Top Five Products at SHOT Show 2017
5. Leupold LTO Tracker: The LTO-Tracker is a small, hand-held thermal tracking device that detects heat out to 600-yards. Although it is designed for game recovery, it has many other uses. For example, while walking into your stand in the dark, you can scan for the heat registers of deer and avoid “bumping” deer on your way in. The LTO-Tracker works day and night and at a wide range of ambient temperatures.
Leupold® Thermal Optics: The LTO-Tracker,™ a Vital Tool for Any Hunter
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.
“We see thermal as a vital tool in any hunter’s kit, just like binoculars or a laser rangefinder,” said Tim Lesser, vice president of product development for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “For observation and recovering downed game, the LTO-Tracker will help hunters find more success in the field.”
The hand-held unit features a 21-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-Tracker is up to any challenge.
Nothing can be 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-Tracker, hunters plan their walk in to their 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 the pests are located, leading to more successful control efforts.
Even perfectly placed shots sometimes fail to drop a game animal on the spot, so hunters can now use the LTO-Tracker to locate their lost quarry more quickly and efficiently recover the downed animal.
With a fast start up time, a powerful sensor that detects temperatures from -40°F to 572°F, and is waterproof, 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.
For more information on Leupold® products, please visit us at www.leupold.com.
Founded in Oregon more than a century ago, Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a fifth generation, family owned company that designs, machines and assembles its riflescopes, mounting systems and tactical/Gold Ring® spotting scopes in the USA. The product lines include rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; mounting systems; and optical tools, accessories and Pro Gear.
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