I have a savage .308 I want to use mainly for hunting but I know its a 1000 yard rife and I would like to work up to being able to hit targets at that range if possible... Or as far as my skill will allow. I have narrowed my choice of scope and brand down to two scopes. My price range is 800-1000 I know its not much but I'm on a tight budget.
I only know a little bit about scopes and I haven't had any real practice with one type or another so far. One of the scopes is the Vortex Viper PST
The other which the Vortex rep recommended to me is the HST 4-16-44 SFP
Out of these two I would like the one that is most versatile overall.
I have been researching for days and its driving me crazy.
Im stuck on two things... FFP and SFP, MRAD with hashmarks or MOA.
The Calculations for either one are pretty straight forward so shouldn't be an issue to learn. I notice that MRAD and FFP seem most popular. Im strongly leaning towards the HST in hashmark MRAD and SFP. I know that MRAD and SFP don't go together well but for some reason thats how the HST is made... The manual says its highly accurate and ranging can be done in the highest magnification.
My first question and this may seem a bit blond but... How does one range from highest magnification?
Can the MRAD on this scope be used to range up close still ?
What make the HST better than the PST for both hunting and long range ?
If I have to make a quick up close shot while hunting is it possible with the HST like are holdovers and such still possible ?
And is there really any benefit of MOA over Mil dot ? Keeping in mind I really want to use my reticle for calculating range and so on. I believe MOA is a little more precise (finer adjustments) correct me if I'm wrong ?
sorry I'm half asleep typing this after a long day at work... This is my first post here. i just had to get this figured out... Im even going over this stuff in my sleep now lol