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Holosun AEMS Core Optic: First Look

The Holosun AEMS Core optic is the latest addition to the product line, arriving in a small package, in red or green and at an affordable price. Here's a first look.

Holosun AEMS Core Optic: First Look

(Photo courtesy of Holosun)

Holosun brings a new optic to market in the AEMS Core. The AEMS Core is a small package that provides Core features at a competitive price point.

AEMS Core is constructed with a durable cast aluminum housing offering excellent protection and durability. AEMS Core features a crisp 2MOA dot with 12 brightness settings, 10 daylight and two night vision-compatible, that are easily controlled by robust buttons located on the left side of the housing opposing a 2023 battery compartment. There is plenty of battery life at up to 50,000 hours of continuous operation at a mid-setting. When left untouched, Shake Awake puts the AEMS Core to sleep to preserve battery life and reactivates the reticle with the slightest movement of the optic.

Holosun AEMS Core Optic Added to the Lineup: First Look
(Photo courtesy of Holosun)

At 54mm long, 36mm wide, and 43mm, tall the AEMS Core is 11% shorter than most optics in the 20mm class. Useful for many firearms, the 3.9 oz (without mount) weight makes this a versatile option for nearly any rifle, shotgun, or SBR setup. It comes with a 1/3 co-witness mount to perform across all these various setups.

Holosun provides a lifetime warranty on the AEMS Core.


  • Red or green reticle option
  • Large glass in a small overall package
  • Cast Aluminum Housing
  • Removable 1.63” Lower 1/3 Co-witness Picatinny Mount
  • Only 54mm Long, 36mm wide, 43mm Tall (Without mount)
  • 3.9 oz (without mount)
  • Side-mounted 2032 Battery with 50k hours battery life
  • Shake Awake
  • 54mm x 36mm x 43mm housing
  • MSRP: $352.93 (Red) $370.58 (Green)

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