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Bushnell Trophy Red Dot

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 7.62 Nato, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. 7.62 Nato

    7.62 Nato Well-Known Member

  2. winknplink

    winknplink Well-Known Member

    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)
  3. seanie!

    seanie! Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. The_Hammer_Man

    The_Hammer_Man Well-Known Member

    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.

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

    THE DARK KNIGHT Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. SpeedAKL

    SpeedAKL Well-Known Member

    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. 7.62 Nato

    7.62 Nato Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2010
  8. dewalt-2

    dewalt-2 Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. Big Bill

    Big Bill Well-Known Member

  10. Big44mag

    Big44mag Well-Known Member

    Wrong scope for that part number

    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,


    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.
  11. 7.62 Nato

    7.62 Nato Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. Tully M. Pick

    Tully M. Pick Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. SHvar

    SHvar Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. The_Hammer_Man

    The_Hammer_Man Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. goldie

    goldie Well-Known Member

    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. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2010
  16. 7.62 Nato

    7.62 Nato Well-Known Member

    That's a sweet rifle. How do you like it so far ?
  17. malix

    malix Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. racky

    racky Active Member

    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.

  19. malix

    malix Well-Known Member

    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.
  20. 7.62 Nato

    7.62 Nato Well-Known Member

    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.

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