Review Armasight Zeus 336 3-12x50 Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight, FLIR Tau 2 336x256 (17µm) Core, 50m

The Armasight Zeus 3-12x50 Thermal Riflescope reaches the pinnacle of high end low light/no light thermal rifle scope technology. No amount of camouflage or tactics will conceal a target from a thermal imaging device like the Armasight Zeus Thermal Imager. With 13 choices of color palletes, 6 choices of reticle type, 4 choices of reticle color, and 8 brightness levels, you can find a good combination whether you hunt feral pigs under the cover of dark or protect your livestock from critters 24 hours a day. The Armasight Zeus 3-12x50 Scope features the premier FLIR camera for excellent thermal sensitivity and image quality, and a 50mm Germanium objective lens. The rugged durability of an aircraft grade aluminum housing safeguards the high-tech components in the Armasight Zeus 3-12x50 Thermal Monocular. Watch the video from the Military Arms channel for an in-depth look at all these options. You won't regret treating yourself to this fabulous optic -- the Armasight Zeus 3-12x50 Thermal Imaging Scope.


RATING
96.25 /100
  • Design

    Excellent

  • Performance

    Excellent

  • Value for money

    Excellent

  • Feature

    Excellent

Specifications for Armasight Thermal Imaging Riflescope - Zeus:

Magnification (NTSC/PAL): 2.8x/3.4x
Objective Lens Type: Germanium
Type of Focal Plane Array: FLIR Tau 2
Pixel Array Format: 336x256
Pixel Size: 17um
Resolution, mrad: .23
Display Type: AMOLED SVGA 060
Pixel Display Format: 800×600
Display Brightness: Adjustable to 8 Levels
Turn-on Time, max: 3 sec
Digital Zoom: 1x, 2x, 4x
Temperature Imaging Modes (Image Palettes): White Hot, Black Hot, Fusion, Rainbow, Globow, Ironbow 1, Ironbow 2, Sepia, Color 1, Color 2, Ice-Fire, Rain and OEM Custom
Reticle Type 6-Pattern Digitally Controlled: "Dot 4 MOA", "Line Dot", "Cross Center Dot", "Cross", "Crosshair", and "No Reticle"
Reticle Color: Black, White, Red, Cyan
Windage/Elevation Boresight Adjustment Type: Digitally Controlled
Windage/Elevation Boresight Increment: 1.3 MOA
Windage Adjustment Range: ±105MOA
Elevation Adjustment Range: ±80MOA
Output Resolution: PAL - 768×574 pixels; NTSC - 640×480 pixels
Weapon Mount Type: Picatinny MIL STD 1913 and Weaver Rails
Dimensions: 10×2.8×3.2 inches
Height of the Zeus Axis above Rail: 40 mm (1.57 in)
Weight (w/o Batteries): 1.8 lbs
Field of View ang. X degrees: 7.8
Field of View ang. Y Degrees: 5.9
Objective Focal Length: 50mm
Objective F-Number: 1;1.3
Eyepiece Focal Length: 25 mm
Entrance Pupil Diameter: 60mm
Exit Pupil Diameter: 10 mm
Eye Relief: 45 mm
Focus Method: Manual
Focusing Range: 5 m to inf.
Diopter Adjustment: Manual
Diopter Adjustment Range: ±5 diopter
Battery Two: CR 123A (2×3V)
Current Consumption, maximum: 350 mA
Battery Life at 20 °C (68 °F): 4 hr
External Power Supply: 6 VDC/ 1 А
Operating Temperature: -40 to +50 °C (-40 to +122 °F)
Storage Temperature: -50 to +70 °C (-58 to +158 °F)
Recoil Resistance: 700g

Features of Armasight Zeus Thermal Rifle Scope, Flir Tau 2:

  • Accessible and intuitive controls use drop-down user interface
  • 6 reticle patterns, including no reticle option
  • 4 reticle colors
  • 13 choices of color palette
  • Lightweight and robust design
  • Compact design is lightest in its class
  • Rapid start-up, long battery life
  • Large, flexible eyecup protects your eyes from recoil and the eyepiece from the weather
  • Manually adjustable eyepiece and objective lens
  • Real-time display
  • Adjustable display brightness
  • Adjustable zoom
  • Field environment corrections
  • Windage/Elevation boresighting
  • Displays information on current operating state (battery status, active function)
  • Wireless remote control
  • Analog video input and output (NTSC/PAL)
  • Power input capability
  • Fits any Picatinny MIL STD 1913 and Weaver rail with an adjustable quick-release mount
  • Functions even in severe conditions
  • Nitrogen filled to prevent internal fogging
  • Water Resistant
  • Limited two-year warranty

