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Burris FastFire 2 on standard Ruger mount?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by 1KPerDay, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. 1KPerDay

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    since we still don't have a pistol optics forum I'm putting this here. Maybe the mods can open this forum up to handgun optics?

    Anyway I just got a new 22/45 upper and wanted to try a red dot on it. I have a Burris FF2 on a pic rail mount marked PIC/S. the cross screw prevents the optic from seating fully onto the rail; the diameter is too large and/or the groove in the rail too shallow. It teeter totters. Does anyone know if there is a low mount that works on the Ruger standard optics rail? The one that used to come with the 10/22 and the Mark series? Do I need to purchase another rail? I'd rather not.
     
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    The Burris mount is over twice the price, but it makes for a much cleaner look.

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  4. 1KPerDay

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    Maybe I'll go that route. The Ruger pic rail is out of stock. :(

    Does the Burris mount use the rear sight dovetail? What's a good place to buy? Thanks!
     
  5. ColtPythonElite

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    Yes, it uses the rear sight dovetail. It is easy to install and rock solid. I really don't know of the best to buy. I have had mine over 5 years.
     
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    OK. Amazon had it for $48 shipped. I like that my kids will still be able to use their competition holster with the optic installed. Hope I can get the FFII sighted in properly... those screws are squirrelly.
     
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    They are tricky to sight in, but the good news is that once you get them where you want them, they stay there.
     
  8. greyling22

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    I have the same mount 1K has with a ff3. works great. actually mine is on a paclite upper. had to file a dovertail, but aluminum is easy to file. I like the setup much better than when I had it mounted to a picatinny rail. I think you will too.
     
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  9. 1KPerDay

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    Got the mount, got the optic installed. Hopefully will get sighted in today. By the way anyone know of a compensator that uses the front sight screw other than the $80 volquartsen v comp?
     
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    I tried a picatinney rail on my Ruger Mark II. It mounted the Burris FF 2 so high that I could not find the red dot, nor could anyone else who tried to shoot the gun. I removed the picatinney (bought from Volquartsen - app). I sucked it up and bought the Burris mount for the Mark II. It is nice. Maybe not cheap, but real nice. It is mounts low enough that finding the red dot comes naturally.

    I now have a very slightly used Volquartsen picatinney rail for the Mark II that I wasted money on. Oh well. I do like my Burris Fast Fire and I like the mount.
     
  11. 1KPerDay

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    got it sighted in this morning... boy those FFII screws don't really seem to have any relationship to what the dot does. LOL
    took me about 50 rounds to get it sighted in and I had to start on a torso at 7 yards to even see impacts. But I got it sorted I think. Very nice setup. I was putting one shot on top of another at 18 yards from a standing rest. This is going to be cool I think!
     
  12. Walkalong

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    I have a FFII and a FFIII, and the adjustments on the FFIII are much better.
     
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    Good to know.
     
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    Second - the FFII I can take or leave, and your comment about the adjustment screws showing almost ZERO correlation with reticle movement reflects my experience, but the FFIII is a much better optic. For an application where push-button start up is satisfactory, the FFIII is a really good deal. I've bailed on all of my FFII's now, upgraded to RMR's and FFIII's.
     
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    Shot a quick video overview/demo of the mount/optic/pistol for any interested. I'm liking it so far!

     
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    *cough*cough*

    thanks Mal
     
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    Many thanks!
     
  18. Walkalong

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    "Much faster than iron sights"

    I agree, and especially for old eyes.

    That is a real nice option for the Ruger.
     

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  19. wally

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    Y'all have ignored the best "step-up" feature of the FF3 over the FF2 -- you can change the battery from the top without removing the sight from the mount! The smaller CR1632 batteries aren't as easy to find as the CR2032 batteries but the FF3 seems to have a bit better battery life.

    Another good thing to know is Burris stands behind their "No Weasel Words" warranty for these. They replaced an original FF with the then new FF2 when it failed on me after a few years of use.
     
  20. Mainsail

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    I have the Vortex Venom on my 22/45 frankenRuger and I haven't had any problems mentioned in this thread.

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