Rifle Scope Reviews

Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot Sight Riflescope, 1x 25mm Review

Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot Sight Riflescope, 1x 25mm Review

The Bushnell Trophy Red Dot Sight Riflescope: A light in the woods

A red dot sight works well for fast target acquisition in low light, if you are in the market for a new red dot sight this review will help you make a decision.

If you want to start out with a red-dot optic without breaking the bank the Bushnell Trophy Red Dot Sight might be right choice. In this review we take you through the features, pros and cons of this scope so you have all the relevant information available.

The Bushnell Trophy Red Dot sight is suitable for low light conditions and thick woods. It comes Amber Bright, high contrast lens coating and is fog, water and shock proof. It has multicoated optics and a 3 MOA red dot reticle.

It has an unlimited field of view and eye relief. It is available in Matte black or Realtree APG camo depending on your needs.

Features

  • It comes with Amber Bright high contrast lens coating
  • It has a fog proof, waterproof and shock proof construction
  • It comes with multi-coated optics
  • It comes with a 3 MOA, red dot-reticle
  • It has a tilted front lens that reflects LED light to create the red dot
  • It provides easy target acquisition
  • It is available in Black or Realtree APG camo
  • It has a CR2032 Battery
  • Weight: 3.7 ounces (106g)
  • Dimensions – length: 2.4 inches (61.8mm)

Pros

  • It handles recoil very well
  • The mirror finish on the lens produces good light and reduces glare
  • The battery has a long life (up to a year)
  • It is well made, compact and durable
  • The rubber lens covers protect the lenses well when not in use
  • The knobs are easy to use even with gloves
  • It is easy to use with both eyes open
  • It is lightweight

Cons

  • An additional riser for mounting is recommended
  • The emitter location can cause the dot to vanish in the upper ¼ of the scope
  • There are issues with dot alignment which is not always dead center
  • The laser causes shadowing and mirroring inside the sight
  • The color of the realtree option varies from the description

Summary

The Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot, is a very good sight for the price. Its good points include its size and construction. It is compact and well made. It has a mirror finish on the lens which reduces glare.

The battery lasts well if you remember to turn it off after use and won’t need replacing for at least a year. The sight holds its zero very well even with heavy recoil (from weapons such as an AK47).

The knobs are easy to use and can be turned even when you are wearing gloves during cold spells. You can use it with both eyes open and it has a good field of view.

It is light enough to mount on a lighter weapon and will work for various applications. This Bushnell Trophy Red Dot is ideal for non-precision targeting at up to 328 yards (300m).

On the bad side, you will need to spend a little more money for a riser depending on your weapon and how you mount it. The emitter location of the laser can cause the dot to vanish in the upper part of the scope.

The emitter location varies on newer and older models between 6’o’clock and 4 o’clock and this causes the red dot to vary between dead centre and a little closer to centre between these models. The laser can also cause some shadowing and mirroring inside the sight.

Comparison

This is quite a basic sight, but is well built and tough. It is a good meeting between cost and performance.

The Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 scope is in a class of its own in terms of quality of optics and durability for its price. It is well built and holds its zero very well for a sight on a budget.

It may need an additional riser when you mount it, depending on your weapon and the type of shooting you do. If you choose the realtree option other than matte black be aware that the color can vary quite a bit from what is shown online.

The red dot is not as clear and precise and may form a starburst, where other more expensive scopes have a crisper red dot on various settings.

Verdict

If you are a newer shooter, the Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red-dot is a good start to start your training with a basic type of sight. This will work very well for target shooting and non-competition shooting or as your first red-dot type optic.

It has a varied set of options in terms of its application, you can mount it on various types of weapons and improve your targeting. You will have enough money left after buying this tough guy to get enough ammunition for a day on the range, and even some other accessories you may have your eye on.

Try this sight if you want a clear target in low light or between the trees.

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