Originally Posted by bigngreen
Is there a decent FFP optic out there with a thin reticle like the Premier 5-25 for less than 3500 dollars?
There are a few. However the rest of the features might not be there. If we are just talking reticles however, there are a few.
Kahles K624i is a 6-24, and you can get it with the Mil-6 reticle. Very good reticle which is similar to the GenIIXR found in the Premier. You can get one of those around the $2800 mark.
The GenIIXR reticle in the 3-15 Light tactical is thin as well, but it lacks magnification. At $2200, it's much cheaper however.
There are a couple others off the top of my head with thin reticles, but I'd have to go do a bit of research. There aren't enough of them, in my opinion. This is why it's so important to ensure that the myths of old don't continue. The more support FFP gets, the more options there will be. We really can have our cake and eat it too, but the message of what we are looking for needs to get to the manufacturers.
I guess if there were a cheaper scope that mirrored the performance of a Premier... I'd be using it instead. ;)