1-Armasight Zeus 336 3-12x50 Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight, FLIR Tau 2 336x256 (17µm) Core, 50mm Lens
2-Armasight Zeus 336 3-12x50 Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight, FLIR Tau 2 336x256 (17µm) Core, 50mm Lens
3-Armasight Zeus 336 3-12x50 Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight, FLIR Tau 2 336x256 (17µm) Core, 50mm Lens
4-Armasight Zeus 336 3-12x50 Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight, FLIR Tau 2 336x256 (17µm) Core, 50mm Lens
5-Armasight Zeus 336 3-12x50 Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight, FLIR Tau 2 336x256 (17µm) Core, 50mm Lens
6-Armasight Zeus 336 3-12x50 Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight, FLIR Tau 2 336x256 (17µm) Core, 50mm Lens
7-Armasight Zeus 336 3-12x50 Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight, FLIR Tau 2 336x256 (17µm) Core, 50mm Lens
8-Armasight Zeus 336 3-12x50 Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight, FLIR Tau 2 336x256 (17µm) Core, 50mm Lens
9-Armasight Zeus 336 3-12x50 Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight, FLIR Tau 2 336x256 (17µm) Core, 50mm Lens
10-Armasight Zeus 336 3-12x50 Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight, FLIR Tau 2 336x256 (17µm) Core, 50mm Lens
11-Armasight Zeus 336 3-12x50 Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight, FLIR Tau 2 336x256 (17µm) Core, 50mm Lens
12-Armasight Zeus 336 3-12x50 Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight, FLIR Tau 2 336x256 (17µm) Core, 50mm Lens

  • PROS
  • solid well built
  • Very good image
  • CONS
  • Batery Life
  • external battery pack wires pull out of battery pack easily
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Comments
Alfonso - Add Reply

Solid, quality build. Easily sight-in procedure (used a chemical handwarmer as a 'thermal' target). Enjoyed the multiple palettes to optimize the view for conditions at hand. The QR-style rail mount is well made, and easily adjusted. Great price: Thermal riflescopes are now within reach of mere mortals. Digital recorder is nice, excellent recording while off of rifle. Haven't used it while firing rifle yet.

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Flavio - Add Reply

Perfectly matched my tan DPMS AR15, really liked the design of this scope. Everything is made top notch, even though 336 is not the best resolution on the market, that thing is great for eliminating pigs. Flir chip is outstanding, lots of features, great scope. I'm happy with my purchase so far!

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Myles - Add Reply

I originally ordered a Pulsar LRF thermal that showed to be available. After a few days, I get an email that the ordered product was discontinued. So, I go with this thermal as my 2nd choice. I would rate this thermal as “good” based on image quality and native magnification. Build: sturdy milspec quality, solid as it gets. Battery life: warm weather-the 2 CR123 battery pack made it through 3 hours of hog hunting. Weather in the low 90’s with about 30% remaining. Cool weather-hunted last night in north Texas (12/4/2018). Temps were in the low 40’s. Two CR123 pack dropped into the yellow 1/4 power in less than 45 minutes of constant use. 2nd battery pack goes in and after another hour of use, I’m showing 1/3 capacity, still in the green. To be fair, the first pack might have been the pack that I use to sight in, so it was possibly not a “fresh” pack. Regardless, this thermal loves to eat the batteries, compared to other manufacturers who use LiPo technology. Accessibility/Sharing: If you look at and use this unit, it becomes clear that it was constructed for military use. The included DVR is junk and the way you mount it is disgraceful. You are expected to plug in a wire and then route the wire to the vinyl DVR holster that you have zip tied somewhere on your rifle. Looks like they fixed all the gimmicks on the PRO series. Pulsar is the much better way to go if you intend to share with friends.

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Jevon - Add Reply

I wore myself out researching different brands, calling the manufacturers, agonizing over the choices. Finally I chose the Zeus 3. The scope is excellent and you will need to spend some time with it as there are some nuances to master. Once you do however, the buttons are intuitive and the color schemes are incredible. Different times of day and differing day/night temperature differentials will need to be compensated with changing the color scheme and contrast to get an optimal sight picture. This is not difficult to master. You just scroll through the schemes and judge the sight picture, then dial in the contrast. Only takes about an hour to learn once you know you need to do this, and once you do, seconds to complete. I advise the battery pack. You will wish you ordered it if you do not. It makes the learning curve much smoother. My only Complaint is that the wire connection into the extended battery pack seems to pull apart with use. It does not seem to me to be water resistant any longer as the white and black wire are showing where the insulation has pulled out of the battery compartment. The wire connection at the plug adapter to the scope seems better constructed and has stayed intact. That said, you will still want the external battery pack without a doubt.

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