This is the last Bushnell TRS-25 review you’ll have to read.
In fact, I’ve actually bought the red dot sight and hand-tested its zeroing, accuracy, durability, reticle, glass quality and more.
By the end of this post, you’ll know if the TRS-25 is for you.
Let’s dive in!
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Why should you trust me?
Because I actually OWN a Bushnell TRS-25.
When I searched the market for a reliable, pocket-sparing red dot sight, I was bombarded with lists of possible scopes. I couldn’t make up my mind.
So, after talking to a couple of my hunting buddies, I hesitantly decided to buy the Bushnell TRS-25.
When it arrived, I hand-tested EVERYTHING there is to the sight — reticle performance, adjustment knobs, glass quality, durability and every advanced scope feature.
I took no shortcuts.
What you see below is the result of WEEKS of research, testing and sweat. I hope it helps you as it helped me!
Here’s My Bushnell TRS-25 Review
Reticle: 3 MOA Red Dot | Weight: 3.7 oz. | Length: 2.4 in. | Eye Relief: Unlimited
The Bushnell TRS-25 is the pocket savior of red dots.
It’s compact, durable and holds zero right out of the box. And it doesn’t ask for your arms and legs.
It’s affordable. That’s why I originally bought it, but I’m gonna be honest: I wasn’t expecting much.
The Trophy TRS-25 costs less than a $100 and the packaging didn’t look impressive.
“I bought a bad scope,” I scoffed as I unwrapped the box.
I was later proven wrong. When I took it to the range, the TRS-25 performed like my $200 red dot sights and only costed a FRACTION of the price. How is this possible? I found out.
Red Dot Reticle
The TRS-25 utilizes a sharp, crisp red dot reticle.
It’s not only crisp but it’s bright. Bushnell solved the ‘dim red dot crisis’ problem with their 11 position rheostat that can be adjusted to match the brightness level of your environment.
For me, I dialed the brightness knob to #6 (out of 11) and it was bright enough to see in Texas’ scorching sun.
The sight can also be used with both eyes open (unlimited eye relief), providing rapid target acquisition, stunning accuracy and increasing shooter’s awareness.
And with Amber-Bright high contrast lens coating, you can now quickly distinguish between a brown critter and a brown tree. If you hunt in the woods (like me), this is a lifesaver!
The TRS-25 is built to last.
It’s extremely durable, compact and lightweight — only 3.7 ounces.
The tube is nitrogen-purged and O-ring sealed, offering complete water, fog and shockproof protection for optimal performance.
Also, if you hunt at night or in low-light environments, you’ll have no problem seeing your target — thanks to the scope’s multicoated optics.
It even zeroes very quickly. After 5 – 10 rounds, I was zeroed in. It even held zero — regardless if I fired hundreds of rounds, dropped it a few times and rocked it around.
The TRS-25 is equipped with tactical turrets for rapid windage and elevation adjustments in the field. The knobs are tight and make a nice click! sound when adjusting.
Great Battery Life
The battery life is amazing.
I’ve been running this scope at full brightness for weeks with no problem.
“I haven’t changed my battery yet,” my friend, Tim, who’s owned the TRS-25 for over a year told me.
What’s even better is that the Trophy TRS-25 uses CR2032 batteries. Not only are these batteries long lasting, but they are very cheap — only $1 per battery.
That’s why I love the Bushnell Trophy TRS-25: it’s reliable, simple, compact and durable.
However, I only had one tiny issue.
The brightness dial (control knob for brightness) was a bit stiff when it first arrived. It was pretty hard to turn. But the more I used the sight, the more it “loosened up.”
The Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Value Package
The Trophy TRS-25 scope works on most guns: rifles, shotguns, pistols, etc.
And since the TRS-25 comes with an integrated rail mount, you can quickly throw this sight on your gun and head straight to the range to zero it in.
However, if you are shooting an AR type rifle or rifles alike, you should invest in a riser mount. I personally recommend the UTG Super Slim.
Also, if you want to add some magnification to the TRS-25, I highly recommend getting the UTG 3x Magnifier. It’s cheap, rugged, and reliable.
Is the Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 For You?
If you are looking for a reliable, compact, budget-friendly red dot sight, this is it.
When it arrives, take your old red dot sight and compare it to the TRS-25. See how much clearer and sharper objects appear with the TRS-25. And see how much more durable and accurate it is.
If you don’t see a dramatic difference in your accuracy, then return it back to Amazon within 30 days. You’ve got nothing to lose.
That said, do you own a TRS-25? If so, what is your experience with it?