The Fusion Thermal Boarmaster 55XR Thermal Weapon Sight is the big brother in the Boarmaster family brings to bear our upsized 55mm Arclight Ultra HD Germanium Lens and our flagship WAVE12 sensor with 640×512 resolution. There is so much here that stacks the deck it hard to find a beginning point without sounding like we’re bragging. However, all great things must have a start so here we go.
You can expect everything common to the Boarmaster product line and that begins with our T3 -Three Button Control System that allows you to operate everything with three buttons. This ingenious design features a center tower that always gives your fingers a position operational awareness, even in complete darkness. Our English language KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) operators’ menu is so easy to understand you’ll likely never read the manual. The Micro Click Focus system allows for an unprecedented focus opportunity that gives you the ability to get precisely on top of the perfect focus point. Finally, our XGEN Next Generation Alloy Housing wraps your expensive device in a clad of armor and dissipates heat 71,900 % better than plastic and fiber filled epoxy plastics.
Not everyone wants to be a movie star. In fact, some of our customers could care less about capturing a video of their heroic moments battling pigs and coyotes on the farm. They just want them gone and today is not soon enough. If this sounds like you then we might suggest you take a good look at our line of Boarmaster thermal scopes, and if you have a hankering for the good stuff, we suggest you narrow your focus on the Boarmaster 55XR.
For this Boarmaster we took everything people love about the original and upped the game by adding an oversized 55m Arclight lens and our flagship WAVE12 sensor with 640×512 resolution. This dynamic duo of cutting-edge thermal componentry creates a product that exceeds expectations for its price, yet maintains the Boarmaster tradition of keeping everything as simple, light, and compact as possible.
The Boarmaster 55XR truly delivers a thermal experience uncommon for what’s commercially available.
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T3 Control System – Your Fingers Won’t Get Lost in the Dark. The only thing cooler than the way our T3 – Three Button Control System looks is how easy it is to use. Our highly intuitive three button design with its center tower makes using your thermal scope simple and easy. Every command you need is right at your fingertips, and the Center Tower evenly splits the button control panel, so you always know where your fingers are. We thought this a particularly good thing since you’ll be using it in the dark most of the time. Besides simpler is better, and the T3, well it’s as easy as 1-2-3.
KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) Menu – You Might Never Read the Manual. You know the phrase, Keep It Simple Stupid, and at Fusion Thermal it’s the reason we can make the industries boldest statement: Our operating menu is so easy to use you’ll likely never read the instructions. Yep, that’s right. Finally, a highly advanced electronic device that doesn’t require a PHD to use. How’d we, do it? It was simple. We don’t care about making our products usable by someone on the other side of the planet, so or menu uses words and not confusing icons. Words that are in English, with instructions that are written for Americans by Americans. Wow, the happiness you find by keeping things simple.
Micro Click Focus – Forget the Dog Collar. Getting your target into focus quickly and easily is a must, and you won’t find a better system than our Micro Click Focus. Our tall tactile focus knob is conveniently located on top of the front lens assembly so it’s easy to reach and easy to find, even in complete darkness. This is critical if you want to keep your eye in the scope and on target, and unlike the dog collar design used by most of our competitors you won’t need to perform a circus act or trash your shoulder just to focus your scope. Plus, you’ll always get your best shot as the micro click adjustments put you exactly on top of the perfect focus point every time. This feature is such a big advancement over the competitive design its often touted as this thing our customers love most about our scopes.
XGEN Alloy Housing – Plastic is for toys. Metal is for tools. It’s a fact, operational heat is the enemy of all thermal devices, and if your thermal can’t get rid of the heat it generates your image quality will suffer. Worse yet is the long-term damage this heat will cause to everything in the device. Your thermal was expensive, and you’ve got to get the heat out to keep it operating properly. This is why we never use plastic or other polymer housings. Plastics and polymers are insulators and aluminum alloys are conductors, one traps heat, and one gets rid of it. It’s that simple. Sure, plastic is ridiculously cheap but it’s a shortcut we refuse to take, and it’s something nearly all our competitors do. Our XGEN (Next Generation Alloy Body) shields your expensive investment in a clad of armor, and our high-end 6082 Structural Aluminum Alloy displaces heat 71,900% better than plastic*. This is a huge difference and reason alone why you should buy one of our products. Think about it, if our competitors are taking a shortcut on something this obvious, what else are they skimping on? It’s your money buy something of value with it.
