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bushnell tr-25 battery life

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  1. greyling22

    greyling22 Member

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    I bought a tr-25 a few months ago and it's been on for maybe 3 hours since then. But the other day I left it on overnight, and now the dot is very very dim. I'm assuming it's nearly out of battery, which would mean the factory battery lasted less than 24 hours. does that sound right to ya'll?
     
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    give or take if left on at max a day or two is about it.....I do this alot actually.
    Ive left mine on at 1 by accident for at least a week or so, only noticed when i brought the gun out to play with one evening, and it didnt seem to have lost much power......Course i went shooting the next day and left it on at 5 or 6, the next week it was pretty shot.
     
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    I have left a TRS-25 on continuously on 2, (good enough for night time use), for 4 months without issue. Factory battery sounds like a pile of junk.
     
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    I did have it on max. it was a bright day outside. so the moral is to have a sack of batteries in the range bag I guess. And does it take the same battery as my fastfire 3? Noooooooooooooo
     
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    my standard practice is if i have a electronic sight on a gun, especially a long arm, ill have some form of irons. Far too many times ive gotten to the range, and found my battery dead from being left on.
     
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    I keep a 4 pack of the flat 2032 batteries in the range bag and another in the rifle case, as they are cheap enough.
     
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    Read the user manual. The TRS-25 is advertised to have a battery life of approximately 3,000 hours when used on medium settings. Running on low-intensity, indoor settings, users have reported that the battery life significantly increased up to 6,000 hours (250 days).
     
  8. CZ9shooter

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    I forgot mine on, maybe setting 3 or 4, for about a week once. Other than that it has been turned on a half hour at a time, probably once a month on average, for about three years now. Still going strong.

    I'd guess that the factory got a hold of a bad battery. Even new off-the-shelf batteries can be junk.

    The last nice flashlight that I bought I almost returned due to bad battery life. It came without batteries, but I put a brand new, name brand, recently purchased locally, cr123 in it and it was dead in no time. I never even used the high settings. The other battery in the package, same thing, dead in a few days. So now I am disappointed enough in my expensive flashlight to write a negative review on Amazon.

    However, I eventually got around to buying some more batteries and giving it another go. These ones last for months. I had to go back and change my product review.
     
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    Factory batteries often seem to be the cheapest and oldest in a manufacturer's inventory that still have near the proper voltage level in them. I've come to expect none of them to last as long as a fresh battery I buy at the store.
     
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    like chicharrones said they probably source the cheapest possible batterys to begin with and no telling how old it was when you bought it new. Buy a new energizer ect and see how that lasts before you judge.
     
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    I put one on my 22/45 four years ago. I turn it on for a couple of hours perhaps 2-3 times per week. The dot is still bright and clear.

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    I truthfully chunk factory batteries when installing new optics. They are for the most part junk. Anything to save a dime; I swear. Left on high will certainly tax a battery. I know there's fancier ones out there (according to the internet), however, I'm a Duracell kind of guy. One of the better products to come from the Philippines.
     
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    Best thing we get from the Philippines are all their good nurses and medical professionals.
     
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