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Boarmaster 40 Pro


Item: TRS101

UPC: 850030459121

Even the best products have some room for improvement, and at Fusion Thermal, we’re not much on sitting around. Introducing the 3rd generation of our top-selling thermal scope, the Boarmaster 40 Pro.

We started with all the quality and ruggedness legendary to its predecessors, changed the battery system which increased the runtime to 7.5 hours, upgraded the image processor to the latest technology, and added a really cool feature called RAZR. All in all, there are enough upgrades here to earn us a merit badge and some serious respect in the field.

Most importantly, we held on to its simplicity. Because keeping things as simple as possible is always best, and this is especially true for your hunting gear. This is why so many sportsmen have chosen a Boarmaster scope for their personal gear. It’s a rock-solid, superior-performing, no-compromise design that’s so simple to use you’ll likely never read the manual. If this sounds good to you, then the Boarmaster 40 Pro is likely the scope you’ve been looking for.


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Boarmaster 40 Pro Description

Introducing the 3rd generation of the world’s simplest-to-use thermal rifle scope, the Boarmaster 40 Pro. This evolution of our popular design holds on to its heritage, as we kept all the things that made this product so highly desired: compactness, performance, affordability, and most importantly, simplicity. New to this generation is our enhanced power plant, which uses a commonly available and fully rechargeable 18500 battery system. Moving to this system increased our in-the-field run time by a whopping 87.5%, now 7.5 hours, and completely eliminated the cost associated with disposable batteries forever. While we include the batteries and charger you need with your purchase, you’ll never have to worry about finding batteries in the future as they are industry standard and commonly available in lots of places.

With the Boarmaster Pro, we are also introducing our new RAZR feature (Recoil Activated Zoom Reduction). This is our advancement on the commonly available feature known as PIP (Picture-In-Picture). Gone are all the drawbacks of PIP, as now the user can utilize the full screen for that magnified first shot and, upon recoil, have the screen automatically and instantaneously reset to low magnification for maximum field-of-view on follow-ups. RAZR is a complete game changer and sets a new performance standard for occasions when you’ve got a field full of targets that need your attention.

Everything else in the model holds true to its non-compromising build philosophy, including our Arclight Ultra HD Germanium Lens, WAVE12 Thermal Sensor, Micro Click Focus, XGEN Armored Housing, T3 (Three Button Control System), and our exclusive KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) operator’s menu. The Boarmaster 40 Pro is so easy to learn and operate that you’ll likely never read the instructions.

Many thought we could not improve on our Boarmaster design, but we’ve managed to do it again. Just another example to show the world that Fusion Thermal is indeed driven by the single statement and purpose, “Perfecting the Vision of Heat.” If you want a no-nonsense, easy-to-use, non-compromise thermal scope, we’ve got exactly what you are looking for.

Fusion Thermal Exclusive Technology

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 was 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 industry’s 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 our 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 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 that it is often touted as the 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 a reason alone why you should buy one of our products. Think about it: if our competitors are taking a shortcut with something this obvious, what else are they skimping on? It’s your money; buy something of value with it.

*Source 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, or Wavelength Area Variation Expansion, is a technology born from our obsession with advancing thermal performance, which is 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 precise electrical signal being sent to the display, which creates a near-perfect image. Use one of our products and discover a visual experience that you simply were not expecting.

It’s true that 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 the industry performance standard, 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 well-crafted 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 its 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 energy 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.

RAZR: Recoil-Activated Zoom Reduction
How do you make an industry staple obsolete? It’s simple; just invent something better. RAZR is our advancement on the commonly available feature known as PIP (Picture-In-Picture). Gone are all the drawbacks of PIP, as now the user can utilize the full screen for that magnified first shot and, upon recoil, have the screen automatically and instantaneously reset to low magnification for maximum field-of-view on follow-ups. RAZR is a complete game changer and sets a new performance standard for occasions when you’ve got a field full of targets that need your attention.

Fusion Thermal Premium QD Mount: Fast and Secure
To anchor the Boarmaster to your rig, we teamed up with defense contractor UNITY Tactical to offer what we think is the most stable, precise, and versatile thermal scope mount on the market. Our unique riser features the interface for the UNITY FASTTM 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 a precise return to zero, so we decided on none other than ADM.

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This product is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). You may not export, re-export, resell, transfer, or otherwise dispose of this product to any other country without first obtaining approval from the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade, in accordance with the ITAR, Title 22, and Code of Federal Regulations Parts 120–130. Diversion contrary to U.S. law is prohibited. View our export policy.



