Originally Posted by ishootkittens
I know the difference.. but I am having a hard time understanding what the advantage is to having a FIRST focal plane scope vs. a second focal plane.. any input is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Here is the OP. Just state the facts and your experiences.
My view is that SFP is of greater advantage to ME
for the following reasons.
From point blank to about 350 yds I shoot with point blank aim or slight holdover with scope set on lowest power. I shoot higher velocity, flatter trajectory bullets for the most part and zero @ 200 yds.
At an estimated 250-300 yds I use my rangefinder which takes time. From 300-500 yds I use a quick reference drop chart. Max come up at that range is about 5-6 MOA - no big deal. It takes about 30 sec to accomplish.
Beyond 500 yds, I range, dope and dial. Ranging and doping take a bit of time. Dialing takes a few seconds. Settling into my shot takes more time. I don't take such shots off hand or off the knee. In fact, I rarely shoot offhand or off the knee beyond 100 yds although I have consistently rung steel to 300 yds.
Some where in the 350-500 yd range I transition from low power to max power on my scope. FFP is not a factor.
So I have answered the OP's question from MY
perspective. From the FFP user's perspective what is the advantage?