ADE Advanced Optics RD3-012 Delta footprint compatibility

On what mount can you install ADE Advanced Optics Delta? And with which optics can you share the same mount? In this article we look in detail into the ADE Delta red dot mounting surface.

Compatible footprint

ADE Advanced Optics RD3-012 Delta red dot uses the same footprint as Vortex Venom standard (also often reffered to as Docter or Noblex footprint).

That means that you will be able to use the same red dot mount and red dot plate as Vortex Venom or Docter / Noblex uses.

Vortex Venom footprint standard

In other words, any red dot mount or plate made to fit Vortex Venom or Docter / Noblex footprint will also work for your Advanced Optics Delta red dot.

You can see more red dots compatible with Vortex Venom footprint standard in this article.

ADE Advanced Optics Delta pattern

The Vortex Venom footprint consists of four sockets in the corners of the sight and of two screw holes in the central part of the sight.

The front as well as the rear socketes are 20mm / 0.79 inches far from each other. From the rear sockets to the front sockets the distance is 39mm / 1.54 inches. Position of these four sockets corresponds to position of pins that are on a mounting surface of any mount for this standard.Vortex Venom footprint

The screw holes are positioned in the central part of the optic device. These function for fixation of the sight to the mounts. These two screw holes are 14mm / 0.55 inches far from each other.

The screws that are to be used for these screw holes are always included in the package with the sight.

Other optics sharing identical footprint

Other than ADE Advanced Optics Delta, this footprint is also used for other red dots. You can use the same mounting profile also for following optics:

ADE Advanced Optics Delta

Other red dot footprint standards

The sight uses the Vortex Venom footprint standard. That is not the only standard on the market. Below you can find other popular mounting standards: