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Author Topic: Burris FFIII 3 or 8 MOA  (Read 15320 times)

Offline pa b0whunt3r

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Burris FFIII 3 or 8 MOA
« on: February 27, 2012, 01:55:47 PM »
First off, as already posted the 8 MOA is available for sale at Midwayusa as of today. The 3 MOA is being released 3/10/12 according to Midwayusa website. What size is everyone planning to buy? Why? What are your primary uses for this sight going to be?

Offline st8tman

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Re: Burris FFIII 3 or 8 MOA
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 08:23:39 PM »
I was wondering the exact same thing! What size and WHY? Thanks for your time.

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Re: Burris FFIII 3 or 8 MOA
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 09:11:54 PM »
3 moa for me

If you have modified and patterned your gun to achieve highly concentrated 10" patterns, there is the potential that you may never be able to center the core of your pattern with an 8 moa version.

In the event that the core of your pattern was at the edge of the 8 moa, any adjustment laterally would still render you off target.

I actually talked with Burris today and they indicated the moa ratings were @ 100 yards.

Offline st8tman

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Re: Burris FFIII 3 or 8 MOA
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 08:03:08 PM »
Anyone else?

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Re: Burris FFIII 3 or 8 MOA
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 08:38:54 PM »
3 moa for me

If you have modified and patterned your gun to achieve highly concentrated 10" patterns, there is the potential that you may never be able to center the core of your pattern with an 8 moa version.

In the event that the core of your pattern was at the edge of the 8 moa, any adjustment laterally would still render you off target.

I actually talked with Burris today and they indicated the moa ratings were @ 100 yards.

One scale division on either adjustment screw corresponds to 1 minute of angle (MOA), or approximately 1 inch at 100 yards.  For other distances the value is proportional.  For example: 1/2 inch at 50 yards and 0.1 inch at 10 yards

Perhaps the Burris guys could get on here to describe it better
« Last Edit: March 01, 2012, 11:05:53 PM by ghillie »

Offline Daman

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Re: Burris FFIII 3 or 8 MOA
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 09:19:36 AM »
To each his own, but I plan to buy one of the 8 moa. At 50 yards, the 8 moa dot will cover 4". Moving the sight adjustment 1 click will move the center of the pattern .5". In order to have a problem with centering your pattern on the dot, your pattern at 50 yards would have to be so tight that moving it 1/2" would be too much. I can't see that being an issue with any shotgun.

I'd much rather have the larger dot to be able to see it clearly under any conditions. At 25 yds, the dot will cover 2"; that seems perfect to me for a turkey gun. Apparently, the Burris people thought the same thing and brought the 8 moa to the market first.

If you want to put the sight on a handgun, then the 3 moa might be a better choice for precision shooting. However, I've got a Mueller sight on my bow and used the 8 moa dot on it. Being able to see the dot clearly was more important to me than anything else.

Me 2. I am ordering the 8 MOA.

Offline Ebby

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Re: Burris FFIII 3 or 8 MOA
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 11:15:26 AM »
I ordered the 8 MOA myself. I wanted the 3 MOA but I'll see what this looks like. Midway is great so I can send it back if I need to.

Offline shuey270

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Re: Burris FFIII 3 or 8 MOA
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2012, 08:16:36 AM »
Think I'll wait for the 3 moa

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Re: Burris FFIII 3 or 8 MOA
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2012, 06:15:32 PM »
After playing with my 8MOA outdoors in varying light condition, I really like it and think I'll prefer it over the 3MOA. I'm very happy and it seems like the perfect size for a shotgun. I'm sticking with the 8MOA and I really wanted the 3MOA when they first were introduced.

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Re: Burris FFIII 3 or 8 MOA
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2012, 05:00:56 PM »
I guess Im the odd man out. I have the fastfire II with 4 moa dot and thats as big as I want.  I would prefer a 1 moa dot.  Shoot .010 pins on my bow but would love to have a .005 pin lol. Im anal about precision so i like the smallest pin/dot/reticle that I can possibly get

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Re: Burris FFIII 3 or 8 MOA
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2012, 06:33:49 PM »
8 MOA dot for me. In the heat of battle picking up that 3 MOA dot might be hard. JMO.

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Re: Burris FFIII 3 or 8 MOA
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2012, 08:24:53 PM »
I have a 4 MOA dots on my Aimpoint scopes and really like that size. For me an 8 MOA is simply too large.
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Offline jasperjet

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Re: Burris FFIII 3 or 8 MOA
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2012, 01:13:26 AM »
I have an h1 aimpoint also and its plenty big, if its bright enough 3 should do the job nicely

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Re: Burris FFIII 3 or 8 MOA
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2012, 08:03:26 PM »
I am with turkey slayer on this one. I currently have a ff2 with 4 moa dot and wouldn't  want it any bigger. I will wait on the 3moa.

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Re: Burris FFIII 3 or 8 MOA
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2012, 09:35:05 PM »
Since some of you have had a chance to use the new FF III, any more thoughts on the size of the 8 MOA?