Pulsar Thermion XM50 Thermal Riflescope Review

Are you eager for your hunting experience? Then select the scope which is suitable for your requirements. 

There are various brands of thermal scopes with advanced features available in the optical market. Most people buy a thermal scope for their hunting experiences. 

The modern thermal rifle scope has great features that allow you to hunt easily and show extraordinary performance. Here, we have reviewed the Thermion XM50 model from the Pulsar with advanced features.

Pulsar Thermion XM50 Thermal Riflescope 

Pulsar Thermion XM50 Thermal Riflescope is the newest version of the Thermion Scope series which is developed by Pulsar. When compared to the traditional riflescope models, the Thermion XM50 thermal scope has many innovative technologies. 

It looks like the other riflescope, but the exquisite design and the advanced features make your hunting experience more thrilling at day and night time.

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Important Features of Thermion XM50

Pulsar Thermion XM50 has additional upgraded features such as a manual focus lens, variable digital zooming up to 4x, instant start-up, and customizable reticle options to provide better performance. Some of the main features of this riflescope are explained below.

Lightweight Design

The subframe of the Pulsar Thermion XM50 Thermal scope is designed by the lightweight aluminum-magnesium alloy. The housing of this riflescope is a rough design, and the diameter of the main tube is 30 mm so that you can perfectly mount this scope using standard 30 mm rings. The design of this scope is finished with a technopolymer which makes the scope rustproof.


In Pulsar Thermion XM50 Thermal Scope, the magnification range is variable and here the lens is zoomed between many ranges to see the accurate view of the objects. 

It is one of the highest magnification range scopes. Choose the magnification range based on your choice from 5.5x to 22x, yet the scope improves focus with a 4x digital zooming range. The clarity of images varies for different ranges of magnification.

  • Minimum magnification (5.5x) produces high-quality viewing sight for hunting.
  • With average magnification (at 13.8x), you are able to identify the target clearly.
  • Maximum magnification (22x) shows a vision that was a little blurry.

The field of view of the thermal scope provides a wide range of views of your surroundings. For Thermion XM50, the field of view is 23.1 inches for 100 yards. The Eye Relief distance from the riflescope to your eye is 50 mm which protects your eye from injuries while shooting.

Thermal Sensor

In the Pulsar Thermion XM50 Thermal Riflescope, an uncooled Silicon Microbolometer is used as the thermal sensor, and using that you can see 320×240 pixels high-resolution images. This thermal sensor helps you to view a clear vision of the target at night time.

The pixel pitch (space between pixels) of the Pulsar Thermion XM50 Thermal Riflescope is 12 µm and here the higher pixel pitch increases the picture resolution. This sensitivity range of the temperature detector will easily detect the smallest temperature changes in the sight.

High-Resolution Display

The Thermion XM50 scope is designed with the HD AMOLED Color Microdisplay to view the target clearly with the high-resolution images pixel size of 1024×768. 

With the help of this scope, you will get a crisp and clear view of the prey, and thus improving the quality of the images. If you zoom the view or see the target from the long-distance, it won’t affect the image quality. In light or pitch dark conditions, it will produce a clear view of the target and its surroundings.

Refresh Rate

Pulsar Thermion XM50 thermal rifle scope is designed with a high image frequency rate which will update the position of the moving target often. 

The refresh rate of the Thermion XP50 scope is 50 Hz that refreshes the image and provides a clear view of the moving object. It ensures that the scope will refresh the images up to 50 times per second to view every detail of the target surroundings clearly. 

It is an important factor to detect the moving object from the fixed position or fixed target from the moving vehicles.

Lens Quality

Pulsar Thermion XM50 Thermal Scope is designed with a high-quality lens that will help you to get a smooth and detailed view of the target. The front side of this lens has a germanium coating to improve the performance of the scope. The focal length of this lens is 50mm to get a clear view of the object up to 2500 yards.

