Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on this website (including videos, articles, ammunition reloading data, technical articles, gunsmithing and other information) is for demonstration purposes only. Do not attempt any of the processes or procedures shown or described on this website. All gunsmithing procedures should be carried out by a qualified and licensed gunsmith at their own risk. Do not attempt to repair or modify any firearms based on information on this website. Ultimate Reloader, LLC and Making With Metal can not be held liable for property or personal damage due to viewers/readers of this website performing activities, procedures, techniques, or practices described in whole or part on this website. By accepting these terms, you agree that you alone are solely responsible for your own safety and property as it pertains to activities, procedures, techniques, or practices described in whole or part on this website.
About the ATN ThOR LTV
ATN offers a number of ThOR thermals, 12 in the LTV series with resolutions ranging from 160×120 to 640×480 .
The ThOR LTV lite thermal 320×240 (12 μm) series has three different magnification ranges: 3-9x, 4-12x, and 5-15x. We have the 4-12x model.
This scope does not have Wi-Fi or the companion app connectivity that other products have, so I set it up on our optics test rig for easy demonstration.
It does, however, have video recording, one-shot zero, and a number of reticle options and features.
There are a number of color modes in both black hot and white hot.
What’s in the Box
This scope comes wrapped in a zippered neoprene sleeve with a telescoping hood assembly, USB-C power cord, and owner’s manual. This sleeve also has an interior pouch for convenient cord storage.
About the Rifle and Installation
I still had to level the ThOR LTV, but I didn’t have to adjust the bottom rings. I used the Wheeler precision level kit for this task.
I then zeroed the rifle at 50 yards using a hand warmer, only to realize the low rings didn’t provide enough bolt clearance. I subsequently switched them.
Hand warmers stapled to cardboard make quick and bloodless thermal targets. I zeroed again at 50, used the one-shot zero feature, then moved to 100 yards and got my next zero.
I then progressed to the ridgeline barricade to engage rockchuck targets I’d heated with a propane torch.
My dog Dennis helped with night testing once again, serving as a 100-yard model while I looked through the scope. (The rifle was empty with no ammunition during this test.)
I did all of my shooting with the 6GT before moving the scope and stock completely over to my new 22 ARC build.
I really liked most of the color modes from this thermal and it works well as a reasonably-priced thermal. If you move up to a higher-priced model in the ATN line, you’ll have better clarity, but the ThOR LTV still allows you to discern animals. Looking forward to seeing how it works on coyotes!
Get the Gear
Don’t miss out on Ultimate Reloader updates, make sure you’re subscribed!