While this accessory may not be the god of thunder, it could probably be part of your super hero artillery. The ATN Thor 640 focuses especially on accuracy. Rather than reticles and lots of calculations, it has been built with a ballistic calculator and a range finder. But before we go into that, let’s view its main features.
Full Specs Sheet
- Weight: 1.85lbs
- Sensor: 640×480
- Magnification: 2.5-25x
- 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
- Operating Temperature: Range -40 – 55 Celsius
- Objective Lens: 55mm
- 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
- Reticle: Yes
- Image Intensifier Tube: No
- Reticle Type: Multi
BUILD & PERFORMANCE
The ATN Thor 640 weighs 1.85lbs which makes it suitable for easy carriage, well, unless of course, 1.8lbs is quite heavy for you. It has a magnification minimum of 2.5x and a magnification maximum of 25x. When it comes to the zooming aspect, this monocular performs smoothly; less grains and good eye on the subject. Meaning you can increase your level of focus without losing sight of your focus point. The sensor on the ATN Thor 640 recognizes body heat rather than light. This technological advancement means that the night vision scope recognizes body heat of animals and provides important information about the target. One particularly endearing feature courtesy of the sensor is its human detection . It not only detects humans, but recognizes and identifies. A human can be detected up to 1500 meters away, recognized at 600 meters away and identified at up to 360 meters away. This particular feature can probably help to reduce the rate of accidental murders. The THOR 640 is powered by obsidian core of scopes that are above conventional standard. It actually makes a billion cycles per second. This rifle scope is built to process large information quickly.
The battery power within the power pack of the ATN Thor 640 night vision scope measures up to 20000mAh. Fully charged, your device can function at its best capacity for 22 hours making it possible to be used for several hunting trips without needing to be charged. The power pack is exactly what it’s name ‘power pack’ implies. It can also be used to power other devices.
RECORDING & SMART SHARING
Apart from just giving you a clearer view of your target and calculating distances, you can of course, record your escapades in video format. Videos are captured in HD format making sure that every second of your adventure is recorded. 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 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 steaming is not for you, there is a simpler option of a micro SD card.
The Ballistic calculator is another great feature of the ATN Thor. It is a modern technology that erases the need for charts, complex calculations, complex reticle and even experience. 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 then 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. Sounds cool? Yep. Coupled with the ballistic calculator, the Thor 640 comes with an ATN Laser Ballistics Smart Laser Rangefinder 1500. The job of this smart range finder is to find the distance between the prey and the predator. This job previously needed a whole different equipment to be performed. The range finder however eliminates the need for such devices. Knowing the distance between you and your prey allows you to make important decisions which will 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. The functions of the ballistic calculator, smart range finder and other smart devices coming together in this device are all controlled by the ATN X-Trac Smart Tactical Remote Access Control which serves as the remote control. Adjustments, regulations and changes can be easily made without any complications at all from the ATN X-Trac Smart Tactical Remote Access Control.
- Excellent Image Performance with 640x480 Sensor - it is the ideal night vision scope because it detects heat energy, instead of light. The technology allows you to see clearly in complete darkness
- Ballistic Calculator - the system allows you to calculate the trajectory of your bullet, helping you to hit the target. It helps to improve your shot placement by adjusting your Point of Impact
- Build-in Smart Rangefinder - will make your life easier than ever. Discover how using a rangefinder can help you improve your target shooting skills and become an expert at the range
Pros and Cons of the ATN THOR 640 2.5-25×50 Thermal Rifle Scope
- Ballistic Calculator makes shooting less complicated : It is inputted with a ballistic calculator.
- Smart Range Finder makes calculations easy: The ATN THOR has a top notch smart range finder.
- High level Sensor is much safer: The sensor in this device recognizes body heat instead of light. This technology is much safer than those who recognize light.
- Dual Mode Usage cuts costs: ATN Thor 640 is a thermal device meaning it can be used both in the day and night. The fact that it functions in both modes cuts the cost of having to buy a separate day vision scope.
- ATN X-Trac Smart Tactical Remote Access Control allows for easy manipulation and usage: the ATN X-Trac Smart Tactical Remote Access Control acts as a remote control and makes the rifle scope easier to operate, adjust and regulate.
- Weather Resistant feature makes is possible to use in all weather conditions: This device can be used despite the weather condition relinquishing the power the weather has to decide your schedule.
- It inputted with a 3D GS7 Gyroscope.
- It comes with a 3D Magnetometer.
- A 3D Accelerometer is part of its features.
- E-Barometer is included in its artillery case.
- Smooth Zoom allows you to zoom easily without getting blurry Images: The smooth zoom feature is neccesary considering the maximum magnification level. With it even at maximum zoom, images are clear.
- Profile Manager.
- Electronic compass feature keeps an eye on your location: Getting lost out in the woods is a grim possibility which this feature has reduced. With an electronic compass, feel free to explore.
- Pricey: The ATN THOR 640 is quite expensive. Agreed, it gives you value for your money. However, many shooters may not afford to make such an expensive purchase. But then, it’s not a spoil. Definitely worth it; and will stand the test of time.
- Battery Power: the battery that comes with the Night vision scope lasts a mere eight hours which is expected of 4 AA batteries. However, this problem is remedied by the adjourning power pack (which by the way can charge other devices) measuring 20,000mAh and gives power for up to 22 hours. With this, feel free to record proceedings of the day.
- Bluetooth 4.1: The device only connects to blue tooth devices 4.1 and higher. Devices with anything lower are not suitable. However, most devices have Wi-Fi so this should not be a big deal.
And that’s a wrap! We have to let you know though, the ATN Thor 640 is not for everyone. For the most reason why a Teslar Car is not for everyone. Grab the gist? It’s a whole lot of sophistication for people who take hunting and night shooting for a serious business. If you an amateur-ish person, you might want to go for options in this list that’ll save you cost and still give you good value for your use.