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Gear Review: Holosun SCRS GR MRS Green Dot Sight

First there was the Holosun SCS (s)olar (c)harging (s)ight for pistols. Then, last year, Holosun begat the SCRS. If you guessed that stands for solar charging rifle sight, give yourself a cookie. The SCRS is basically a round, tube-like SCS for rifles. And that’s a very good thing.

What we have here is the SCRS GR MRS. That’s a lot of letter, but they make sense when you decipher it all…a solar charging rifle sight, with green multi-reticle system. Got it?

The Chinese made Holusun SCRS GR MRS goes directly up against some beefier competitors from America and Sweden, but it’s smaller and lighter. While it probably isn’t as bullet-proof as those others, for most gun owners, the SCRS ideal — both in size and cost — for their ARs, PDW, PCC, SBR, or shotgun.

What makes the SCRS stand out, of course is the S and the C, meaning it’s solar charging. There is no replaceable battery. It’s completely powered by its own self-charging solar cell.

The unit can be turned on or off. Holosun rates the battery life on a full charge at 50,000 at a medium brightness level. But that’s hard to measure because the SCRS is pretty much always charging itself if there’s sufficient ambient light. The only way to really test that would be to fully charge the internal battery, then cover the solar cell with electrician’s tape.

Let’s just say I haven’t done that. But I’ve used the rifle off and on a lot over the last month. It lives in my safe where it’s always nice and dark. Every time I pull it out, though, the dot’s on and ready to go.

As you can see, the SCRS is small and comes pre-mounted on a riser with tools and rubber lens caps. If you can turn on a light switch, you can mount the SCRS on your rifle.


The SCRS — with red or green dot — comes in two versions. One with a standard 2 MOA dot. The MRS versions in each color have multi-reticle options. That means you can use the 2 MOA dot, a 65 MOA circle, or both. We have the green MRS version, which I prefer. The green versions cost slightly more, but green light is about six times more readily visible to the human eye and after using both, I find it better to work with.

The SCRS can adjust automatically to lighting conditions or be adjusted manually. It has 12 brightness setting including to that are night vision compatible.

The SCRS has great optical clarity. There’s a very slight blue tint that’s hardly visible in photographs.

Even in bright Texas mid day sun, the SCRS has plenty of oomph so seeing the reticle isn’t an issue.

The SCRS GR MRS working with Holosun’s HM3X 3X magnifier.

If you pair the SCRS with a 3X magnifier like Holosun’s HM3x flip-up magnifier (review to follow), you can handle anything out to 300…maybe even 400 yards with a little range practice.

The Holosun SCRS with the multi-reticle option is a very solid high value option in a small, versatile, rifle red dot. It will handle just about anything you can throw at it and give you the ability to get the most our of your rifle and the ranges most shooters use them.

Specifications: Holosun SCRS GR MRS Green Dot Sight

Magnification: 1X
Dot Size: 2 MOA
Reticle: 65 MOA Circle
Color: Green (red also available)
Brightness Settings: 10 manual w/ 2 night vision
Battery: Solar-charged
Battery Life: unlimited
Shake-Awake: Yes
Housing: 7075 Aluminum
Dimensions: 1.7 x 1.35 x 1.6 inches
Weight: 2.45 oz.
MSRP: $352.93 (found online for about $299)

 

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