Originally Posted by bigngreen
unless you feel you need it I would go SFP for the much finer reticle!!!
There are a great many scopes with fine FFP reticles. I think it is a huge mistake to handicap yourself with SFP for the sake of getting a fine reticle.
It's very important when shooting distance to be able to dial back the magnification in order to overcome mirage. With a SFP reticle, your wind holds are lost when you come off max magnification. There are also situations when hunting where it's not desirable to be on max magnification.
I'd stick with FFP for sure. Just choose a different model if the reticle is too think for liking on a vortex. The Premier 3-15 Light Tactical with GenIIXR reticle is a very good choice if you are looking for mid magnification and a fine reticle.
Still though, I would heavily recommend the 5-25 if you are planning to get something done at a mile.