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InfiRay announces RICO Mk1 V2 640 50mm Thermal Weapon Sight (RH50V2) - InfiRay Outdoor thermal optics, introduces a new version of the RICO Mk1 thermal weapon sight, building on the popularity of the RH50 model, with new features for 2024. Based on the RICO (Rugged Infrared Compact Optic) Mk1 series of thermal weapon sights, the RICO Mk1 V2 was redesigned with improved audio recording, a blazing fast 60 Hz refresh rate, and an impressively upgraded ≤20 mK sensitivity rating. The heart of the Mk1 V2 features a high-performance InfiRay Micro II core and a high-contrast AMOLED HD display. The Mk1 V2 takes its image processing one step further with Advanced Image Correction and Automatic Image Optimization courtesy of its MATRIX III processor. Unmatched image quality combined with an intuitive and easy-to-use interface, picture-in-picture function, two long-lasting battery packs with 6+ hours of run-time each, aluminum-alloy housing, 1000 G/s2 shock-resistance, and 32 GB of internal memory give you all the tools you need to take your next hog, predator, or varmint hunt to the next level.
A smaller profile, dual-locking-lever, quick-detach mount comes standard with the RICO Mk1 V2. Like the original RICO Mk1, the Mk1 V2 is compatible with the ILR-1000-1 rangefinding module (AC05) and the American Defense Manufacturing RQD mount (AC03). The new V2 model also launches with a lower price, $4,799, than the original RH50.
“The RICO line continues to expand in several different directions,” said Pliny Gale, iRayUSA Director of Marketing. “We are excited to launch the new V2 version of the RICO Mk1. This model continues the original spirit of the popular RICO Mk1, while adding a few new features and coming in at a lower price.”

InfiRay introduces their new HYBRID 75 Multi-function Thermal Weapon Sight - InfiRay Outdoor thermal optics, introduces a new addition to the HYBRID line of multi-function thermal weapon sights, boasting a 75mm objective lens, 4× base magnification, custom reticles, and onboard ballistics.
The InfiRay Outdoor RICO HYBRID fuses the capabilities of a thermal clip-on and a thermal weapon sight to create a new breed of thermal device. The HYBRID gives you never-before-seen versatility and performance, boasting a 3,600 yard detection range as a dedicated thermal sight, or compatibility with day optics up to 10× as an inline clip-on sight. The combination of the HYBRID’s low-distortion orthoscopic eyepiece and a 1.03-inch large-format 2560×1920 display provides comfortable viewing as a dedicated sight while still maintaining the pixel density and resolution for use as a clip-on optic.
The HYBRID also unlocks advanced features such as compatibility with a 1,000 yard laser rangefinder, As a special introductory offer, purchasers of the HYH75W are eligible for to receive the ILR-1000-2 Laser Rangefinder for free after registering their HYBRID sight (for warranty purposes) and completing the LRF Request Form. To learn more about this program see the HYBRID 75 Free LRF Overview Flyer.
Last year, iRayUSA announced the HYBRID 50mm (HYH50W). This year, the HYH75W builds on the original design, with the addition of a flat dark earth ceramic finish, and 75mm objective lens that provides a 4× optical base magnification and increased detection range. Digital zoom up to 32× enables shooters to stretch the HYBRID out to longer distances. For predator hunters in open country, the long range and ballistic capabilities of the HYBRID 75mm are a drastic improvement to the world of 640 resolution thermal weapon sights.
Announced at the 2024 SHOT show, the HYBRID 75 is now available with a price of $7,999. “The HYBRID 75 is the go-to option for night hunters looking to stretch out to greater distances,” said Pliny Gale, iRayUSA Director of Marketing. “This model incorporates features of industry-leading RICO HD (RS75) and the proven HYBRID 50mm. While most shooters will use this as a dedicated weapon sight, the ability to use the HYBRID as a thermal clip-on allows it to do double duty and do some work on an additional rifle.”

