Scopes / F.A.Q.
Frequently Asked Questions
Thermal imaging senses the infrared heat generated by animals and any other warm object. It presents the difference in temperature, so warm blooded animals stand out from the cooler background.
Thermal imaging devices can't detect objects behind glass.
You require U.S. State Department approval to export thermal optic monoculars and night vision rifle scopes, otherwise, it is a Federal Offense. Many U.S. technologies are regulated including night vision rifle scopes and thermal optic monoculars under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR). It is also a Federal Offense to share, disseminate or otherwise publish operator's manuals or detail photography of the thermal optic monoculars and night vision rifle scopes sold on this website. For specific language regarding the exportation of thermal optics, monoculars and night vision rifle scopes, please click ITAR Regulation Language.
With thermal imaging there is no place to hide. Animals are still partially visible behind some brush. On a warm night where the ambient temperature is about the same as the animals, thermal imaging will be less effective.
A monocular prevents the hunter from having to swing the rifle around to see if there is any game. It also saves the batteries in the scope, so the scope is always ready when the game shows up
Are the thermal optic rifle scopes and monoculurs on this website available to US citizens of the general public or restricted to law enforcement and government officials?
Yes, all thermal optic monoculars and rifle scopes are available to the public, and are popular among farmers and ranchers to provide additional hunting activities and ability to control hog and coyote populations.