Ruger pistols needs no introduction. We all know how good their pistols are for hunters and tact shooters. The one we have here is mostly made for hunters to finish the deal and get close range preys. While shooting a close-range prey, you will need to be on top of your game and have good aim. With the help of a good sight, you can improve your aim and take it to the next level.
If you are looking for the best red dot for Ruger Mark III, you have come to the right place. Today, we will talk about a lot of red dots and how to choose the best red dot sight. Without further ado, let’s start.
Best Ruger Mark III Red Dot Sights – [Editor’s Pick]
1. Aimpoint Micro H-2 Red Dot Reflex Sight
If you are looking for one of the best sight for Ruger Mark 3, this could be it. Yes, I’m aware it’s also the most expensive sight on the list. Don’t let that price-tag discourage you or sway you away from this sight. Micro H-2 has a lot to offer the hunting and tact shooting community.
Micro H-2 has something called advanced objective lens system. The lens setup here are fully multi-coated. They are extremely clear and they transmit more sunlight than most other red dot sights on the list. Their clarity is also unmatched.
It’s not a small sight. The weight and overall length of this sight is made for a rifle or similar caliber weapons. But Ruger Mark 3 supports this sight. We wouldn’t be recommending it otherwise. Although it may seem a bit bulky and add a bit of weight to the weapon, the overall performance of this sight with the gun is remarkable.
Where is this sight made in?
They are made in Sweden.
Can you remove the flip up covers?
Yes, you can remove them quite easily.
What kind of battery is needed for this?
A single CR2032.
2. Trijicon RM06-C-700672 RMR Type 2 LED Sight
Trijicon RMR series has always been the go-to high-end red dot sight for hunters and tact shooters. It’s useable with rifles and SMG’s as well. That’s why, it gathered quite a bit of attention when Trijicon released it first. You can see nowadays most veterans rocking this on at least one of their weapons.
That’s because it’s made to last an eternity. I know that’s a bit of stretch, but the build quality of this sight feels like it was made to last a war. Beside being incredibly durable, it features an equally rich lens. The lens is fully multi-coated and it’s tested to last in military environment.
The unique design is patented to Trijicon. It makes the sight a bit smaller than most red dot while equally if not more accurate than most red dots. The reticle of this sight is illuminated. The battery compartment is well enclosed. Making sure it stays safe during rain. When you pair this with the Mark 3, you will have an incredible time while hunting. That’s a guarantee.
Where is this made in?
Trijicon is made in USA.
What improvement does Type 2 has?
It offers a more refined lens with better battery. Resulting in better battery life.
Will any brand batteries work on this?
Yes, you don’t need any specific brands battery.
3. Vortex Optics Venom Red Dot Sight
Vortex makes killer hunting scopes and accessories. Their reputation for making good hunting gears has grown a lot. Keeping up that reputation, Vortex entered the red dot sight market a while back as well. Venom is one of the most sold Vortex red dot sight you will ever come across.
It has to have something good, right? Otherwise, why would it be so pricey and so popular? You are correct. From build quality to lens clarity, this sight performs way better than its price-tag. The lens of this sight is fully multi-coated. As it’s a reflex sight, you can aim from any angle and distance.
The sight also comes in two different style. One of them is with 3 MOA reticle and the other one is with 6 MOA. If you fancy a bigger reticle, make sure to buy the 6 MOA one. Both of their brightness and other features are the exact same.
Where is this made in?
It’s made in the Philippines.
Does this come with a mounting plate?
It does come with a mounting plate.
Is the brightness fully adjustable?
4. Burris FastFire III Red Dot Sight
Fastfire III for Ruger Mark III, there is something chaotically beautiful in this sentence. Just like this sentence, the synergy between these two is amazing as well. The Fastfire III is the 3rd iteration of Fastfire. A sight that sold out really fast. No pun intended.
The sight is made out of aluminum. The same type of aluminum Burris uses in their riflescopes. It’s durable, lightweight, and competition. The sight has a lot of things going for it. Lens is one of those things. The lens is incredibly bright and accurate.
The battery of this sight is protected well. Thanks to waterproof housing, you won’t be noticing any brightness issues under rain. That’s why, it’s a good pairing with Ruger Mark 3. As you can use the gun in any weather, it gives you the free reign to hunt at any moment.
Does this come with mounting plate?
It does come with a stock picatinny baseplate. You can buy different ones separately.
Does it come with a bigger reticle?
It’s available in 2 reticle size. 8 and 3 MOA.
Where is this sight made in?
It’s made in Philippines.
5. Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot Sight
A lot of you might be surprised from this pick. After all, it’s a riflescope essentially. You are not wrong there, but the gun we have here is hits like a truck as well. A gun like that deserves a sight like this. As for the sight itself, it’s a really well-built sight with a lot of things going for this.
The sight is made out of aluminum and it has an anodized matte black finish to it. The lenses on this sight are fully multi-coated. The lenses are extremely bright and vivid. Clarity and color accuracy is something else of this sight. The sight is water, fog, and shock proof at the same time. Making it an extremely viable hunting sight.
It’s a really good pairing with your Mark 3. The performance is there as there is no bottleneck between the two. This sight being a reflex sight helps a lot when it comes to pistols like Mark 3. You can’t go wrong with this choice.
Can you adjust the brightness of this sight?
Does this come with battery?
Yes, it comes with a CR2032 battery.
How long is the battery life?
The claim from Bushnell is 3k hours. It’s safe to assume the real life will be somewhere near there.
Things To Keep in Mind Before Buying
Here are a couple of pointers that will help you choose the correct sight for your gun.
Having a lightweight sight is always the priority. At the end of the day, Ruger Mark 3 is a pistol. We don’t want to add something like a riflescope on top of it to make it unusable.
While it can take a bigger sight, doesn’t mean you should push it to a scope. Stick to sights that are mentioned in the guide and you will be good to go.
If you are a newbie and don’t much of the optics world, then you must setup a spending budget. You can easily overspend or underspend depending on how much you know regarding the optics. But if you have a goal in mind that you want these things from a sight and you want them within a fixed amount of money, the decision making becomes much easier.
Don’t make the decision harder than it needs to be. If you know what you want from a sight and how desperate you are for those features, then you can easily make up your mind on the perfect sight for your gun. All of the sights mentioned here are some of the best in the market. Without a doubt, you can’t go wrong with either of them.
That will conclude our guide for today. We will be back with more soon. Till then, take care.
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