Using on weapon
Reticle type Variable electronic reticles
Windage & Elevation, 1 click, mm/ 100m 34/34
Shock-proofness, E0, joules (when used with rifled gun) 6000
Click range H/V, mm@100m 6800/ 6800
Mounting brackets on weapon Weaver, Weaver Quick-release, CZ Quick-release
Physical & operational characteristics
Remote control wireless
Operating Temperature,°С - 25 … +50
Level of Protection (acc. to IEC 60529) IPX7
Waterproofness yes
Dimensions, mm 292x72x76
Weight (without batteries), kg 0.62

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Questions on Pulsar Trail XP50 Thermal Riflescope 1.6-12.8X50

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  • From Dave at 9/23/17 4:54 PM

    • Q: I would like to purchase either the xp50 or the xq50 but am unsure of the differences. Can you explain what makes one device unique from the other please?

    • A: hi Dave.

      This is a great question. The primary difference is in the resolution of the thermal sensor. XP50 is a 640x480 while XQ50 is 384x288. Higher resolution permits the XP unit to have a bit more magnification capacity and will naturally offer a sharper image quality.

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  • From Oleg at 9/29/17 11:41 AM

    • Q: Is the quick release mount like the one Lone Star Boars introduced on his ytube ch available to purchase ?

    • A: Hi Oleg.

      We are expecting about 30 days or so until that mount is available on Pulsar thermal scope.

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  • From Dennis at 11/26/17 11:56 AM

    • Q: Does the Trail XP50 have built in Audio and Video,, or Video only ?

    • A: Hi Dennis.

      I believe the on-board recorder is photo/video only on Pulsar Trail XP50.

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  • From Virgel at 3/9/18 12:36 AM

    • Q: 1. What are the battery options? Is the xp50 only using the rechargeable pack? Or is there a AA or CR123 option and how does that work? I don't always have access to a charger when out for awhile.
      2. How much magnification does the Picture in Picture provide over what you're seeing in the rest of the picture?
      3. What is the expected availability of the XP 50 these days? Still a 3-week backlog?
      4. Is the XP 50 practical on an M4 or AR15 in .223? Is it too big and heavy for those?
      5. Do you have the smaller quick release in stock now now?


    • A: Hi Virgel.

      Lots of good question from you about this Pulsar XP50 thermal scope. Will try to answer them all, reply back if I miss something. Magnification you see in the PIP is whatever you pick based on the available magnification of the scope. The availability is still limited and depends on timing of your order. We get shipments periodically but all depends on the number pre-orders we have to fill. XP50 is practical enough. We certainly have many customers using these in that setup. The LQD mount is standard now with new units. For battery solutions, we offer optional rechargeable battery pack as well as cases for AA or CR123 batteries.

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  • From stefoni jose alberto at 8/18/18 9:24 AM

    • Q: hola viene con el montaje incluido o hay que comprarlo aparte y baterias trae una porque sino compro otra por favor pasame el precio

    • A:
      Hola. El telescopio viene con una montura pero su arma debe tener un riel. Si no es así, tendrá que comprarlo. En cuanto a la batería, el alcance tiene una pero muchas personas compran una extra.

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