The definitive Bushnell TRS-25 Red Dot Riflescope Review

Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot Sight Riflescope, 1 x 25mm (tilted front lens)

Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot Sight Riflescope, 1 x 25mm (tilted front lens)Bushnell is a well-known name in the optic industry, and is one of my favourite brands. I can still remember my granddad’s very heavy Bushnell binoculars falling on my big toe while stargazing.

This was easily 25 years ago. Optics, and rifle scopes have come a long way in the last two decades, and some great advances have been made recently.

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With the TRS-25 Trophy Red Dot scope, Bushnell has again pushed the boundaries. That is what their marketing material says, anyway.

Let’s find out if that claim holds up.

Easy on the wallet

First up, let’s get one thing straight. You simply can’t compare this product with something like the Aimpoint PRO Patrol Rifle Optic. The TRS-25 comes in at less than a 150 bucks, while the Aimpoint scopes are typically around the $400 mark.

Having said that, this product works incredibly well, and is one of the best rifle scopes for the money I have come across.

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Set and forget

Well, almost. Across the board, reviewers of the TRS 25 Red Dot Riflescope agree that once this sight has been zeroed, you are good to go. Sure, you might want to do a checkup everytime you are at the shooting range, but this sight rarely needs to be re-zeroed.

If you clean your rifle at regular intervals, and you should be doing so, a remount will most likely require you to zero the sight again.

Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot Sight Riflescope

What I don’t like about the TRS25

I would have liked to see a riser included, and would even be willing to pay a little more just for saving me the hassle. But then again, a riser is barely $10 (I like the UTG Medium Profile Riser Mount with 3 slots).

And to be fair to Bushnell, if they were to include a riser, they would probably get more complaints about the riser, than the scope itself. And that wouldn’t be fair on this nice piece of equipment.

Another thing that I have to mention, is that the battery life isn’t that great. I have found that it didn’t take long for me to get used to double checking whether I had turned it off when not in use.

So, who is the TRS 25 for?

If you are a regular shooter, and you have a need for a solid product that doesn’t break the bank, the Bushnell TRS25 is the rifle scope for you. In fact, I would go so far as to say that, in my humble opinion, this is the best rifle sight under $150 available today.

What should I do next?

Head on over to, and read some of the user reviews. You will see that this product has a very solid rating of more than 4 stars, and that even experienced shooters enjoy this rifle scope.

Author: Owen Davids

My name is Owen Davids. I am an avid birdwatcher, and love spending time in nature with my wife. I started this blog when I realized I could help others with the difficult task of picking the right binoculars.