Pulsar Talion XQ35 Pro is the newest device in our line of compact thermal imaging riflescopes. As the Pro addition in the name hints, it’s highly sensitive and features a <25 mK NETD. We’ll get into what that means later, but what you need to know now is that the lower this number is, the better the image quality. But that’s not the only advantage of Talion XQ35 Pro – let’s see what other benefits hunters will tell us about.
At the first glance, you’ll notice that the Pulsar Talion line is very sleek and compact. It’s also very lightweight, which provides extra comfort for hunters on the go. “I have had the Talion rifle mounted for a while now and do love its ergonomic design – it’s a gun match to the compact air rifles I shoot and keeps the weight down,” says Lee Perryman, a British hunter.
The ergonomics Lee mentions truly are exceptional. “Apart from the blue on and off button, all controls are placed on the top panel of the eyepiece, with a hidden scroll wheel. This works well in many aspects. It’s convenient for both right- and left-handed users, and you have the controls close to your eyes. I wish future Pulsar riflescopes all get this feature, as it’s better than other options,” says Night Vision Viking, a Swedish hunter and equipment tester.
To this, Lee adds another advantage that will be most beneficial for users of other Pulsar devices: “We all know that people hate change, including myself, so it’s great that the menu functions are the same as the rest of the Pulsar scope line up.”
As the Pro line device, Talion XQ35 Pro is highly sensitive, with a NETD below 25 mK. Now, this isn’t a feature that everyone will share, but we’re proud of it, so we want you to know it.
NETD, an acronym for noise equivalent temperature difference, stands for the smallest difference a sensor is able to spot. As you can guess, the lower the number, the smaller the difference, the better the image. This is especially true in highly humid environments when most thermal imagers will struggle to display a clear image. But with a device as sensitive as the Talion XQ35 Pro, you will still be able to identify your target.
“The more sensitive thermal sensor helps to put a ”greyscale” on the animal, not just white or black. This will help you to identify details. I tested it in the fog, and even that didn’t stop Talion XQ35 Pro from revealing an animal which was impossible to see with a naked eye,” says Night Vision Viking and puts our theoretical explanations in more practical terms.
You should also keep in mind that, while the Talion XQ35 Pro is designed for tough conditions, it is also meant for closer distances. Featuring precise focus adjustment with a tactile marker at 70 meters, it will be optimal for such distances. If you’re curious how that works, Night Vision Viking explains:
“The Talion has a ”shark fin” focus ring at the front. When the fin is aligned, you have a focus at 70 m (76 yards), which is a normal night-time shooting distance for a lot of hunters. This allows you to focus your image without looking at the riflescope, and it’s also easy to know if you want a focus closer or further away and pre-set the scope before you look into the ocular.”
Lee mostly uses Talion XQ35 Pro for squirrel stalk hunting, typically firing a shot at about 50 meters, and says the image is absolutely perfect for the purpose.
Compact design and high thermal sensitivity are perhaps the most important features of the Pulsar Talion XQ35 Pro, but there are others to make your experience even better.
These include a quick battery extraction mechanism for a fast swap while out in the field (each device comes with two batteries), WiFi connectivity, sensitivity amplification levels, full waterproofness, and more.
For installation, you’ll have a multi-point prism mount for added precision and versatility. “I do like the Pulsar Weaver LQD mount – it’s small, compact, and quick-release. A very nice light mount which accompanies the Talion perfectly,” says Lee.
So, when and why should you get the Pulsar Talion XQ35 Pro? Let’s see what Night Vision Viking tells us: “If you’re coming in “hot” (pun intended, we’re discussing thermals) and looking for a good quality, budget-friendly thermal riflescope, I’d have a serious look at this Pulsar Talion XQ35 Pro.” And with that, we’re saying bye so you can go and find that local distributor of yours.
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