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IR Hunter MK II - 1.5X - 12X 20MM Thermal Weapon Sight


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UPC: 719307800687
Device Technology: Thermal Imaging
Sensor Resolution: 640x480
Optical Magnification: 1.5X
Digital Magnification: 8X
Sensor Pixel Size: 12 Micron
Sensor Frame Rate: 60hz
Objective Focal Length: 20mm
Objective F#: 1
Detection Range: 1350
The IR Hunter MK II by IR defense is a revolutionary thermal scopes that uses a 12 MIcron BAE Micro core and a menu level system in conjunction with turrets to make operation intuitive and fast. The IR Hunter can be set to 30hz or 60hz, has a built in auto-dimmer, image capture, edge detect mode and more. The BAE 12 micron imagery is truly amazing and produces some of the most crisp thermal images every seen on the commercial market. The MK II also has dynamic reticles so they keep proper ballistic calculations on every zoom level. There's even a subtension reticle for ranging. If you are interested in recording thermal video for your IR Hunter we have ruggedized custom made video cables designed just for the MK II. We offer IR Hunter rentals to try before you buy and have a variety of IR Hunter MK II videos for pre-purchase evaluation.

MAXPOL Polarity - White Hot/Black Hot
Most thermal weapon sights come with only one level of white hot and black hot. Some come with color pallets, but the majority of users find themselves using black hot and white hot exclusively. Rather than giving you color pallets that you will most likely never use, IR Defense designed the IR Hunter with 3 levels of white hot, and 3 levels of black hot. This allows you to choose the perfect level of polarity in the white hot or black hot modes for any situation.

ETR - Enhanced Target Recognition
The IR Hunter features an extremely benefitial technology called Enhanced Target Recognition, or ETR. Most thermal systems auto adjust the image contrast and brightness across the entire display screen. This can lead to washed out image around the crosshair or for a majority of the display area. ETR selects the are on the display to adjust leaving you with a perfectly adjusted image.

DFC - Digital Focus Control
Digital focus control allows you to not only focus your picture to the optimum setting, but it also allows sharpening of the entire picture. This technology will make a 320x240 appear more like a 640x480. For a detailed look at what DFC can do to image quality look at the image below. This image is raw, unedited, and is not a simulation

Protective Lens Window
The germanium lens can be the most costly component on a thermal device and it is always the most costly component that is exposed to damage from the elements. IR Defense designed a highly transmissive IR window that protects your germanium lens and can be replaced. Replacing the protective window will only cost a fraction of replacing the entire germanium lens.
e Detect - Tactical Mode
There are certain tactical situations that require your display to me very dim so as not to be detected, and to reduce night blindness after coming off of your eye piece. The IR Hunter MK II has an advanced feature that has been used on certain high end military thermal sights for years. Edge Detect gives you an entirely different way to view your target, with 90% of the screen black, and only the edges surrounding your target white. This is an extremely useful feature and is not found on any other commercially available thermal weapon sights.

IR Hunter Menu Operation
The IR Hunter MK II has 3 turret controls that operate the menu levels and functions. The turret controls operate the menu icons corresponding to their location(top turret operates the top menu icons etc).
The menu levels are numbered from 1-8 and each level has different functions.
Level 1 controls the 6 polarity settings, edge detect and digital zoom.
Level 2 controls contrast and digital focus control(DFC).
Level 3 controls calibration and brightness.
Level 4 controls reticle selection.
Level 5 controls windage and elevation adjustments,
Level 6 controls image capture and Enhanced Target Recognition(ETR)
Level 7 allows you to review images.
Level 8 controls the reticle lock, framerate(30hz or 60hz), video output, symbol sleep mode, startup settings, battery settings,display auto dimmer, and deleting captured images.

Video Output
The IR Hunter features a high end mil-spec Fischer connector. This connector costs much more than connectors on competing scopes, but IR Defense decided to choose a video connection option that will last under harsh environments and years of abuse. Video cables and connector quality is very important both in tactical and hunting/recreational situation. One flaw in a cable can leave you wishing you had your kill shot on video. We have a high quality custom video cable for the IR Hunter MK II that connects the MK II directly to a mini DVR. These cables are rugged and built to last.

Since the launch of the IR Hunter we here at UNV have seen IR Defense deliver every scope with a high level of quality control and customer service. We not only sell the IR Hunter MK II, we use the IR Hunter MK II on a frequent basis educating customers and night hunting. The IR Hunter line of thermal weapon sights are designed and built by an American company comprised of industry experts, shooting enthusiasts, and technicians obsessed with high quality thermal imagery.

The MK II is the first and only 12 micron, 60hz, day/night thermal weapon sight system on the market. The MK II is available in 640 resolution with 2 lens options. The 12 micron core means existing lenses have a 35% increase in magnification over 17 micron sensors. The 12 micron sensor also allows a lighter weight and lower cost system over the IR Hunter standard. With a 3 turret control system to operate every function, the IR Hunter MK II is an easy system to master for hunters of all skill levels and experience. With a design similar to standard day optics, all the shooter needs to think about is sight alignment, cheek-weld, breath control, trigger squeeze, and not about pressing the wrong button.
The IR Hunter MK II has been designed and built by a team that has been delivering great thermal sights, industry-wide, for 20 years. Not just technicians, the IR Hunter MK II designers are enthusiastic, American Shooters as well. We passionately demand reliability and precision from our optics when putting rounds down range no matter the weather conditions, nor the time of day. This drive and commitment lead us to make the best possible thermal scope,and, we did it! It was achieved,1 00% here in the USA, and without compromising quality or reliability. That would typically be enough; but the team went a step further, introducing the IR Hunter MK II thermal weapon sight to market for a highly competitive price.

