The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Gear and Accessories

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 14, 2012, 10:54 AM   #1
Join Date: November 12, 2010
Posts: 84
Best deal on Bushnell TRS-25 red dot sight?

Bushnell TRS-25 red dot sight 731303

Multi-coated optics
Amber-Brightâ„¢ high contrast lens coating
100% waterproof/fogproof/shockproof construction
Dry-nitrogen filled
CR2032 battery

I am dead set on getting this particular red dot for my newly acquired m&p 15-22. Unfortunately, every decently priced website informs me that they are out of stock and on backorder for 2-3 weeks. Can anyone confirm where I might be able to pick one up for less than $90.00 at this point? I was hoping to snag one for $80 no tax, free shipping...but that doesn't look like its going to happen.

Thanks in advance

*Note: Botachtactical and opticsplanet are both on backorder.

Last edited by Addicted2Shooting; March 15, 2012 at 05:44 PM.
Addicted2Shooting is offline  
Old March 14, 2012, 12:44 PM   #2
Te Anau
Senior Member
Join Date: June 17, 2004
Location: Somewhere south of the No
Posts: 3,824
My local Gander Mountain had em on clearance a couple of months ago.
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." --American author Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Te Anau is offline  
Old March 14, 2012, 06:38 PM   #3
Join Date: November 12, 2010
Posts: 84
This is nuts....I've tryed picking one up on ebay and gunbroker and some jerk drives up the bid to well over retail. I've tried botachtactical, opticsplanet, B&H photo?...and just about every other decently priced business listed under google shopping. Either the website shows they're out of stock, or I get a backorder notice a day later.

Am I really going to have to shell out another $20-$30 for this red dot sight that was supposedly on sale from $60-$80 over the past few months?

Its funny, but it kills me...I've already spent $30 on 2 YHM 1/2" risers JUST for this optic and now I'm having this much trouble getting a reasonable deal on the sight.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Any money saved on optics is money put towards ammo.
Addicted2Shooting is offline  
Old March 15, 2012, 04:16 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: August 22, 2008
Posts: 195
not sure which one you want exactly as your numbers dont seem to match but may just have to spend a little more if you cant find it in stock somewhere.
bejay is offline  
Old March 15, 2012, 05:46 PM   #5
Join Date: November 12, 2010
Posts: 84
Yeah, thanks for the catch...I corrected my original post. The model# 731303 is correct. I figure I'll wait a couple weeks as EVERY dealer I've spoke with has said ETA to be 2-4weeks. If nothing gives, I guess I'll shell out the extra cash and pay the higher amount
Addicted2Shooting is offline  
Old March 16, 2012, 11:18 AM   #6
Join Date: November 12, 2010
Posts: 84
For anyone considering buying one...your best bet is going to be to wait until mid April which is when I am being told by NUMEROUS online dealers as well as Bushnell that they'll be re-stocked for around $80.

You know how it goes when you get a new toy and want that accessory that you just can't seem to find the right deal on...You think you want it so bad that you go on ebay or gunbroker and pay twice what they retail at other places for because you have no patience....yeah not gonna happen here. If I can't snag one new on ebay for less than $90, I'm just going to forget about it for a month and hopefully they'll be restocked everywhere as people say they will be.

There's a lot of people out there trying to take advantage of supply and demand with jacked up prices. I guess its a question of how bad you need it, and if you have any patience.
Addicted2Shooting is offline  
Old March 16, 2012, 02:24 PM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: March 24, 2011
Posts: 148
Have you tried Cabelas ?
I got 2 from there several months ago when they had them on sale.
Also you may look online and see if there is a current rebate offer for Bushnell optics. I saved $60 on mine after I sent in the rebate.
BTW..the TRS's are nice you should be pleased once you get your hands on one.
PunchinPaper is offline  
Old March 16, 2012, 07:58 PM   #8
Join Date: November 21, 2007
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 42
Bushnell Rebate - evidently some got it and some did not. I heard about that deal and called Bushnell to confirm they would honor it on the TRS-25 and they said "no" - you guys that got that got a great deal! The coupon did not list this scope and I think by the time I got up to speed they had caught the error on paying out.

Good to hear they will come down in price mid-April - I have been watching and was disappointed as well at the prices - so, hope that information from the online dealers is correct.
dreamer56 is offline  
Old March 16, 2012, 11:48 PM   #9
Join Date: November 12, 2010
Posts: 84
Well...I managed to snag a new one on eBay today for a total of 84.95 shipped. Should be new according to the auction listing...

"...Bushnell red dot TRS-25. This scope came with a new shotgun I got From Gander Mt. I do not like red dot scopes that is why I am selling it. Gander Mt. sells this scope for 99.95 Comes with box & manual."

So I ended up paying a few extra bucks and bought it 'second hand', but its a much better deal than $100+ I was seeing all over the net.

Come to find out, I don't have much patience and just luckily snagged this one for a decent price. It was gonna kill me to wait until mid-April. For God's sake, I've got run & gun drills to do; I can't wait that long
Addicted2Shooting is offline  
Old April 13, 2012, 01:54 PM   #10
Junior Member
Join Date: April 13, 2012
Posts: 1

So how did the TRS25 work out? I am considering buying one.
Torgo is offline  
Old April 13, 2012, 07:55 PM   #11
Senior Member
Join Date: April 14, 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 274
I picked one up at Cabelas a couple of months ago for $69 on sale. It is tiny, but works well for me on my .22 rifles. Don't pay more than that IMO.
X_shooter is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.09357 seconds with 10 queries