FLIR Launches World's Most Affordable Thermal Riflescope

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posted on January 15, 2014
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FLIR announces the release of the ThermoSight R-Series, the world's first line of thermal night vision scopes for non-game hunting starting under $3,500. The R-Series is also the first recreational scope within FLIR's popular ThermoSight line of weapon sights, which includes models for law enforcement and the military.

Compact and easy-to-use, theR-Series displays the body heat of varmints and predators, regardless of the amount of visible light present. The scope has automatic image optimization and an advanced shock reduction system that is qualified for an MSR semi-automatic platform, up to .30 Cal. The R-Series also provides three inches of eye relief and multiple reticle options, with a repeatable and dependable zero.

The R-Series is available in six different models, with a range of wide and narrow field of view lenses, and up to a 16x magnification. Each model includes a variety of video palettes, including FLIR's exclusive "InstAlert" setting, which uses red colorization to display the hottest areas on screen.

The R-Series attaches to any MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail, and its durable protective casing provides water resistance in up to three feet of water. Because of ITAR controls, the ThermoSight R-Series' is only available for sale in the United States.

"The ThermoSight R-Series is the latest example of FLIR's commitment to making first-class thermal imaging affordable to consumers," said FLIR CEO Andy Teich. "The top shots in militaries and police forces around the world have depended upon FLIR for years. We can now offer our advanced thermal technology to customers pursuing legal, non-game hunting here at home."

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