Holosun is a Chinese company that makes quality optics for much less than the US-based brands like Trijicon and EOTech. Their red dots are packed with great features such as Solar Failsafe and Shake Awake technology to ensure they work when you need them the most.
One of the best features is their multiple reticle system which gives you three different options for your reticle. These include a standard 2 MOA red dot, a 32 MOA ring reticle, and a ring & dot combo reticle.
If you have a Holosun rifle or pistol, then you can change the reticle at any time. This will allow you to zero the optic at a different distance, or to confirm that your aim point is still in the center of the red dot when you are shooting at a target. You can do this by aiming at the target with the optic and adjusting it until you are happy that the center of the reticle is in the same position as your aim point.
Most Holosun sights have a north-south knob and an east-west knob that you can use to adjust the reticle. Every time you twist the knob, there will be a small ‘click’ sound that will indicate that you have made an adjustment. This makes it easy to keep track of your adjustments and ensure that you are making the right ones for your particular reticle.
When you first set up your Holosun, it’s important to zero the reticle at a known distance. This will help you determine how much you need to adjust the reticle to achieve a precise point of aim.
To do this, you’ll need to measure your difference between the center of the reticle and the point of impact in inches. This can be done using a target that has been printed with perfect 1″ squares. It will make it very easy for you to know how much adjustment is needed at a certain distance.
You can also use a laser pointer to zero your optic. This will be the same method used to zero a bore sight.
If you do not have a laser pointer, then you can use a spotter scope to check the reticle’s accuracy. Generally, the point of impact should be within 2 inches from your aim point at a given distance.
The HS510C has a multi-reticle system that allows you to switch between a 65 MOA circle and a 2 MOA dot. This makes it a great option for hunters and shooters who are looking for an affordable alternative to other reflex or holographic sights.
Changing the reticle
Changing the reticle is one of the most important steps in using the Holosun red dot sight. It’s the part that sets this sight apart from others and will make it a big difference for you at the range or in the field.
The Holosun HS510C is equipped with an advanced multi-reticle system that lets you choose from a 2MOA dot, a 65 MOA circle or a combination of the two. This means that you can use your optic with a different reticle for every match, and even have your sights co-witness with iron sights if you like.
You can change the reticle on the Holosun HS510C by holding down either of the plus or minus buttons until the reticle changes color. The reticle will then blink for about three seconds before changing again to the new reticle type. Repeat the process to cycle through each reticle choice.
There are a couple of things to remember about changing the reticle on your Holosun HS510C. First, you should be aware of the fact that there are no other buttons on the sight and all functions are controlled by the plus and minus buttons.
Also, you should be careful not to press the button too hard or too often as this may damage your reticle. If you’re not sure what you’re doing, you can always ask for help from a professional.
Lastly, you should also be familiar with the solar component and battery that power the Holosun HS510C. These can both provide a variety of benefits, including the ability to operate as a backup power source in the event of a dead battery or when shooting in low light conditions.
The solar panel can be used to power the reticle when the optic is in auto mode and it will automatically adjust the brightness depending on the environment. You can also manually adjust the brightness yourself if you prefer.
The Holosun HS510C is also the only red dot sight that features Shake Awake technology, which allows you to shut the reticle off and save battery life when it’s not in use. This allows you to carry your Holosun HS510C on long treks without worry.
Adjusting the brightness
Depending on the lighting conditions, you may need to change your Holosun reticle brightness. To do this, press the plus (+) or minus (-) button on your optic. The plus button will increase the reticle brightness, while the minus button lowers it. Simply tap and hold the buttons for about five to 10 seconds and you’ll see your reticle change.
The green reticle is easier for the human eye to see than red-dot reticles. It is also more forgiving when it comes to detecting targets in bright light or during a violent encounter.
It also has auto-brightness control that matches ambient light and adjusts the reticle accordingly, making it much more readable than competing red-dot sights. It is a feature that I especially appreciate because it saves me time and effort when shooting in low-light situations.
In addition to automatic brightness mode, the HS510C offers a variety of user-selectable options including the 2 MOA dot, 65 MOA ring, and full circle-dot reticle. The reticle automatically switches between these settings at the push of a button, but it does not cycle smoothly through these settings and often skips intermediate settings.
Another feature is Shake Awake, which shuts off the LED during periods of motionlessness. This function can be disabled and is programmed by the user.
This feature is great for people who like to travel with their optics. It can be difficult to find a sight that works properly when you don’t have a battery installed, so this feature is a welcome failsafe.
The HS510C also has a solar charging system, which powers the sight by using power from its internal battery. This allows the sight to function even without a battery plugged in, provided it has had enough sunlight to charge its internal power cell.
The HS510C is extremely lightweight and durable. Its MAO finish makes it look and feel tough, while the QD mount is a handy feature that can help you keep your sight tight to your weapon. It’s also easy to attach and remove thanks to its modular design. It is designed to last for 50,000 hours of use at low brightness settings and 20,000 hours at high brightness.
Cleaning the reticle
One of the most important aspects of any red dot sight is its reticle, and Holosun has taken note. The company’s HS510C-GR, for example, features a reticle which has a dual-mode design, so you can toggle between a 65 MOA circle reticle and 2 MOA dot in the span of a blink. It also boasts some of the best optics in a package with a titanium alloy frame, 6061 aluminum body, and a titanium hood that’s as stylish as it is functional.
The aforementioned multi-mode design is augmented by some clever optical innovations like Shake Awake and Solar Failsafe, which enables this ol’ buck to run a full battery for a prolonged period of time even when the power source isn’t in tip top shape. They’ve also mastered the art of parallax free reticle design with the help of holographic technology. The aforementioned tritium reticle was the obvious best-seller, but Holosun also has a good ol’ fashioned LED version of it that is just as effective.