Just in case you are considering buying between the 3 MOA and 6 MOA, I would personally recommend the 3 MOA because I have used it severally for my short guns and pistols. You can talk about crispiness, sharpness, and brightness; the 3 MOA has got it all.

The 3 MOA is easy to use and provides you with quick acquisition gun sights for the precise and accurate shooting of the target. The 3 MOA and 6 MOA can be used with a variety of shotguns, AR, and pistols for hunting, policing, military activities, and other outdoor shooting activities.

3 moa vs 6 moa

You can get either the Vortex Venom red dot sight or the Vortex Viper red dot sight. The Venom red dot and viper red dot are both built for accurate and precise target shooting, irrespective of distance, and they are able to lock on target even at a fast travelling speed.

Both venom and viper are non-magnifying reflectors for handguns and rifles. They use a red led emitter (light-emitting diode LED) to give you a target point in the form of a red dot light. I personally prefer the Venom red dot to the viper, and I would also recommend it to you if you want a more deadly shotgun, rifle, or pistol.I have used it on my pistol, M-16, and AR-15.

The Vortex Venom red dot comes with a 3 MOA and 6 MOA options and allows you to use anyone you want based on your preference. While the viper only comes with a 6 MOA red dot option.


Personally, I believe it depends on the range of the target, speed of the target, preference of the shooter, and a host of other factors. If you have only a split second to take a shot at a fast-moving target from close range, the Vortex Venom 6 MOA red dot sight is the best choice. The red dot is bright, large, and makes it easy to get quick target acquisition every time you shoot.

The 6 MOA is perfect for hunting, IPSC training, dog handling, etc. On the other hand, the Vortex Venom 3 MOA dot is perfect for balancing between shooting distant targets with ideal precision and the ability to take close-range shots accurately.

As earlier mentioned, both the 3 MOA and 6 MOA enhance quick target acquisition and provide an accurate aim for getting shots at short-range or long-range stationery, slow, or fast-moving target.

The reason why the Vortex Venom red dot is superior to the vortex viper and every other red dot sights out there is numerous and are not far-fetched. The venom red dot comes with a 3 MOA and a 6 MOA options, giving you the chance to choose the red dot size of your choice and preference.

The Venom red dots 3 & 6 MOAs provide you with a 1X magnification, compact, and parallax-free red dot sight that is thoroughly designed for precision, accuracy, and perfection. I have also discovered that the venom red dot is a lot easier to operate on my 34 MOS than most other red dot sights, the viper inclusive. The Vortex Venom 3 MOA is also a lot sharper, crisper, brighter, and more accurate than several other 3 MOA I have used on my pistols.

Since the Vortex Venom red dot sight comes with both 3 MOA and 6 MOA, and larger dot sizes are good and perfect for quick acquisition shooting while the small dot is designed to take accurate shots. These few reasons and many more make the Vortex Venom viable, versatile, accurate, and durable.

Hence, the Vortex Venom’s superiority to the other red dot sights.

Both the 3 MOA and 6 MOA are machined to enhance quick target acquisition and provide an accurate aim for getting shots at short-range or long-range stationery, slow, or fast-moving target. The 3 MOA is more efficient and accurate for shotguns and pistols, while the 6 MOA is suitable for long guns and rifles.

The 6 MOA is also perfect for long-range and fast-moving targets because it provides a bigger dot size, making it easier for you to lock on target and shot with precision. The decision to use the 3 MOA or MOA depends on your preference, range of shot, and your eyesight quality.

The Vortex Venom 3 MOA dot sight may be too small for people with less impressive or aging eyesight on shotguns and pistols. Instead, they should go for the 6 MOA red dot for more accuracy. Like I said earlier, I personally would choose the venom 3 MOA over the 6 MOA every time, in as much as the dot is bright, crisp, accurate, and sharp enough.

Final Note

A friend of mine, Tom, once said, “I believe the choice to use either the Vortex Venom 3 MOA dot or 6 MOA dot depends on the kind of shots you take. I usually don’t focus on tight small groups. The majority of the shots I take are aimed at fast targets with a hit to the kill point, so I prefer using the venom 6 MOA red dot.” Another customer of ours, James Simon, also said, “for me, I prefer the Vortex Venom 6 MOA with the larger dot for shotguns and barrels.”

I also have the Vortex Venom 6 MOA red dot in my M-16, and I have the venom 3 MOA on my AR-15 because I like it on my rifle. The choice for either of them boils down to preference and reason for usage.

So if you are thinking of getting the Vortex Venom red dot sight, either the 3 MOA or the 6 MOA can do a perfect job for you as both have been built for different specialization. However, their precision and accuracy are never compromised.