InfiRay Outdoor RICO HYBRID 640 Thermal Weapon Sight
InfiRay Outdoor is a newcomer to the US commercial thermal market, producing heat-seeking optics in a wide range of price points. Most impressive are its value-priced lines that offer a very high performance for the dollar. What’s also been remarkable is how night observation and targeting devices have merged. This tech is most commonly referred to as fusion, or fused devices — the combination of both night vision and thermal devices into one viewable image. Think of your kid’s video games, where you see a green-screen image with a thermal overlay outlining your target. The future is now.
The big news with the new On Target Editors’ Choice Award-winning InfiRay Outdoor RICO HYBRID 640 thermal weapon sight is that it combines the capabilities of a thermal clip-on and a thermal weapon sight to create a unique classification of thermal device for the commercial consumer. Boasting a 2,400-yard detection range as a dedicated thermal sight or as an inline clip-on sight with day optics up to 10-power, the HYBRID’s sight picture provides comfortable viewing as a dedicated weapon sight while still maintaining the needed pixel density and resolution for use as a clip-on optic. The combination of the HYBRID’s low-distortion orthoscopic eyepiece paired with a 1.03” 2560×1920 UHD display allows for a sizeable sight picture with good edge-to-edge clarity and generous eye relief.
The HYBRID also provides other advantages, such as compatibility with a soon-to-be-available 2,000-yard laser rangefinder, a custom reticle generator, recoil-activated video, Bluetooth connectivity, and an onboard ballistic solver, to name a few. A quick-change, tray-mounted lithium-ion rechargeable battery lasts six-plus hours of field use, with extra batteries being available separately if needed. While not inexpensive ($6.999), it’s not exactly expensive either, given the competition and the fact that it comes with a five-year transferrable warranty. For more information contact iRay USA; Tel.: (800)769-7125; Web: www.irayusa.com — Chris Mudgett