ARMASIGHT Predator 336 2-8x25 (30 Hz)

ARMASIGHT Predator 336 2-8x25 (30 Hz) Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight

Part Number: TAT173WN2PRED21
$ 2,795.00

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Armasight is excited to introduce its latest and most technologically advanced family of Predator Thermal Imaging weapon sights to the sporting, law enforcement, and military markets. The Predator product line is based on the latest FLIR Tau 2 VOx microbolometer core. Each model of the line has optimizing performance, price, and state-of-the-art technology for a variety of uses and mission applications ranging from the seriously committed hunter to the military designated marksman. While primarily designed as a weapon scope, the Predator functions equally well in its collateral assignments as a magnified spotting scope or handheld thermal imager.

The Predator is a solid state, uncooled, long-wave infrared, magnified dedicated weapon scope intended for day and night engagements without the need to remove the sight from the rifle. The 24/7 mission capability is just one of its many strengths. Thermal imaging technology also allows you to detect targets by cutting through snow, dust, smoke, fog, haze, and other atmospheric obscurants. Unlike the use of laser targeting or near-infrared illumination to augment Night Vision equipment, the Predator thermal imaging weapon sight is extremely difficult to detect with other devices, as it emits no visible light or RF energy.

In addition to being the smallest and lightest in their class, Predator thermal imaging weapon sights are characterized by their simple and intuitive controls, functions, and features that are layered among direct button adjustments, direct combination button functions, and electronic menu selections. This “layering” of easy-to-understand control functions provides the operator with a framework for customizing his preferences and exploiting the robust variety of setting options available in the Predator. The Predator has a series of selectable color modes based on a rich, upgradeable software package. A wireless remote switch is included to activate the Predator thermal imaging weapon sight when positioned in the “standby” mode. The Predator has the ability to record videos with optional Digital Video Recorder and is also equipped with a video-out capability in operator selectable NTSC or PAL formats. The Predator uses the same multipin connector to provide video-in imagery, where there is a need for map or rangefinder display overlays, and external power access.

Predator weapon installation is easy, repeatable, and reliable based on a unique and highly user-friendly MIL-STD-1913/ Weaver/ Picatinny rail-compatible, quick-release locking mechanism. The solid state technology and software algorithms, combined with a complementary color reticle platform, ensures maximum reticle contrast, highlevel target accuracy, and boresight retention that cannot be achieved with mechanical boresight adjusters and traditional ballistic drums. This level of accuracy is translated into the electronic zoom (e-zoom) function of the Predator thermal imaging weapon sights, which can be progressively increased from 1x to 2x and 4x, without changing the pointof- aim to point of-impact relationship of the targeting reticle.

The Predator thermal imaging weapon sight represents one of the most sophisticated sighting devices available in today’s market to hunters, SWAT teams, and military personnel, due to its superior price-to-performance value.

  • Special User-Adjustable Imaging Tools
  • Active Contrast Enhancement (ACE) – a digital “Contrast” correction that allows for a smart scene optimization based on dynamic adjustments where a variety of contrast levels occur depending on relative scene temperature.
  • Second Generation Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE) – a “Sharpness” correction that is digitally enhances the picture to present clearer imagery, significantly improves edge sharpening and further reduces image noise.
  • Smart Scene Optimization (SSO) – a fine-tuning computational correction that significantly improves an overall visual acuity for targets that have thermal signatures similar to a surrounding background.
  • Automatic Gain Control (AGC) – a “Gain” correction that used to automatically adjust the gain to an appropriate range, the weaker the image signal, the stronger the gain.
  • User-Controlled Manual Non-Uniformity Correction/Flat-Field Correction (UCMNUC/FFC). There is a mechanical shutter between the camera sensor and the lens. This shutter is used to perform a non-uniformity correction (NUC) also known as flat-field correction (FFC. During FFC, the shutter presents a uniform temperature source to each detector element in the array. While imaging the flat-field source, the camera updates the offset correction coefficients, resulting in a more uniform image after the process is complete. All Predator models allow for user to manually trigger or interrupt scheduled UCMNUC/FFC function.
  • Silent Shutterless NUC ™ (SSN) – In addition to user controlled manual NUC/FFC all Predator models employ a digital supplemental non-mechanical flat-field correction that allows to extend the periods between mechanical shutter events and to further reduce image noise. SSN is always ON enhancement.


