PULSAR APEX XQ50 LRF

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PULSAR APEX XQ50 LRF

Post by MUSKY » 24 Dec 2017, 00:15

Hi
I'm dying to buy one of these but cant get my hands on one to see what there like before I take the plunge.
So would like some advice from anyone that either has one or who has used one.
Thanks for any help.
Cheers

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Mini Magnum
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Re: PULSAR APEX XQ50 LRF

Post by Mini Magnum » 24 Dec 2017, 07:20

Musky PM me for any info..
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Re: PULSAR APEX XQ50 LRF

Post by anthony » 25 Dec 2017, 08:33

i was thinking whats the Pulsar Apex LRF XQ50 and the Pulsar Trail XQ50 Rifle Scope like?
so has anyone used or had look through both models?
Theoben Rapid 7 Mk2 fac 30ftps 3-9x50 AG + AWT Silencer
Ruger 10-22 / Tasco 3-9x50 AG + Gen3 Dipol
CZ 17 HMR / Tasco 3-9x50 AG + PVS14
223 Sabbatti Lightweight sporter Nikon Monarch 3 4-16x50 SF + PVS14

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Re: PULSAR APEX XQ50 LRF

Post by Mini Magnum » 25 Dec 2017, 09:00

Anthony I own and use both models myself. I also sell them. There both good IMO. The Trail models have a very slight green tinge to the image, the Apex models are black and white similar to the other Helion/Quantum models. I use mine handheld/vehicle/rifle mounted. They have a very good field of view at 2.7x and 2.8x whilst having the larger lens offers the benefit of better detail and operation in poor weather.

I vehicle mount my Apex XQ50 to a lightforce mount fitted with a weaver rail.. The Apex has video out, it also has a wireless remote which is in my defender cab, fitted with velcro and left there... I can then accurately range find any target to 1000m with the remote, it displays on the screen instantly, I can also just leave it in permanent scan mode...

I used to have quantums as vehicle spotters, as they were easy to mount and had direct video out, but moved onto new 17 micron models.... that left me in a pickle as I hate wireless connections, there is far too much latency and dropout for my requirement, the Apex was the perfect candidate with video out and the inbuilt rangefinder was nearly as much of a revolution as thermal itself for me at night. It connects in seconds to my vehicle, then I can fit to a rifle just as quick, I also have a standard neck strap fitted with a small weaver rail section, I connect it to this if I'm on foot also as a spotter/rangefinder combo and its great.

The trail model is more compact and has the benefit of recording, its not much bigger than a helion, in fact having tried all the models, I would probably always use rifle scope versions now and just have them dual use, spotter/rifle as there field of view is good also and they are very easy to carry fitted to a neck strap.

Compared to the old Apex models the new XQ models are definitely sharper and more detailed...

Apex vehicle mounted.

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Re: PULSAR APEX XQ50 LRF

Post by pav » 25 Dec 2017, 09:19

I agree with Ian iv been down and looked through both I own the trial and love it it's a pity the apex runs off cr123 battery although you can fit a battery pack to it and i love the rangefinder in it pity I bought the trial a month before the apex came out

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Re: PULSAR APEX XQ50 LRF

Post by curlew » 25 Dec 2017, 11:16

i got the trail just because it was a little smaller in size , the battery seems to last ok too although i got a spare so i have one charged

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Re: PULSAR APEX XQ50 LRF

Post by pav » 25 Dec 2017, 11:42

I can get best part of 8 hrs out the trial battery good for an all nighter no problem

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Re: PULSAR APEX XQ50 LRF

Post by anthony » 26 Dec 2017, 10:09

thanks for your info guys im going to go for the Trail
Theoben Rapid 7 Mk2 fac 30ftps 3-9x50 AG + AWT Silencer
Ruger 10-22 / Tasco 3-9x50 AG + Gen3 Dipol
CZ 17 HMR / Tasco 3-9x50 AG + PVS14
223 Sabbatti Lightweight sporter Nikon Monarch 3 4-16x50 SF + PVS14

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Re: PULSAR APEX XQ50 LRF

Post by anthony » 30 Dec 2017, 11:39

im going to hold off buying one until nextweek until i can find out how safe it is buying from blackwood
i have tried calling but got no answer from the numbers thats on the site and how safe is it paying by bank transfer
as if anything goes tits up then i have lost my money. + what if something goes wrong with the thermal
will i still have the three year guarantee to full back on?. also is blackwoodoutdoors a shop or just someone trading from home?

so Ian / Mini Magnum can you get back to me and let me i know where i stand with this ?

thank you ant..
Theoben Rapid 7 Mk2 fac 30ftps 3-9x50 AG + AWT Silencer
Ruger 10-22 / Tasco 3-9x50 AG + Gen3 Dipol
CZ 17 HMR / Tasco 3-9x50 AG + PVS14
223 Sabbatti Lightweight sporter Nikon Monarch 3 4-16x50 SF + PVS14

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Re: PULSAR APEX XQ50 LRF

Post by pav » 30 Dec 2017, 13:02

He mite be up scotland working you won't have any problems with Ian I no a few people have gear from Blackwood my mates thermal battery went a few weeks back and Ian just gave him a new one next day
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