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

IR Hunter MK III


 



The IR Hunter MK III by IR defense is a direct response to customer requests to enhance the incredibly popular IR Hunter MK II. The IR Hunter MK III features a new stadiametric RangeFinder, more reticle options, and multiple reticle locations with x/y ReadOuts. The MK III also comes standard with the battery extender, a dual-lever LaRue mount and a butler creek flip-up lens cap.
Our Price: $8,995.00 with FREE accessories
Device Technology: Thermal Imaging, BAE MicroIR Core
Resolution: 640x512, 60hz, 12 micron
Lens System: 4.5X, 60mm
FOV H°xV°: 7
Detection Range/Meters: 2500

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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. 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.



Note: This is a raw unedited image captured with the image capture function on the IR Hunter MK III 60mm.


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. There's even a subtension reticle for ranging and a clip-on mode so you can use the MK III 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 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.


Includes:
  • LaRue Dual Level Mount
  • Flip-Up Lens Cap
  • Eyeguard
  • Tactical Soft Case
  • QRG Guide
  • Download Cable/Software
  • Battery Extender
  • 2 - CR123A Batteries


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
Not only can you save 4 weapon sight reticle locations and 4 clip-on scene locations, but each one of those locations 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 III 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

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 III 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 III 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, clip-on mode and adjusts the 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.

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 III that connects the MK III directly to a mini DVR. These cables are rugged and built to last.
IR Hunter Right Angle Cable

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 III, we use the IR Hunter MK III 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.





Features
  • 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
  • Stadiametric Rangefinder
  • 5 Reticle Patterns
  • Reticle Position ReadOuts
  • Multiple Reticle Save Locations
  • Battery Extender
  • Flip-Up Lens Cap
  • Dual Lever LaRue Mount
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • Recoil Rated to .308
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Reviewer: Josh S from VA  
Holy sh!+!!! Seriously Tyler?!?! You have just aided in the future depletion of the coyote population in Virginia to near extinction! I mean this thing is unreal! Thanks again for your help with this. Very much appreciated bud!

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IR Defense MIII 60mm February 10, 2017
Reviewer: N. Dahl from North Dakota  
I was a little hesitant to rent, Don't be this is a fantastic way to test drive these high end optics.

I booked for the weekend and fumbled through the paperwork online, wasn't to bad just took a couple minutes.

I received an email when UNV got my order, then when the Optic left TX and during my rental I got an email wondering if everything was what i wanted. When the optic arrived it was in a pelican style case and had a return label printed out ready to go.

Tyler and Ashleigh this is top notch service thank you.

UNV is no joke these people are great.

The Thermal worked flawlessly and I need one of my own.......

Killed one coyote at 150yds and hit exactly where I aimed.

I'm very happy with the rental program and I will be a customer again.........Soon

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Excellent service and quality! January 22, 2017
Reviewer: Dan Grein from Houston  
We called and asked a few questions before ordering and got all the answers we needed. On top of that we got the best pricing and bonus items in our package, that cannot be beat. We will be back for all of our optical needs in the future, thanks!

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IR Hunter MkIII Rental December 19, 2016
Reviewer: ANorman from Texas  
Absolutely stunning scope image. I could see a tiny sparrow at 125 yards fly across a field during the day with ease! Also, easy to use. Killed a turkey at 100 yards without problem. Only dislike is the need to manually nuc the scope.

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Great Product...... December 19, 2016
Reviewer: LF from Dallas  
I am enjoying this scope and look forward to filming a hunt with it.

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