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Pulsar Telos XP50 LRF Thermal Review

Pulsar Telos XP50 LRF Review

Lets take a look at the Pulsar Telos XP50

I recently had the opportunity to test out the Pulsar Telos LRF XP50 thermal monocular, and I must say it left a lasting impression on me. This cutting-edge device combines high-quality <18mk NETD thermal imaging with advanced laser rangefinding capabilities, making it a standout choice for serious hunters and outdoor enthusiasts.

Pulsar have made the Telos XP50 LRF design future upgradable, which means as hardware advances the device can have upgraded sensors fitted or multispectral options, etc adding to the overall longevity of this premium device.

One of the standout features of the Pulsar Telos LRF XP50 is its exceptional thermal imaging performance. Equipped with a high-resolution 640x480 <18mk thermal sensor and a 50Hz refresh rate, this thermal spotter delivers crisp and clear images even in challenging atmospheric conditions. The thermal imaging capability allows users to detect and identify targets with ease, whether it's during daylight or in complete darkness, with stunning terrain detail.

Pulsar Telos XP50 Body Design Review

The built-in laser rangefinder is another impressive aspect of the Telos LRF XP50. With a range of up to 1000 metres, it provides accurate distance measurements to your target. This feature is particularly useful for hunters who need to assess the distance to their prey quickly and accurately.

The overall build quality of the Pulsar Telos XP50 LRF is excellent. It feels solid and durable, capable of withstanding the rigors of outdoor use, the new design features a magnesium housing that is also rubberised for the ultimate in durability. The controls are intuitively placed and ambidextrous, allowing for easy and quick adjustments in the field. Additionally, the Telos is IPX7 waterproof-rated, meaning it can handle being submerged in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes without any damage.


The user interface is well-designed and user-friendly, with a simple menu system and intuitive navigation. The display is clear and vibrant, providing a detailed view of the thermal images and range information. The scope also features picture-in-picture mode, which allows users to have a magnified view of the target while still maintaining situational awareness of the surroundings.

Other notable features of the Telos LRF XP50 are the new digital zoom function, that sits alongside the focus wheel, providing slick adjustment of digital magnification and also the redesigned battery system that can be charged from any USB C power source and includes a wireless charging system. 

One aspect that might be considered as a drawback is the price. The Pulsar Telos LRF XP50 is a premium product, and the advanced features and performance reflect that. However, for those who demand top-of-the-line thermal imaging and rangefinding capabilities, the investment is worth it for this flagship model.

In conclusion, the Pulsar Telos LRF XP50 is an exceptional thermal monocular providing a true <18mk sensitivity, that delivers outstanding thermal imaging performance and laser rangefinding. Its high-resolution sensor, rugged construction, user-friendly interface make it a reliable and versatile tool. While it may come with a higher price tag, the quality and functionality justify the investment for those who prioritize accuracy and performance in their outdoor pursuits.

Check out the following link to the Pulsar Telos XP50 LRF which available to buy direct from Blackwood Outdoors, contact for indepth information and the best prices online.


About Ian - Blackwood Outdoors

Ian offers advice on a range of hunting equipment and specialises in Night Vision and Thermal technology. He shares knowledge from decades in the field, covering a wide range of shooting, hunting and country pursuits..

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