The IR Hunter Mark III is the
latest enhancement to the IR Hunter product family and continues the
success of the MKII models. This new scope incorporates all the
existing features of the existing MKII scope and adds a new
State-Of-The-Art Stadiametric rangefinder, (5) five reticle patterns,
and the ability to save multiple recital set points. With a generous
60mm lens, the image quality is much sharper than the previous MKII.
Additionally, users will be able to more accurately adjust their
reticle position with digital position indicators.
IR Hunter Mk III Thermal
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Standard accessories included with each IR Hunter MK III: LaRue Tactical Mount, Shuttered Eyeguard, Soft Case, Operator’s Manual, Quick Reference Guide, (2) CR123 Batteries, Download/Video Cable & Battery Extender.
|IRHM3-640-35K||IR Hunter MKIII Thermal Weapon Sight 2.5x||Call for Prices|
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The IR Hunter Mark III-60mm provides 4.5x to 36x magnification. This, combined with the BAE 640×480, 12 micron LWIR thermal core, delivers the best 24/7 image available. Day or night, this scope will help you see the unseen. One of the benefits of the 12 micron technology is that it provides 50% more magnification versus a 17 micron core with the same magnified optic. This feature enables your scope to see farther in a smaller and more compact size. The 60mm scope provides the same magnification as a competing 90mm scope. Compared to other 17 micro scopes, the new 12 micron MKIII will find targets that other scopes just don’t see. Deep grass or dense tree lines disappear, and the thermal image seen by the MKIII are pronounced and clear. Compare the performance side by side, and your jaw will drop.
The IR Hunter Mark III is feature packed and includes a dual lever LaRue weapon mount, a battery extender, a video/download cable with software, and a flip cap to make recalibration a breeze.
|Weight||990 grams||1050 grams|
|Dimensions||7.4”L x 2.9”H x 3.1”W||7.6”L x 3.1”H x 3.3”W|
|Sensor Type||Uncooled VOx (Vanadium Oxide)|
|Sensor Pitch||12um Micron|
|Frame Rate||60hz with a 30hz Power Save Mode|
|Spectral Response||>8-12 um|
|Display Resolution||640x480 Pixels|
|Start Up Time||>4 Seconds|
|Video Output||Analog RS-170 (with Optional Cable)|
|Battery Type||2 each CR123 3 volt|
|Battery Life||3.5 hours at 60hz, 5 hours at 30hz|
|Weapon Mount||LaRue Tactical Rail Mount|
|Diopter||-6 / +4|
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IR Hunter MK III 60mm 4.5X-35X Thermal Rangefinding Weapon Sight
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.
*5 Reticle Patterns
*Reticle Position ReadOuts
*Multiple Reticle Save Locations
*Flip-Up Lens Cap
*Dual Lever LaRue Mount
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.