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Leupold Gets the Hots for Thermal Optics

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Opining that thermal sights are a vital tool for any hunter, Leupold & Stevens Inc. has joined the market with their first offering in the genre. Their new sight is being offered as a “…hand-held thermal observation and game recovery tool.”

Nice phrase, if a bit long for a monniker, which is no doubt why they're calling it the LTO Tracker Thermal Sight.

Says Leupold,

“With its state-of-the-art thermal imaging engine, the LTO Tracker provides exceptional image quality, fast 30hz frame rates and detection of heat sources out to 600 yards.”

Tim Lesser, Vice President of product development for Leupold & Stevens, Inc., advises,

“We see thermal as a vital tool in any hunter’s kit, just like binoculars or laser rangefinders. For observation and recovering downed game, the LTO Tracker will help hunters find success in the field.”

Here's the rest of what they tell us.

Leupold Gets the Hots for Thermal Optics

The hand-held unit features a 20-degree field of view and offers a 6x digital zoom. Six different thermal filters allow the user to choose the view that’s most beneficial. With more than 10 hours of continuous use from a single CR123 lithium battery, the LTO Thermal is up to any challenge. A user-controlled reticle allows the user to pinpoint a thermal source.

Nothing is more frustrating than making a stealth approach to a blind or stand, only to spook a bedded buck or flush some roosting birds. Using the LTO Thermal, hunters can plan their walk in to the stand or blind with minimal risk of scaring off game. Where legal, varmint or feral hog hunters can use the LTO Tracker to identify where thepests are located, leading to more successful control efforts.

Even perfectly place shots sometimes fail to drop a game animal on the spot, so hunters can now use the LTO Tracker to follow their quarry’s heat trail to more quickly and efficiently recover the downed animal.

With a fast start up time, powerful sensor that’s effective from -4°F to 140°F, and waterproof to IP67 standards, the LTO Tracker is always ready to go. Built in the United States, the LTO Tracker is another in the long line of Leupold’s rugged, durable Gold Ring products.

Day or night, wide open fields or dense brush, the LTO Tracker will help hunters anywhere in the world find success in the field.”

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