The Pulsar Helion 2 XP 50: A compact, 640×480 core powerhouse that is sure to help you scan and detect prey effectively.
The more time our team spends in the woods pursuing pests and predators, the more we have come to value the addition of a thermal monocular in at least one of our hands. Often we will scan with a thermal monocular like this XP50 to gather information and P.I.D. possible targets and then we will use either weapons mounted night vision or weapon mounted thermal for the kill. Whether you are hunting in darkness or want thermal imaging to be able to locate and/or evade humans, the Helion 2 has the core and features that make it a solid choice.
What to look for in a handheld thermal monocular:
When our team is considering a handheld thermal monocular, the first aspect we look at is the resolution. We highly recommend purchasing units with a 640×480 core resolution. Yes, they are more expensive, but the clarity is twice that of cheaper units. We also like having the ability to scan quickly, which means a lower base magnification. 2.5X is really the highest base magnification we like to work with in our area. Pulsar products also feature awesome battery life. When comparing the XP50 to the iRay MH25, the XP has nearly 8X the battery life on a single charge. Now, this is an apples to oranges comparison, but something to consider. The Helion line is meant to get you out and keep you running for hours.
Why should you consider this monocular over others?
This XP50 is a solid balance of magnification, core resolution, portability, durability, and features. If your budget lands you in this price range, you will be well pleased with this unit. If this is a bit out of your price range we recommend checking out our IN STOCK Axion thermal monoculars. While those do not have the core resolution, they are still packed with features that might suit your budget.