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Old August 1st, 2009, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default Bushnell Trophy (ACOG look-alike)

I wrote this for another board, but figured it might help someone here too since I couldnt find any good pictures of one when I was doing research on it.


BACKSTORY: I needed a non-magnified sight for an AR build. Wanted an EOTech, bought this for the time being. Decided to mount it on my GSG-5. Still looking to buy an EOTech anyway.





I just got my Trophy in and it FAR exceeded my expectations. I ended up mounting it on my GSG-5 for the time being until my upper comes in. The case seems to be a rubberized flat black cast aluminum, very robust. It even came with form fit rubber covers. Although the finish doesnt match the GSG-5's finish, it does match my Stag Arms lower.





Reticle knob with numbered setting window.




Its hard to see, but there is a thin clear front lens which protects a convex red/ orange coated lens deeper in the optic.






The rear eyepiece is just a clear lens, with iron sights on top. The bulk around the lens kind of clutters the field of vision directly around the window, but by no means is bad. It is still very easy to use with both eyes open, no matter how far away it is from your eye.





The biggest surprise was the reticle. I half expected it to be some nasty fat BSA red-dot like reticle...but it is nowhere near bad. In fact, its damn good. The dot and lines are crisp, clean, and non invasive. Id make a guess and say the dot is 2 MOA. The red when turned all the way up (5 settings) is bright enough to be seen in direct blazing sun. The green all the way up is good for indoor use, and all the way down is great for late dusk/ night use.


Bright sunlight.




Indoors in a somewhat dark room.







This optic literally cut my groupings in half. The GSG-5's iron sights were a bit....meh... to begin with. But this optic really opens up my field of view, and allows me to be much more precise compared to the peep/ post sights. My groups went from 1" at 25 yds to putting just about every round through the same hole. I kept 100 rounds within the same 1" while at the 25 yd berm, and 100 rounds within 2.5" at 50 yds in a casual fast paced triple tap.

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Old August 1st, 2009, 09:28 PM   #2
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Nice.

Bushnell makes nice stuff for the money - it's not a Leupold, but it also doesn't cost Leupold $$$. Likewise, they're better than generic Chinese junk.

I got a Barska for my Bushmaster and it's OK for a sub-$100 lighted reticle optic.
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Nice.

Bushnell makes nice stuff for the money - it's not a Leupold, but it also doesn't cost Leupold $$$. Likewise, they're better than generic Chinese junk.

I got a Barska for my Bushmaster and it's OK for a sub-$100 lighted reticle optic.
I agree.


I have some cheapo chinese crap thats just pure junk. Not even good enough for airsoft. I even have some middle of the road red dots (BSA's) that are only good enough for my air rifles. But this Trophy is just fantastic for the $150 I paid. The reticle is not up to EOTech quality....but its close. And Id dare say that the case (lenses and mount excluded) rivals that of a Trijicon. Of course the mount and optical quality of a Trijicon is better....but $1300 better? Not really.


The only real complaint I have with it, is that its heavy. My GSG-5 WAS light, now it feels like a pig. Which is why I think Im still going to go with an EOTech for my AR build. I already have a quad rail for it that isnt light......adding another 16 oz to it wont help things.



I double checked. The dot is 3 MOA.
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