Originally Posted by westcliffe01
So you understand that with a SFP scope like the Monarch that the reticle is only calibrated at 1 magnification - usually maximum (16x in your case) ?
I do indeed use a reticle, but I have FFP scopes so the reticle always subtends the same amount, as long as I can see it of course (its kinda small at 4x on my 4-16 model).
I typically do not have much time at all in my primary hunting, which is coyotes and the last thing I can do is leave my scope on max magnification. However, others on this forum have pointed out that the 250-450 yard shots I have taken do not meet the "long range" definition and that may be true.
Sorry for my double post. That was kinda odd....
I do understand the difference between FFP and SFP. I have my gun zeroed at 300 yards. And the post would be 799y in MOST my hunting scenarios (give or take due to altitudes temps and psi)your now if I back my scope off to 14x the post would be 900y and at 11x the post would be 1000y.
The major down side that I see (like others have pointed out) is there is no reticle for windage.. so tell me if this would be good or bad, if im correct I can get moa turrets for this monarch scope, I was thinking about locking the elevation turret out and using the windage turret for those longer shots? We can all hold pretty dang close for a 5mph wind at 600y depending on the bullet... with my 230gr bergers at that distance its only about 6-8inches but at 800-1000y it increases dramatically..
The whole reason im wanting to go this route is I don't like the idea of tampering with my true zero with a turret even tho I know it's been tested and true for a long time. 90% of the reason I don't trust it would be due to my own error not the scope. The reticle just seems more simple.
thanks for all the replies even tho I haven't responded to each one. Im getting alot out of this topic