Originally Posted by bigngreen
Second focal all the way, with a FFP on low power in low light I have to turn on the reticle light to find it then during good light and I want turn up the magnification the reticle is thick compared to what I want it to be, FFP is completely backward for the me in a hunting situation.
I've also found with holding over or holding of with windage the SFP is much more versatile if you do a little research, my scope right now has the substentions marked on the power ring so I can look at what I need to hold over and if I'm not on a hash mark I can turn it down till it matches very close and let it have it. I can also get more direct hold point if I us two different powers.
I really dig my Vortex HS LR, with my 270 WSM at 7000ft elevation I'm one turn to 1100 yards and I can reach 2000 yards dialing but you have to start being aware of needing to adjust your hold just a bit at some point. For a hunting optic for the average hunter who has extended his hunting range out to 800-1000 yards max it seems ideal to me!
I apologize to the OP for kinda high jacking this thread but he may find this stuff of interest also.
OK had a email conversation with Vortex about the thickness of the cross hair used in the HS-LR FFP XTR reticle and how thick it would be on 16 power and how much of the target it would cover at a 1000 yards.
The cross hair is .15 MOA at 100 yards so at 1000 yards it would cover 1.5708 inches of a target. These are Vortex's numbers. On deer and elk size targets I can't see a problem. If you were shooting paper and wanted a consistent hold it would be too heavy.
bigngreen in your opinion as you have the HS and have looked through the FFP scope is the cross hair to "thin" on the low powers? It would be somewhere between a 1/8" and 3/16" at 100 yards. Or is it just hard to see?