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Old 10-02-2012, 18:49   #1
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Ruger 22/45 and Burris FastFire 3 - Which dot size? Considerations?

I just bought a Ruger 22/45 with the 1913 rail on the top and bottom (the version with no irons), and have sort of started a project to make this into a modern day "Hush Puppy".

I'm doing the paperwork now for a Gemtech Outback-II, and I just ordered some grips for it, so all I need is a mini red dot.

A Trijicon RMR would be ideal, beings I have Dual Illuminated RMRs on both my Glocks, and it'd be good for practice, however I cannot justify spending $400 on an RMR, then $50 on a mount.

The Leupold Deltapoint is $360 w/ mount, but has those stupid elevation/windage locks, so its out of the question. The Burris FastFire 3 has click adjustments, doesn't require removal to change battery, and is $250 with mount from Primary Arms, so the FF3 seems to be the ticket for my 22/45.

My question is this- should I get the 8 MOA dot or the 3 MOA dot? Both my RMRs have a 9 MOA dot, which is perfect for me.

My justification for the 8 MOA version of the FF3, is that my RMR's have a 9 MOA dot, so they would be similar, but the 8 MOA would not allow me to be as precise.

My justification for the 3 MOA version is that it'd would allow me to be more precise, but at the cost of speed. I pick up the 9 MOA dot on my RMRs SUPER FAST.

I seriously doubt I'm gonna hit anything with a .22LR pistol at 100 yards, so the 8 MOA seems to be a good decision, as its similar to my RMRs dot, but I'm just not sure.

Any suggestions are more than welcome. As always, pics of your 22/45 with a mini red dot are a bonus. General Firearms Forum

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Old 10-02-2012, 19:50   #2
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I don't have one on my 22/45 yet, but am planning on the 3MOA, as the pistol is built for putting small groups on paper. The 8 would be faster, but would completely cover a 2" circle at 25 yards.

My FIL has a very nice MKII with an H-1 one it, and the 4MOA on it is just about right.
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Old 10-02-2012, 19:54   #3
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I'd get the 3. I can hit pretty consistently with my Mark 3 at 100 yards, you may get bored and want to try it sometime.


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Old 10-02-2012, 20:03   #4
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I put a cheapo Bushnell TRS25 on my 22/45 Lite and really like it. 3MOA dot is pretty precise yet easy to pick up.
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I'd go with the 3MOA dot as well. Just the ticket for bustin squirrels.
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Old 10-02-2012, 21:17   #6
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Airborne, I've got a Burris Fastfire II on my Ruger MKIII, and its a great little sight. Its no RMR, but its held up and kept zero for 1000s of round. Its got a 4 MOA dot, which I think is about perfect. I think with a 22 you want a smaller dot, better for hitting little targets.

The Fastfire III looks nicer than the II with its better system of adjustment.

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Old 10-02-2012, 21:30   #7
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3 MOA ordered from Primary Arms! Can't wait to get it! Now the ATF just needs to hurry up with the paperwork for my Gemtech Outback-II!
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Nice, congrats. Man, when you get that Gemtech you will have one hell of a nice plinker!
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