8 Best Holographic Sights Reviewed in 2020


We have shared a lot of rifle scopes and crossbow scopes over the past year. Rarely there was a red-dot or holographic-sight in the post. 

Don’t worry we didn’t forget about the holographic-sight users. Holographics sight can be a lot of fun to use. They can test your ability to shoot without any magnification. Normally, we don’t need them as we are not in the Army. 

But even a lot of civil security worker that uses rifle in their task looks for authentic holographic-sights to mount on their gun. 

In this post, I will try to share some of the best holographic sight that I came across. This post is dominated by EOTech. I want to make something clear, Eotech didn’t pay me a penny to promote their product. Their product is some of the best if not the best in the market. 

Best Holographic Sights

1. Eotech HHS I Holographic Hybrid Sight

Magnification 3x
Objective Lens 0.85 in
Eye Relief 2.2 in
Field of View 7.3 degrees
Illumination Type Holographic
Battery Type CR123A, 1000 hours
Weight 22.4 oz

One thing that Eotech always was behind is in magnification. Their sights are great, no doubt about that. But they lacked magnification. That isn’t an issue while hog hunting. But if you are shooting in an open area with a wide field of view, a little bit of magnification will help tremendously. 

That’s where this Hybrid Sight comes in. The Eotech HHS I is combined on EXPS3-4 with the 3x-power G33.STS magnifier in the same sight. This makes the sight versatile and opens a world of vas new shooting experience. 

But due to this, the sight does become a little bit longer. The overall length of the sight is 7.7inches. The weight of the sight is 22.4ounces. Not that big compared to the overall size. The overall length and weight are still less compared to a riflescope. 

The reticle is dot-in-circle. Right below the main dot, there are 3 additional dots. The dots are calibrated at 100 yards for .223 ammo. If you want you can use a higher caliber. The reticle is out of the box suitable for hog hunting. You don’t need to calibrate anything for that. 

The only thing holding me back from suggesting this to everyone in the price. This is not a cheap sight by any means. It’s almost at the doorstep of ACOG territory. But it offers so much compared to a traditional Holographic Sight, the price doesn’t seem that much anymore. 

2. Eotech HHS III Holographic Hybrid Sight

Magnification 1x
Objective Lens 0.85 in
Eye Relief Unlimited
Field of View 7.3 degrees
Illumination Type Holographic
Battery Type 2200h Alkaline Batteries
Water Resistant Mark 3 m, 10 ft

HHS III is the latest version of Eotech hybrid holographic sight series. Like the other HHS sights, this one also features night-vision capability.

This sight features a 518-2 with a G33 Magnifier giving you 3x magnification. Thanks to that, you are ready for both close combat and the long-game when necessary. 

Not a lot of company does provide magnification with holographic sights. It’s not always necessary either. But when you bundle that with night vision and two-dot reticle, why not.

There is one red dot underneath the main dot. The reticle is illuminated and comes with 20 adjustable brightness settings. You will need an AA battery to operate the sight.

One of the best features in the Eotech HHS series is the NEVER OUT OF THE FIGHT function. To simplify the function, even if your sight gets shot it won’t siege to function. In fact, you can use the clear side of the sight with pinpoint accuracy. How cool is that? You don’t need to close one eye for accuracy either. 

It’s priced cheaper than the HHS I. If you can afford the price, without any doubt go for it.

3. Eotech EXPS3 Holographic Weapon Sight

Magnification 1x
Objective Lens 0.85 in
Eye Relief Unlimited
Field of View 30 yds @4 in
Illumination Type Holographic
Brightness Settings 30
Weight 11.2 oz

Now that the magnified scopes are out of the way, let’s talk about some of the traditional Holographic sights. Not a lot of companies make holographic sights. Not all of them make military-grade sights either. But Eotech does, that’s why this post is dominated by them. 

The reticle of this sight is illuminated via a class 2 direct laser emitter. It’s not an LED one. LED illuminated reticle is the most common one among regular red dot sights. 

The advantage of this sight is the reticle is upfront, not in the eyepiece. Unlike riflescope, where the reticle is in the eyepiece. The holographic lens performs better in an objective lens. 

Like the priciest Eotech sights, this one also features the never out of fight function. If your sight gets shot, or mud gets in one corner, you can use the rest of the visible space with pinpoint accuracy. 

The sight is also night vision capable. The night vision clarity and the reticle is clearly visible during the darkest night. You won’t have any issue while using the sight in any condition. It is also waterproof.

This sight is so small, that if your gun supports a side mounting rail you can mount this as canted sight. You need one Type 123 Lithium battery to operate the scope. As the reticle is illuminated, if you don’t use the battery you can’t use the illumination. 

Considering it’s almost half of the price of the previous two, there isn’t much to consider while recommending this sight.

4. Eotech EXPS2 Holographic Weapon Sight

Magnification 1x
Objective Lens 0.85 in
Eye Relief Unlimited
Field of View 30 yds @4 in
Illumination Type Holographic
Brightness Settings 22
Weight 11.2 oz

I hope you are not bored with seeing Eotech stuff. Because there is more to come. Eotech EXPS2 is the cheaper version of EXPS3.

When we look for a red dot for our rifle. Most of the time there aren’t any true 1x magnification sights. Most of them either come at 1.25x or 1.5x, not true 1x. 

But this sight is a true 1x sight. It will be great for hog hunting or tactical assault. It’s been tested by US military Special Forces militants. Rest assured you can’t complain about the quality. 

