than 20 years of night vision system design has led Trijicon to the
IR-HUNTER® MKIII thermal riflescope series. Take advantage of a 640x480
12 micron sensor, Enhanced Target Recognition (ETR), 8x digital
electronic zoom, a variable 30 or 60Hz frame-rate system and a MIL Spec
digital OLED micro display for crisp, precise imagery that lets you hunt
for hours and hours. With similar turret knob controls as your day
optic, the IR-HUNTER lets you take your shot with confidence, even in
The Trijicon IR-HUNTER®
MKIII has plenty of usable features such as a built in auto-dimmer,
image/video capture, edge
detect mode, and more. The first and only 12 micron/640 resolution
microbolometer on the market today truly produces the most crisp and
detailed thermal imagery available for the US consumer in today's
market. The 12 micron core processor is lighter in weight and
produces a 42% better picture at both native and zoomed magnifications
when compared to other competitive units equipped with standard 17
micron sensors. The IR Hunter MKIII utilizes a very simple and user
friendly 3 turret control system to operate every function making it a
very easy system to master for both beginner and expert users alike.
The Trijicon IR-HUNTER® MK
III also has dynamic reticles which allow for proper ballistic
calculations at both native magnification and all the way up through its
8x digital zoom level. The Trijicon IR-HUNTER® MKIII is also equipped with a stadiometric reticle which assists greatly in ranging potential targets. The IR Hunter MKIII line
of thermal weapon sights are designed and built right here in the USA
by a company
led by industry experts, shooting enthusiasts, and highly skilled
technicians that are committed to producing only the highest quality
thermal imagery. Check out the Extended Information Tab for a professional pictorial display of this product detail!!
Two (2) models to choose from (select Model Type at checkout)
MicroIR™ Thermal Core - Thermal imaging does not collect light like image intensification (I2) systems, the most common
- Base Model
- Includes a 35mm germanium lens with native magnification of 2.5x, 12
degree FOV, which can be digitally zoomed up to 20x (8x digital zoom).
- Upgrade Model
- Includes a 60mm Germanium lens with native magnification of 4.5x, 7 degree FOV, which can be digitally zoomed up to 36x (8x digital zoom).
vision technology on the market. Instead, thermal technology captures
the heat emitted from objects and persons for superior clarity and
detection. Be aware: not all thermal imaging is created equal. Many
thermal systems offer 17 micron technology and upscale or downscale
their imagery, which creates a significant loss of detail. Trijicon®
thermal optics utilize the MicroIR™ thermal core, featuring a 12 micron
detector and clean 640x480 imagery at 60 Hz frame rate. High-resolution
thermal imagery is an absolute necessity for law enforcement, military
personnel, and hunters who want to be absolutely sure of their target
prior to the shot. The difference between night vision and thermal
imagery is the difference between successful observation and failure. At
the heart of the Trijicon IR-HUNTER™ is a MicroIR™ 640x480 12 micron
thermal core, which provides users one of the most crisp, detailed
images available in a thermal riflescope—and offers a 42% increase in
magnification over 17 micron sensors using the same optics.
MaxPol - Six (6) Polarity Levels
thermal weapon sights are equipped with only one level of white hot or black
hot but have several types of odd ball color pallets that most hunters never use. However, the Trijicon IR-HUNTER® MKIII is designed
with 3 levels of white hot, and 3 levels of black
hot allowing you to choose the perfect polarity given any weather
pattern or hunting environment. Plus, Trijicon offers EDGE DETECT Mode,
which is an entirely new way to view your target with more precision. It
is a fraction of the brightness of other modes, so your eyes are not as
prone to night blindness from the screen.
ETR - Enhanced Target Recognition
The Trijicon IR-HUNTER® MKIII is also equipped with an extremely advanced technology known as Enhanced
Target Recognition. Most thermal systems auto adjust the image
contrast and brightness across the entire display screen. This can lead
to a significantly washed out and distorted image for a majority of the
display area, even around the crosshair. ETR automatically selects the most appropriate area on the display to adjust, leaving you
with a crisp and clear image.
washout occurs when the horizon has a lot of sky behind the target,
resulting in a large difference in temperature. The thermal system has
to divide this difference into shades of gray, and there are only so
many available. The ETR tells the sensor to perform its auto
calibration within the brackets, which will have a smaller temperature
difference to give more detail on the target area.
Edge Detect - Tactical Mode
military and law enforcement applications and for hunters who want to stay as covert as possible when hunting light shy predators, Trijicon's EDGE DETECT mode allows the display to be dimmed substantially to avoid detection.
This feature also reduces night blindness when removing your eye from
the display as it is exposed again to darkness. To this end, the Trijicon IR-HUNTER® MKIII's advanced
feature Edge Detect
gives you an entirely different way to view your target, leaving 90% of
screen area black with only the edges of your target outlined in white.
an extremely useful feature for law enforcement or for hunting
environments and is only available on Trijicon IR Hunter series scopes
(not found on any other commercially
available thermal weapon sights).
- TSR – THERMAL SUBTENSION RETICLE
- For shooting at extended distances, the TSR reticle provides some
basic ranging data for the user. The width for each of the elevation
marks is based at 36" wide for the distance readout in yards to the
right of the mark. As you zoom in, the reticle works the same as a first
focal plane sight where the reticle scales as you zoom. It’s just that
- TCR – THERMAL COMBAT RETICLE - One of the easiest reticles to use is our TCR Thermal Combat Reticle, which is a simple
in the center. The width of the crosshair is always 36 MOA or 36" at
100 yards. Half of the crosshair is 18 MOA, which is the width of a man
at 100 yards. If a man-size target is the height of the crosshair, then
he will be 200 yards out. As you zoom, the reticle also zooms, so you
are always 36 MOA.
- TDR – THERMAL DOT RETICLE - The IR-HUNTER®, along with other thermal weapon sights, is primarily used at night and with
magnification than standard day optics. Because of this, the engagement
ranges at night are much shorter. To maximize clarity and usage in this
engagement, the IR-HUNTER uses a DOT reticle system similar to the MII
DOT. But instead of each dot representing 1000:1, our system is
calibrated at 100:1, so the distance between the dots is 100 yards.
The Trijicon IR-HUNTER® MKIII utilizes a very simple and user
friendly 3 turret control system to operate every function making it a
very easy system to master for both beginner and expert users alike. The 3
turret controls intuitively operate the menu icons that perfectly
correspond to their locations (top turret operates the top menu icons,
bottom turret operates bottom icons, etc).
The 8 Level menu options have multiple operations as follows:
Level 1 controls the 3 black and 3 white polarity settings, activates 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.
Level 5 controls windage and elevation adjustments.
Level 6 controls image capture and Enhanced Target Recognition (ETR)
Level 7 controls image views.
8 controls the reticle lock, frame-rate refresh speed (30hz or 60hz), video output,
symbol sleep mode, startup settings, battery settings,display auto
dimmer, and allows for deletion of captured images.
Protective Lens Window
germanium lens is the most expensive and costly component used on the Trijicon IR-HUNTER® MKIII, therefore design engineers install a highly trans-missive IR window that
protects your germanium lens. The replaceable IR window costs only a fraction of the money needed to replace the entire
The Trijicon IR-HUNTER® MKIII features a video out feature that allows you to record high end video or images.