Night Vision  Halo-XRF & Halo X *Expected Soon*

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We're expecting the Halo-X 35mm, Halo-X 50mm, and Halo-XRF 50mm to hit our inventory quite soon. We're not taking pre-orders, but we are waitlisting and filling orders in the order they are received.

Let us know if you're interested and we'll jot you down for a phone call when they show up.

Halo-X 35mm: https://strictlyoffensivekit.com/products/halo-x-50mm?variant=39420178104513

Halo-X 50mm: https://strictlyoffensivekit.com/products/halo-x-50mm?variant=39420178137281

Halo-XRF 50mm: https://strictlyoffensivekit.com/products/halo-xrf-50mm

The Nox 18mm is in-stock at the moment, as well as bridges and mounts.

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Which model are you after?

We have a waitlist for all of them with a couple of each unspoken for. We can help you be in the “soon to receive” crowd without the angst😎
Well been trying to decide between the x50 and xrf, I probably don’t need the range finding since I mostly hung private land where I have an idea of distances...but also feel like if I’m spending 9k I might as well spend 10k...

This will be a dumb question but from the pictures it looks like the xrf has a different color lens (the xrf looks brown and the x35 and x50 look silver/grey). Is this to protect the lens from the laser? And if so will this affect the picture quality?
 

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I'd be surprised in the glass was different, but let's ask @Max_R for a REAL answer !!! :D
 

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Well been trying to decide between the x50 and xrf, I probably don’t need the range finding since I mostly hung private land where I have an idea of distances...but also feel like if I’m spending 9k I might as well spend 10k...

I mean, $1k is still $1k, but I get where you're coming from. :)

The range finder is useful in more ways than one though. I'm also in Texas, and depending on how large a pasture is, it's sort of nice to know how far away an animal is, and how quickly it's moving (if there moving) so that we can pasture hop to catch up with them. If they're static, I want to know how far I need to trudge through soupy mud, or if I'm PID'ing a pig at 300 yards or a coon at 500 yards.

The ability to leverage a range finder, while important for shooting, has many more uses than trigger pulling. My $0.02.
 

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... looks like the xrf has a different color lens (the xrf looks brown and the x35 and x50 look silver/grey). Is this to protect the lens from the laser? And if so will this affect the picture quality?
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I think you are referring not to the color of the objective lens but the color of the image as seen through the eyepiece. The color/tint of the image is pretty random. For B&W displays, the tint is a function of the display, and it can't be changed. The difference in the tint of B&W displays results from the manufacturing tolerances during the display manufacturing process. Scope manufacturers have minimal control over it. To put it slightly differently, scope manufacturers have to accept displays with different tints because they are still within the display manufacturers' specs. Halos XRF, X35, X50, LR, and the NOX all have the same display, and the tint variation does not affect the picture quality at all.

However, if you are talking about the objective lens color, the color difference between different thermal lenses is immaterial. This difference is due to some variations in the deposition process of the anti-reflective coating. You may see the color difference in the visible part of the spectrum (400 to 800 nm). But for thermal imaging, from the performance perspective, we are only concerned with LWIR (7 to 12 um). I hope this makes sense.
 

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However, if you are talking about the objective lens color, the color difference between different thermal lenses is immaterial. This difference is due to some variations in the deposition process of the anti-reflective coating. You may see the color difference in the visible part of the spectrum (400 to 800 nm). But for thermal imaging, from the performance perspective, we are only concerned with LWIR (7 to 12 um). I hope this makes sense.

Ah, thanks, yes that does make sense, good to know!
Don’t know if y’all saw but some guy on Facebook replied to a picture on n-visions page saying “hurry up already,” and n-vision replied to the guy with a sonic the hedge hog gif...gave me a chuckle.
 
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To the notes about screen color...

Opinion from an uneducated trigger snatcher

I was lucky enough to have a few different Halo / Halo LR units (original none of the new stuff) side by side for a little bit and even though we had three rather obvious color extremes that we called either blue, brown, or gray... There was no difference in the ability to detect or target or PID with color 1 vs color 3

If you have a color preference you might could hit up @wigwamitus or @SkyScrapin and tell them that (blue/gray/brown) screens matter to you... Perhaps they can check for a certain tint when they have extra inventory in hand if you just really have a preference?...

