2021 New Optics Guide: Thermal and Night-Vision Optics

posted on August 29, 2021
2021 Thermal & Nightvision Optics

While the hot-as-magma market for guns and ammunition has dominated the news, optics are also selling at a record pace. Fortunately, optics manufacturers have been able to develop and introduce a dizzying array of new products, including new thermal & nightvision optics. 

ATN | ThOR LT 320 3-6X Thermal Weapon SightATN | ThOR LT 320 3-6X Thermal Weapon Sight
ATN’s ThOR LT 320 series incorporates the new 320x240 12um resolution sensor for superior image quality. Though powerful and compact, the ThOR LT 320 is the lightest thermal scope in the ThOR line. Its internal lithium-ion battery provides more than 10 hours of run time.

Magnification: 3-6X
Objective Lens Diameter: 25 mm
Reticle: Multiple options
Length: 11.5 inches
Weight: 22.4 ounces
MSRP: $1,899.77
(800) 910-2862; atncorp.com

Burris | Thermal Riflescope (BTS50)Burris | Thermal Riflescope (BTS50)
Packed with practical features to help you own the night, the Burris Thermal Riflescope features a choice of 10 reticles, four-power zoom, hot track, stadiametric ranging and five unique color palettes, it will quickly detect objects of interest in ultra-low visibility. Intuitive one-hand operation and adjustable brightness/contrast promotes hassle-free use.

Magnification: 3.3-13.2X
Objective Lens Diameter:  50 mm
Reticle: 10 options
Length: 9.8 inches
Weight: 9.4 ounces
MSRP: $4,199
(888) 440-0244; burrisoptics.com


InfiRay Outdoor | Mini Series ML19InfiRay Outdoor | Mini Series ML19
Whether operated as a handheld monocular or a helmet-mounted, hands-free unit, the ML19 won’t weigh you down. Features include a manual focus lens, video out, HD display, stadiametric rangefinder and Bluetooth picture in-picture.

Magnification: 1X
Objective Lens Diameter: 19 mm
Reticle: N/A
Length: 4.6 inches
Weight: 7.9 ounces
MSRP: $2,999
(800) 769-7125; irayusa.com

Liemke | Keiler 35 Pro Thermal MonocularLiemke | Keiler 35 Pro Thermal Monocular
Blaser’s Liemke brand has introduced the Keiler Thermal Monocular. The powerful 35 Pro is capable of heat detection up to 1,350 yards away. It incorporates a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.  A 50 Hz frame rate and rapid refresh rate assure outstanding image quality.

Magnification: 2-4X
Objective Lens Diameter: 35 mm
Reticle: N/A
Length: 7.48 inches
Weight: 14.81 ounces
MSRP: $3,332
(210) 377-2527; blaser-group.com

Pulsar | Thermion2 XP50Pulsar | Thermion2 XP50
Offering 10 reticle options (three scalable, seven fixed), eight color palettes, picture-in-picture, a claimed 2,000-yard detection range and separate zero-profiles for different applications, Pulsar’s new Thermion2 XP50 thermal scope packs a lot of tech.

Magnification: 2-16X (digital)
Objective Lens Diameter: 50 mm
Reticle: 10 options
Length: 16.22 inches
Weight: 31.74 ounces
MSRP: $5,499.99
(817) 225-0310; pulsarnv.com

SiOnyx | Aurora ProSiOnyx | Aurora Pro
The full-color night vision Aurora Pro is a feature-laden, HD camera that can be hand held or mounted on a 5.56 NATO rifle. It includes recoil-activated image capture, a built-in GPS and a compass. A Picatinny rail mount is available for an additional $49.

Magnification: 1-3X (digital)
Objective Lens Diameter: 15.4 mm
Reticle: N/A
Length: 4.7 inches
Weight: 9.8 ounces
MSRP: $999

Zeiss | DTI 3/35Zeiss | DTI 3/35
Designed with an intuitive shape to foster ease of use in diminished-lighting conditions, Zeiss’ first thermal-imaging camera is ideal for spotting threats at night. Controls can be identified and actuated quickly in the dark, even while wearing gloves.

Magnification: 2.5X
Objective Lens Diameter: 35 mm
Reticle: N/A
Length: 7.6 inches
Weight: 15.9 ounces
MSRP: $2,999
(800) 441-3005; zeiss.com


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