Product Review: Leupold Optics LTO Tracker Thermal Imagine Monocular (w/Video)

On this episode of The Gun Writer TV, Mike Young and I review the fantastic new thermal imagining monocular from Leupold Optics, the LTO Tracker.

It’s light, rugged, crystal clear and it’s a Leupold — not some cheap imported knockoff.

The LTO has an MSRP of $909, but you can get one at Mike’s shop or elsewhere for around $699,

While the unit certainly looks like it is capable of being mounted on a weapon, and while it has a reticle you can turn on or off, Leupold does not “recommend” you mount the monocular on a weapon. Mike, however, will be putting that to the test on an AR.

The LTO has a range of 600 yards, which makes it perfect for hog hunters.

Because it uses thermal technology, it can operate in total darkness or even daylight.

It runs on one CR123 battery.

Check it out!


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Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1777 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.


  1. Did you torture test this thing yet? How are you going to “measure” the effect of the recoil on the mono? I imagine the “if it still works after x number of rounds” test is probably just fine. But I wonder if it effects the accuracy of any of the sensors (I’m completely ignorant of the tech) and blurs the lines of the images between colors???

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