Video Product Review: SIG SAUER ROMEO8H Ruggedized Mil-Spec Red Dot Sight
For rapid target acquisition, large field of view, wide open visual dominance of the battlespace, and rugged reliability, the new ROMEO8 from Sig Sauer Electro-Optics has you covered, whether your life is on the line or you are looking to take down fast food on the hoof.
Boasting an amazing 100,000 hours of runtime on its single CR123 battery, the ROMEO8 uses Sig’s MOTAC motion activated technology to enter inactive standby mode when not in motion, but instantly spring to life when raised to the eye. This extends the battery life and ensures the red dot is ready when you need it.
The 38mm rectangular viewing window provides a wide field of view with minimal obstruction by the streamlined aluminum housing. This wide view of the battlespace eliminates blind spots and provides better situational awareness with both eyes open. Though it looks like a holographic sight, the ROMEO8 is a closed reflex red dot sight. While there are a few differences in technology, the biggest is that a red dot uses an LED projected on a reflective lens and a holographic sight uses a laser on a specially printed hologram.
The ROMEO8H is designed for hunters with a quad ballistic circle dot reticle that provides hold-over calibrated for 5.56 and .762 calibers. Coupled with .5 MOA adjustments for shooting at distance. The ROMEO8H has also been streamlined for lighter weight and reduced visual footprint to provide a stealthier form factor for the hunter while shedding weight. The ROMEO8T has a steel reinforcing shroud over the aiming window to provide a ruggedized combat sight.
The integrated mount will easily and quickly attach to any Picatinny Mil-STD 1913 rail and features a large ½ hex bolt capable of 85-inch pounds of torque so it won’t lose zero.
The small 2 MOA red dot has 10 visible brightness settings and two that are only visible with night vision devices. Even at the higher settings, the ROMEO8s will run more than 10 years on a single battery. In addition to the single center aiming dot, the user can choose to add a 65 MOA red dot aiming circle, a single center dot with three hold over dots, or all three together.
Designed for harsh environments, the ruggedized Mil-spec red dot sight is IPX-7 Waterproof up to 1 meter for 30 minutes and designed to remain accurate no matter the temperature differentials. This means you won’t have to worry about point of impact shift in extreme environments. And while the internals are literally bombproof, the external lenses have Lensarmor and Lenshield to protect the glass from scratching and keeps them fog, dust, oil, and gunk free.
And if something should ever happen to the ROMEO8, it is covered by the incomparable Sig Electro-Optics limited 5-year electronics warranty and Infinite Guarantee so you know it will be taken care of.
My name is Dan Kidder, I am Managing Editor of Sportsman's News Magazine. I am a former Marine who served with the Fleet Anti Terrorism Security Team Company during Operation Desert Storm. Prior to moving to Utah, I served as communications director for Georgia Congressman Mac Collins in his Washington, DC office. I am the President and CEO of On Target Defensive Training, offering firearms and unarmed combat courses to civilians and law enforcement. My students have included federal agents of the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, Border Patrol, ICE, local and state law enforcement, national celebrities, and the general public. My beat at Sportsman's News includes tactical firearms, personal protection, survival, first aid, camping, and hiking.