Pulsar Core Rxq30v Review: A Thermal Rifle Scope

It’s been a while since I reviewed any night vision riflescopes. The one I got here today is a thermal riflescope scope. Thermal scope detects the heat from an animal and shows the highlight. That’s why you can use them at night. 

A night vision riflescope can cost you quite a bit. Today I got something to help you with that. Pulsar Core RXQ30V won’t break your bank but will clench your thirst for night hunting. As this is a pulsar core night vision riflescope review, it might take a while to finish. I recommend you sit back, relax, and enjoy the read.

Pulsar Core Rxq30v: Outlooks

Pulsar Core Rxq30v

384×288 resolution, 17µm pixel pitch core; 985 yard detection range; Compact size; 2x, 4x with stepped digital zoom; Picture-in-picture digital zoom; 3 rifle profiles with 3 zero saves; One-shot zeroing with freeze function.

Build Quality

The build quality of this scope is excellent. Pulsar used Germanium to create the mold of this scope. Germanium is a material that can create an alloy. Alloy is one of the most durable materials for a riflescope.

I know this scope looks like a plastic scope at first glance. But it isn’t. You will understand when you touch it physically.

Pulsar got an IP67 rating. It makes sure RXQ30V is 100% dust and waterproof. You can submerge it underwater for 1 hour. Don’t go and test it though. There are people out there who already tested it. Just search for those videos instead.

Lens Quality

There is only one lens used in this scope. That is the objective lens. That lens is made out of glass and is fully multi-coated. As this scope doesn’t work like regular riflescopes. You don’t need a huge objective lens to pair this with. 

The objective lens is only 22mm. That’s smaller than most budget scopes. As I said, that won’t matter. This scope doesn’t need light to work with. The core sees the object through the objective lens. Then create an image in a green sapphire display or black and white. 

The 640 x 480 display is AMOLED. AMOLED is one of the most used displays now. AMOLED is best at showing true colors and deep blacks. The latest version of this scope is capable of showing both black and white and green sapphire images. Use the one that you like the most. 


This is not a traditional scope. You don’t have an eyepiece capable of zooming into an object from far away. But what you do have is digital magnification. If you convert the digital magnification to traditional, then you will get 6.4x magnification. 

Now, you will question me, isn’t that too low? You know what if it was a traditional riflescope? Then I would have agreed with you in a heartbeat. But it isn’t one. I already mentioned in the specifications part, that this scope can see up to 985 yards. That’s just 15 yards shy from the 1000 yards mark. 

You are intrigued now, aren’t you? As the body of this is made like a tank, you can mount this on top of your best gun and call it a day. It will help unleash the inner beast of the Core RXQ30V.

Image Quality

As for the image quality, it’s quite good. I didn’t expect a thermal scope to present pictures with so good color balance. It’s easy for the green to take over in a sapphire display. Pulsar made sure there was nothing like that happening here.

The display is 640 x 480. This means you won’t be able to see a picture at a higher resolution than this. Frankly speaking, you don’t need to. The images will be in 50hz. 50hz refresh rate is quite smooth and not blurry to the eyes at all. I know you will say my phone has a 120hz display, but why does my scope have 50hz? 

Look at your phone, how big is that? What’s the resolution of that display? Do you seriously think Pulsar should use a QHD Super AMOLED display on this scope? That would make this the most expensive scope in the market.

Fixed Focus

It’s important to know, thermal scopes don’t come with focusing wheels. Core RXQ30V is not the most expensive thermal riflescope either. Understandably, Pulsar ditched the idea of adding a focus control button. 

The fixed focus works just fine. Even if the target is as close as 10 yards, the focusing had no trouble at all. I understand you might have some issues with fixed focus. Full control over the scope is always a great thing. It’s something that we have to live with.


Everything about this scope comes down to the core and the 50hz display. Mos thermal riflescope features a 30hz display. 50hz gives you a live/practical view of the prey. You won’t miss a step either. 

The image quality is quite excellent. You don’t need an IR flashlight with this one. But do keep a flashlight for your safety. You can easily mount Pulsar Core RXQ30V on top of your firearm or a tripod. If you have a different scope for daytime use, then this feature is a lifesaver for you.

PIP (Picture In Picture)

It’s a great feature to have while hunting for hogs. If you are looking at hogs with 3.2x magnification, you can use PIP mode to have a field of view of 1.6x magnification. Multitasking at its best.


  • Powerful core.
  • Good image quality.
  • Excellent build quality.
  • 50hz display.
  • Incredible 985 yards of range.
  • Easy to take off and mount.
  • PIP (picture in picture).
  • Can save up to 3 profiles for different rifles.


  • Quite pricey.
  • Fixed focus.
  • Daylight performance is not that great.

Pulsar Core Rxq30v Review Summary

I did say it won’t break the bank. A night vision riflescope usually can set you back over $2000. It comes under that price tag. If you are looking for the best thermal riflescope, keep the Pulsar Core RXQ30V on your list. 

I tried my best to show you why this is a good scope in this Pulsar Core RXQ30V review. If I missed anything to mention, don’t forget to point them out in the comment section. Till next time, keep chasing and stay safe.

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