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1st Focal Plane Reticle

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Unread 03-25-2010, 09:32 AM
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1st Focal Plane Reticle

Can someone explain this and what is the advantage?

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Tom
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    Unread 03-25-2010, 10:05 AM
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    Re: 1st Focal Plane Reticle

    The advantage is that you can use the reticle to range distance at any power setting. You can also use the dots or hashes for holdover at any power setting.
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    Re: 1st Focal Plane Reticle

    Whoah. That is a major advantage.

    What scopes have a first focal plane reticle?

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    Tom
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    Unread 03-25-2010, 10:09 AM
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    Re: 1st Focal Plane Reticle

    Isn't the need for this nullified if you're using clicks to dial in your scope?

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    Unread 03-25-2010, 08:26 PM
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    Re: 1st Focal Plane Reticle

    What if it is snowing and your laser rangefinder doesn't work? You can still range at any power instead of having to dial to maximum power to range then dial back down to take your shot. This takes time when hunting. You could have the trophy of a life time move out of sight before you can shoot.

    "Aim small miss small",

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    Re: 1st Focal Plane Reticle

    This is the scope I pre-ordered at SWFA:

    Vortex 6-24x50 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope
    Stock # - PST624F1A
    Matte
    EBR-1 MOA Reticle
    30mm
    First Focal Plane Reticle
    .25 MOA Adjustments
    $899.95
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    Unread 03-26-2010, 10:34 AM
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    Re: 1st Focal Plane Reticle

    Can you still range with an MOA reticle? I am still trying to decide between the MOA or Mil reticle. The MOA can make smaller adjustments, but want to be able to range with it as well.
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