I know I personally prefer one and dislike one... but I know others that prefer the exact opposite... Good luck
 
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If you have a color preference you might could hit up @wigwamitus or @SkyScrapin and tell them that (blue/gray/brown) screens matter to you... Perhaps they can check for a certain tint when they have extra inventory in hand if you just really have a preference?...

You got it. Whatever it takes to insure the end-user is happy with their purchase.
 
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And as promised... bugging you, Max, about an interrupted reticle for the XRF with some ballistic software. An external remote for the range finder would help make this seamless. Thanks for considering!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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And as promised... bugging you, Max, about an interrupted reticle for the XRF with some ballistic software. An external remote for the range finder would help make this seamless. Thanks for considering!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh boy, that would be so nice. A LRF trigger cable tied in with AB integration.
 

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My guess is adding a cable is the easy part :D

Since we're on the topic,

Adding a ballistic table into the device settings much like a range table could be a pretty low maintenance straight forward option. The onus would be on the end-user to determine distance/drops and manually enter them into the thermal device. Having that data display on the OLED after a ranging procedure would be pretty nifty if if it displayed two data points such as 2.1m at 250y and 2.3m at 275y, that would give the user an idea of what the hold would be.
 
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Did a quick test yesterday to validate the WiFi streaming capability. Unlike my experience with the Pulsar WiFi, the NVision worked flawlessly at distances well within what a high rack setup offers. Driver can now see what shooter sees which is game changer when your lazy man stalking from a vehicle.

Of note, there is about a 1 second delay in transmit speed.
 
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Of note, there is about a 1 second delay in transmit speed.
@SkyScrapin the delay is related to the software on the receiving end. I know that the VLC can have up to two seconds of streaming delay. We had to build a test software for PC to verify that the delay is not on the Halo-X side.

Reticle adaptive color: are you sure that it was turned on on the Halo-X35 used for the video? You should see in the streaming video the same image as on display.
 

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@Max_R no doubt it’s on the receiving end. This is an old iPhone too. Have you found any specific device to have a faster response time than others?

Adaptive reticle: can’t say if it was or wasn’t. I may give you a ring in the morning to chat about this.

My early impressions aren’t surprising. Super impressed. You hit a home run.
 

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@Max_R If the LRF can transmit data via wifi or BT, could you possibly have it link with the Garmin equipped AB watch? Not sure if the watch is Rx/Tx capable in the sense that it could receive "range", calculate solution, and transmit it back to the display of the Halo-XRF... but if it could, that would be awesome!
 

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@Max_R If the LRF can transmit data via wifi or BT, could you possibly ...

@gunrgood Sorry, as of now, the Halo-XRF/LRF can't transmit the data. In theory, everything is possible, but this functionality is not in the current configuration. If we were to dream, there is no reason to transmit the data somewhere to find the ballistic solution. It should be done on board. It would be optimal.
 

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@gunrgood Sorry, as of now, the Halo-XRF/LRF can't transmit the data. In theory, everything is possible, but this functionality is not in the current configuration. If we were to dream, there is no reason to transmit the data somewhere to find the ballistic solution. It should be done on board. It would be optimal.
 

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@Max_R

We had the opportunity to inspect a customer's XRF, and it did not disappoint. What would be exceptionally cool is if you were able to incorporate a basic drop table customizable for simple holdover ballistics in custom increments. I would look oh so good either directly to the left of or below the Range Readout. Just sayin!

Also, previously asked for a remote... I retract that need with this unit's scanning ability. (y)
 

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We had the opportunity to inspect a customer's XRF, and it did not disappoint. What would be exceptionally cool is if you were able to incorporate a basic drop table customizable for simple holdover ballistics in custom increments. I would look oh so good either directly to the left of or below the Range Readout. Just sayin!

Also, previously asked for a remote... I retract that need with this unit's scanning ability. (y)
@SkyScrapin Thanks! Appreciate your idea. This is something that we will definitely keep in mind for the future. No promises though. I'm glad you like the scanning mode for the LRF.
 

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The LRF draws a bit of power. Just keeping it on (not measuring) adds, if I remember correctly, about 8% to power consumption. The actual measurements are not too bad. In scanning mode, we make one measurement, approximately every 0.8 seconds. However, during this time, the laser is only blasting (OK, shining, it's a type 1 laser :) for 20 msec.