Bushnell is remarkably know as one of the main leading names in producing high quality scopes, dot sights and optics for nearly every weapon system currently on the market. The Bushnell TRS-25 is the brands best red dot sight within its price range. You can pick up this scope from most retailers of anywhere from $40 to $60 dependant on the retailer.
The Bushnell TRS-25 features a patented and bespoke Amber-Bright™ optics. The unique sight uses an amber front objective lens that is slightly tilted which allows it to reflect the reticle back to the users eyes.
The sturdy amber-coated front lens is designed to significantly reduces glare and assists target acquisition. It is remarkably easy to distinguish between the background and the foreground which share the same color between the target and the environment, when using the Amber-Bright.
As with all traditional red dot sights, parallax, or possible movement of the reticle with regards to the users perspective, is relatively minimized, however not entirely eliminated completely. The fundamental advantage of red dot sights rather than iron sights is the complete elimination of parallax.
Acquiring a target with iron sights requires lining up your eye, the rear sight, the front sight, and the target, all in a matter of less than a few seconds.
The reticle of red dot sights primarily tracks the users perspective, which virtually eliminates the need to ‘line up’ their sight on the target. The Bushnell TRS-25 has received a significant reported accuracy of 3 MOA. This means that at a distance of up to 100 yards, shots will be known to group up within 3 inches of one another.
The Bushnell TRS-25 features a standard red dot reticle, the reticle brightness can be manually adjusted by the use of a control knob. There are 11 varieties of brightness options, which allows for the perfect sight within nearly any visibility condition.
The reticle can often appear blurry if the LED intensity is set higher than the ambient light, or can seem washed out or faded when set lower. The Bushnell TRS-25 can adjust its intensity automatically to match surrounding light conditions. This technology ensures that target acquisition has never been simpler.
The Bushnell TRS-25 is relatively compact and light. It weighs in at just around 3.7 ounces with a length of only 2.4 inches. This proudly makes it one of the smallest and lightest AR-style red dot sights in its market range.
The Bushnell TRS-25 is powered only by a 3V CR2032 lithium battery. 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, that’s 250 days.
Now, we’re aware that’s certainly not enough battery life to last for an entire deployment out in Iraq, but it’s more than satisfactory for personal or close range tactical situations.
The TRS-25’s CR2032 batteries are very cheap but may become difficult to find in the future. It’s been recommended to purchase a few packs if you choose to make the Bushnell TRS-25 your primary AR-type red dot sight.
If you decide to change the CR2032 lithium battery every six months or as necessary to prevent reticle dot from fading. Some TRS-25 users have reported that the reticle remains sharp and bright for up to a year while on medium settings.
The Bushnell TRS-25 is certainly a great red dot sight and is recommended for tactical shooting, home-defense, and traditional target shooting.
We can agree that Bushnell has certainly made a robust, accurate, reliable and inexpensive illuminated optic. The Bushnell TRS-25 is extremely easy to mount on Weaver or Picatinny rails, and is built to handle strong recoil.