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FFP or SFP Please vote

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FFP or SFP Please vote

Buying a new LRH scope and can't decide. I know it is subjective but which do prefer. I wil be dialing for elevation but probably not for windage. I really could use some experiences input here guys as I am looking to buy a scope now. Thank you for your help.
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    Re: FFP or SFP Please vote

    I prefer SFP. No real good reason, just what I've always used. I guess one thing is, that with SFP, if the crosshair takes up too much of the target at lower power, I can crank up the power to get around that.

    Also, I learn the subtensions at different magnification levels, so it's not hard to figure out holds for wind.
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    SFP only for me. I prefer the crosshairs staying consistently small as I increase the power. This gives me the smallest aiming point with the largest target for a precise hold at longer distances. I dial both elevation and windage. The only time I would use a reticle for a hold over would be for a follow up shot and by seeing the miss I would know exactly where to hold for the follow up. I have tried both and I am now firmly satisfied with SFP.

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    For me the FFP!!!

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    It is very subjective and the reality is that 90% of guys haven't used both so they really don't have much experience to compare them properly. I use both but for big game I like FFP scopes.

    The more you use a reticle for any reason, drop, drift, range, calling shots, etc., the more you will like FFP scopes. FFP also eliminates the potential for error as the reticle subtends the same across the entire magnification range. If you don't use the reticle the advantages lessen.

    Just an FYI, because you will hear a lot of misinformation on FFP, despite what many say the reticle does not grow in size as you increase power. It stays exactly the same size in relation to the target throughout the entire magnification range. So if it is precise enough at low power it will be just as precise at high power. It is more accurate to say that with SFP scopes the target grows in relationship to the reticle as power is increased.

    *I like using the reticle
    *I like reducing the chance for error
    *I find a reticle that covers 2% of the vitals of a typical whitetail to be more than precise enough to ensure proper shot placement.

    Practice is the key for either options so get one that best suits your needs then get out and use it!

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    For me the FFP!!!

    Some times I don't click.
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    Re: FFP or SFP Please vote

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    Buying a new LRH scope and can't decide. I know it is subjective but which do prefer. I wil be dialing for elevation but probably not for windage. I really could use some experiences input here guys as I am looking to buy a scope now. Thank you for your help.

    If you are not going to dial wind take a look at the Vortex Viper HS LR. Vortex got really smart and built a scope that's really functional for the hunter that hand carries the rifle a lot or uses the rifle horseback where it sits in a scabbard by just capping the windage turret so it's not poking you in the wrist and hanging up when putting in or taking it out of a scabbard. You can just hold off for wind adjustment with the proper reticle.

    They come in both FFP and SFP your choice. The FFP's with the XLR reticle are not out yet but received a email saying they would be available 4-6 weeks. I think it's the perfect scope for the way I hunt and will get one when available. This will be my first FFP scope so I can't recommend to you which is best.

    Here's a link
    Vortex Optics - Viper HS Riflescopes
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