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Sig Romeo5?

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by Elkins45, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. Elkins45

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    I've seen pretty good sales on the Sig Romeo5 from a couple of places.. The reviews are very good from what I've seen. Anybody here have one? I'm thinking about adding a red dot to my AR and this looks to be an attractive option.
     
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    A bargain at the price.I paid 115.00 for mine. Has two mounts. One a high rise for a co-witness on flat top ARs and a lower one for other uses. Best feature is the shake awake. It turns off after a period of no motion and back on at first motion makes the battery last a really long time, read years. More than enough windage and elevation adjustment and holds zero really well. Buy one you won't be sorry.
     
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  3. alfsauve

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    Wish I could give a more extensive report. I bought one for a future PCC, but in the meantime put it on a new AR build (458Socom) for a week to test the gun. It worked fine for the one 20rd range session. The dot looked good and stayed put where adjusted. Like the auto-on/off feature as well.

    I'd recommend it.
     
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    I bought one to put on the Ultimak on my AK. When I sold the AK, I kept the Romeo5, which replaced the Vortex StrikeFire that was on my AR. Half the weight, instant on, and better battery life. I couldn't be happier, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
     
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    Bought mine for $125 and 120 respectively. One on an AR, one on a Mark III pistol. Better than the Bushnell TRS-25, albeit more expensive. Worth the price difference, for me.
     
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    I've got the Holosun version (Holosun manufacturer's this unit for Sig) and it has worked well for me. I set it up on my 9mm AR to use fro USPSA and steel challenge.
     
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    According to a thread on another forum a Sig rep has stated that Holosun does not make Any of their sights...
     
  9. js8588

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    That's probably technically true, but I'd bet both are made by the same factory. A distinction without a difference.
     
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    I hear ya, but reportedly Holosun is an OEM who also makes sights for companies such as Primary Arms (again, can't say if it's true or not) so If they're made at the same factory it would be correct that Holosun makes them for Sig, but again Sig has apparently claimed that this isn't the case....either way, the Romeo 5 is said to be a very nice sight and well worth the $
     
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    I picked up a Romeo 4h when I found a sale on one for $285. It's a great unit, but every time I see a Romeo 5 for around $120 I kick myself for not just getting two of those. Based on all the reviews I read and watched on both models, the 5 is just as well made.
     
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  12. jf89

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    It is on par with the Primary Arms Micro Dot, I think they are a great value. There are some pretty brutal torture tests of these sights on youtube. I did not like the m4 clone though(Romeo 7 ,I think), it stopped working about a month after buying it.
     
  13. Elkins45

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    I ended up buying one. Time will tell if it holds up, but it looks good so far.
     
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    I took mine through a 800 round count ,two day carbine course. I would do it again too.
     
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    Can't speak for the Romeo 5, but I have a Romeo 7 on my Colt 6960 and it is excellent. Great optics, durable, lots of quality for the price, and superb battery life. SIG has knocked it out of the park with their optics, in my opinion.
     
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    I got a package deal on one recently bought with a Ruger MPR. Pretty awesome little sight. And it cost 80$ more for the package than just buying the rifle itself. Pretty smokin deal IMO
     
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  17. michaelc246

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    I really love my Romeo 5... I have quite a few budget red dot sights, and the quality on it is pretty solid. I also really like the auto on/auto off feature. Hope this helps you out!
     
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    I have 4 of them, mounted on an AR15, an AR9, an AK47, and a KT KS7. I love the fact that they turn on with movement.
     
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    10 months and over 1000 rds with mine on an 9mm AR pistol with no issues.
     
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    It's my opinion that the Sig's brand name has been diluted in some way by the rebranding of their peripherals. A "Sig" arm brace is made by SB Tactical. A "Sig" Mosquito was made by Umarex. A certain "Sig" sling is made by Vtac. A "Sig" leather holster is made by Mitch Rosen. "Sig" knives as advertised are made by Kershaw. Those are the rebranding instances that they actually want consumers to know about. I'm sure if we knew the actual manufacturer of other peripherals, consumers may or may not be so enthused.

    The point is that Sig has a long history of rebranding. There is nothing wrong with that per se, as long as the original manufacturer provides a quality product. It's my opinion that the Sig R5, PA series, and Holosun products come from the same Chinese manufacturer, with minor differences in warranty and features. There will be excellent reviews and terrible reviews. Some people received a product that is excellent with a long life and some people received a lemon that quits, either within, or outside the warranty period.

    For most people, the expectations are low for a street price sub $200 sight. And these typically exceed the "good for the money" checkbox. I would pick one with the longest warranty period.
     
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    I have two. One on an AR, and one on a .44 mag lever gun. Both have worked perfectly. If I ever need another red dot less than Aimpoint/Eotech quality... this will be my go-to.

    After buying the first, I was looking for another red dot, and I stumbled on a youtube review where the guy froze his in a block of ice, shot it with a shot gun.. it still worked. I just got a second, and haven't looked back.

     
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  22. Walkalong

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    That video is an advertisement of course, but it still speaks well of the Romeo line.
     
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    I currently have 2 and they have both performed flawlessly. At that price, I'd be comfortable buying the Sig over any other brand just for the peace of mind with having a well-established brand for customer service should I ever need it.
     
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