Color Palettes

There are eight color palette choices available in this Pulsar Thermion XM50 scope and you can choose the color options to get a clear view of your environment. The color of the heat signature varies in the different color palettes.

  • Black Hot
  • White Hot
  • Ultramarine
  • Rainbow
  • Violet
  • Red Hot
  • Sepia
  • Red Monochrome

Image Modes

There are 9 image modes available in the Pulsar Thermion XM50 scope that come under various three categories.

  • Viewing mode: White Hot and Black-Hot
  • Observation mode: Rock, forest, and identification
  • Calibration mode: Manual, automatic, and semi-automatic are the calibration modes and you can choose the correct mode to clear view of your environment.

Picture-in-Picture Modes

Picture-in-Picture features enhance the clarity of the target view by displaying a magnified image of the reticle area as an additional image region. 

Thermion Scope user can adjust what region should be magnified and it gets displayed on the top center display. It just takes 10% of the overall view to get a closer view of the target and is helpful in a precise shot in a single try. 

This feature can be turned on by pressing the ‘ + ‘ button for a few seconds, and it shows a more detailed view of the image in the field and helps you to find prey more easily.

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One-Shot Zeroing with Freeze Function

The Thermion XM50 thermal rifle scope has an innovative feature of one-shot zero with the freeze function that helps you to fire in a single try, freeze the reticle, and save the setting to take the next shot directly which is preferred to use the ammo efficiently. It helps you to focus on the target without any interruption.

Stadiametric Rangefinder

In the Thermion XP 50 scope, the Stadiametric rangefinder estimates the distance between the scope and the target based on the heights of the viewing target. The calculation process is quite fast, easy, reliable, and repeatable which helps you to easily target the prey.

Video & Still-Photo Recording

In the Pulsar Thermion XM50 scope, images and video are captured with an in-built video recording feature. Further, the captured images and videos are stored in the internal storage memory, and then it can be moved to the devices such as tablets, computers, and other devices using Wi-Fi or cable connection. 

The videos are stored in MPEG-4 format and then it is shared with your friends and family members for entertainment. If you want to record better quality video for social media sharing, then XM50 is the best choice, because it will provide clear thermal images or videos of your hunting experience even at night time.

Support Stream Vision

Android and iOS-based devices can be connected with Thermion XM50 scope using the free mobile Stream Vision app or WI-Fi connectivity. 

By installing the Stream Vision app on your mobile, you can receive real-time footage of the shooting, or stream online the video and image captured by the scope in social media. Using this application, mobiles will act as a second display and the remote controller of the rifle scope.

Start-up & Other Controls

The Pulsar Thermion XM50 riflescope is built with three buttons at the top of the eyepiece which makes it easy to use the scope. Using the power button, you can instantly start your scope. 

You can easily adjust the magnification range of the scope using the zoom button and select the required color palettes with the help of the rolling selector wheel.

Waterproof Technology

The Thermion XM50 thermal rifle scope has an IPX7 waterproof-rated protection material that guarantees the scope performance during worst weather conditions like extreme rainfall, and snowfall. 

An IPX7 rating means it will work flawlessly even when submerged in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Apart from that, the scope is fog-proof, and dustproof so that you can hunt in all unexpected weather conditions.

Reticle Options

In Pulsar Thermion XM50 scope, the most important scalable digital reticles are Duplex, CrossBow, and Mid-Dot. There are various reticle color options such as White-Red, Black-Red, White-Green, Black-Green, Red, Yellow, Green, Orange, and Blue to focus on the target in various conditions.


The Thermion XM50 thermal riflescope comes with the B-Pack Mini removable battery which has a battery life of 5 hours. Here, there is a secondary battery that provides extra hours of work and helps to hunt without interruption and this scope can be charged using the charging unit.

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Thermion XM50 Thermal Riflescope is one of the best pulsar thermal scopes which is preferred by most hunting enthusiasts for their thrilling hunting experiences. It’s built with many advanced features, so it is also useful for law enforcement.

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