Hello there folks. Happy New Year. It’s been a while since we bought a rifle scope review. But no worries for the New Year we got you guys a Trijicon 5-20×50 review.
We have reviewed Trijicon products in the past. Thy also makes some of the best Acog and red-dot scopes. You probably never heard Trijicon makes high-end rifle scopes because they are known to provide ACOG for military.
Specifications of Trijicon 5-20x50
|Adjustment Range||40 MOA|
|Bullet Drop Compensating (BDC)||No|
|Bindon Aiming Concept (BAC)||No|
|Click Value||1/4 MOA|
|Day Reticle Color||5 mm|
|Exit Pupil||9.91mm - 5.59mm|
|Field of View||19.4 ft at 100 Yards|
|Housing Material||6061-T6 Aluminum, Black Hard Coat|
|Illumination Source||Fiber Optics & Tritium|
|Length x Width x Height||13.6 in x 3.2 in x 3.2 in|
|Magnification||5 - 20x|
|Night Reticle Color||Green|
|Objective Lens||50 mm|
|Power Source||Fiber Optics & Tritium|
|Reticle Pattern||MIL-DOT Crosshair|
Trijicon TR23 Accupoint 5-20x50 Rifle Scope
The body of Trijicon TR23 AccuPoint 5-20×50 is made of aircraft-grade aluminum. Anodized hard coating around the body which protects the scope from all kinds of weather. All while weighing just around 27oz.
The premium feel of anodized hard black matte coating feels great. 30mm tube size provides more than enough light for you to see your target clearly.
We will talk about the lens in detail later-
For now, I can assure you guys that unless you intentionally let a bulldozer run over your scope, you got a solid piece of work that should last you a long time.
Just like a super well-built body. The Trijicon TR23 5-20×50 also has great lenses.
Fiber optics and tritium gives you bright illumination. The reticle doesn’t need any battery to illuminate, more about that later. The scopes interior becomes so bright thanks to fiber optics and tritium that you don’t waste any time to recognize the target.
The brightness helps you to see clearer and brighter image. The scope will do great for hunters who are aiming to shoot more than 1000yards.
Fully multi-coated lens provides excellent performance in any lighting condition. The scope has also a coating of anti-glare so rest assured you are not giving away your position while shooting. You won’t get tired of looking through the lenses that’s for sure.
Here you have 3 options to choose from. We got the Mil-dot crosshair. You can choose from BAC triangle post, MIL-dot crosshair and Standard duplex crosshair. We choose the MIL-dot crosshair, if you have been following us for a while you would know it’s one of the easiest crosshairs to get used to. If you love Christmas tree style crosshair it will somewhat give a vibe of that but not exactly.
The reticle of this scope is based on the second focal plane. So your reticle will stay the same size even if you zoom into max.
Personally, as much as I love the first focal plane, for the price, I am paying for Trijicon TR23 Accupoint 5-20×50 and what I am getting in return I am more than willing to cut slack on this one.
A huge pro about the reticle is it requires no battery to illuminate. That’s right you heard me correct free illumination forever without any battery. Thanks to the fiber optics and tritium.
Zoom and Turrets
As the name suggests the zoom on Trijicon 5-20×50 has a max zoom of 20x and a minimum 5x. The objective lens on the scope is 50mm. The objective lens provides 19.4 feet at 100yards.
The zooming felt pretty smooth thanks to the high-quality optics and coatings.
And as we mentioned earlier the reticle illuminates auto without any battery, the zooming became much more enjoyable because it almost took no time to shift focus on the zoomed target.
The knobs were pretty smooth to operate. It wasn’t too hard. You get a choice on whether you want caped turrets or exposed ones. Overall pretty smooth experience.
The Trijicon TR23 Accupoint 5-20×50 is a best rifle scope for 1000$. You are getting what you are paying for. Except maybe one thing. You are not getting a first focal plane reticle. But we mentioned in the review, it is something we are okay with not having.
Because everything else on the scope is just too good to pass on. If you are on this budget range and are planning on getting a long-range rifle scope then you might want to consider. It is a great scope and has our recommendation.
Thanks for reading our Trijicon 5-20×50 review today. We hope you had a great Christmas and New Year with your family and friends. Thanks for visiting TargetChaser we hope to see you back soon.