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IR Hunter MK III 60mm 4.5X - 35X Thermal Rangefinding Weapon Sight - 3-Day RENTAL

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Device Technology: Thermal Imaging
Sensor Resolution: 640x480
Optical Magnification: 4.5X
Digital Magnification: 8X
Sensor Pixel Size: 12 Micron
Sensor Frame Rate: 60hz
Objective Focal Length: 60mm
Objective F#: 1.2
Detection Range: 2500
Included in the Rental:
  • IR Hunter MK3 60mm
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • 9 CR123A Batteries
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 IR Hunter MK III by IR defense is a direct response to customer feedback and requests to enhance the incredibly popular
IR Hunter MK II. The IR Hunter MK III features a new stadiametric RangeFinder, more reticle options, multiple savable reticle locations with x/y ReadOuts, come standard with the battery extender, a dual-lever LaRue mount and flip-up lens cap. 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. 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.



The MK III 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 ever seen on the commercial market. The MK III also has dynamic reticles so they keep proper ballistic calculations on every zoom level. If you are interested in recording thermal video for your IR Hunter we have ruggedized custom made video cables designed just for the MK III. We offer IR Hunter rentals to try before you buy and have a variety of IR Hunter MK III videos for pre-purchase evaluation.




IR Hunter MK III includes all of the features on the MK II plus:

  • Stadiametric Rangefinder
  • 5 Reticle Patterns
  • Reticle Position ReadOuts
  • Multiple Reticle Save Locations
  • Battery Extender
  • Flip-Up Lens Cap
  • Dual Lever LaRue Mount
Stadiametric Rangefinder
The IR Hunter MK III's stadiametric rangefinder uses a system of reticle lines with adjustable angular spacing to quickly and easily dial in on a target's distance. The MK III's stadiametric rangefinding system allows you to select your target's height or width then adjust a set of reticle bars to contain your target's height or width. The MK III will then give you a corresponding distance readout. Stadiametric rangefinding is widely used in long-range military sniping and is faster than laser range-finding techniques. Electronic laser rangefinders can also give away a shooters position, but a stadiametric rangefinding system is completely covert.

Image Capture
The MK III has an image capture function that allows a user to capture a full-frame image from the 12 micron BAE core. When downloaded these images do not include the icons seen through the eye piece of a MK III, but they do give a great representation of the true image quality seen through the eye piece.


Reticle Position ReadOuts
Each X/Y location will give you a simple X and Y value for as many locations as you need. This means that you can set up a MK III on as many weapon systems as you want and always maintain a return to zero.




Edge Detect Mode
The IR Hunter MK II has an Edge Detection feature that produces an entirely different new way of viewing your target. Edge Detect mode is also a fraction of the brightness of other modes so your eyes are not as prone to night blindness after coming off the scope.

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
digital focus control for thermal scope

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.

Edge 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.



image of hunter using IR Defense scope
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 and rangefinder.
Level 5 controls windage and elevation adjustments,
Level 6 controls image capture and Enhanced Target Recognition(ETR)
Level 7 allows you to review captured images.
Level 8 controls the reticle lock, framerate(30hz or 60hz), video output, symbol sleep mode, startup settings, battery settings,display auto dimmer, deleting captured images, reticle location(A.B,C,D) and horizontal and vertical rangefinder units.

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 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 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,100% 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 thermal weapon sight to market for a highly competitive price. IR HUNTER 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.





  • 640x480 BAE MicroIR Thermal Core
  • 12 Micron Technology
  • Emagin OLED Display
  • 60hz Fast Frame Rate
  • 40% power savings for longer battery life
  • Stadiametric Rangefinder
  • 5 Reticle Patterns
  • Reticle Position ReadOuts
  • Multiple Reticle Save Locations
  • Battery Extender
  • Flip-Up Lens Cap
  • Dual Lever LaRue Mount


SENSOR SPECIFICATIONS
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 Selectable 30hz or 60HZ
Calibration NUC (Non Uniformity Correction)
OPTICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Lens Type Germanium
IR Window Germanium with Protective DLC Coating
Focal Length 60mm
F/# f/1.2 60mm
Eye Relief 2.00"
Diopter -1.5
DISPLAY SPECIFICATIONS
Type Emagin OLED
Resolution 640x480
Output 24 bit Digital RGB
Contrast >100:1
Frame Rate 60HZ(30hz selectable for longer battery life)
SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
Magnification 640x480 35mm - 4.5x optical 20x digital
Field of View 640x480 60mm - 7
Dimensions 7.4" L x 2.9" H x 3.1" W 35MM Systems
Weight >840 grams 35MM Systems
Start Up Time >4 Seconds
FEATURES SPECIFICATIONS
Reticle Type Digital System
Reticle Selection 6 types
Reticle Adjustments Calibrated MOA in both windage and elevation
Reticle Colors 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

    Warranty

    3-Years

    Display Type

    eMagin OLED

    Video Output

    Analog RS-170/NTSC

    Image Capture

    100 640x480 JPEG/BMP

    Onboard Recording

    No

    Bluetooth

    No

    Wifi

    No

    Recoil Rating

    .308 WIN

    Country of Manufacture

    USA

  • 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

    4.5X

    Digital Magnification

    8X

    Objective Lens Material

    Umicore GASIR

    Housing Material

    7000 series Aluminum/ABS

    Materials

    Aluminum/ABS/Steel/Copper/Glass/Germanium

    Objective Focal Length

    60mm

    Objective F#

    1.2

    Focusing Mechanism

    Fixed

    Horizontal Angular Field of View

    7

    Vertical Angular Field of View

    5

    Detection Range

    2500

    Eyepiece Focal Length

    27mm

    Eye Relief

    27mm

    Exit Pupil

    14mm

    Diopter Range

    -6 to +2

    Connector Type

    9 Pin Fischer

    Connector Output

    Video/USB

    Reticle

    5

    Startup Time

    Under 5 Seconds

  • Physical

    Length in/mm

    7.6 /193.04

    Width in/mm

    3.3 /84

    Height in/mm

    3.1. /79

    Weight lb/gr

    1.32 lbs / 37 oz / 1050 g

  • Sensor Specifications

    Device Technology

    Thermal Imaging

    Sensor Resolution

    640x480

    Sensor Pixel Size

    12 Micron

    Sensor Frame Rate

    60hz

    Thermal Sensitivity

    <50mk

    Spectral Response

    8-12 Microns

    Sensor Type

    BAE MicroIR Core

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  • 5
    IR Hunter MK III 60mm

    Posted by Shannon Scott on Jun 10th 2020

    The Hunter MK III 60mm is a great device. It struck me as durable &amp; dependable with the feel of a commercial grade professional piece of equipment rather than a consumer good. The details and background images are 50-75% better than ATN Thor 4x40 and 7x28 and is more comfortable to look thru for extended periods of time. The heat signature stuff rates closer (maybe 20-25% better) for me but still better when comparing the Hunter vs ATN thermals. Todd provides world class service, first habd knowledge, and accessibility. UNV and Todd provide this total solution for anyone looking for thermal answers and night vision fun. ss