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IR Hunter MK II 2.5X - 20X 35MM Thermal Scope - 3-Day RENTAL

IR Hunter MK II Rental


The IR HUNTER MK II's design comes from decades of rifle shooting experience. 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 17 micron sensors. The display size has been reduced by 20% to make it ideal for both dedicated and clip-on operations. 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.
Our Price: $249.00 for a 3-Day Rental including shipping
Device Technology: Thermal Imaging, BAE MicroIR Core
Resolution: 640x512, 60hz, 12 micron
Lens System: 2.5X, 35mm
FOV H°xV°: 12
Detection Range/Meters: 1500

Quantity In Stock:0

Product Code: IRMK2-35-RENTAL

IR Hunter MK II 2.5X Rental Dates


Description Tech Specs Videos/Downloads
Rental Includes:
  • IR Hunter MK2 35mm
  • 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 MK II is a revolutionary thermal scope 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 and a clip-on mode so you can use the MK II with compatible day optics! 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.

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 clip-on mode.
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.
IR Hunter Youtube video

  • 640x480 BAE MicroIR Thermal Core
  • 12 Micron Technology
  • Emagin OLED Display
  • 60hz Fast Frame Rate
  • Clip-On Capability with 1X day optic
  • 40% power savings for longer battery life
Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 15 Write a review.

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U done good February 2, 2017
Reviewer: Chris from IL  
U done good it was cutting it close on getting here and getting it sighted in before my comp on Friday night but it all worked out thanks for allowing me to rent one tho it worked great hopefully il b hearing from me again within the next week

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Amazing Scope July 20, 2016
Reviewer: WILLIAM YOUMANS from SWAINSBORO, GA United States  
Ultimate Night Vision was the only company confident enough in their products to allow a rental. The IR Hunter is the way to go. I could see mice at 50 yards. The thermal image is outstanding. I have already placed my order for the new scope. Can't wait. Superb customer service. Thanks Rich.

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The best February 29, 2016
Reviewer: Wesley Knoll from Hereford, TX United States  
Ir hunter is the bomb!

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Tyler is number 1 to deal with! February 1, 2016
Reviewer: John Robla from Canton, NY United States  
Got my rental on time and had an awesome weekend took 3rd in the Nys foxpro predator competition out of 188 teams! Thanks again Tyler!

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Customer service input December 27, 2015
Reviewer: Cliff Brown from Hoschton, GA United States  
In the past 3 weeks I have been dealing with Tyler. He is very knowledgable and has helped steer me in the right direction. Has given great advice. Thanks!

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