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Bushnell TRS 25 red dot sight

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by fishblade2, Nov 27, 2012.

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  1. fishblade2

    fishblade2 Member

    Jul 28, 2011
    I am very interested in this sight but since this will be my first red dot sight I have some questions over it.
    1.)Does this sight stay align and zero at the yardage you want regardless of the recoil of the gun your using? Has anyone had problems with this?
    2.) how long does the battery last?
    3.) How easy is it to see the sight (even when the batteries are beginning to get weak)
    4.) how much flare or glare does the sight have?
  2. GlockFan

    GlockFan Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    Western burbs of Chicago
    I got one 2 years ago for $79 and have used it on my Buckmark with a tactical solutions base. Don't have a ton of rounds through it but it seems solid. There are 10 or so brightness settings and I like the 3 for the indoor range. Can't comment on battery life.
  3. ssyoumans

    ssyoumans Member

    Jan 15, 2010
    It is pretty decent for the price. I have this one and an older Primary Arms (not their micro dot).
    The Bushnell is obviously much smaller, the dot is bright, even on setting 1. It's 1 is a 3 or 4 on the Primary Arms 7 selector position. It works well outdoors.

    It's dot is a 3 MOA vs. Primary Arms 2 MOA.
  4. 4thPointOfContact

    4thPointOfContact Member

    Oct 13, 2007
    I just purchased one for my FHN PS-90 so I'm an interested consumer as well.

    1) I think it can be trusted for a non life-threatening situation (IOW day to day use against paper) I'd probably trust it against that one person I might ever have to shoot, but not against the raging horde that's about to attack.

    2.) Battery is supposed to last about 3,000 hours, so... quarterly replacement if it's not turned off between uses.

    3) and 4) I can't give any answers to and would depend if it's for practice, hunting, or the 'two-way range'.
  5. greyling22

    greyling22 Member

    Aug 6, 2007
    East Texas
    it's very small. about the size of a golf ball. It has held up fine on my m1 carbine so far. It is fairly bright. I'm still on my first battery. Out of the box the dot size knob was VERY hard to turn. It's still stiff, but has loosened up a lot.

    I've found all red dots I have used are fairly sensitive to keeping the dot in the center of the glass. If you move your head out of position behind the scope and let the dot wander off center POI seems to move as well. not a huge amount, maybe an inch or 2 at most. But keep the dot centered, your head where it is supposed to be and you'll be fine. Never noticed glare in the glass, and if you're talking about somebody seeing the reflection from downrange, I've never been down there.
  6. wnycollector

    wnycollector Member

    Dec 10, 2006
    Western NY
    I've had mine for 2+ years. It started out on my BCM 14.5" middy. It spent about 18 months and several thousand on the BCM without a hiccup. When I picked up a Aimpoint PRO, the TRS-25 got moved to my converted Saiga 7.62x39 where it has spent ~8 months and ~1K rounds. The TRS-25 is a great red dot for the money.
  7. Big Nugget

    Big Nugget Member

    May 22, 2011
    I've had one on my 6" S&W 686 for almost a year. Between the numerous target loads and full power 357 I've never had it to lose zero. If I really crank up the brightness the dot can fuzz out just a bit, but there is no reason to have it turned up that bright IMO. As long as the brightness is adjusted to compliment the ambient lighting I have a nicely visible dot that doesn't obstruct my veiw of the target. I'm still on the stock battery. The only negative I can say about it is that because of it's size it can be just a bit difficult, at first, to find the dot in the tube. But once you use it a few times it's no big deal.
  8. Ehtereon11B

    Ehtereon11B internet infantryman

    Aug 20, 2012
    Bought mine about a year ago for $70 for my 12ga. Really solid construction and holds up to recoil well. Dot doesn't move bouncing around on top of a shotgun so most rifles will probably not bother it. Battery life is great and I leave mine on most of the time since the shotgun is a bedside weapon. Only 2 minor complaints with it: the screw to turn it on/adjust brightness is a little stiff and takes getting used to. And it needs flip up lens covers :)
  9. rjrivero

    rjrivero Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    I have two of them. I use them on my "range toys" and they hold up pretty well.
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