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    Bushnell TRS-25 - It's Cheap

    Earlier in 2020, I asked about 10/22's as I was looking for a budget rifle to plink with. I picked one up at my LGS and began looking for an optic. Despite the bad reviews, I decided to spend less and acquire a Bushnell TRS-25 red dot. I believe I paid right around $70 shipped when a sale popped on. The optic arrived and I promptly installed it on my new 10/22. It was disappointing to see that the pic rail mount is integral, unlike most T1 style micro optics, but I was happy to see it at least included rubber bikini covers.

    At the range, I zeroed the optic at 25 yards on a Shoot-N-C NRA B8. All ten rounds were within the X ring, which is 1.695" in diameter. Now that's not amazing by any means, but given that it's a budget rifle with bulk Federal Champion, I think it's okay. However, the TRS-25 dot itself is not remotely close to crisp and even on maximum power the dot is barely visible in overcast skies. Zeroing was a bit difficult in that there are no audible clicks, so you just turn the turrets until you are happy with what you have. For a $60-70 optic, I give it a 6/10. While it's by no means horrible, spending $20 more can buy a Primary Arms Microdot.

    If you are willing to spend more than $100, I would avoid the TRS-25 entirely.



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    Marksman

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    That stock be pimp'n man !
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    Which $60-70 optic would you give 10/10?

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    Quote Originally Posted by southerncanuck View Post
    Which $60-70 optic would you give 10/10?
    None. Perfection doesn’t exist

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    I have an old one (6 yrs) that is still going strong .
    Always comes on , always held zero.
    I bought a new one last year .
    The first one I received you couldn't turn the dial without wrenching down. Sent it back.
    Second one lasted about 4 months on top of an a.k.
    Threw it in trash . Where it belonged !!!
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    I have an old Tasco Pro Point I've had for over 20 years that is still going strong. The dot is perfect, the brightness settings are great and really bright in daylight. It has a longer tube than all the new optics optics these days but its not a hindrance in any way. I've had it on .357 revolvers, Semi auto .45 and 9mm and currently rides on a Ruger 22/45. They just don't make them like they used to. Most bullseye shooters use the Ultradot optic. Even my aged eyes with astigmatism sees the dot on the Tasco better than all my other optics except my SRO.
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    I carry a gun because I'm too old for an ass whoopin', and too young to die!

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