The Bushnell Trophy is one of the most popular red dot sights currently available on the market. This model comes at a great price, and it’s very reliable and durable. Even though it has a small and compact design, this model can hold its ground when it’s compared to items much more expensive than itself.
One of the advantages of using this model is that it comes with a tilted front lens that will reflect the light emitted by the LED and create a very clear and crisp red dot sight. This will allow you to use the Trophy in all kind of light conditions, from the low light of dawn to the brightness of noon and the darkness of dusk. The sight comes with coated lenses, and the bright amber contrast lens will gather the light particles and produce a clear red dot even in poor light conditions.
Another good thing about this model is that it’s very durable. The casing is made out of rugged aluminum, and the O-ring inside the shell makes the unit fog-proof, shock-proof, and waterproof. The sight’s housing is filled with dry-nitrogen, so it will offer a clean and clear view of the red dot.
The sight offers an unlimited eye-relief, so you will be able to use it with precision while keeping both your eyes open. Not only will this allow you to acquire your target with ease, but it will also allow you to be aware of your surroundings change your aim from one target to another in quick succession if necessary.
Thanks to the sight’s no parallax design, you will also be able to aim with precision using your peripheral vision, without having to center your eye on the sight. This can be a very good advantage, and it can make a difference in a close-quarter situation.
The Triumph uses a 3 MOA red dot that’s crisp, clear, and easy to adjust using the side control knob. Even though some customers have complained that the side knob offers a considerable resistance when you turn it, this is actually a designed feature. This feature will allow the sight to maintain its brightness intensity even if you accidentally bump it against a tree or drop your rifle. A loose knob would also make stopping on a particular illumination setting more difficult, making small adjustments more troublesome in the field.
One of the best things about this red dot sight is that it consumes a small amount of power. A single CR2032 battery can provide enough power of up to 3,000 hours of use or more, making the red dot sight very reliable in the field. The battery is slightly difficult to change, but given the fact that it lasts so long, you will probably change it very rarely.
Even if this is a popular red dot sight, using it still has several disadvantages. One of the most common disadvantages people encounter when using this model is the dot appearing blurry from time to time. This usually happens if the sight’s brightness intensity is too high compared to the ambient light. Whether you’re using the sight in natural or artificial light, toning its brightness down a notch will make the red dot appear clearer and more concentric.
If you want to find the best light intensity setting for every situation, you can increase the unit’s brightness in small increments until you can see the red dot clearly without noticing any glares.
Another disadvantage of using this red dot sight is that you’ll have to buy an additional platform to co-witness your AR’s stock iron sights. If you want to use a Bushnell sight that can co-witness the AR’s sights directly, you can use the Bushnell Optics TRS-25 HiRise that offers similar performances but comes with a high platform.
All in all, this is a good red dot sight that comes at a great price. The unit’s reliability and low-power consumption make it a great asset to every shooter’s kit.