Bushnell Trophy Red Dot


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7.62 Nato
February 25, 2010, 12:05 PM
I was just looking at one of these and would like to hear peoples opinions and experiences regarding them. Possible applications may be 10/22, AR-15, or slug gun. Or what have/would you use it for ?

Thanks in advance to all who respond.

http://swfa.com/Bushnell-1x32-Trophy-Red-Dot-Sight-P6913.aspx

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winknplink
February 25, 2010, 02:09 PM
I have one of these that currently has no home. IMO, a bit top-heavy for an AR or slug gun as its weight seems to shift the GOG of the weapon and changes handling characteristics...(it's a tad on the heavy side...enough to make the weapon feel top-heavy). The fixed height was bit low for an AR (for me), but, I had it on a 10/22 charger for a hot minute and it was perfect.

It is a fairly good optic for what it is. Reticle is really nice, holds zero, rheostat worked all the time, is clear enough...just limited application options due to a fixed height and added weight. (2cents)

seanie!
February 25, 2010, 02:48 PM
I have the basic 28mm tube 6moa red dot on my Sagia, mounted with an Ultimak rail that's held up to only god knows how many thousands of rounds. I have nothing bad to say about it.

The_Hammer_Man
February 25, 2010, 02:57 PM
I have one of these fitted to my wife's M4 and she loves it. Reasonably clear glass and it cowitnesses with her irons nicely.
Her slug gun has Bushnell's other red dot on it (the one with 4 different reticles and all that) which she really likes.
http://swfa.com/Bushnell-1x28-Trophy-Green-Red-Dot-Sight-P4629.aspx

If I had to choose between them I'd go with the 4 reticle one becaues it's smaller and lighter.

THE DARK KNIGHT
February 25, 2010, 02:58 PM
I have a Bushnell TRS-25 on an ultimak rail too, just like seanie. It takes a pounding and holds zero, gets so hot up there that the target area is wavy and it is just fine.

SpeedAKL
February 25, 2010, 03:39 PM
I have one, it works pretty well for a reasonably-priced red dot optic, and you know you aren't getting junk like some of the cheaper pieces out there.

7.62 Nato
February 25, 2010, 03:48 PM
I'm looking at a used one for about $75. Not a bad price but with the way money is right now I didn't want to throw money away if it's junk.

dewalt-2
February 25, 2010, 04:38 PM
I have two of the red/green quad reticles that hammer man linked to.
One on a Ruger MKIII, and the other on my 686. Very pleased with them, except for the furnished rings. Some Weaver Top Mounts fixed that.

Big Bill
February 25, 2010, 05:00 PM
I bought this Red Dot for my 10/22...

http://www.opticsale.com/tasco-red-dot-1x30-silver-5-moa-dot-822-prd1.html

And this one for my Marlin 60...

http://www.opticsale.com/tasco-red-dot-1x30-matte-5-moa-dot-821-prd1.html

I'm very happy for the quality I got for the money I spent.

Big44mag
February 25, 2010, 05:57 PM
I have not seen that scope before and it is not listed on Bushnell's site. If you go there and type in that part number you get this,

http://www.bushnell.com/products/scopes/riflescopes/trophy/730132P/

This is the scope I have and picked it up through Midway for use on a 458 SOCOM SBR AR. I did have to use loctite on the screws so it wouldn't move after the first range session, but since then I have put 200+ rounds through it without a POI change.

Hope this helps.

7.62 Nato
February 25, 2010, 11:28 PM
Big44mag,
I'm not sure if you're responding to me but that is the scope I'm looking at. I'll be glad when some of this white stuff melts so I can get in some play time.

Tully M. Pick
February 25, 2010, 11:57 PM
I purchased one for a .22 and it came with a canted reticle, sent it back for replacement, got one back with a canted reticle, sent it back for a refund. I'm pretty picky about that kind of stuff, though. YMMV.

SHvar
February 26, 2010, 02:03 AM
I have the Bushnell 1X32 T-dot scope, it was said to be heavy, etc, but its not at all (just looks it). Built like a tank, couldnt get a more solid mount, and looks great. Also has red and green to pick from. Bushnell are as good or better than many brands that cost more.

The_Hammer_Man
February 26, 2010, 06:10 AM
If you have problems with this sight "shooting loose" there's a fix that doesn't involve locktite.

