About the Device
Holosun, a leading provider of high-quality firearms optics, has recently presented the new SCRS red dot for rifles at the Shot Show 2023 in Las Vegas. The SCRS stands for ‘solar charging rifle sight‘ which offers a range of advanced features and benefits for shooters.
Advancement of Holosun’s SCS Technology
The SCRS is based on its predecessor – the direct-mount solar charging system (SCS) for Glock (this was a pistol variant). Holosun has taken the technology used in the SCS and advanced it to create the SCRS. It uses an internal rechargeable battery which cannot be replaced by the users. Instead, the solar cells charge a capacitor that is built into the device which then charges the integrated battery. This ensures that the device is always ready to use and eliminates the need to constantly change batteries.
If the device is not turned off, the power reserve is estimated to last approximately 20,000 hours or 2.5 years on a full charge. At a light intensity of approximately 10000 lux and with a completely drained battery, the SCRS is estimated to take approximately 50 hours to fully charge. However, every time the system detects any kind of light source, it automatically starts charging even during use so the options of completely depleting the battery are close to zero.
Brightness Intensity Levels
The Holosun SCRS system relies on three different levels of light intensity to function properly. In low-light situations, the system will rely on its internal battery to keep it powered. However, in situations with a medium level of brightness, such as on an overcast day, the system may not need to use its internal battery as there is enough light to maintain itself. On the other hand, in extremely bright conditions, such as during the middle of a sunny day, there is so much light available that the system is able to power itself and even recharge its internal battery at the same time.
Light Sensor and Reticle Adjustment
The sight has a light sensor that can detect light from multiple directions and has both automatic and manual settings for adjusting the reticle’s intensity. The manual mode has 12 levels of reticle brightness, making it versatile for both daylight and nighttime use. Holosun states that the device will be available either with a 2MOA dot or MRS (Multi-Reticle System) in red or green models. Additionally, multiple sensors elevate the automatic retile intensity to the next level as the device can effectively recognize the environment and adjust itself to the shooting surroundings within seconds.
The housing of the device is made of high-quality 7075 aluminum. This material is known for its strength and durability, making it perfect for use in a rifle sight. It is also designed to be waterproof, ensuring that the device can be used in any weather conditions.
It could be said that the design of the Holosun SCRS red dot appears to be somewhat familiar. This is likely due to the fact that the device has retained some of that sleek and convenient form factor from the popular 403 and 503 series, the design of which was originally inspired by the Aimpoint Micro.
Availability and Price
The SCRS is planned to be released during the Q2 of 2023, and its projected retail price is expected to fall between 410 € and 470 €. We believe the price to be justified considering the innovative features and benefits the product has to offer. The SCRS is built to withstand heavy use and is sure to provide a reliable aiming solution for shooters of all skill levels.
Theoretically, the charging system on SCRS could be considered the pinnacle of innovation and an optimal solution currently available in the market. Although the life expectancy of the battery is yet to be seen, we are confident that users will be satisfied with a potential 15 to 20 years of uninterrupted use at this price point.
Overall, it is an excellent investment for anyone looking for a durable and dependable red dot option for their rifle.