Xq30/38

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plonker
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Xq30/38

Postby plonker » 23 Dec 2017, 20:06

Evening guys,just looked through my first thermal spotter and it was a hd38's,I though the picture was great for spotting fox/rabbits etc.
With this being an older model I was wondering if it would be comparable to the new xq30 as the hd38's would suit my needs perfect.
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Re: Xq30/38

Postby whitehackle » 23 Dec 2017, 23:31

With my job i had the use of a hd50s, now i have the xq38 and the new 38 beats the odl hd50s hands down. About the same range, but a much clearer image. I havnt looked through anything else, but i would have thought the xq30 will be better than the old 38.

Some good deals to be had on the xq38f if you can strech to it

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Re: Xq30/38

Postby oggiegb » 23 Dec 2017, 23:54

If you're talking about the XQ30v then it's a value budget thermal with lesser quality lens (and maybe electronics) and less features. It's good value for money and one of the cheapest usable value thermals (along with the XQ23v). But it's not as good as the XQ38f / Helion range.
So be careful when comparing the XQ30v with the HD38s as you can't just go on stats / pixels etc.

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Re: Xq30/38

Postby plonker » 24 Dec 2017, 07:29

oggiegb wrote:If you're talking about the XQ30v then it's a value budget thermal with lesser quality lens (and maybe electronics) and less features. It's good value for money and one of the cheapest usable value thermals (along with the XQ23v). But it's not as good as the XQ38f / Helion range.
So be careful when comparing the XQ30v with the HD38s as you can't just go on stats / pixels etc.


Thanks for the replys fellas.
I understand that the xq38 is a lot better than the xq30 as it has more expensive lenses than the xq30.
But wanted real world use of the hd38 vs xq30 as things move on so quick and was hoping that the xq30 would be simular to the hd38 in range and clarity.
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Re: Xq30/38

Postby 22-250jock » 24 Dec 2017, 10:17

the old HD38s still has the edge over the XQ30v

on a cold dry night there's not much in it, but on a typical mild night the 38s has more clarity and detection range

cheers jock
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plonker
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Re: Xq30/38

Postby plonker » 24 Dec 2017, 13:10

Thanks jock,that's a shame as the 38 is a few hundred quid more.
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Clunge
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Re: Xq30/38

Postby Clunge » 24 Dec 2017, 19:04

The theoretical limit for 90% bunny detection with XQ30V is a little over 200y IIRC.

I've put videos up of XQ30V bunnies at 397 (lasered) yards. Is that good enough?

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Re: Xq30/38

Postby plonker » 24 Dec 2017, 20:41

That's plenty good enough :thumbup: will have do have a look for your video.
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