Pulsar Announces Firmware Updates for Trail and Axion Units - Pulsar is excited to introduce Firmware Updates 5.0 and 2.3 for the Trail 2 LRF XQ50 series and Axion 2 LRF XG35 series, respectively. These updates will enable new features and capabilities for some of Pulsar’s most popular thermal optics.
Firmware Update 5.0 for Trail 2 LRF XQ50 and Trail 2 LRF XQ50A Thermal Riflescopes
Firmware Update 5.0 brings a host of enhancements to the Trail 2 LRF XQ50 and Trail 2 LRF XQ50A thermal riflescopes, elevating their performance to new heights. The key features include:
- Additional Distance Visualization Options: Update 5.0 introduces three new distance visualization options, providing users with greater flexibility and customization in their shooting experience.
- Extended Display Time of Rangefinder’s Widget: The update increases the display time of the rangefinder’s widget in the top right corner of the menu, ensuring users have ample time to gather crucial information.
- Ballistic Calculations in SCAN Mode: Update 5.0 enables ballistic calculations operations in SCAN mode, enhancing functionality and convenience.
- Autocalibration Indication Changes: The autocalibration indication has been refined, offering a more user-friendly experience.
- Ballistic Calculations through Stream Vision Ballistics App: Users will now be able to perform ballistic calculations by using their Trail 2 in conjunction with the Stream Vision Ballistics mobile app, allowing for precise and accurate shot placement.
Users are encouraged to follow simple steps to enable ballistic calculations on their Trail riflescope:
Download the newest updated version of the Stream Vision Ballistics mobile app.
Create a ballistic profile following the instructions in the app.
Connect the scope to the Stream Vision Ballistics app via Bluetooth.
Upload the ballistic profiles to the riflescope using the app.
Measure the distance with the laser range finder for accurate ballistic calculations.
The suggested point of aim will appear on the riflescope's screen.
Firmware Update 2.3 for Axion 2 LRF XG35 Thermal Monoculars
Pulsar’s Firmware Update 2.3 for the Axion 2 LRF XG35 series introduces significant improvements in image quality and user interface. Key enhancements include:
Improved Image Quality: Reduction of noise in observation modes, resulting in sharper and clearer images.
Smoother Animated Zoom: Variable zoom is now more fluid and congruent with digital zoom, delivering a seamless and immersive viewing experience.
PiP GUI Improvement: The Picture-in-Picture box is highlighted with a green square for improved visibility.
Red Calibration Indication: A red calibration indication is added to the status bar, providing users with clear feedback on the device's status.
These firmware updates reinforce Pulsar's commitment to delivering cutting-edge technology to its customers while continuously improving the performance and user experience of their products. Users are encouraged to update their devices through the Stream Vision 2 App to unlock the full potential of their Trail and Axion devices.
Every Pulsar device is designed, manufactured and tested to ensure demanding professionals receive the most reliable, most advanced thermal and digital night vision performance the industry has to offer. The result of Pulsar’s commitment to industry-leading excellence is consistent world-class quality, precision engineering, seamless device operation and cutting-edge proprietary software. Pulsar produces an array of advanced optical devices designed for law enforcement, security, home defense and hunting applications, including thermal imaging and digital night vision monoculars, binoculars and riflescopes, IR illuminators and related accessories.

