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Old 02-27-2011, 08:24 PM
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FFP ro SFP Vortex PST

Ive read over tons of threads on this issue, all the pros and cons. I still for the life of me cannot make up my mind as to which i want. This will be a scope for hunting, i will also have yardage turrets. I have always had SFP scopes and am leaning that direction. But i dont want to spend 900$ and make the wrong choice. Im at a loss!!!
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:10 PM
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Re: FFP ro SFP Vortex PST

Their is no wrong choice just got to make one you know the pros and cons one must be better than the other?
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:56 PM
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Re: FFP ro SFP Vortex PST

I have run into the same problem. SFP or FFP. Another one with the PST was Mil or MOA. I think I will stick with the MOA myself- all my other scopes are MOA but I think I may go with the FFP. Mine will be for more of a tactical/ field/ paperpuncher. It is a long range 300 WM on a Ken Farrel 35 MOA base. For serious work I suppose- looks cool as hell anyways. Probably doesn't help with the decision making but I am another one with the same issue.
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:25 AM
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Re: FFP ro SFP Vortex PST

For the way I do distance it is FFP and MOA Reticle
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:05 AM
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Re: FFP ro SFP Vortex PST

Well i think im just going to do it and go for the FFP. As far as long range hunting is MIL or MOA a better choice?
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:47 AM
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Re: FFP ro SFP Vortex PST

I read a post somewhere, and for the life of me can't find it, but basically what it said was for tactical/ field use, competition, or where speed is necessary mil works great. For precision work go with moa. I think the farther out you get it is harder to dial in for precision work with mil, but I am no expert on the subject... So for hunting- I have no idea- I can't recommend anything myself.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:57 AM
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Re: FFP ro SFP Vortex PST

I may be simple, but I don't understand the use for a 2nd focal plane scope or even why it exists. On max power, you may be able to use the reticle for estimating distances and what not, but everything changes when you change power and it can get confusing. In a FFP, the distance to your first mil dot is the same whether it's on 20x or 5x... All the guesswork is eliminated, the graph for magnification and holdovers for different wind speeds on different powers is eliminated. If all you do is have a crosshair or simple target dot and you don't hold for wind, then save a couple bucks and get a SFP, but otherwise, in the real world it seems like a FFP is just much better for the application. I'd get FFP.
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