SIG SAUER continues to push its optics line forward with regular introductions. The new gear the company has introduced spans a wide range of price points and niches, offering something for most shooters. Now the company has three new products: the Juliet4, Romeo5X and Romeo5XDR.
The Juliet4 is a 4x magnifier that is designed to be used with the company’s Romeo line of red dot optics. However, the company notes that it can be used effectively with virtually any red dot style optic. SIG states that this magnifier is extremely durable and is waterproof to 20 meters for one hour. It weighs 12.5 ounces and has a suggested retail price of $479.99.
The Romeo5X and Romeo5XDR are both red dot optics with 1x magnification. They are considered compact and weigh about 5 ounces with the riser and an alkaline AAA battery. The 5X model has a 2 MOA dot while the 5XDR (DR = dual reticle) can switch between a 2 MOA red dot and a 65 MOA red circle.
SIG states that a single AAA battery can power either of these optics for up to 50,000 hours under normal conditions. I would imagine that extreme temperature variations and other things can impact the actual runtime.
These units have a 20mm aperture and 10 illumination settings (two are NV compatible, 8 are daylight compatible.) The unit is IPX-7 rated, which means it is submersible to 1 meter for 30 minutes.
The Romeo5X has a retail price of $239 while the DR version is a little more expensive at $299.
All of these products are covered by a lifetime warranty. SIG tries to make this easy by not requiring you to fill out a warranty card, not requiring a receipt and by continuing the warranty coverage even if the optic is transferred to a new owner.