Heavy Metal: The New Crimson Trace HRO – Heavy Recoil Optic

   09.06.22

Heavy Metal: The New Crimson Trace HRO – Heavy Recoil Optic

If you’ve been on the search for something a bit more durable and capable of handling the heavy recoil of your most brutal Hog guns, then you’ll be excited to hear that Crimson Trace has finally released the HRO or Heavy Recoil Optic that was announced during SHOT Show 2022. The HRO is intended to be used specifically on rifles chambered in bigger, heavier hitting cartridges like 308 Winchester, 300 Win Mag, 458 SOCOM, and the like. This makes the HRO specifically effective on what most people would typically call a “Hog Gun.” Full details and pricing are listed below.

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Heavy Metal: The New Crimson Trace HRO - Heavy Recoil Optic

Heavy Metal: The New Crimson Trace HRO – Heavy Recoil Optic

HRO Specifications

  • Fit: Universal Pic Rail
  • Dot Size: 2 MOA – Red
  • Runtime: 50,000 Hours
  • CT Motion Sensor: Yes
  • Eye Relief: Unlimited
  • Construction: Aerospace Aluminum
  • Waterproof: IPX7
  • Weight: 8.5 oz with battery

The HRO™ (Heavy Recoil Optic) is the next generation of quick acquisition tactical reflex sights. Packed with best-in-class features like CT Motion “shake-to-wake” sensor and integrated Pic Rail mount, the HRO™ looks good and performs even better.

Heavy Metal: The New Crimson Trace HRO - Heavy Recoil Optic

AllOutdoor correspondents had a chance to check out the HRO in person at SHOT Show 2022 and according to several AOD writers, the HRO is quite a beefy-looking optic but comes in at just under 9 ounces in weight putting it in the same weight class as the holographic EOTech XPS2. However, the HRO comes with a bunch of neat features that are not found on the EOTech including an 8-hour auto shutoff function, a CT MOTION Sensor that automatically turns the reflex sight back on, and a much lower out-the-door price.

The HRO will come standard with an integrated universal pic rail mount, brightness adjustments on both sides of the optic, and a side access battery tray. Speaking of the batteries, Crimson Trace states that the new HRO has a battery life of up to 50,000 hours on a CR2 battery.

Heavy Metal: The New Crimson Trace HRO - Heavy Recoil Optic

The new Crimson Trace Heavy Recoil Optic is available now directly from the Crimson Trace website for a price of $479.99. For more information or to take advantage of 10% off your next order with Crimson Trace, you can sign up for their “Crimson Club” email list for free. Do you have a firearm that this optic would be useful on for its more robust design meant for .308 rifles and up? Let us know down in the comments.

Heavy Metal: The New Crimson Trace HRO - Heavy Recoil Optic

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