Boarmaster 40 Pro Features

  • T3 – Three Button Control System
  • KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) Operating Menu
  • WAVE12 – 384×288 Premium 12-Micron Thermal Sensor
  • Arclight – 40mm Ultra HD Objective Lens
  • XGEN – Next Generation Alloy Housing
  • RAZR – Recoil Activated Zoom Reduction
  • Micro Click Focus – Fast Click-by-Click Precision Focus
  • Monster Run Time – 7.5+ Hours
  • Rechargeable Battery System – Uses Commonly Available 18500 Batteries
  • Blazing Fast 5 Second Start-Up Time
  • Premium QD Tactical Scope Mount
  • Five Year Transferable Warranty
  • Made in the European Union



Boarmaster 40 Pro Specs

Thermal Sensor: 384 x 288, VOx Uncooled (WAVE12)
Sensor Pixel Size: 12 micron
Objective Lens Diameter: 40 mm (Arclight)
Frame Refresh Rate: 50 Hz
Field-of-View: 360′ at 1000 yards (3.0x optical magnification)
Base Level Magnification: 3.0x (before any digital zoom)
Digital Magnification: 6x and 12x (2-step digital zoom)
Display Type/Resolution: Super HD OLED RGBW/3.2 Million 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 1900 Yards
RAZR (Recoil Activated Zoom Reduction): yes
Recognition and Identification Range: none published (see below)*
NETD (Noise Equivalent Temperature Difference): <20 mK
Start-Up Time/Cold Start: 5 seconds
Start-Up Time/Power Saver Mode: Instant
Auto Shutdown Battery Saver: yes (30 min. turn off with no use)
On-board video recording: no
Video Output: no
WIFI Equipped: no
Battery Type: 18500 LI-Ion Rechargeable (2x)
Expected Battery Runtime: 7.5+ hours (typical operation)
External Power Supply Capable: yes (via USB-C port)
Recoil Rating: 300 Win Mag
Operating Temperature Range: -22F to +122F (-30C to +50C)
Nitrogen Purged: Yes
Front Lens Housing Outside Diameter: 49.7mm
Length: 6.5″ (housing front to housing back)
Weight: 18.3 oz. (without mount or batteries)
UPC: 850030459121

*There is no industry-standardized test to determine a Recognition and/or Identification range; thus, they are meaningless specifications for comparative shopping. Unfortunately, many companies take the liberty of publishing numbers that only serve to mislead shoppers who are doing good-faith research. We do not participate in this practice.


Questions About Boarmaster 40 Pro

Does the Boarmaster 40 Pro utilize WAVE Sensor Technology, and what is it? 

Yes, the Boarmaster 40 Pro does indeed have our proprietary WAVE Sensor Technology, and specifically, it’s the WAVE12 sensor that we use to power this thermal scope. There is much about this technology that we keep a closely guarded secret, but here is an overview. On each thermal sensor, there are hundreds of thousands of pixels on the sensor face, and each of these tiny points is designed to capture the infrared energy brought in by the front objective lens. There are a lot of sensor points to keep functioning properly, and on most thermal units, you get a large variation in performance. Our WAVE sensors are carefully built and optimized in such a way that every one of these pixel points sees an increase in temperature variation, uniformity, and overall sensitivity. When it all comes together, it results in an explosion in performance, which is why our 384 sensor will outperform everything else in its class and even some units above its class. We live by the slogan Perfecting the Vision of Heat, and the WAVE thermal sensor technology is the result of this unyielding obsession. its class. We live by the slogan Perfecting the Vision of Heat, and the WAVE thermal sensor technology is the result of this unyielding obsession.

What is the Arclight Ultra HD Germanium Lens? 
The single most expensive and important component of a well-built thermal scope 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 its potential. Arclight Ultra HD Germanium Lenses are painfully expensive for us, but they are key to making everything else perform exceptionally well. The ArcLight Lens pushes the limits of technology and perfects the task of allowing infrared energy to enter our thermal device unhindered by distortion, thereby delivering maximum energy to the WAVE thermal sensor. This one-two punch unleashes dramatically better image quality than competitive devices.

How many zeros can I save? 
The Boarmaster 40 Pro allows you to save up to five different zero positions. Each of these positions is called a gun profile and is designated G1, G2, G3, G4, and G5. When you want to zero your scope, you should select a specific profile before you start so you can save your zero settings to that profile. Profiles are handy, and their use allows you to save zeros for different setups or ammo alternatives. If you’re not accustomed to moving your scope from one gun to the next, you should work to get over your concern. Modern mounting designs and Picatinny rails have changed the game, and with the right QD (Quick Disconnect) scope mount, the process is simple and easy. You just need to remember to put the scope back in the same spot on the rail when putting it back on. If you do, you will experience an excellent return to zero.

