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Any GOOD FFP scopes?

 
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:15 PM
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Any GOOD FFP scopes?

Looking for a 15-20x FFP riflescope with a usable ballistic reticle; something I can actually see at low power yet still relatively thin at max power. Any recommendations? The new vortex hs lr will do just what I am looking for but I have durability/reliability concerns with vortex surviving mountain hunting and the airlines.. Looking for the $2500 and under category. The nightforce F1 has mixed reviews... My old S&B had too heavy a reticle as did my older PH swaros, and I am not interested in anything made my leupold.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:07 PM
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Re: Any GOOD FFP scopes?

The Nightforce F1, the Steiner 5-25, the new Kahles, and the USO would be where I hover.

I like the Gen2 mildot Steiner but I'm holding out till I see the Kahles.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:51 PM
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Re: Any GOOD FFP scopes?

FFP scope reticules do not change thicknesses compared to the target at the different power ranges. The reticule at 6x on my 6-24x PST FFP MOA scope is very thin, but the illumination can be turned on which makes it VERY visible. When you increase the power the reticule gives you the allusion of getting thicker, but actually enlarges the same amount as the target you are looking at.

IMHO the Vortex Razor for around $2000.00 would be a good choice if price is no object.

For me (price is important to me) the 6-24x50mm PST is a very good scope which has functioned flawlessly even after being in a Toyota Corolla that was totaled by a truck towing a 33' 5th wheel travel trailer. The crash completely destroyed the heavy gun case it was in. It is still adjusted the same as before the accident and functions perfectly and still sighted in.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:31 PM
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Re: Any GOOD FFP scopes?

I am shooting a mark 4,mil/TMR reticle.Ilove the set up and it is 22 oz.I mountain and horse hunt, sits on a 7.2 oz.338 Norma and has been working well,I made it a zero stop.The reticle has a small gap at center, a 1 1/2 '' sticky dot just fits @ 400 when siting.I would get another one I am so happy with this one.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:49 PM
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Re: Any GOOD FFP scopes?

Thanks for the opinions,does anyone have any experience with the nightforce velocity reticles, particularly on the F1?
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:10 PM
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Re: Any GOOD FFP scopes?

The F1 is only 3-15 power
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:48 PM
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Re: Any GOOD FFP scopes?

Yep thats true. Looking for a scope in the 15-20x max range so the F1 fits the criteria.
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