First of all, I never said a FFP in 1K BR had an advantage over SFP.
The point I was making is that a FFP scope can be precise, even at a paper BR match. All the other times I shot I was using SFP scopes (center-grip XP's off of a bi-pod).
Did people beat me? You betcha
I'm sure I was the only one there using a FFP.
I would have been interesting to see the same scope on one of the Rifles that the regular 1K BR shooters use. If I could do that with a pistol and I had not been to a rifle 1K match in a couple of years & the first time for my son at a rifle match--How much better a seasoned BR shooter using a rifle?
That was my point.
Would it be my primary 1K BR scope if i regularly competed? No.
That is a set distance off of a bench.
A multi-stadia reticle in FFP has no advantage whatsoever in that environment-But it sure worked okay given the fact it was already on the XP.
I doubt if most guys would want to take a 45x Leupold BR scope with a fine dot and use it for regular hunting. It would work but it may not be the best though IMO.
I go and play @ 1K BR every now and then-Not a regular competitor. Then when I do, I am using one of my Specialty Pistol's anyway.
I don't mind being disadvantaged in that way at all. I am shooting against myself. If I happen to beat someone shooting a rifle now and then-It is just icing on the cake.
If I had my druthers I would use a FFP that subtended like the S&B I used for big game hunting or steel. For paper @ set distances (like 1K BR) and PD's I would choose SFP. That is my story & I am sticking to it