Sightmark’s New Wolverine

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Sightmark announced a pair of new red dot sights for your rifles. Called the Wolverine, the sight comes in two different configurations: the CSR and the FSR. Both sights are designed to be rugged with a long battery life.

The company states the sights are IP67 rated, which indicates resistance to both water and dust. The sight housing is made of 6061-T6 aluminum and clad in a rubber coating that acts as an armor against scratches and impacts. The internals are shockproof, and the lenses are coated with an anti-reflective finish that also provides scratch resistance. The units are nitrogen purged and should be fog proof.

Both of the sights operate on a single AA battery. According to the company, the sights should run for about 50,000 hours (on average) on a single battery. While not stated, I would assume that is with a lithium AA. Frankly, the cost of lithium AA batteries is not much more than a quality alkaline but gives better run time and discharge during storage characteristics.

The CSR uses a 4 MOA dot and has a 23mm objective lens. It weighs 10.3 ounces. The FSR uses a 2 MOA dot with a 28mm objective lens. It is slightly heavier at 12.3 ounces. Both of the units offer unlimited eye relief and no magnification. The stated operating range is -22˚F to 122˚F.

Pricing ranges from $155.99 for the CSR to $179.99 for the FSR. Sightmark makes a range of products such as these lasers and this night vision rifle scope.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • thedonn007

    Too bad the less expensive model does not ise a 2 moa dot as well.

    • Kivaari

      Too bad we can’t buy good optics that sell for $200 and actually work well. Then again we could buy $500 EOTech sights that don’t work, or leave us wondering when and where our sight will fail. I sent my new-in-the-box EXPS2 back for a refund. Losing trust in the product clouds the picture. I don’t know what I should replace it with. It wont be with a Sightmark anything.

      • Andy Kay

        Vortex sparc II, primary arms advanced microdot

        • Hollow

          Exactly. The best two options under $200

      • hANNABONE

        Lucid..?

        • Kivaari

          I like the Lucid. The rubber armor is good, lens clarity is great, but old eyes make the red dot a big blur. A sight not yet available but out there is the new Vortex 1X prism which has a focusing rear lens. I like the idea of having a reticle if the battery goes bad. I am going to ease into this next purchase. Many sights will do the job on my flat tops. I use a Leupold Mk4 1.5-5x24mm on my go to gun. I have an A2 SBR which complicates and limits option. A good red dot perched on top of the handle gives a dose of awkward to the gun.

  • mig1nc

    Only waterproof to 1m/3ft. Interesting. The AimPoint Pro is 150ft. But then again, it is tripple the price.

    • Vhyrus

      Planning on scuba diving with your AR sometime? Or are you just worried about all these tragic boating accidents you’ve been reading about lately?

      • mig1nc

        Boating is hazardous to guns 🙂 . But really 1m is not much. Any pond could be deeper than that.

      • Kivaari

        Seriously, one meter is really nothing. I have used all kinds of glass during heavy rain and found many simply don’t keep out the weather. Add getting in and out of a heated vehicle, where the glass heats and cools and it “pumps out” the nitrogen, then contracts sucking water into the optic. When Simmons hit the market we bought about $10,000 worth and they usually made it out the door, to the range and back to the store fogged up. An anti-fogging warranty doesn’t help when the replacement scope does the same thing.

    • Kivaari

      One meter amounts to a heavy rain in Western Washington.

    • Tom Currie

      Are you planning on taking your rifle scuba diving with you?

  • Dracon1201

    That’s pretty heavy.

  • stephen

    SightMark, when questionable quality counts!

    😉

    I have tried a couple of SM products and so have a few friends. In the the end we all agree that its a waste of money. My advise is buy once, cry once.

  • Hellbilly

    Cool. More junk! Sightmark products belong on Airsoft guns. Their products do not hold up on real firearms, as I found the hard way years ago.

    • Vhyrus

      I have a sightmark ultra on my tavor that has worked great for years. The laser got stuck on and burned out but the actual sight is rock solid.

      • All the Raindrops

        So, you’re saying it’s a piece of junk that’s not actually rock solid?

        • Vhyrus

          Guess I should have been clearer. The Ultra is a sight with an integrated laser for close range. The laser part doesn’t work anymore, but the sight itself does. For 100 bucks I can’t complain.

          Unless you were just being an ass. If so, cool story bro.

    • skusmc

      I can personally attest to this, also and I’m no gear snob. I have a SightMark that I actually only use on a paintball gun now because it sorta works most of the time. Couldn’t stand up to the monstrous recoil of .223 it seems.

    • IndyToddrick

      Sightmark products are not airsoft junk IMO. They are crude, but solid from my experience. They fill a nitch that doesn’t give them the best reputation, and that is one step above cheap Chinese junk–while still being cheap and Chinese. If you’re looking for smooth edges and perfect lenses then Sightmark isn’t for you, but the ones I’ve owned/used are built to last and warrantied for life. I guess what I’m saying is that there are much worse scope manufacturers out there, especially the ones that don’t even have a real company name, and those are what I consider airsoft.

      I have a Sightmark scope on my .30-06 and it has worked well for years. It was all I could afford at the time and I see no reason to replace it. At the same time, I am also sort of a gear snob. As for red dots, only Aimpoint will do for me.

  • Sledgecrowbar

    I want to like this for “range toy”-guns but if there’s one thing I hate it’s cr2032 coin batteries in full-size optics and AA batteries when all my other stuff uses cr123a. I’m willing to deal with the coin batteries on handgun red dots but could we please standardize to cr123a for everything else? AA and AAA screams shit-grade airsoft now to me.

    • cs

      AA’s can be found under every rock on planet earth. Good luck getting a CR123A at a gas station, out of a TV remote, or in the middle of Timbuktu.

      It’s a lot like making an argument over caliber size because you bought a bunch of rifles that use proprietary mags and wildcat cartridges. My advice to you is to start making smarter choices based on what type of battery the device will use before you buy it. 🙂

    • cs

      *AA’s are like the 7.62×39 of the battery world.

    • Jon Hammett

      My Mepro Tru-dot RDS uses a single AA battery and it is most certainly not airsoft grade. It is on my go to rifle and I have purposely dropped the thing while attached to my rifle and found that it still works just fine and holds zero. Also, AAs are everywhere. In Walmart, corner gas stations, the dollar store. 123s are hard to find and quite a bit more expensive. I wish everything used AAs.

      • cs

        You can say the same thing for the AIMPOINT COMP M4 in use by the US Military, which uses one AA and runs for 80K hours on a single AA.

  • >’w'<

    Seem like some Chinese M4S with a new skin…..
    Maybe there are Aimpoint logo under rubber cover? lol