3 MOA or 8 MOA?

by Hoot @, Diversityville, Liberal-sota, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 06:35 (1376 days ago)

Even though I hail from Minnesota, "MOA" in this case does NOT stand for Mall Of America. Just wanted to make that clear. Been there. Didn't like it. Don't see the need to go back.

Burris FastFire comes with a 3 MOA or 8 MOA dot. The application is a dedicated target pistol to be used in our little league. Distances are 3, 7 & 17 yards to silhouette (spelling checkers, did I get it?) targets.

The 8 MOA will cover most of the width of the 10 "ring" (it's really an oval) at the 17 yard target and be less with the closer ones.

I assume the advantage of the 8 MOA will be speed of acquisition. Should I be even considering the 3 MOA for this particular game?


I would think 3 for accuracy games

by Bj2, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 12:43 (1376 days ago) @ Hoot

Use 8 for speed games.

I would think 3 for accuracy games

by MR, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 13:29 (1376 days ago) @ Bj2


The *MOA" dot will cover 1.36" at 17 yards........

by Byron, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 13:40 (1376 days ago) @ Hoot

I would go with the larger dot due to much better visibility. FYI: I have a Leupold Delta Point that would go very reasonably.

The go getters that shoot MRDs on pistols almost always go with a big dot.


Dots sizes........

by Gunner ⌂ @, St Louis, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 18:25 (1376 days ago) @ Hoot

You should buy the 3 MOA for your league shooting, the 8 MOA will be way too big. Small dots for accuracy shooting and big dots for speed shooting like IPSC or Steel matches.

41 Mags rule, Baers rock!

Thanks fellas!

by Hoot @, Diversityville, Liberal-sota, Thursday, May 23, 2013, 06:32 (1375 days ago) @ Hoot

I understood the difference but, never having used one, was hesitant to drop $250 for the wrong choice.

Thanks again!

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