Burris FastFire 2 Vs 3: Which One Is Better For You?

Burris brand recently has constructed two red dot scopes: fastfire2 and fastfire3. Both scopes have similar and dissimilar features. In this article, I will show the similarities and dissimilarities between Burris fastfire 2 and 3.

After that, I will instruct you to choose the suitable red dot scope for you. So without further ado, let’s get into the comparison.

About Burris Fastfire 2

Burris fastfire 2 is a 6061 aluminum-made red dot scope that has 3*5*7 dimensions and 29.5 ounces of weight. It features a 4-MOA reticle which is a very clear reticle. This addition has come to market in matte black color. This red dot scope has a reticle that features 16 variants of settings.

It has a long eye relief that advantages long-range shooting and a perfect eye box that fits eyes comfortably. This addition has a removable lithium-ion battery that can provide you with around 5000 hours of battery life. You can have an additional battery depending on user needs.

The Burris fastfire has an excellent glass that is very clear and color-coded with brown, green, purple, and red. This color-coding helps to get a better vision in low light. It has a wider reticle that helps to get better accuracy. There are 6 brightness settings of this addition that are customizable to light up your reticle in low light.

It comes with an easy and fast detachable mount that can provide advantages to those who hunt or target shoot longer distances than 20yards. The price of this addition is around 160$.


  • 6061 aluminum-made.
  • 29.5 ounces in weight.
  • Dimension of 3*5*7 inches.
  • 4-MOA reticle.
  • Wider 16 different reticle settings.
  • 5000hours battery life.
  • Long eye relief.
  • Small eye box.
  • Clear color-coded glass with 4 colors.
  • Wide reticle.
  • 6 brightness settings.
  • Quick detachable mount.
  • 160$ in price.

About Burris Fastfire 3

Burris fastfire3 is also a 6061 aluminum-made red dot scope that has a dimension of 6*5*2 and 33ounces of weight. It features a 3-MOA reticle which is also a very clear reticle. Its reticle also offers 16 different settings but it is a little bit less wide than the fastfire2. It has the same battery life as fastfire2 which is 5000 hours of battery life. Though it has clear glass, it is only blacked coded and features 10 brightness settings. It doesn’t come with a detachable mount. You have to purchase one if you need.

Its price on the market is 200$


  • 6061aluminum-made.
  • Dimension of 6*5*2.
  • 33ounces in weight.
  • 3-MOA reticle.
  • 16 reticle settings (less wide).
  • 5000 hours of battery life.
  • Black coded glass.
  • 10 brightness settings.
  • Doesn’t have a detachable mount.
  • 200$ in price.

Now Let’s Compare Both FastFire2 and FastFire3,


  • Both have the same 5000 battery life.
  • Both are 6061 aluminum-made.
  • Both have 16 different reticle settings.


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Fastfire 2             Fastfire 3
Lighter in weight.4-MOA reticle.Wider reticle.6brightness settings.4 different colors-coding glass.A detachable mount is available.Cheaper in price.Heavier in weight.3-MOA reticle.Less wide reticle.10brightness settings.Black-coded glass.Doesn’t have a detachable mount.More expensive.

Which one should I purchase and why?

According to the comparison, it is clear that fastfire2 offers more advantages at a cheaper price. So choosing this addition would be a wise decision. But if the price doesn’t matter to you and you are interested to use both additions then you can purchase the fastfire3 and get the extra features of it.


Choosing a reticle for your firearm affects your shooting performance a lot. So ensure that you get the suitable reticle according to your needs. This was the end of the comparison. Hope you guys got it useful.

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