There were a few new additions to the SIG Sauer optics lineup at the recent 2017 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits: the ROMEO5X and ROMEO5XDR red dots and the JULIET4 magnifier.
The SIG Sauer optics line has been growing pretty steadily ever since it was first announced a few years back. At the recent 2017 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, the manufacturer added a few more new offerings to the line — two red dot models, as well as a magnifier.
The new red dot additions include the ROMEO5X and ROMEO5XDR. Meanwhile, the new magnifier is the JULIET4, which offers 4x magnification for any and all red dots.
The “X” in the new ROMEO5X and ROMEO5XDR stands for “extended” life, and that's exactly what the user will get. Both of these new SIG Sauer optics utilize a single, common AAA battery for an increase in effective runtime. The previous ROMEO5 runs off a CR2032 battery.
The ROMEO5XDR offers an additional benefit in the form of a Dual Reticle (DR). The user is able to choose between a standard 2 MOA dot or a 65 MOA circle dot for even quicker target acquisition.
“The ROMEO5 has proven to be a very practical and popular red dot sight at an affordable price,” said Andy York, president of the SIG Sauer Electro-Optics division. “We are excited to expand the value further with both extended runtime and multiple reticle options for our AR customers.”
And, of course, both of these new models utilize the earlier ROMEO5's sturdy, lightweight design and feature the same high-performance coatings and SIG's MOTAC (Motion Activated Illumination) to enhance battery life.
SIG Sauer ROMEO5X (5XDR)
Dot Size: 2 MOA; 2 MOA or 65 MOA Circle (5XDR)
Clear Aperture: .787 in./20mm
Illumination Settings: 8 day/2 NV
Elevation Adjustment Range: +/- 40 MOA Minimum
Windage Adjustment Range: +/- 40 MOA Minimum
Weight: 5.1 oz./145 g (with riser mount and AAA Alkaline battery)
MSRP: $239.99 (ROMEO5X); $299.99 (ROMEO5XDR)
The first magnifier in the SIG Sauer optics line, the JULIET4 quickly enhances the magnification of any standard red dot from 1x to 4x. This makes it a great option for any instances where a combination of close- and medium-range engagements may be present.
The new JULIET4 magnifier comes equipped with a PowerCam 90-degree mount system, which means the shooter can easily transition between magnified and non-magnified shooting. The optic also features a quick-detach mount with built-in recoil lugs. The result is a magnifier that's both easy to remove and rock-steady while mounted.
In terms of durability, the JULIET4 utilizes an aircraft-grade CNC aluminum housing and incorporates front thread-in lens protectors and flip-back rear protectors to defend against the elements. The optic also comes with spacers for adjusting height.
Although the new JULIET4 4x magnifier is compatible with all red dots, it's tailored for SIG's own ROMEO red dots.
“The new JULIET4 Magnifier works with any and all red dot sights,” York said, “but it was designed as an integrated optical system when used in conjunction with SIG’s new ROMEO4 and ROMEO6 red dot sights with ballistic holdover reticles. This amazing new combo allows for fast, intuitive red dot target acquisition that transforms instantly into a 4X magnified riflescope with ballistic holds.”
SIG Sauer JULIET4 Magnifier
Field of View: 6.25 degrees
Objective Lens Clear Aperture: 24mm
Exit Pupil: 6.0mm
Eye Relief: 65mm
Diopter Range: +/-2
Adjustment Range: +/-45 MOA
Waterproofing: 20m, 1 hour
Overall Length: 4.2 in., 107mm
Overall Height: 2.6 in., 66mm
Overall Width: 2.1 in., 53mm
Weight: 12.5 oz., 357g