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Unread 04-08-2009, 10:56 AM
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Re: first focal plane and second

Alright cool, so for the application, 6.5 grendel which is a really flat shooting round anyway, the FFP sounds like it would do justice. thank you all!
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    Unread 04-08-2009, 03:36 PM
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    Re: first focal plane and second

    BTE, as the other guys have explained, it's really very simple: in order to use a drop chart and the reticle marks (mil dots of moa marks) directly, without further calculations, you must crank the power setting to a specified power on the SFP scope (like 15X on the NXS 3.5-15).

    But with the FFP scope, the marks apply at ANY power setting.

    I finally got this thru my thick skull; and yes, if I could afford one, I would opt for the FFP scope.
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    Unread 04-08-2009, 04:51 PM
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    Re: first focal plane and second

    I totally get it now, needed to do some extra drilling for my head. lol. FFP is the way for me simply because the deer or elk is not going to wait for you to pull out your ballistic calculator PDA, or be there long enough for you to do mental math in your head. I don't know about anyone else but things need to be simple in the heat of the moment.
    I'm in Iraq right now, all i have is time and money saved up, d amn right i'm going to pay for a FFP Scope. hahahaha thanks all again! Much appreciated! I'm really humbled by all the knowledgable people here. thanks
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    Unread 04-08-2009, 09:46 PM
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    Re: first focal plane and second

    Her is a good article that explains pretty much all you need to know about scopes ect.

    PRACTICAL LONG-RANGE RIFLE SHOOTING - PART II: OPTICS
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