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Pulsar Trail XQ38

The TRAIL XQ38 is a thermal weapon sight made by Pulsar and is part of the Trail series.


The Trail XQ38 comes equipped with a clear 38mm f/1.2 lens to capture thermal signatures. The FOV on this thermal scope measures 17.2 x 12.9 degrees. It comes with a 4x digital zoom to get additional details. It has an eye relief distance of 50mm.

Inside the housing of the Trail XQ38 you'll find the (uncooled, 17µm) 384 by 288 pixel thermal sensor with a refresh rate of 50Hz.

The measurements of this thermal scope are 285 x 72 x 76mm (l/w/h) and weighs 520g. This device is rated IPX7. It's protected against dust, shocks, water (splashes) and submersion under water. It handles temperatures between -20°C and 50°C.

The Trail XQ38 is built for hunting trips and law enforcement (police, border patrol etc.).



  • Fully waterproof IPX7
  • Long viewing range
  • Variety of reticles
  • High shock resistance
  • Stadiametric Rangefinder
  • Picture-In-Picture (PIP)
  • High Image Frequency
  • Remote control
  • Live internet streaming (Wi-Fi)
  • Video recording


Lens38 mm
Eye relief distance50 mm
Optical zoom2.1 x
Digital zoom4 x
FOV (h/v)17.2 ° / 12.9 °
Thermal typeUncooled
Sensor resolution (h/v)384 pixels / 288 pixels
Pixel pitch17 µm
Display resolution (h/v)640 pixels / 480 pixels
Refresh rate50 Hz
Image polarityWhite hot, black hot
Output screen colorFull color
Reticle detailsVarious reticles
Dimensions (l/w/h)285 mm / 72 mm / 76 mm
Weight520 g
TypeLi-Ion Battery Pack IPS5
Number of batteries1
Battery life8 hours
Operating temperature-20 °C / 50 °C
Environmental ratingIPX7
Law enforcement
Search & rescue
Fire fighting

DRI Ranges

DRI stands for Detection, Recognition and Identification and is based on the widely used Johnson's criteria.

  • Detection Detect if an object is present
  • Recognition See what type of object it is (i.e. person, vehicle, airplane)
  • Identification For example see if someone is a friend or foe
Detection Recognition Identification
Rabbit 402 meters 100 meters 50 meters
Person 1415 meters 353 meters 176 meters
Vehicle 3427 meters 856 meters 428 meters

Please note that these values are calculated, always consult the manufacturer for official range numbers.


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