Originally Posted by cmiller36
If a variable power scope is zeroed at a certain distance, say 200 yards, is that zero distance good through the whole magnification range or just at one magnification?
The crosshairs SHOULD stay throughout the magnification range. Other points on the crosshairs (other markings, thick/thin spots etc) will likely move with magnification changes, unless the scope is a first focal plane scope (FFP), in which case the marks will stay in the same place on the target throughout magnification changes.
Hope that made sense. BTW: most scopes are second focal plane scopes (other than some very expensive scopes)