Operating mode, calibration mode, brightness setting of menu icons, clock setup, remote control activation, and defective pixel repair. Core FXQ50 Thermal Imaging Attachment Pulsar Review by Fred Fusco This is the gear review for Core FXQ50 Thermal Imaging Attachment manufactured by Pulsar. Then remount the thermal on my rifle-scope. I have an Armasight CO MR clip-on night vision device that works the same as this pulsar u... You can't go wrong with this product. It can be mounted as a clip-on attachment to add a thermal capability to any daytime rifle-scope. Ever since my days of using green phosphorus night vision goggles (a completely different animal), I feel that there are better options out there especially with the technology that exists. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of Spotter Up Magazine, the administrative staff, and/or any/all contributors to this site. Easy to use and clear as a bell with the scope on 3.5x. This optic adds very little in the way of weight and size in return for having a huge advantage of thermal imaging. The battery life is short, approximately 4 hours. © All rights reserved © 2018 GAT Daily. Also, the unit uses a green AMOLED display. The Core Thermal unit comes with the following accessories… attachment’s eyepiece, carrying case, hand strap, external power adapter, […] excellent product FXQ50 Does just what it is suppose to do. Toll-Free: +1-800-504-5897 return deadline (January 15, 2021 or 30 days after receipt of your order - whichever is later). It does come with an external power supply attachment that can run of a USB connected power source (5V) or an EPS3I or EPS5 Battery Pack (output voltage 12V) which are not included. It takes a good minute to switch all the stuff around but worst of all it broke the objective end of my Zeiss 50mm scope while shooting and there's no warranty for that. I used night vision 20+ years ago, when enlisted, and wasn't overly impressed back then. I did run it constantly while doing my review. *The views and opinions expressed on this website are solely those of the original authors and contributors. We want to ensure that making a return is as easy as possible! It would have been very easy to head shoot the rabbit using this combination, in fact to stick a pellet in it's ear or eye. : +1-847-513-6201 You can still see all customer reviews for the product. I selected this particular brand (Pulsar) and series (FXQ) because I wanted higher performance (50hz refresh rate) for clarity on moving critters or shaky scope-holding. This isn’t a problem when in monocular mode. The Pulsar Core FXQ50 is powered by two CR-123A batteries. Free Value Shipping Like I said, for the average hunter, this would be an exceptional piece of gear. The top of the unit has 4 function/power buttons that are arranged like the 4 cardinal directions on a compass. The scope is THAT clear. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. www.spotterup.com I own a Pulsar trail XP50 thermal scope and love it. My intent is to use this for night-time pest control (rats, starlings, etc.) It never allows you to get it focused properly. Absolute junk. The FXQ50 comes with an eyepiece and an adapter that mounts to a corresponding Pulsar mount, sold separately and that runs around $120, that goes on the front of your rifle scope, thus you can use it as a monocular and to turn your normal scope into a thermal scope without affecting zero. The overall durability and ruggedness of construction is very excellent. I was able to engage targets out to 1200 yards without any issues. From there you have a list of options. That was a bit frustrating. It also comes with two CR123 3v batteries, as well as an adapter that lets you power the scope via USB (from a battery) or from 6V, again from a battery or power supply, and a micro USB cable. Those are the trials and tribulations of not truly knowing the equipment as well as I would have liked. Then you focus the image via the FXQ's front focusing knob. In fact since this is a clip-on the real trick is how good of a piece of glass it is attached to .I have some scopes that are clear at 15x and beyond with this unit on them . using the Pulsar DN 42 adapter, and I can understand why the manufacturer recommends 5X as the max magnification. In order to use this unit as a clip-on attachment to a daytime rifle-scope, you must purchase the appropriate sized cover ring adapter which retails at around $150. About 5 years ago bought my first NVscope and boy how things have changed. Although the cost is a bit on the higher end, it brings an advantage to the hunter that ensures great success when put into action. The thermal unit works best after it’s been calibrated. Call it me being a little picky I suppose. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Excellent performance... ideal for hunters with different rifles, or as a monocular for spotting wildlife, varmints, trespassers, Reviewed in the United States on November 28, 2017. to deliver best possible image in specific viewing conditions. Intl. That was to be expected while running a true thermal device. One more issue is it easily gets grime and dirt on the lens before the unit and with the magnification of a rifle scope the picture is blurry. I’m a little partial to some of the thermal devices I used during my time in Army Special Operations. There is also a focus ring near the front to adjust focus depending on your distance to the object. When mounted on a rifle it is hardly noticeable. It can only control 3 functions. I would have to detach it from my scope, connect the monocular eyepieces, then change the settings. I sometimes found myself having to scroll through the menu and settings while behind the gun which can be extremely difficult unless you have super long arms. The first choice should be calibration mode. The Core FXQ50 Thermal Imaging Attachment has a retail price of $4499.99. Would you like to. The unit features three automatic operating modes: “Rocks” (enhanced contrast), “Forest” (low contrast) and “Identification” (improved detail rendering). The price is about midrange for thermal optics available in the civilian market. The size and weight of the Core FXQ50 is very light and compact. I tried them all but didn’t really get to see the most optimized setting due to my limited time with the unit. Overall it is an absolute pos. The folks at Optics Planet were phenomenal to work with as well, very knowledgeable staff. As I acquired the target and looked next to it, I saw a large deer’s thermal signature standing directly next to my target. I did run into a rather funny situation on the range. The status bar shows information as follows: operating modes, calibration mode, digital zoom X 2 activated, color inversion activated, clock setup, and battery status.