Imagine a world where you have the power to clearly see your target, whether it’s day or night. A world where precision and accuracy are no longer left to chance, thanks to the magic of advanced optic technology. This is exactly what you get with the Pulsar Thermion thermal night and day vision scope. Through a video tutorial by Fox Optic, you’ll discover how to carry out one zero shot and configure your Thermion scope for optimal performance. Learn about the scope’s unique encoder wheel that allows seamless navigation, as well as the critical distinction between short and long presses.
Now, picture having the flexibility to switch between five profiles, each with distinct settings for differing bullets or guns. Each profile can also have 10 customized aiming points, offering a range of possibilities based on what you’re chasing. Discover how the one-zeros shot, new distance selection, and zeroing adjustments are all accomplished with the encoder and quick or prolonged presses. Transform yourself into a sharpshooter with this advanced scope, as you unlock the potential of the Pulsar Thermion through this informative tutorial.
Understanding the Pulsar Thermion Scope
Overview of the Thermion scope
The Pulsar Thermion scope is a sophisticated and versatile thermal night and day vision scope designed for various shooting applications. It provides high-quality images, precise aiming points, and comprehensive settings and features that allow customization to suit a wide range of conditions. Designed with convenience and accuracy in mind, this scope is a top choice for avid hunters and shooting enthusiasts.
Understanding the encoder wheel
One significant feature of the Thermion scope is the encoder wheel. The encoder acts as a navigation system, allowing you to scroll in different directions – namely up, down, left or right. It also controls adjustments such as windage and elevation within the various menu options. The encoder wheel also incorporates a button that is capable of both short and long presses for different functionalities.
Differentiating between short and long presses
Understanding the difference between short and long presses is necessary to fully utilize the scope’s features. A short press generally selects or enters into menu items, bringing you further into the settings or options. Long presses, on the other hand, are primarily used to save your changes or to exit or back out of menus or settings. It comes in handy to familiarize oneself with these operations for a smoother use of the Thermion scope.
Setting Up Profiles on the Scope
Details about the five profile options
The Thermion scope has five profile options, labeled A, B, C, D, and E. Each profile allows for different settings, providing a useful tool for customization against different shooting situations, bullet types, or guns. Essentially, these profiles allow for swift changes between settings without having to manually adjust each time. This saves both time and guesswork, letting you focus on your target.
How to set a profile
Setting a profile on the Thermion scope is straightforward. Initially, use the encoder to scroll through the menu, and select ‘Profile’. Then, choose the profile you want to set (A, B, C, D, or E) using the encoder wheel. A short press on the wheel’s button will confirm your selection. You can then proceed to customize the various settings under that profile as needed.
The role of different profiles
As noted, different profiles can be set up to correspond to different guns, bullet types, or shooting scenarios. For example, you might have a profile set with specific settings for when you’re using a certain weapon or bullet. Changing profiles is as easy as selecting a different profile from the menu. This feature is particularly useful when using a return-to-zero Quick Detach (QD) mount, allowing the scope to be used interchangeably on multiple firearms.
Understanding and Setting Aiming Points
Importance of aiming points
Aiming points determine where your bullet will impact, so correct setup is vital for accurate shooting. Under each profile, the Thermion scope allows you to set 10 different aiming points.
Setting up aiming points
To set an aiming point, you would first select the desired profile, go to ‘zeroing’, and designate a new distance. The encoder wheel is used to input the distance, with short presses confirming your input. Once set, a long press will save the new aiming point.
Quickly changing aiming points
The Thermion scope shows aiming points on a sidebar that isn’t intrusive, allowing you to stay focused on your target. You can quickly change aiming points with a short press on the encoder button, a scroll to the desired point, and confirming with another short press. The changes are reflected instantly without having to take your eye off the target, ensuring a continuous, uninterrupted experience.
The Zeroing Process
Steps to perform zeroing
Zeroing is an essential step in setting up your Thermion scope. After selecting a profile, navigate to ‘zeroing’ and select a new distance, inputting it using the encoder and short presses. Once you’ve set the new distance, a long press will save it.
Selecting a profile for zeroing
Before you perform a zeroing, you must choose a profile. This selection determines how the scope behaves during the zeroing process. Different profiles can be calibrated for different bullets or weapons, so it’s essential to know which profile corresponds to your current setup.
Inputting a new distance
After selecting a profile, you need to input the distance to your target. This can be done by scrolling up or down with the encoder wheel. Short presses will move the cursor, allowing you to set the desired value. Once done, save your input with a long press.