*Source Sciencedirect.com Thermal Conductivity Coefficients: Plastic & Epoxy Glass Fiber W/(m-K) = 0.25 max as compared to AL 6082 Aluminum W/(m-K) = 180
WAVE Sensor Technology – Spend Less, Get More. Is it possible for one 384 sensor to outperform all other 384s, and even some 640s? Is it possible for one 640 sensor to clearly outperform all other 640s? The answer to these questions is yes, a resounding yes. Don’t be fooled into thinking a sensor resolution specification is the definitive guide to quality, performance and longevity. The difference in what you get from one thermal to the next can be HUGE! Our WAVE sensor technology sets the standard for the industry, and delivers performance that consistently exceeds expectations. The WAVE, Wavelength Area Variation Expansion, is a technology born from our obsession about thermal technology, and why we live by the slogan Perfecting the Vision of Heat. It’s the reason our products outperform others that cost more, sometimes thousands more. Every single pixel on a WAVE sensor is carefully optimized to increase its temperature variation uniformity and sensitivity. This results in an increasingly more precise electrical signal being sent to the display, and why you’ll discover a visual experience that you simply were not expecting.
Its true, you usually get what you pay for, but you don’t always have to pay more to get more. Fusion Thermal’s WAVE technology is an industry game changer, and our products are why people are spending a lot less to get the performance they want. Yes, it can happen, you can get more for your money, and Fusion Thermal is here to make it happen.
Arclight Ultra HD Germanium Lens – Seeing is Believing. The single most expensive and important component of a thermal optic is its germanium objective lens. If you go cheap here it doesn’t matter how good the rest of your components are, the unit will never perform to potential. Arclight Ultra HD Germanium Lenses are not cheap, but they are key to making everything else perform exceptionally well. The purity of the Arclight Lens pushes the limits of technology and perfects the task of funneling infrared rays into the thermal sensor unhindered by distortion. This infrared energy dump unleashes the full potential of our supercharged WAVE sensor. The resulting image quality is exactly as expected, perfection!
Perfecting the Vision of Heat. It’s what we do, it’s who we are.
Premium Tactical QD Scope Mount. To anchor the Boarmaster to your rig we teamed up with defense contractor UNITY Tactical to offer what we think is the most stable and versatile thermal scope mount on the market. Our unique riser features the interface for the UNITY FAST™ Offset Mount Base. This platform gives the operator the option to easily connect a reflex red dot directly to the mount riser. Something that might prove useful if a charging swine has you on his list. To complete the package we wanted an attachment system that had a proven track record of durability and precise return to zero, so we decided on none other than ADM.
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- T3 – Three Button Control System
- KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) Operating Menu
- WAVE12 – 640×512 Premium 12-Micron Thermal Sensor
- 55mm Arclight Ultra HD Objective Lens
- XGEN – Next Generation Alloy Housing
- Premium Resolution for Extended Operational Range
- Micro Click Focus – Fast Click-by-Click Precision Focus
- Blazing Fast 5 Second Start-Up Time
- Premium QD Tactical Scope Mount
- Five Year Transferable Warranty
- Made in the European Union
|Thermal Sensor||640x512, VOx Uncooled (WAVE12)|
|Sensor Pixel Size||12 Micron|
|Objective Lens Diameter||55mm (Arclight)|
|Frame Refresh Rate||50 Hz|
|Field-of-View||450' at 1000 yards (2.5x optical mag.)|
|Base Level Magnification||2.5x (before any digital zoom)|
|Digital Magnification||5x & 10x (2-step digital zoom)|
|Display Type/Resolution||Super HD OLED RGBW/3.2 Mil dots|
|Color Palette Modes||4 (White Hot, Black Hot, Red Hot, Predator)|
|Reticle Design Options||7 (plus a "No Reticle" 8th option)|
|Reticle Color Options||5 (White, Black, Red, Green, Blue)|
|Multiple Gun Profiles||Yes (save up to 5 different zeros)|
|Detection Range||Up to 2600 yards|
|Start-Up Time (Cold Start)||5 Seconds|
|Start-Up Time (Power Saver)||Instant|
|Auto Shutdown Battery Saver||Yes (30 min. turn off with no use)|
|On Board Photo / Video Record||No (external recording possible)|
|Video Output||Yes (output video signal via USB-C port)|
|Battery Type||(2x) CR123A or 3.7V Rechargeable|
|Expected Battery Life||3.5 Hours (typical operation)|
|External Power Supply Capable||Yes (via USB-C port)|
|Recoil Rating||300 Win Mag|
|Front Lens Housing Outside Dia.||59.1 mm|
|Length||7.5" (housing front to back)|
|Weight||20.2 oz (without mount or batteries)|
|Warranty||5 year transferable|