First Look: Pulsar Thermion XM30 3.5-14X Thermal Riflescope

posted on January 21, 2021

The new Thermion XM30 3.5-14X thermal riflescope from Pulsar is a unique blend of advanced technology, convenience and rugged reliability. This practical thermal scope has a 12 µm pixel pitch with 320x240 resolution, guaranteeing users can see the heat signatures of adult-sized objects up to 1,400 yards away, day or night.

The Thermion XM30 is said to offer powerful imaging, whether  you’re hog hunting, varmint hunting or managing livestock. The fixed-focus Thermion XM30 features built-in recording with sound, Picture-in-Picture mode, Wi-Fi connectivity and compatibility with the Stream Vision app to guarantee you can capture, preserve and share every hunting memory.

The rugged XM30 is housed in a metal body that has an IP67 dust- and waterproof rating. The operating temperatures of the XM30 vary from from -13 degrees Fahrenheit to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. The scope can also withstand recoil of cartridges as large as .375 H&H. The XM30 is powered by a B-Pack Mini Li-Ion battery that gives it up to 5 hours of life.


  • 320x240 resolution, 12um pixel pitch core
  • 1,475-yard detection range
  • 4X digital zoom, continuous zoom and stepped zoom
  • Picture in picture digital zoom
  • Built-in Recording with recoil activation
  • Stream Vision app connects scope to smart device
  • External power supply adaptable
  • Five rifle profiles with 50 zero saves
  • 13 variable electronic reticles
  • One-shot zeroing with freeze function
  • Color viewing modes
  • High resolution AMOLED display
  • Stadiametric rangefinder
  • Rock, forest, and identification viewing modes
  • Manual, automatic, and semi automatic calibration
  • Defective pixel repair feature


  • Microbolometer resolution: 320x240
  • Frame rate: 50hz
  • Pixel pitch: 12μm
  • Display resolution: 1024x768 pixels
  • Display type:AMOLED
  • Magnification: 3.5 - 14x
  • Digital zoom: 2x/4x
  • Objective lens diameter (mm) 25mm
  • Eye relief: 50 mm
  • Field of view: 45.9 feet at 100 yards
  • Range of detection: 1475 yards
  • Windage & Elevation adjustment: 82 MOA
  • Battery type: B-Pack mini (18650 Li-ion)
  • Battery life:  5+ Hours
  • Dimensions: 15.2x3.1x2.5 inches
  • Weight: 26.5 ounces
  • MSRP: $2,599 

More information on the Thermion XM30 and other products from Pulsar is available at


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