Use split/crush washers behind the knobs. This will work on most rifles.. maybe not on a .458 SOCOM, but on most. It's what I had to do to my wife's slugger when she shot her's loose one day.

goldie
February 26, 2010, 11:15 AM
I just bought the one you are asking about,it was 144.00 from natchez.i mounted it on a robarm m96,& took it to the range.first shots were right on! never in 30 years did i ever mount a sight & it was 99% on without adjustment.i put 4 shots inside a quarter at 25 yards with the red dot you are asking about.its very solidly made,& the post & crosshair with dot is very sharp.you cant beat it for the price,unless you get the trophy red dot tube sight. i have used the other type trophy red dots for over 10 years on lots of guns. they are also great.i found them to be the most accurate & well made red dot for the money.you can also buy different 30mm rings instead of the factory ones.i had tried a few other brands,but none has been as accurate as the trophy. also lots of red dot sights have an allen key adjustment for windage & elevation,& it doesnt always give you enough.the trophy is similar to a riflescope,with tons of windage & elevation.the last red dot i bought other than a trophy was an osprey intl,which sucked.the dot was 2 feet low no matter what adjustment was made,so i returned it.also the trophy dot has a good dot,not a blurry one like some of the cheaper scopes.i had an atn on my fs2000,which is a good red dot,but i changed it to a trophy red dot & the groups are a lot tighter now. http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc121/albertall/fs001.jpg

7.62 Nato
February 26, 2010, 01:32 PM
That's a sweet rifle. How do you like it so far ?

malix
February 26, 2010, 02:13 PM
I purchased one for a .22 and it came with a canted reticle, sent it back for replacement, got one back with a canted reticle, sent it back for a refund. I'm pretty picky about that kind of stuff, though. YMMV.

I have seen a few other people with this issue, and the first time i mounted mine i thought i had a crooked one as well. Turns out that I just needed to press down firmly on the top of the sight while tightening the mounting screws. I dont know if that will work for all of them, but it certainly leveled my reticle out.

I like the sight, but i wish it was possible to change the reticle to just a dot at the center. I have a bit of astigmatism and that can make the lines a little blurry, its easier for me just to use the single dot like on my Kobra.

racky
February 26, 2010, 02:20 PM
i used one for my AR until i was able to afford an aimpoint. works great for the price and holds repeated zero after constantly removing it whenever i cleaned my gun. if you're running an AR with a front sight post, it will have a perfect co-witness. i hated that so i got a YHM eotech riser to get the dot 1/3 co-witness. but like others said, it is heavy. but because it was heavy it was a very robust design which i liked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c1T9gAmMSM

malix
February 26, 2010, 02:21 PM
I have not seen that scope before and it is not listed on Bushnell's site. If you go there and type in that part number you get this,

http://www.bushnell.com/products/sco...rophy/730132P/

I believe that the one pictured in the OP's link is the first generation, and that one on the Bushnell site is the updated model. Not sure if there are any differences besides the appearance though.

7.62 Nato
February 26, 2010, 02:31 PM
Actually I'm not sure exactly which model it is, but it is that style. It's not the red dot scope that takes rings. I wasn't thinking about purchasing it until the day after I saw it so I didn't look at it much. It's used but in good condition.

Tully M. Pick
February 26, 2010, 05:09 PM
I like the sight, but i wish it was possible to change the reticle to just a dot at the center.
I definitely would have kept it had it been a plain dot sight. I recall being impressed with feel of the sight and disappointed that I wouldn't be able to use it.

Double Naught Spy
February 26, 2010, 05:09 PM
I bought the Bushnell listed in the OP to put on a Beretta Storm 9mm carbine. I could not get it to hold a zero. That was a little over a year ago. It was the 2nd Bushnell optic I had purchased and the second from which I had issues. I would not buy another. For me, Bushnell has been junk.

goldie
February 26, 2010, 05:28 PM
(7.62 nato) its real cool,very compact,& red dot works great.

tactikel
February 26, 2010, 07:15 PM
I picked up one for my .223 and really like it. I switched it over to a .357 S&W and have had no problems. It is reliable, rugged, and priced right. Only 2 minuses, in very bright light the dot is hard to aquire, and in very cold weather (below 20f) the batteries fade rather quickly and need to be warmed up. It is great for low light fast moving targets.

goldie
February 26, 2010, 09:32 PM
Heres a good look at it,its a rough flat black finish http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc121/albertall/bushnell001.jpg

kenno
February 27, 2010, 12:39 AM
That is the Trophy 1X MP.
I have one and am happy with it. The common complaint about the reticle being canted is created when the shooter's sight picture is canted. I can co-witness my frnt sights even with the battery turned off, a big plus. As to weight and height, optics do that to a firearm.

SHvar
February 27, 2010, 02:45 AM
The Bushnell without rings is the scope I mentioned and posted above, the 1X32 MP its not a red dot, its a T-dot reticle.
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z281/SHvar/Picture139-1.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z281/SHvar/Picture141.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z281/SHvar/Picture144.jpg

7.62 Nato
February 28, 2010, 07:01 PM
The Bushnell without rings is the scope I mentioned and posted above, the 1X32 MP its not a red dot, its a T-dot reticle.
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z281/SHvar/Picture139-1.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z281/SHvar/Picture141.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z281/SHvar/Picture144.jpg
I've gotten into the habit of (incorrectly) calling lighted scopes "red dots" unless they are conventional style scopes with illuminated reticles. I noticed yours has sights on top and the one I posted didn't. I don't recall the used one I looked at having them.

SHvar
March 1, 2010, 12:20 AM
The older model before redesign had no sights, and was shaped a bit different. When I bought this I was suprised, it took calls and attempts on the internet all over the country to find one in stock. One place had the old model, I told them Ill look elsewhere.

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