It’s difficult to find a fail-safe optic for any firearm platform that offers great quality and performance at an affordable price. We’ve heard about the Sightmark Wolverine red dot sight and decided to make a review of our own. Read on and find out if it’ll give you more bang for your buck.
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Sightmark Wolverine Red Dot Sight - First Impression
Wolverine FSR 2MOA Adjustable Red Dot was designed for short-range engagement and compatible with any AR platform. It’s built with 6061-T6 aluminum and rubber armor, making it exceptionally durable and shockproof. The lenses are bright and clear.
FSR is compact and can withstand extreme weather, temperatures, and cumbersome terrains. It features a sleek design and user-friendly interface. You simply have to push the rubberized buttons with up and down arrows to adjust the brightness level.
It can retain zero constantly and accurately. It offers a wide field of view and unlimited eye relief, which are necessary for acquiring targets at close-range.
Closer Look at the Features
One of the important considerations in choosing red dot sights is price range. Expensive red dots aren’t necessarily the best. There are many low-priced iron sights that can get the job done just as well as a luxurious brand can.
FSR is a budget-friendly gear but can deliver impressive reliability and performance relative to many affordable and high-quality brands. Upon purchase, it comes with a rubber lens cover, Picatinny mount, and riser for absolute co-witness.
Windage and Elevation
Proper sight alignment is crucial to precision shooting. You need to make some adjustments so that the rounds will accurately hit the point of impact.
You have to be familiar with simple mathematical steps to calculate the total number of MOA clicks needed to adjust the elevation and windage.
Sightmark FSR adjusts at ½ MOA per click, with a total of 120 MOA for elevation and windage adjustment ranges.
The FSR and CSR red dot sights use an integrated Picatinny rail clamp and feature a removable riser block between the mounting rail area and the sight body.
Installing the Wolverine CSR or FSR red dot sight is easy. Loosen the mounting nut and place the sight on the upper receiver rail. Then tighten the mounting nut. You may leave the riser installed or remove it so the CSR/FSR will be closer to the bore axis.
Zeroing a red dot can be done using the elevation and elevation turrets. The distance of your target is related to the number of clicks that you need to make to hit the bull’s eye. The steps for zeroing are quick and easy.
When we tried Wolverine CSR and FSR red dot sights at 25 yards, 50 yards, and 100 yards, it held zero perfectly. This ability to do this consistently and accurately after firing many rounds is nothing short of exceptional.
The lenses of Wolverine red dot are clear and bright making images sharp and clear as well. However, there might be some slight distortion at the very extreme edges of the lenses but it won’t obstruct nor cause blurriness in the image. This gear has no issues with parallax.
The sight has an objective lens of 23mm diameter. It has 6 brightness settings with very faint low light and night-vision compatible modes. At setting 6, the red dot is incredibly bright.
Wolverine CSR and FSH are constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum and protected by a rubber coat for extra protection from scratches and damaging impacts.
The lenses are coated with an anti-reflective coating for a scratch-proof, waterproof, and fog-proof performance.
Wolverine red dot is applicable in all outdoor environments and it can survive extreme temperatures (-22 to 122 degrees F) and weather conditions. It is water-submersible up to 3 feet.
- Model: Wolverine FSR 2MOA
- Reticle: 2 MOA dot
- Illumination Color: Red
- Adjustment Click Value: 1/2 MOA
- Lens Material: Glass
- Optical Coating: AR Red
- Mount Type: Picatinny
- Battery Type: Single AA Battery
- Water Resistance Level: IP67
- Water Resistant Mark: 1m
Sightmark Wolverine FSR Red Dot - Final Thoughts
Sightmark Wolverine red dot sight is ideal for shooting in close-ranges. It has a simple and streamlined design. It’s a good gear for a hunting rifle. Years ago, it wasn’t that much popular but because of its impressive reliability, this sight has become one of the best budget-friendly alternatives.
Would we recommend this gear for rough terrains and extreme weather conditions? Yes! It garnered a high rating from many users. It can also work with many other optics.
It needs one battery to power up. You can turn up the illumination level depending on the environment’s lighting needs. It can be mounted on any firearm and allows for quick and easy zeroing.