Can I zero the scope for any distance I want? 
Yes, you may zero the scope at any distance you like. However, we would like to recommend a 50-yard sight-in distance with a 50-yard zero. Fifty-yard sight-in distances make things easy, and 50-yard zeros give you excellent point-of-aim and point-of-impact performance over the effective shooting distance of a thermal scope for most AR supersonic rounds.

Can I use the digital zoom when sighting in my scope?
Yes. While most competitive products don’t hold their point of impact with digital zoom, this is not the case with Fusion Thermal scopes. Our digital zoom is painstakingly aligned to perfection with the optical system at the factory, so if digital zoom helps you get things sighted, you can proceed with confidence.

If I remove the batteries for storage, will the Boarmaster 40 Pro save my zero settings, and for how long?
Yes, your zero setting, gun profiles, etc. will all be saved indefinitely. When you make a user adjustment, the Boarmaster 40 Pro saves this information to an internal software file. It’s just like your computer at home or in the office; the information is saved even if the unit is powered down for extended periods of time.

Does the Boarmaster 40 Pro have the RAZR feature, and can it be turned on and off?
Yes, it does have the RAZR feature, and yes, it can be turned on and off. It is on by default but may be turned off in the Settings submenu.

What is the unit’s magnification, and will it zoom to a higher magnification? 
The optical magnification of the Boarmaster 40 Pro is 3X, and yes, it will zoom higher with its two-step digital zoom of 6x and 12x. Since magnification of the target is the point of a scope, you might be tempted to think more is better, but for thermal, this is not the case. The most important thing is optical performance, as you cannot make up in magnification what you lose from poor target resolution. The other critical factor is field-of-view; the higher the magnification, the more tunnel-visioned the scope becomes.

What is the warranty for the Boarmaster 40 Pro thermal scope? 
The Boarmaster 40 Pro is covered by our five-year transferable warranty, which we believe is the best warranty in the industry. How it works: If you register your warranty within sixty (60) days of purchase or keep the receipt, the five-year warranty will begin on the date of the original purchase. If you don’t, it will begin on the date we originally sold the device to the store where you bought it. All of our devices have serial numbers, and the manufacture date is embedded in this number. If the device is transferred or sold to a second party, the warranty will continue with the device in accordance with the dates described above.

What is the recoil rating for the Boarmaster 40 Pro? 
Well-built thermal devices don’t have the shock sensitivity common with traditional night vision devices. The Boarmaster 40 Pro is exceptionally well built and features a military-grade ruggedized sensor. It can handle even the most aggressive recoils. Magnum calibers like 300-Win Mag and weapons with unusual recoil profiles are not a problem.

Can I use the unit during the day without damaging it?
Yes, no problem. One of the things most thermal shoppers don’t understand is that thermal technology is much more than just heat-sensing night vision. Daytime use, especially with handheld observation devices, is a huge part of how thermal can be used. All you need for successful deployment is a temperature differential. Yes, it gets a bit more challenging when things around you heat up, but you will soon find that thermal can be used under nearly all environmental conditions. All you need is a temperature differential; you don’t need an absence of daylight. Caution: Direct exposure to the sun will permanently damage your sensor. Avoid direct exposure to the sun. Please note that product damage or malfunction due to direct sun exposure is not covered under warranty.

Is the Boarmaster 40 Pro water-resistant? 
The Boarmaster 40 Pro has an IP rating of 67, which is an excellent rating for an electrical device. Specifically: With all port covers in place and/or firmly tightened, the unit is 100% protected against solid objects like dust and sand, and it has been tested to work for at least 30 minutes while under 1 meter of water. We have gone to great lengths to build a unit that is very resistant to water and debris; however, this is an electrical device with several ports and penetrations. No user should intentionally use this device in wet environments. Please note that product malfunction or failure due to water damage is not covered under warranty.

What should I expect for battery life? 
We’ve done extensive testing and can confidently state that you should expect the Boarmaster 40 Pro to operate for 7.5 hours with the 18500 batteries we supplied with your scope.

Does the unit take photos or video?
No. We intentionally left out these features on the Boarmaster 40 Pro to keep everything as simple as possible. If video, photo, and audio recording are desired, please review our Avenger product line.