Revic Launches 2nd Generation Smart Scope, Radikl RS25b - Revic Optics, a division of Gunwerks, releases the Radikl RS25b smart scope with integrated ballistics. The 2nd generation, 4-25x50mm smart scope features the Revic ballistic engine that computes elevation and windage solutions, including calculations for aerodynamic jump, spin drift, and earth-based effects. As the turret is adjusted, the OLED internal data display, within the FOV, shows the target distance you are dialed to based on the sampled shot data.
The Radikl RS25b is the most complete, feature packed riflescope to ever hit the market. Revic Launches 2nd Generation Smart Scope - Radikl RS25b. Building off of the legacy of the Revic PMR 428, the RS25b combines premium optics and next generation ballistic technology into a deadly, hunting ready package. This is a purpose built smart scope made for real world operation. On the surface, the RS25b is built with all the core, mechanical features long-range shooters demand. Within the scope is the Revic ballistic engine that delivers immediate shot-solutions when seconds count. Equipped with superior glass quality and state of the art Revic ballistics, the RS25b is the most complete, feature packed long range rifle scope available.
• Onboard Environmental Sensor Suite
• Micro-OLED Data Display
• Digital Dial Turret Encoder
• 3 - Turn Turret
• Ballistic Data Ring (BDR) Compatibility
• Revolution Indicator
• Mechanical Zero-Stop
• Adjustable Ambi-Throw Lever
• Capped Windage Turret
• First Focal Plane (FFP) RH2 Reticle
• Illumination
• Bluetooth Connectivity
• 4 - 25x Magnification
• 50mm Objective
• 34mm Tube
• 13.2” Long / 38.7 oz.
• 140 MOA Class Leading Adjustment Range
A full, 8- sensor suite samples real time environmental and shot data to calculate a solution. The digital turret encoder relays turret movement to the internal data display that shows the target distance you are dialed to for the sampled parameters. Calculations include base wind, vector wind, aerodynamic jump, earth-based effects, and spin drift. Simply dial to the range, hold for wind, and shoot.

Armasight Unleashes the Night with Exclusive PVS-14 Magnifier Bundle Promotion - Armasight ignites Q1 with an exclusive dealer promotion. Introducing the PVS-14 Pinnacle Elite and Magnifier Bundle – an unbeatable offer for enhanced vision in any scenario. Customers purchasing an Armasight PVS-14 Pinnacle Elite during the promotion period will receive a complimentary 3x and 6x magnifier.
Here's how the bundle solves three key challenges:
Enhanced Target Identification: Whether in overwatch positions or scouting unfamiliar terrain, users can now zoom in with precision for enhanced target identification, ensuring optimal tactical advantage.
Versatile Stargazing and Observation: The magnifiers aren't just limited to tactical use; they're also perfect for stargazing and observing the night sky. Explore the cosmos with unparalleled clarity and detail.
Improved Tactical Awareness: Gain better tactical awareness of distant targets with the added magnification, enabling users to identify threats and navigate challenging environments with confidence.
These compact and lightweight magnifiers easily attach to the front end of the PVS-14, providing users with flexibility and convenience. Whether mounted on a helmet or worn around the neck, the magnifiers offer unparalleled versatility and ease of use.
The promotion is valid now through March 31, 2024, and eligible products include the PVS-14 Pinnacle Elite, PVS-14 Pinnacle Elite 2376, and PVS-14 Pinnacle Elite Helmet Bundle.

Armasight Announces Firmware Update for Sidekick Thermal Optic - Armasight announces firmware update for the Sidekick 320 and 640 hand held thermal devices. Armasight is constantly innovating and improving the quality of the products to provide the best customer experience possible. The March 2024 updates include improved image quality and increased battery life in extreme cold conditions as well as better frame rates and general bug fixes. These updates are provided to the customer as a free and easy to install upgrade to all existing Sidekick 320 and 640 Thermal devices. “We want our customers to know that we are committed to the continued innovation and support of existing products. When a customer invests in Armasight they know their product will be supported as new software technology becomes available.” Said Steve Lemenov, Director of Marketing Armasight.
Updates Includes
Sidekick 320

Improved image quality
Fixed an issue with presets not saving properly
Better battery performance at temperatures below freezing
Sidekick 640
Improved image quality
Improved frame rates
Better battery performance at operating temperatures below freezing
Resolved an issue causing buttons to freeze when adjusting presets
Fixed an issue with presets not saving properly
Firmware Update Instructions: Firmware Update Instruction Link

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