I have never seen another brand competing against own products so much. It’s quite ironic and exciting at the same time. Come on Holosun, you can’t blame us. You guys are making too many sights that are quite similar to each other.
Let’s talk about two red dot sights made by Holosun that are quite similar. I am talking about Holosun 507c vs 508t. Two very similar sights that does the same task.
Who does it better? Let’s find out.
Holosun 507C/ 508T – Outlooks
Holosun 507C/ 508T – Specs
|Specs||Holosun 507C||Holosun 508T|
|Weight||1.5 Oz||2 Oz|
|Material||7076 T6 Aluminum||Titanium|
|Brightness Settings||10DL and 2NV||10DL and 2NV|
|Reticle||2MOA dot, 32 MOA circle||2MOA dot, 32 MOA circle|
Holosun 507C VS 508T – Differences
- 507c is lighter.
- 508t is made out of titanium and 507c is made out of aluminum.
- 508t has a titanium surface finish. 507c has anodized finish.
- 507c looks a bit rounded where 508t looks a bit rectangular.
- 508t is more expensive.
Holosun 507c: 507c has little to no quality control issues. Lens used on this sight is fully multi-coated. It’s scratch proof and shock proof. Entire sight is waterproof as well. As fog can’t get inside the lens or inside the sight, it’s fog proof as well.
Overall, solid build quality with good qc and good customer service.
Holosun 508T: Lens used here is also fully multi-coated. It’s waterproof and scratch resistant. As the reticle is glass etched, there is no chance of reticle misplacement from drops either.
Housing of this sight is really well built. You guys can feel just how robust and solid titanium feels over aluminum. Titanium finish also feels nicer than anodization. But that’s personal preference. You might like anodization more and that’s okay.
Holosun 507c: It is made out of aluminum. The aluminum has a semi matte anodized finish. Anodization is on point and it looks fabulous. 7076 T6 aluminum is some of the best in the market. They are lightweight and durable. Thanks to this, 507c may as well last over a decade or so.
Holosun 508t: Instead of going for the traditional aluminum to make the sight, Holosun used another popular material. Titanium, Holosun has been using Titanium on their sights for a while now. A lot of other manufacturer also jumped on this bandwagon. It’s a good band not going to lie. Titanium is one of the most durable
material you can use on a sight.
In terms of durability, it will outlive 507c in any given weather.
Holosun 507C: It may not be as durable as the 508t, but doesn’t mean it doesn’t perform as good. 507c is highly accurate in short to semi med-range.
I mean, it’s a 1x red dot sight. It won’t show you the ultimate view from the cliff. But it will very well help you nail the ultimate prey.
Holosun 508T: It’s also a 1x reflex red dot sight. It performs as it should. Really well with no complaints. You also have 12 brightness settings to choose from.
During dusk or under bright light, it performs equally well. I for one, a big fan of the 508t.
Holosun 507C: Total length of 507c is 1.78 inches. That’s quite short. The weight feels slightly forward balanced. But not over the top. It still won’t make you lose balance on the gun. Afterall, it’s just a 1.5oz sight.
Height and width of the sight is also quite tame.
Holosun 508t: Funnily enough, both of the sight here shares the same exact dimension. Despite having a different avatar, their overall dimensions are exactly the same. Based on same mold design probably. So, you cannot decide based on the size alone.
Holosun 507c: 507c is the lighter sight between the two. The weight of 507c is only 1.5oz. Really light for a red dot sight. I mean you use red dot sights on top of pistols, it has to be light. Otherwise, they will be unusable on pistols. Despite being a lightweight sight, it’s not poorly made at all.
Holosun 508t: It is just slightly heavier than 507c. But there is a reason for that. Extended rectangular top side like holographic sight instead of rounded like red dot sight. That needs extra material and extra lens. On top of that, it’s made out of titanium and not anodized aluminum. A much more durable finish.
Holosun 507C/ 508T – Videos
Holosun 507C VS 508T – Summary
Holosun 507C vs 508t was mostly one-sided battle. Both of the side has almost the same features. One key takeaway from here is what do you prefer.
Aluminum or titanium. For me, it has to be titanium. It feels more solid, is more solid and theoretically, it will outlive any aluminum sights you purchase alongside.
For me the easy choice here is Holosun 508t.