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Anyone running a Burris Fastfire on their wheel gun for hunting?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by cpirtle, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. cpirtle

    cpirtle Active Member

    Aug 10, 2006
    NE Ohio
    My primary hunting rig is a S&W performance center two tone 629-5 with the integral Weaver rail on the top of the barrel. I usually hunt open sighted because the gold bead is very easy to pick up in all conditions and I like open sights whenever possible.

    Lately I've been thinking of mounting either a 2x scope or red dot on it. I have the Burris Speed Dot, but it just looks too big and klunky for my taste and I'm not convinced I need or want a traditional 2x optic.

    So that brings me to the new Burris FF III - looks like it has some nice improvements over the II and I really like the size. The 3 MOA dot would be perfect for hunting IMO.

    So is anyone using one? (a II or III) How has it held up for you?

    Also, does anyone know off hand if the picatinny mount is compatible with a Weaver rail? Seems like it should be since it only has one cross bolt for mounting..

    Thanks in advance - Chad
  2. hardluk1

    hardluk1 member

    Mar 27, 2009
    nc mountains
    The mount should work fine but its simple to give burris a call and ask anout any issues with the reflex and your handguns recoil. Also give the leupold reflex a look as it turns on and off with motion , or lack of motion. I have been running one of 135 Burris speed dots on my 44mag DW-

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