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Holosun vs Sig Romeo 5 – Which is Better?

Sig Romeo 5 vs Holosun

Finding the best red dot scope for your rifle could be a hassle, especially if you suddenly got torn between the Sig Romeo 5 vs Holosun that are both powerful scopes and have exceptional battery life. Most shooters think these two scopes are too alike that it’s difficult to choose between them. But how different are they?

The Sig Romeo 5 features a MOTAC or Motion Activated Illumination, which increases its battery life. It turns on when motion is sensed and shuts off when idle. In contrast, the Holosun is powered by a solar panel to light up the ultra-efficient LED and a back-up CR2032 battery with 50,000 hours of standby use.

The Sig can be submerged up to one meter and is IPX-7 rated, while the Holosun can also be submerged up to one meter but is only IPX-6 rated. The Romeo5 has 2 MOA Red-Dot reticles while the Holosun offers an easy switch between its circle dot and red dot reticles.

Specification Chart

Sig Romeo 5

  • Magnification: 1x
  • Low Light Capability: Night Vision Compatible
  • Waterproof: 1m/ IPX-7
  • Fogproof: Yes
  • Field of View: Wide and excellent
  • Parallax Setting: Parallax Free
  • Eye Relief: Unlimited
  • Country of Manufacturer: Germany

Holosun 503c

  • Magnification: 1x
  • Low Light Capability: Night Vision Compatible
  • Waterproof: 1m / IP67
  • Fogproof: Yes
  • Field of View: Wide and excellent
  • Parallax Setting: Parallax Free
  • Eye Relief: Unlimited
  • Country of Manufacturer: USA

Detailed Comparison

Price - Holosun or Sig Romeo 5?

The Sig Romeo 5 wins by quite a few dollars, which could be a pretty substantial amount of money for most people. So, it’s a no-brainer that people who consider price a deciding factor in choosing their scopes to lean on the Sig Romeo 5. With this, the Sig Romeo 5 gets its first win against the Holosun.

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Weight & Size

The Sig Romeo 5 is lighter with its 5.29 oz weight than the Holosun’s 64 oz.

Talking about their dimensions, the Sig Romeo is also slimmer, having 72 x 3.03 x 0.76 inches dimension than Holosun’s 5 x 4 x 4 inches.

Again, the Sig Romeo 5 takes another win.

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Sig Romeo 5 & Holosun Warranty

Holosun products are warranted free of defects in materials and quality with the Holosun Limited Lifetime Warranty but only offer a 5-year warranty for its optical and illumination systems. The Sig offers an Electronic Component Limited Warranty that lasts for five years and Electro-optics with a lifetime warranty. With this, the Sig takes another streak of the win against the Holosun.

Battery Life

Romeo 5 has a fantastic battery life as it runs on one CR2032 battery, which gives 50,000 hours of battery life. On the other hand, the Holosun has a solar panel that could make your scope essentially last a lifetime when used in the daytime. But with Romeo 5’s MOTAC system, its battery life lasts longer because it automatically shuts off when idle and only turns on when in motion. Again, Romeo 5 got snatched another win.

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Image Quality - Sig Romeo 5 or Holosun?

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Since both sights have the same 2 MOA dot, their images’ quality is almost the same. Both sights have clear lenses and the same magnification of 1x.

The 503C takes another win because it has a Circle Dot Reticle, which is an upgrade over the 2 MOA dot of the Romeo5.

Focus & Lens Clarity

The reticle on the Sig Romeo 5 is a simple 2 MOA dot, which is simple and fast. On the contrary, the 503c can switch between two reticle options while also having the simple 2 MOA dot. In other words, clarity-wise, both sights are clear and precise. But with its added feature, the Holosun 503C takes its first win.

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Eye Relief

Both the Sig Romeo 5 vs Holosun offer an unlimited eye-relief. They have the same 1x magnification and 20mm objective lenses. Their eye relief is generous enough to help a shooter place his shot more precisely at a certain distance. With this, our team decided to give this category a draw.

Sig Romeo 5 Pros & Cons

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Holosun 503c Pros & Cons

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Holosun 503c vs Sig Romeo 5? We Choose...

In this comparison between the Sig Romeo 5 vs Holosun 503C, we choose the Sig Romeo 5 because it is more lightweight, slimmer and easier to carry. It also has an edge in its battery life because its MOTAC feature automatically shuts off when idle and only turns on when in motion. It also features generous eye relief, a clear lens, and a better warranty option at a more affordable price.

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Our #1 Recommendation

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