  • The lightest and most compact scope in its class
  • Optical Magnification 1.6x
  • The latest Tau 2 17-micron uncooled FLIR core technology
  • Pixel Array Format: 336×256
  • Display Type: LED VGA 640x480
  • Easy and Intuitive Drop-down user interface
  • Fast 30Hz or 60Hz imaging
  • Digital E-Zoom: 1x, 2x, and 4x
  • Imaging Filter Algorithms:
    – Active Contrast Enhancement™ (ACE)
    – Second Generation Digital Detail Enhancement™ (DDE)
    – Smart Scene Optimization™ (SSO)
    – Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
    – Silent Shutterless Non-uniformity Correction™ (SSN)
  • Color Modes: White Hot/ Black Hot/ Rainbow/ Various Color Modes
  • 6 onboard digitally controlled reticle patterns available: “Dot 4 MOA”, “Line Dot”, “Cross-Center Dot”, “Cross”, “Crosshair”, and “No Reticle”,
  • Reticle Colors: Black, White, Red, Cyan
  • Electronic zoom reticle tracking capability maintaining boresight
  • Extended Operation Time with Optional Extended Battery Pack
  • Recording: Video Output /Optional Video Recorder with onboard replay
  • Wireless remote control for tactical operations
  • Water and Fog-Resistant
  • CNC machined aircraft-aluminum alloy construction
  • Rapid start-up
  • MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny Rail) Quick Release Mount
  • Integral MIL-STD-1913 Rails on unit for optional day optics or accessories
  • Limited 3-year warranty
  • 10-year warranty on FLIR detector
  • Made in the USA


Refresh Rate 30 Hz
Magnification (NTSC/PAL) 1.6x
Objective Lens Type Germanium
Type of Focal Plane Array FLIR Tau 2
Pixel Array Format 336×256
Pixel Size 17 µm
Display Type LED VGA
Pixel Display Format 640×480
Display Brightness Discretely Adjustable to 8 Levels
Turn-on Time, max 3 sec
Digital Zoom 1x, 2x, and 4x
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
Boresight Adjustment Digitally Controlled
Analog Input and Output Format (resolution) PAL/ NTSC (640×480 pixels)
Video Recording Optional Digital Video Recorder with SD card slot
Remote Control Wireless
Active Contrast Enhancement (ACE) - “CONTRAST” Yes
Second Generation Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE) – “SHARPNESS” Yes
Smart Scene Optimization (SSO) – “SMART SCENE” Yes
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Yes
User Controlled Manual Non Uniformity Correction/Flat-Field Correction (UCMNUC/FFC) Yes
Silent Shutterless NUC ™ (SSN) Yes
Objective Focal Length 25 mm
Objective F-number 1:1
Field of View (ang.) 13° x 10°
Exit Pupil Diameter 10 mm
Eye Relief 45 mm
Focusing Range 20m to inf.
Diopter Adjustment Manual
Diopter Adjustment Range ±5 diopter
Windage/Elevation Boresight Increment 1,2 MOA
0.35 mils
Windage Adjustment Range (NTSC/ PAL) ±96MOA
Elevation Adjustment Range (NTSC/ PAL) ±72MOA
Battery Two CR123A 3V Lithium batteries or CR123 type rechargeable batteries with voltage from 3.0V to 3.7V (2)
Battery Life at 20 °C (68 °F) Up to 4 (optional up to 12 hrs)
Extended Battery Pack Optional Extended Battery Pack with rechargeable batteries (up to 8 hours)
External Power Supply 6 VDC/ 600mА
Operating Temperature -40° to +50°C (-40° to +122°F)
Storage Temperature -50° to +70°C (-58° to +158°F)
Recoil Resistance 700 g
Environmental Rating Water and Fog-Resistant
Weapon Mount Type Picatinny, MIL STD 1913, and Weaver Rails
Height of the Scope Axis above Rail 42 mm (1.65 in)
Overall Dimensions 194 × 68 × 78 mm (7.6 × 2.7 × 3.2 in)
Weight (w/o Batteries) 0.63 kg (1.4 lbs)
Warranty 3 Years
Warranty on FLIR detector 10 Years
* All data subject to change without notice.  
ARMASIGHT Predator 336 2-8x25 (30 Hz) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to optic for almost everything I have had the Predator 336 2-8x25 optic for about a year now. Since then quite a few friends have purchased thermals on my recommendation. I think it's a great little optic out to about 200 yards. After that distance and using the digital zoom, the in scope resolution goes down quite significantly. You can still identify targets for the most part, but not a lot of detail. For my usage it's quite good though. Most of my pest shots are typically around 100-150 yards. It's quite amazing what you can see in a different spectrum. I've taken this scope to people's houses, looked throughout their homes and let them know where they are losing money and aren't insulated. You can see all the heat loss areas in any house or building. Not really it's intended purposed, but it's still pretty awesome. There are a few limitation on the scope. Although you an see through rain, fog, snow, etc, when any of those are happening, you tend to see a sort of haze through the optic as the rain or fog in the air is typically colder than the ground or ambient temperature so I think that's where the haze comes from. The battery life stated at 4 hours seems a little generous. The Evergreen CR123 batteries that my device came with only lasted maybe an hour. Since then I have been only using Energizer batteries and seem to get two or three hours, but never even close to 4. I did break down recently an purchased the Extended Battery pack on Fleabay at a costly charge and am able to use some high end 18650 batteries to get some really good battery life out of the optic. It's a pricy battery pack for sure at over 2 bills. ATN has a battery pack that only runs $99 for their newer optics which is a little more reasonable. The optic seems to retain it's zero when removed and reattached to the same rifle as long as you don't need to re-adjust the 1913 rail attachment. The rails on my Savage FVSR are a little wider than the rails on my AR and require a small adjustment which I have found knocks one of the rifles off zero. I mainly keep the thermal on my .22 now, but if I need to I can throw it on my AR and get close after changing the "in scope menu rifle profile." Overall, this is a great scope for the average person. If you have lots of money definitely get the best you can get, but I don't think you will be disappointed with this optic knowing a few of the limitations. Make sure you do your research before getting one though as they are large purchases. My wife about shot me after I got this one so be aware. :) Like the title says, this is my "Go to" scope for pretty much everything.
Date published: 2016-06-16
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I'm interested in a video of video quality at varying distances. I'm interested in 800 yards 400 yards 100 yards. I'm making a decision in the next few days. 30 hrz preditor

