If the ATN Thor-HD 640 impressed you and has you looking for something cheaper, a bit similar and yet excitingly unique, this is it!
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the official specifications
Full Specs Sheet
- Weight: 1.55lbs
- Sensor: 384×288
- Magnification: 1.25-5x
- Microphone: Yes
- Ballistic calculator?: Yes
- Smart Range Finder: Yes
- Mode: Day and Night
- Battery: 4 AA batteries
- Battery Life: 8+ Hours
- Power Pack : 20000 mAh
- Power Pack Life: 22hours
- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi?: Yes
- Angle of View: 12.5 x 9.7
- Field of View: Range 12.5 – 16 degrees
- Operating Temperature: Range -40 – 55 Celsius
- Objective Lens: 19mm
- Eye Relief: 65mm
- Height: 3.15 in
- Width: 3.16 in
- Resolution: 640×480 Pixels
- Weather Resistance: Yes
- Diopter Adjustment Range: Range -5 – 5 dpt
- Refresh Rate: 50 Hz
- Digital: Yes
- Exit pupil: 10 mm
- Attachment/Mount Type: Picatinny Quick Release, Picatinny
- Adapter: No
- Image Intensifier Tube: No
- Reticle: Yes
- Reticle Type: Multiple
BUILD & PERFORMANCE
To start with, what powers this device? It is powered by obsidian core of scopes that are above standard. It actually makes a billion cycles per second. In simple terms, the Thor 384 will process your information and it will process them fast.
The ATN THOR 384 is considerably light as it weighs only 1.55lbs. Good news for all shooters who do not relish carrying heavy loads. However, the magnification power in this device is not entirely great. It has a magnification minimum of 2.5x and a magnification maximum of 5x. You could say it is slightly below average. And although it zooms smoothly, the low magnification power will make the feature less appealing. However, you can you can increase your level of focus without loosing site of your focus point.
RECORDING & SMART SHARING
Of course you can record your trips to watch later. This is expected with even the littlest rifle scope. However, this rifle scope will record your hunting trips in HD format. The videos are captured in HD format ensuring that you can watch your trips over and again and enjoy the clarity. So you do not need to rely on your memory alone, feel free to rely on your rifle scopes HD records. Apart from normal videos, the Recoil Activated Video (RAV) ensures that every accurate shot is recorded to the last detail. Videos recorded can be streamed to your phone or tablet through either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. To do this, you will have to download the obsidian application. Simply download the app, connect your ATN THOR rifle scope to your phone or tablet via either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, and choose to either view simultaneously, or if you are interested in watching previously saved videos, check the gallery out. However, if streaming is not for you, there is a simpler option of a micro SD card.
The ATN THOR 384 range finder is visible with its really intuitive UI for easy work-arounds. In case you are not familiar with a range finder, it is a technology that accurately calculates the distance between you and your prey. You need to only make a few clicks and adjust your scope, the smart range finder will do the rest of the work and calculate the distance. Afterwards, the reticle follows up by adjusting its point of impact. This ATN has a Laser Ballistics Smart Laser Rangefinder 1500. The smart range finder is responsible for finding the distance between the prey and the predator. This job previously needed a whole different equipment to perform. The range finder eliminates the need of such devices. Knowing the distance between your prey allows you to make important decisions which help you hit your target head on. A shooter with little or no experience will not need much except a range finder to improve the accuracy of shots within time.
One other reason the ATN THOR 384 is a favorite of a wide range of people is due to its ballistic calculator. The technology of the ballistic calculator makes getting accurate shots so easy that any other method seems wearisome.
The ballistic calculator does away with the need for manual calculations, charts, multiple and complex reticles and reduces the effort needed considerably. With the ballistic calculator, even those with little or no experience can get some accurate shots. So what exactly does this ballistic calculator do?
The ballistic calculator uses the accurate measurements of the distance between you and your prey given by the range finder to ensure you hit your target. After entering all the data pertaining to the environment that is required such as conditions of the atmosphere and weather, accurate feedback containing the distance is given. The ballistic calculator also gives you accurate calculations in the trajectory of your bullet. Its calculations adjust your point of impact to improve the accuracy of your shot placement.
The sensor on this device is not like the old ones that sense light. This sensor recognizes body heat instead of light. This means that this sensor is trained to detect the heat given off by humans and animals thereby providing the shooter with important information about the target. Most will agree that this type of sensor is much safer and more useful than those trained to recognize light. Due to the ability of the sensor to recognize body heat, it can also detect, recognize and even identify humans. A human can be detected up to 625 meters away, recognized at 280 meters away and identified at up to 170 meters away. This rifle scope would be priceless if you are actually searching for someone. This particular feature can probably help to reduce the rate of accidental murders as well.
Pros and Cons of the ATN THOR-HD 384 1.25-5×19 Thermal Rifle Scope
- It comes with GPS which can be used for things such as geotagging and elevation.
- It is durable: It is water resistant making it long lasting even if it’s used in harsh conditions.
- Accurate shots are easily made: The device has a Range Finder and ballistic calculator that helps you to easily locate your target and make accurate shots.
- Clear images and videos: Videos and images are in HD format therefore producing very clear images.
- It comes with a 1080p HD Micro-Display.
- It comes with a compass to guide you: It comes with an E-Compass and an E-Barometer.
- Multiple Reticle Options: It has multiple reticle options for you to choose from.
- It is safer: it’s sensor recognizes body heat instead of light making it harder to accidentally shoot at a human.
- Low magnification
- The unit occasionally freezes
This is an average night vision scope that gets the job done. Great for low-range shots, even for the everyday hunter. If you are on a low-thousand bucks budget, then I recommend this. If not, you can go for something lower or higher as per your wallet size.