IR Hunter MK II contains all the features and ergonomics you have wanted, combined into a sleek system made to securely fit onto your rifle. You should find comfort operating the IR Hunter's Turret Knob controls as they are located where you expect them to be, same as your day optics. The other guys' button controls are nice; but in the dark, downrange, under fire, your natural instincts will appreciate the IR Hunter's similarity to your day sight. We have also incorporated an advanced lens and EZ calibration system to reduce operate error and increase successful shooting. One of the key attributes of the IR HUNTER is processing power which gives you a BIG and CLEAR IMAGE with super sharp detailed symbols and reticles. This combined with our high precision adjusters allows you to simply sight in, and quickly make ballistic corrections the shot demands. More precision, more hits!

  • 640x480 BAE MicroIR Thermal Core
  • 12 Micron Technology
  • Emagin OLED Display
  • 60hz Fast Frame Rate
  • 40% power savings for longer battery life
  • 3-Year Warranty

Sensor Type 640x480 MicroIR BAE 12um thermal engine
Sensor Resolution 640x480 (actual 640x512) 327,680 pixels
SpectralL Band 7.5 - 13.5 um
Pixel Pitch 12 micron
Sensitivity <50 mK at f/1.0
Frame Rate 60HZ
Calibration NUC (Non Uniformity Correction)
Lens Type Germanium
IR Window Germanium with Protective DLC Coating
Focal Length 20mm
F/# f/1.1 20mm
Eye Relief 2.00"
Diopter -1.5
Type Emagin OLED
Resolution 640x480
Output 24 bit Digital RGB
Contrast >100:1
Frame Rate 60HZ(30hz selectable for longer battery life)
Magnification 640x480 20mm - 1.5x optical 9x digital
Field of View 640x480 35mm - 22 optical 2.75 digital
Dimensions 6.5" L x 2.9" H x 3.1" W 20MM Systems
Weight >750 grams 20MM Systems
Start Up Time >4 Seconds
Reticle Type Digital System
Reticle Selection 6 types
Reticle Adjustments Calibrated MOA in both windage and elevation
Reticle Colors Red, Green, White, Black
Turret Knobs Mechanical Adjusters (MOA Calibrated)
Polarity White Hot / Black Hot
Video Output RS-170 NTSC Analog Video Special Cable required
Digital Focus Enhances and Sharpens Imagery
Electronic Zoom 1x to 8x
EPC Enhanced Picture Control Fine Tunes Your Screen Image
Image Capture 100+ Images special cable needed to download

  • Display



    Display Type

    eMagin OLED

    Video Output

    Analog RS-170/NTSC

    Image Capture

    100 640x480 JPEG/BMP

    Onboard Recording






    Recoil Rating

    .308 WIN

    Country of Manufacture


  • Environmental Specifications

    Operating Temperature Range

    -40C/-40F to +55C/131F

    Storage Temperature Range

    -45C/-49F to +75C/167F

    Power Source

    2 or 3 CR123A Lithium

    Run Time

    3 - @ 30 HZ 6 hrs;2 - @ 60hz 3.5 hrs; UNV Adapter @ 60hz 18 hrs+

  • Lens Specifications

    Optical Magnification


    Digital Magnification


    Objective Lens Material

    Umicore GASIR

    Housing Material

    7000 series Aluminum/ABS



    Objective Focal Length


    Objective F#


    Focusing Mechanism


    Horizontal Angular Field of View


    Vertical Angular Field of View


    Detection Range


    Eyepiece Focal Length


    Eye Relief


    Exit Pupil


    Diopter Range

    -6 to +2

    Connector Type

    9 Pin Fischer

    Connector Output




    Startup Time

    Under 5 Seconds

  • Physical

    Length in/mm

    6.5 /165

    Width in/mm

    3.1 /79

    Height in/mm

    2.9 /74

    Weight lb/gr

    1.81 lbs / 29.1 oz / 989 g

  • Sensor Specifications

    Device Technology

    Thermal Imaging

    Sensor Resolution


    Sensor Pixel Size

    12 Micron

    Sensor Frame Rate


    Thermal Sensitivity


    Spectral Response

    8-12 Microns

    Sensor Type

    BAE MicroIR Core

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  • 5
    Amazing Optic!

    Posted by Paul on Jan 2nd 2018

    All I can say is wow! Amazing detail, easy to use and Richard was a fount of information. Will definitely do business with Ultimate Night Vision again.

  • 5
    Better than expected

    Posted by Douglas on Jan 2nd 2018

    I cannot say enough good things about Tyler! He was able to provide profound information about all the products and was able to answer all of my questions and resolved my concerns. Tyler did not waste anytime shipping out the scope. I recommend ultimate night vision to anybody!

  • 4
    IR Hunter MK II

    Posted by Kevin on Jan 2nd 2018

    Great product!! Everything I hope it would be.

  • 5
    Outstanding Purchase Experience

    Posted by Allen I. on Jan 2nd 2018

    I could not be happier with how the process was handled, from the initial pre-order to delivery, all comms have been thorough &amp; prompt. 10/10 Thanks Tyler!

  • 5

    Posted by Brandon Horton on Jan 2nd 2018

    Great communication, delivered faster than promised, would strongly recommend.

  • 5
    Best choice On the market!!

    Posted by Thomas D. on Jan 2nd 2018

    I did my homework before making this purchase, all the specs were right, but I was concerned about no color option being available. I went ahead and pulled the trigger on this and I don&#039;t regret it one bit! This is the best Thermal optic I have ever used hands down!

  • 5
    IR defense MK2

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 7th 2017

    Works great.