A review of the Pulsar Argus LRF Gen2+ Night Vision Rifle Scope

The new Pulsar Argus LRF G2+ is a Generation 2+ image intensifier night vision riflescope with an integrated laser rangefinder and electronic reticle in an analogue image intensifier.

A quick description of it's features and technical details

This night vision riflescope combines the laser distance measurement data and aiming capabilities of the digital night vision systems currently available, with the formidable light amplification power of an advanced night vision riflescope.

Pulsar Argus LRF G2+ night vision will open up a new chapter in the world of advanced night vision weapon systems.

With no mechanical adjustments, the possibilities for automatic digital cross hair corrections are endless.

Integrated Laser Rangefinder 

Precise shooting requires an exact knowledge of the distance to the target. The Argus’s integrated laser rangefinder has a range of up to 500m and allows the user to measure the distance in a single measuring mode, as well as in scanning mode with precision of up to 1 meter (yard).

THD & AoE 

When shooting in conditions of changing landscapes and from elevated distances it is reccomended that users use the THD (True Horizontal Distance) measuring mode - in this mode the rangefinder takes into account the angle of a shooter’s elevation relative to a target (AoE; it’s value is also displayed on the screen) and calculates true horizontal distance to an object.

Selectable Reticles 

The Argus’s LRF has 4 built in electronic reticles (digitally introduced in the field of view) with adjustable brightness and all of which were designed to suit different purposes and configurations, providing the user with more options to cater for their situation specific needs. 

3 Types of zeroing parameters memorisation 

The software allows the user to save three points of impact for three various distances (types of weapon or cartridges) in the rifle-scope’s memory. Each option allows the use of a dedicated reticle. 

High shock resistance The Argus LRF riflescope features a high shock resistance and can be used with rifled hunting weapons and with cartridges such as 9.3x64, .30-06, .300, .375. etc. as well as with smooth-bore and airsoft weapons. 

Built-in IR illuminator 

The Argus LRF riflescope is supplied with a removable laser IR illuminator (780 nm) complying with Class 1 laser safety and features three-step power adjustment. 

Features:

  • Night time distance measurements of up to 600m via high specification laser range finder
  • User Selectable electronic reticles
  • Option of zeroing pre sets for different rifles or ranges
  • Durable body
  • Upgradeable software to provide future enhancements, firmware upgrades and new feature additions

Specification:

  • 4x Optical magnification
  • Up to 700m detection range
  • Integrated 780nm IR illuminator
  • Weaver accessory rail for addition of high power IR illuminator
  • Integrated laser rangefinder with digital display
  • User selectable reticles
  • 60mm Objective lens
  • 45 lp/mm or greater resolution 
  • Weight: 1.2kg
  • Field of View: 9 degrees

Comparing the Pulsar Argus Gen2+ Night vision scope to the Pulsar Digisight N970 LRF night vision scope.


The biggest difference between the Pulsar Argus LRF and the Pulsar Digisight N970 LRF is that the Argus is an imaging intensifier night vision riflescope compared the Digisght which is a digital night vision riflescope. This means that the image quality is slightly better on the Pulsar Argus compared to the Digisight N970. Also there is no need for to spend extra money on an infrared illuminator for the Argus as it is less reliant on IR but for the Digisight N970 LRF you will need a high powered IR which will cost over £150 so that you can get the maximum detection range from the Digisight N970 LRF Night Vison Riflescope.

Overall both the Pulsar Argus Gen2+ and the Digisight N970 LRF are very similar in that they both have laser range finders and that the Pulsar Argus Gen2+ Night vision riflescope has less magnification compared to the N970 LRF but makes up for with its better image quailty as it is an image intensifier.