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Bushnell TRS-25 Help!

#1 Post by Frlarivia » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:52 am

Hey guys, I would really like to throw a red dot on my 870. My brother has a Burris FF3 on one of his Glocks and that little dot looks so much better than that big ole bead on my shotgun. Now I’ve dusted a lot of birds with the regular old bead but I’m wanting the dot now. The Burris would be my first choice but I can’t afford it right now so it looks like the Bushnell is another crowd favorite. So there was a TRS-25 https://tacticsfaq.com/sig-sauer-romeo- ... ll-trs-25/ on sale in the email from primaryarms the other day and it got me thinking about looking around and comparing prices. Well I looked on EBay and there are a ton of them on there in the $50 range. I was immediately suspicious they were knock offs. I also noticed they all had 399 reviews. Do y’all think these are all knockoffs coming from the same seller or have any of you tried one from eBay. If they are fakes I’m not really willing to try one just out cuz I hate the whole knockoff thing. You can’t hardly trust anything on the flea bay anymore lol. Thoughts?
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#2 Post by lurker » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:38 am

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sorry, i know nothing about optics, and am just starting to look at cheap scopes, so i can't help you.
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#3 Post by YankeeTarheel » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:43 am

Since a lot of the "TRS 25" red dots listed on eBay are coming from China directly, I expect they are knock-offs. Like you, I don't like knock-offs because a) they violate patents and copyrights, and b) they are crap c) they may give a fine product a bad name. The others on eBay SEEM to used or "refurbished" and they may be just fine.

One of my red-dots is a TRS 25 and the only issue I have with it is it's a bit clunky to use. Most have a part of buttons that allow you to raise or lower the level of intensity easily. The TRS-25 has a knob, about the size of a nickel, under the battery cover that you turn and has click-stops from 0 (off) to 11. Half the time you may loosen the battery cover. But, as far as I can tell, for an inexpensive red dot, they work very well. But, for $25 or $30,more, you can get it from Amazon.
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#4 Post by GoldenRetrieversRule » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:11 pm

I have a TRS-25 red dot that I use on my 870 for deer and turkey and it's pretty good. Someone told me red dots are prone to glare but I haven't run across that yet, so far so good. I'm a lot more accurate with that than with the iron sights. But $50 seems incompatible with the item.
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#5 Post by lurker » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:24 pm

oh, yeah, and when you get the chance stop in viewforum.php?f=37 , hit "new topic" and tell us a little about yourself, like maybe where you live and what else you shoot.
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#6 Post by K9s » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:46 pm

I have bought a few of them off Amazon for about $50-60. I like them because they are very light and decent quality for the price. I see no downside to them, but I wouldn't buy one on Ebay. Several reputable dealers have them on sale periodically. If you can wait for Black Friday sales, you can probably get them cheap. Or set up alerts on gun dot deals by price (that's how I get them cheap).
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