Asked by: Robert
were working on getting that footage done and online right now
Answered by: alexp
Date published: 2016-06-27

Can I save multiple zeros so i can use the scope on multiple weapons?

Asked by: Hunter98
There are different rifle profiles in the user menu.  I can't remember how many though as my optic is at home.  At least two.  I use one profile for my AR w/16" barrel and one for my Savage .22 FVSR.  Love this optic.  Just wish the extended battery housing was cheaper as the 4 hour battery life seems generous.
Answered by: Greg
Date published: 2016-06-17

How far will the detect a heat signature from a car or a human or animal?

Asked by: Squirrel
1000yrds detection
Answered by: alexp
Date published: 2016-05-06

What's the largest caliber recoil this can reliably handle?  How much force is 700g ?

Asked by: Fred
max recoil is 300 WM 700g=300WM roughly
Answered by: alexp
Date published: 2016-05-06

will the boresighting save on the armasight predator if u take the batteries out or do u have to reset them every time 

Asked by: weasel33
yes zero will remain
Answered by: alexp
Date published: 2016-03-16

Can you use it in day time? 

Asked by: Justin20409
yes thermal may be used in during sunlight
Answered by: alexp
Date published: 2016-03-16

After removing batteries do you have to site in the scope

Asked by: Stallion
No, the zero will remain even after replacing batteries
Answered by: alexp
Date published: 2016-03-07

How soon is the near future. I'm planning on purchasing a predator as soon as Optics Planet has them back in stock but I would really like to have the ocular focus. 

Asked by: Hayes65
Unfortunately, at this time we do not have an expected production date of that unit.
Answered by: alexp
Date published: 2016-03-07
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  • Packing BoxPacking Box
  • Soft carrying CaseSoft carrying Case
  • Two Lithium Battery CR123ATwo Lithium Battery CR123A
  • Battery CassetteBattery Cassette
  • Lens TissueLens Tissue
  • Instruction Manual with Warranty CardInstruction Manual with Warranty Card
  • Video CableVideo Cable
  • AWReC (Advanced Wireless Remote Control) #94AWReC (Advanced Wireless Remote Control) #94
  • Picatinny adapter for AWReC (Advanced Wireless Remote Control)Picatinny adapter for AWReC (Advanced Wireless Remote Control)


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