Eotech didn’t leave any room to complain about. Good pricing, true 1x red dot sight. As the reticle is illuminated you can use the sight during the night with ease. The battery life of this scope is insane. You will get around 600 hours with a single CR123 battery. How crazy is that?

The eye relief is infinite. You can use the sight as canted sight without any issue. Hog hunting won’t feel uncomfortable either. 

Down the line, if you want to pair it with an Eotech G33 magnifier, you can do that. The overall length of the sight is so low that you can easily mount the magnifier in front of it. That’s why I said, there won’t be any issue setting this as canted sight. For the price, this is a best holographic sight. 

5. Eotech 518 A65 Holographic Weapon Sight

Magnification 1x
Finish Matte Black
Length 5.6 Inches
Style Reflex
Battery AA
Adjustment Click Value 1/2 MOA
Weight 13.8 oz

Compared to other this one is relatively old. Perhaps that’s why it is lacking the night vision feature. Eotech 518.A65 has a lot of modern features that make the sight a good one. 

It features an adjustable illuminated reticle. You can use 20 levels of brightness with that. Even with the 20 levels of illumination, sadly the sight is not compatible with night vision. 

If you work mostly during the day then this sight will be an excellent option for you. It’s quite long compared to other holographic optics. Even after the size, you can easily add a G33 magnifier in front of it. You will immediately go from close range to medium range mode. The 518 is excellent for close-range combat. 

The reticle is your regular red dot crosshair. It’s not a bad thing. I love the minimalistic approach. The buttons are at the sight and easy to press. Even with hand gloves, you can feel the button cavity. You won’t be pressing the wrong button, as there aren’t many buttons to press.

Even though the sight is quite old, it still holds its value in 2020. That’s why we can easily keep it in our best holographic sight list.

6. Vortex AMG UH-1 Gen II Holographic Sight

Magnification 1x
Mount Type Weaver/Picatinny
Eye Relief Unlimited
Dot Size 1 MOA
Parallax Setting Parallax Free
Length 3.9 Inches
Weight 11 oz

For those that were waiting for something other than Eotech. You got it. 

Vortex is an outdoor sporting optics manufacturer. They are known for their budget-friendly riflescopes. Vortex AMG UH-1 Gen II is a best budget holographic sight from Vortex.

The Gen 1 of AMG UH was a huge success. Thanks to that Vortex had to do justice to UH-1 Gen II to make it succeed. Vortex did manage to do that. These holographic sights have four different night vision mode. All of them can be shuffled with the help of just one button.

The reticle of Gen II is an EBR-CQB reticle. It’s easy to understand use. A perfect reticle for a holographic sight. You can adjust the windage and elevation with buttons. It has never been this easier. It feels like you are operating a night vision scope. 

You need one CR123A battery to operate the scope. If you don’t press any button for 14 hours, the scope will turn itself off to save battery. The sight can be unmounted with the press of a button. Overall it’s an excellent holographic sight that has a ton to offer. 

7. Eotech 512 Holographic Weapon Sight

Magnification 1x
Objective Lens 0.85 in
Eye Relief Unlimited
Field of View 30 yds @4 in
Illumination Type Holographic
Water Resistant Mark 10 ft, 3 m
Weight 10.9 oz

The Eotech 512 is one of the most popular sights in Amazon. It’s also one of the most sold items from Eotech. It’s priced competitively to cut down any potential competitors.

Like all the other Eotech sights, this one also features an illuminated reticle. The reticle has 20 levels of adjustments. 

The reticle is simple and easy to use. Sadly even though it’s illuminated, there is no night vision supporting this sight. But it was obvious there won’t be any.

They wanted to provide the raw holographic sight experience that we seek from a best holographic sight. They did manage to deliver that. Out of the box, 50 yards shooting was like icing on the cake. Way too smooth and easy to control. 

For hog hunting or your personal safety, this sight won’t fail you at close combat ever.

If you want something reliable and cheap, that is also one of the best holographic sights for the price, on top of that branded warranty. Then this is the best possible option for you.

8. Holosun HS510C 2 MOA Dot Holographic Sight

Magnification 1x
Objective Window Size 0.91x1.2 in
Eye Relief Unlimited
Adjustment Click Value 0.5 MOA
Finish Aluminum
Parallax Parallax Free
Weight 264 Gram

This is the last sight on our list. A new face is always welcome. Holosun is not that well known among the newbies. 

The HS510C 2 MOA dot sight is a budget-oriented holographic sight. It’s aimed towards people that want something to use in their self-defense gun but don’t want to spend $500 on that. It’s also a good sight for hog hunting. As long as that hog is in your sight that is.

It’s not a magnified sight, you can use A 2 MOA (minute of angle) dot A 65 MOA ring A 2 MOA dot with a 65 MOA ring around it (the Holosun Circle Dot Reticle). Holosun calls it a multiple reticle system. In short, you can use more than one reticle in the same sight. 

The reticle is illuminated, but it’s not night vision supported. We won’t hold Holosun at gunpoint for that. But anyway, in theory, you can use the scope for around 50 thousand hours with one CR2032 battery. 

How? The scope is solar-powered, if you use it under the sun it will keep recharging the battery.

Nice little feature. I can recommend this to anyone on a tight budget. 

Best Holographic Sight: Conclusion

That’s it, folks, thanks for reading. I hope you found something that you like. If so check their current price by clicking the links. 

Make sure to come back for more content. TargetChaser out. 

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