We are new to the commercial thermal market, but when we ask friends in the industry who are experts, we consistently get the same answer - buy the IR Hunter Mk2 of the IR Patrol M300 from IR Defense. This thermal weapon sight (TWS) is a great value - it features high resolution (640x480), simple controls, and a versatile design, all at a very reasonable price.
The IR Hunter™ Mk II Thermal Weapon Sight was designed by a team that has been delivering great thermal sights industry-wide for 20 years. The IR Hunter™ Mk II contains all the features and ergonomics you want and combined them into a sleek system made to fit securely onto your rifle. The IR Hunter Mk II’s Turret Knob controls are located where you would expect them to be - they are modeled after your day optics. Other thermal systems’ controls take time to learn. In the dark, downrange, or under fire, your natural instincts will appreciate the IR Hunter Mk II’s similarity to your day sight. The IR Hunter™ Mk II uses precision sighting reticles that scale as you zoom (just like a first focal plane reticle does on a high end rifle scope).
The IR Hunter™ Mk II features the ability to act as either a stand-alone thermal weapon sight or a clip on thermal weapon sight. With a 640×480 resolution and 60Hz frame rate, its processing power gives you a larger, clearer image than any thermal scope on the market, with sharp detailed symbols and reticles. The upgraded MicroIR Sensor features an impressive 12µm Micron technology, which uses less power than the previous 17µm systems. The MkII also features an image capture and review capability. It is available with 20mm (1.5-12x magnification) or 35mm (2.5-20X) lenses.
Comes complete with: IR Hunter Mk II (19mm or 35mm), Soft Carrying Case, Quick Reference Guide, Operator's Manual, Shuttered Eyeguard, and Batteries.
|Sensor Resolution||19mm - 640x480 |
35mm - 640x480
|Magnification||19mm - Up to 12X E-zoom |
35mm - Up to 20X E-zoom
|Spectral Response||7.5 - 13.5 um|
|Start Up Time||<4 seconds|
|Diopter Adjustment||-6 to +4|
|Battery Type/Life||(2) CR123 Batteries / 3.5 Hours|
|Weight||19mm - 29 oz (825 g) 35mm - 35 oz (990 g)|
|Dimensions||19mm - 6.5"L x 2.9"H x 3.1"W |
35mm - 7.4"L x 2.9"H x 3.1"W