Re: Nightforce velocity reticle
My take on the velocity reticle line is this.
IF you can find one of the reticles that fits your load, ie, LV, MV, HV, etc. and you get it setup correctly, and you are okay with shooting it on whatever power level you need to for your ballistic profile to coincide to the reticle, then it is fantastic out to 4-600 yards depending on your setup. The issue beyond these distances is that incline, atmospheric conditions, spin drift, Coriolis, etc., begin to come into play and you can't count on it being accurate enough beyond those distances for all your shooting situations. However, you can then always use a drop chart or ballistic app and dial for the longer shots which is really the most accurate way to shoot anyway so that transition works out well IMO.
I and many others have never understood why they didn't put the velocity reticle in the FFP line. It very likely has everything to do with sales and their SFP sales are much higher.
A velocity reticle in FFP would be fantastic and really makes a lot more sense when you think about the intended use of the velocity reticle line.
This is one of the reasons I like a graduated reticle, for guys that wish to use the reticle for holdover style shooting. It allows for everything the velocity reticle does but can be suited to the exact ballistics and shooting conditions. The only negative is a guy then has to memorize which stadia line for each distance or have it written on a chart. But either of those options are pretty easy in most situations.
If they come out with an FFP velocity reticle and it fits my loads I would seriously consider switching over to it for shooting out to 500 yards or so and then dial for everything else.