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#3203247 - 03/25/13 10:58 AM Re: Burris Fastfire 3 - Bad First Impression [Re: REN]
ewc
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I think it may be more in the speedbead mount, than the site itself. I had a devil of a time getting the one on my daughter's gun to stay at the same POI. You can move the mount side-side and up and down by pressing on the mount.

I finally tightened it as best as I could, remembering where the dot needs to be in relation to my front sight, and carry the adjustment tools in my vest.

It worked like a charm this past Saturday. I do think I will drill and tap the receiver for next year - for a more sturdy mount.

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#3203327 - 03/25/13 12:10 PM Re: Burris Fastfire 3 - Bad First Impression [Re: ewc]
Andy S.
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I agree ewc, I think the speedbead was as much of the problem as the sight itself, if not the complete culprit. I hated how you could push the speedbead base with your thumb and the POA move constantly, even with my stock being tightened to the point that I barely got it off yesterday (with my buddy's help). The speedbead just wasn't my cup of tea, especially for something as important in my eyes as my turkey gun. I took the speedbead mount off yesterday and am returning it to Amazon today. I ordered the 336 base and will have a gunsmith drill and tap my receiver at some point for next year. In the meantime, I will go with what I know and shoot my sights that I have shot the last several years without any probelms. For me the speedbead and red dot was more of a want and not so much a need, thus I will suffice with what I got until I have more time to invest in getting the gun drilled and tapped for the 336 as well as tinkering with a red dot when I am not in a rush to hunt with it.
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#3204096 - 03/26/13 07:35 AM Re: Burris Fastfire 3 - Bad First Impression [Re: Andy S.]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
I agree ewc, I think the speedbead was as much of the problem as the sight itself, if not the complete culprit.

I'd bet "complete culprit" was the case, since you already know there was "play" in your speedbead mount.

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#3204131 - 03/26/13 08:16 AM Re: Burris Fastfire 3 - Bad First Impression [Re: Wes Parrish]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
I'd bet "complete culprit" was the case, since you already know there was "play" in your speedbead mount.
Agree Wes. Unfortunately for me, I never thoroughly inspected the speedbead base until I had already sent the FFIII sight back, and it was then that I really examined the speedbead and determined it had a tiny bit of play in it, but that tiny bit equates to inches on a sight at 40 yards. I was skeptical of the speedbead mount to begin with, but I loved how low profile it was and that drove me to go with it, plus I read numerous others reviews online who liked it on their setups. Needless to say, I did not love it enough to have a constantly moving red dot though. Another thing that did not help with my hastily decision to send the FFIII back was the fact a Burris rep on another forum erroneously told me the sight was made in China. This may sound snobbish, but I did not then and still do not want ANYTHING on my hunting setups from China, especially something as important as my sight, thus I was glad to return it at the time. Knowing what I know now coupled with the fact that the FFIII is made in the Phillipines and not China like their rep originally told me, I would for sure give a FFIII another try with a solid base. I have read too many reviews of other hunters in numerous states who really like them, so I kind of thought all along that my experience was unique in all aspects.
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#3204226 - 03/26/13 09:47 AM Re: Burris Fastfire 3 - Bad First Impression [Re: Andy S.]
REN
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yeah i cant give a full review as i have not been through a season with it but as of now mine mounted on a picatinnay rail has been sold and held true during the sight in process off of a lead sled.

we will see how it holds up for a season though as i can be pretty hard on my gun in the month of april. I had the Mueller Quick Shot and it made it through 3 seasons so i hope this one does as well.
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#3204279 - 03/26/13 10:35 AM Re: Burris Fastfire 3 - Bad First Impression [Re: REN]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: REN
... i can be pretty hard on my gun in the month of april.
Same here REN.
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#3204682 - 03/26/13 04:23 PM Re: Burris Fastfire 3 - Bad First Impression [Re: Andy S.]
REN
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my other post should have said SOLID not SOLD sorry.
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