Freezing the target
Adjusting zeroing entails adjusting the reticle to match the expected bullet impact point. One useful feature of the Thermion scope is the ability to ‘freeze’ the target, which keeps the target steady relative to the reticle. This is particularly useful in situations where you might be slightly jittery, or you need to quickly adjust the scope due to a moving target.
Adjusting windage and elevation
The adjustment of windage and elevation is critical in fine-tuning your target acquisition. The Thermion scope comes equipped with a highly responsive encoder wheel that allows you to quickly and efficiently tweak these settings.
Moving the reticle to match bullet impact
Another key aspect of adjusting zeroing is moving the reticle to align with the desired point of bullet impact. This feature ensures precise targeting, increasing the probability of an accurate shot. Once you’re content with the alignment, you can save the adjustments via a long press on the encoder.
Using the Scope’s Zoom Feature
Benefits of zooming in during adjustments
Making fine adjustments to your scope becomes a lot easier when you can get a close look, and that’s where the zoom feature shines. Zooming in allows you to make more precise reticle alignments, fine-tune windage and elevation settings, and focus more accurately on your target.
Units of magnification available
The Thermion scope offers various units of magnification, and the unit value changes depending on the level of zoom. At the base magnification level, the unit of movement is one full unit. However, zooming in modifies the unit of movement, allowing for finer adjustments – at 11x magnification, the unit of movement is 0.5, and at 22x, it is 0.25.
How to zoom in and out
Zooming in and out with the Thermion scope is manageable, thanks to the efficient encoder wheel. Navigating to the magnification change menu allows you to adjust the zoom level as desired, while the encoder wheel controls the magnification level. Pressing the wheel button can switch between zoom options, with a long press confirming the selection.
Saving Settings and Adjustments
Importance of saving settings
As you adjust your preferences and calibrate your scope, saving your settings frequently will ensure that no data is lost and you can revert to a certain setup if needed. This practice also reduces the need to constantly re-adjust settings, saving time and ensuring a smoother experience.
How to save settings
Saving settings on the Thermion scope requires a long press on the encoder wheel button. This action confirms and saves whatever adjustments you have made.
Different instances where you need to save
There are several instances when it’s crucial to save settings. After making any adjustment such as changing profiles, modifying aiming points, zeroing the scope, or tweaking windage and elevation, you should save your settings. Furthermore, if you’re planning to turn off your scope or swap to a different one, make sure to save your settings to retain your adjustments.
Advanced Techniques for Zeroing
Entering the same coordinates for different distances
An advanced technique for the Thermion scope allows you to input the same coordinates for different distances. This feature enables you to get on target quicker and is particularly useful when dealing with targets at varying distances within a short span of time.
How this technique helps in quick targeting
Inputting the same coordinates for different distances allows you to switch quickly between pre-set aiming points. This technique applies to conditions where the targets vary significantly in distance but are within the scope’s zero distance. As a result, you can hasten your targeting process, which can give you a critical advantage in time-sensitive shooting situations.
Customer Support and Further Help
Contacting customer support
For further inquiries and support, you can contact their customer support team through a toll-free number. The support team consists of experienced personnel who can provide expert assistance.
Working hours of support
The customer support team is available to be contacted from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Central Time. They offer extended hours to accommodate different time zones and to provide support when you need it.
Range of help available
Customer support doesn’t stop at product-related inquiries. They can assist with various subjects such as troubleshooting, navigation of features, setup, and even providing advice on optimal settings based on your requirements. They encourage contacting them with any questions you may have.
General recap of the zeroing process
In conclusion, understanding how to correctly zero your scope is a fundamental aspect of efficient use. From selecting a profile to adjusting aiming points, and from performing zeroing to fine-tuning the settings such as windage and elevation, the Thermion scope provides an intuitive and comprehensive workflow.
Essential tips to remember
Many crucial tips can contribute to your successful use of the Thermion scope. Remember to frequently save your settings to prevent data loss. Also, familiarize yourself with the operation of the encoder wheel and the difference between short and long presses. Finally, take advantage of the zoom feature to make precise adjustments and focus accurately on your target.
Encouragement to practice and use customer support
Experience is the best teacher. Spend time practicing with your Thermion scope as familiarity and comfort are key to making the most out of its features. Don’t hesitate to use the customer support resources available to you. After all, they are there to help you. Happy target practice!