Flashlights from a Scope Maker – Part 3 – Bushnell Rubicon Lighting: T250R Rechargeable Flashlight Review

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When you think of Bushnell, flashlights probably aren’t what immediately come to mind. Riflescopes? Yes. Binoculars? Sure. You might not think flashlights would be a good fit in that mix, but they did a great job on these. They are not the standard tactical fare or rifle mountable, at least in my opinion. But they are solid lights at good price points and – not surprisingly – good optics. Good optics collimate the flashlight beam extremely well. This is part three of my series on the Bushnell Rubicon Lighting rechargeable flashlights. We’re taking a look at model T250R.

The Bushnell Rubicon Lighting T250R Rechargeable Flashlight is a simple rechargeable flashlight. As you might guess, output is 250 lumens through a nice optically collimated lens. What I find interesting is that Bushnell says the T250R reaches ten meters further than its big brother the T500R. In my tests, I cannot tell the difference in brightness between the two at 25 yards when switching between back and forth. The optics company has focused the lower output light to make the spot at distance just as good as the more powerful light. Pretty cool! The price you pay for this is a slightly smaller spot and less useful spill.

At 1.8 inches long and 1.3 inches in diameter the T250R is more compact than its big brother. Like the other lights in the Bushnell Rubicon Lighting lineup, this one is made of aircraft grade aluminum and is rated to withstand water splashing on it for five minutes.

It’s a simple rechargeable flashlight, really. The three hour runtime is solid. There’s not a lot more to it than that. Like the other lights in the Bushnell flashlight lineup it uses a high quality Cree LED light source, it’s quite well made and reasonably priced between $47 and $68.

The SHWAT life brings all kinds of guns, gadgets and gear to us. If you’re like me, you find yourself smitten by plenty of those, intrigued by others, and neutral on yet others. Here’s my conclusion on these Bushnell Rubicon rechargeable lights – They are like the Harris Bipods. Solid, reliable, but not something you fall in love with. Functionally, these lights are great and I recommend them. Same for my Harris bipods. They aren’t uber tactical and won’t mount on your gun, but do what they were made to do, and they do it very well.

Part 1: Bushnell Rubicon H125R Rechargeable Headlamp Review

Part 2: Bushnell Rubicon Lighting T500R Rechargeable Flashlight Review

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