Bushnell TRS-25 Review

If you’re like me, you know that gun scopes and lasers can get expensive. If I were to add an Eotech to every AR15 I own, I would be broke in no time. That’s why I love red dot sights (and gun accessories for that matter) that are easy on the wallet. We think that the Bushnell TRS-25 is a great little red dot sight that fits the bill for affordability, quality and overall value.

bushnell trs-25 review

Quick Specs for the Bushnell TRS-25

Here are some quick specifications and benefits of the Bushnell TRS-25 red dot sight:

  • Super-long battery life – Bushnell says that it can go up to 3,000 hours on a single CR-2032 battery (watch battery)
  • Great Optical Clarity – the contrast of the red dot is just as good as more expensive red dot sights like Eotech and others
  • Goes great with any shotgun, AR15, AK or others – will fit any standard picatinny accessory rail on your favorite firearm
  • Durable and water-resistant – holds zero very well and is sealed inside by o-rings to prevent condensation or water from getting in the sight
  • Affordable for anyone – this isn’t one of those cases where “you get what you pay for”, for under $100 right now on Amazon you can own this amazing red dot sight

What Makes The Bushnell Red Dot Sight Unique?

The most obvious differentiating quality about this red dot sight is it’s price and quality. Hands down, this is the red dot sight to get if you’re on a budget of less than $100 for an optic for your shotgun, AR-15 or other rifle/long gun.

One other unique feature of the TRS-25 is the tilted front lens. This allows the red dot to be reflected back so that you can see it. The front lens element is also tinted amber for high contrast. Some people may not like the amber color but we think it looks awesome.

The Bushnell TRS-25 is also very well built. Everything feels solid when making adjustments or changing the brightness level. When mounted, there isn’t any play or movement. This thing can go through many .223 rounds without losing zero.

Why Should You Buy It?

If you have an assortment of rifles and shotguns like I do, you know that the costs of adding top notch optics to each of them can get ridiculously high. The Bushnell TRS-25 is a red dot sight for the common man without a $500+ budget to blow on a single optic.

This particular red dot sight from Bushnell has everything you need and more from a red dot sight at this price point. Optical clarity, lightweight, compact size, ease of adjustability and reliability. We think it’s the absolute best value on the market for red dot sights.

How Do You Mount It?

As is, the Bushnell TRS-25 can be mounted straight onto a shotgun with a rail or a rifle with a standard accessory rail. If you have a M16 style AR-15 (A2 front sight), you can also purchase an additional riser to be able to co-witness with your iron sights.

Another good thing about this red dot sight is that mounting it on your rail is easy and doesn’t leave scratches like with some other red dot sights.

Summary – This is a Great Little Red Dot Sight

This is certainly one of the best values in optics for your favorite rifle or shotgun. It’s also worth mentioning that the Bushnell is also available in camo. I can see this being a great red dot sight for a hunting shotgun. It has great clarity and performs very well for the money paid for it.

No doubt, if you’re in the market for a quality red dot sight for not a lot of money, buy the Bushnell TRS-25 today.