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Bushnell Trophy on AR

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by ARguy555, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. ARguy555

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    I just picked up a Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 red dot today. I put it on my AR and got it sighted in pretty well but I just wanted to know other people’s thoughts on it. I like using it on low power cause the dot is more crisp and provides pretty good groups. It seems to sit a little lower than I’d like though, anyone else have this problem? Any suggestions for a riser or anything about the red dot overall? Also has anyone used it on a shotgun, I think it’d be pretty good to go turkey hunting with.
     
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  2. DukeConnor

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    one of my favorite cheap red dots. i like the simplicity of the controls. one knob. just spin it to the desired brightness.
     
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  3. Skylerbone

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    There are two iterations with one being AR specific. For yours, buy a cheap riser on Amazon for $6 or $7.

    Mine has never seen a shotgun but I’ve used it on rifles and pistols and it’s been fine.
     
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  4. stillquietvoice

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    I tried mounting a Bushnell banner 3-9x40 on my Ar this past weekend and found the the tallest rings I had were too low to get a good cheek weld and removed it. Still the mbuis until I get higher rings.

    Welcome to the forum.
     
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    I cant remeber what height riser you need to a true cowitness with irons, but ive got a few risers that should work. PM me your addy if you want one and ill send it over.

    Minimum ring height for me and ARs are see-thrus lol. I like the one piece risers also. I have a few of those, and a set of the correct height rings, but they are all 30mm.
     
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    I'll give that a shot. It might be the ticket. Wich do you recommend to fit my rail?
     
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  8. pblanc

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    You are not going to have much luck mounting the Bushell TRS-25 RDS on your AR using a pair of scope rings or a cantilevered scope mount.

    Assuming you have an AR with a flat top receiver (Picatinny rail on upper receiver rather than a fixed carry handle/sight) what you need is a riser that mounts on a Picatinny or Weaver rail. And since the TRS-25 mounts on a Picatinny/Weaver rail, the riser needs to have a Picatinny rail top.

    Fixed front sight towers and flip-up front or rear sights for ARs typically position the sight line axis 1.41" above the top of the Picatinny rail surface on the top of the AR receiver. If you have a fixed front sight tower, you want the center of your RDS mounted at least that high. Ideally, you would like to have the sight axis of your RDS (the center of the optic) mounted about the same height above the rail as the sight line of your back-up sights so as to be able to maintain a consistent cheek weld. You could mount the RDS center as high as about 1.65" above the top of the Picatinny rail, and you would still be able to co-witness your back-up sights through the lower 1/3 of the RDS tube.

    An inexpensive Picatinny rail riser that will work quite well with the Bushnell TRS-25 is made by UTG and is called the UTG Med-pro 3 slot compact riser mount. The length of this 3 slot mount will match the fore and aft length of the Bushnell TRS-25. You can find it on Amazon for $7.46. This riser comes in three different heights and you want the medium height riser that will bump the RDS up another .83" above the top of the Picatinny rail. That will position the center of the optic right around 1.5" above the rail, just above an exact co-witness position.
     
  9. stillquietvoice

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    Pblanc in reference to those rings I believe Loonwolf was responsible ding to my posts 4 and 6.

    Thanks for your input Loonwolf I give one of those a try.
     
  10. berettaprofessor

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    For clarity of what others have said, if you look at the Bushnell TRS25's available from a distributor, for example Amazon, you'll see two different packages. One is the TRS25 alone, and the other, usually about $20 more expensive, contains the TRS25 on an AR15 riser. Since you already have the TRS25, you can also search for an appropriate AR riser mount. Get the 0.83" riser for co-witness with regular sights: https://www.amazon.com/UTG-Medium-Profile-Riser-Mount/dp/B003TX2BD4/ref=pd_bxgy_sg_text_y
     
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    The TRS 25 always worked very well for me, nice little dot.
     
  12. herrwalther

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    Have a TRS-25 on my AR right now. Great budget optic. There are a few things I do not like about the optic so it is a place holder for something better down the road. Like a Holosun or Aimpoint Pro. The knob is a bit hard to turn since it is near the adjustment rings. Have a use a high finger grip to turn it on. I managed to put on Butler creek flip covers which are a great improvement over the bikini cover. I have also used the TRS-25 on a rimfire rifle and a 12ga. No issues holding up to recoil when swapping it around. My local dollar store cells CR2032 batteries so I am well stocked.

    This is what I did. Got the 0.7" something riser for co-witness with an A2 front sight post and fits like a glove. Sometimes I forget it is a separate riser from the sight itself.
     
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  13. godale

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    Don’t have a red dot but I always had good luck with bushnell scopes
     
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