Pulsar Axion XM30 Thermal Monocular Review

By Brodie SwisherFebruary 27, 20201 Comment

LAST UPDATED: July 22nd, 2020

Are you considering diving into the world of thermal imaging? Thermal optics can be an incredible tool that’ll greatly impact the way you scout, hunt and recover deer after the shot. 

One of the slickest thermal tools we’ve come across is the new Pulsar Axion thermal monocular. It’s light, compact, and packed with high-performance features hunters are sure to love.

Check it out in our Pulsar Axion XM30 Thermal Monocular Review below… 

Pocket-Sized Performance

The Axion XM30 is an entry-level thermal monocular that is designed to fit perfectly in your hand, pocket, or hunting pack. By design, the Axion ensures a comfortable grip position and easy carrying. The compact size of this thermal imager makes it the perfect, pocket-sized, portable unit for scouting, spotting and recovering game. 

Thermal For Bowhunters? Check Out The Pulsar Axion
The Axion XM30 is compact and fits easily in the palm of your hand.

Long Range Performance

The Axion features a powerful objective lens paired with a professional grade thermal imaging sensor to provide exceptional detection capabilities.

How exceptional?

The Axion has a detection range of just over 1,300 yards in complete darkness.  For scouting purposes, you can expect to get 500 or more yards where you can clearly make out the type of animal you’re looking at using the standard 4x digital zoom.

Thermal For Bowhunters? Check Out The Pulsar Axion
Even through the woods, detecting animals is a cinch.

Other Features of the Pulsar Axion XM30

Video and Still Image Recording – The built-in video recorder is a slick addition to this unit when it comes to filming or taking photos of your encounters in the field. One press of the REC button captures footage that can be shared easily with your hunting buddies, friends and family. 16GB of internal memory provide many hours of recorded video and tons of photos. 

Stream Vision App Supported – Built in Wi-Fi module provides connectivity of Axion with Android or iOS smartphones or tablets. The smartphone and thermal imager combination offers a set of unique features such as direct image streaming, downloading and sharing recorded files, firmware update and many other.

Pulsar Axion
Despite it's compact size, the Axion XM30 has plenty of technology built in.

B-Pack Battery Pack – Miniature power elements used in Axion models provide sufficient operation time and can be quickly replaced. B-Pack mini batteries can be quickly charged either with included charger station or in the unit connected to USB. You can expect the battery to last 3 1/2 to 4 hours of continuous use.

Picture in Picture Function – Once activated, the Axion features Picture in Picture function that displays a second small image with magnification in the top part of the screen. The small image helps to zoom in on a target while retaining the rest of the field of view visible.

The Pulsar Axion XM30 is a super-compact thermal tool that will forever change the way you scout and recover game. The unit is priced at $2,419.99, but you can get 15% off by using Promo Code “BOWHUNT.” 

Check it out at the – www.pulsarnv.com.

Thermal imaging can no doubt be a game-changer for just about any big game animal you’re hunting. Question is, would you use it? 

Comment below and let us know your thoughts on using thermal optics for hunting, scouting, or game recovery. 

Brodie Swisher
Brodie Swisher is a world champion game caller, outdoor writer, seminar speaker and Editor for Bowhunting.com. Brodie and his family live in the Kentucky Lake area of west Tennessee.
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