Originally Posted by joseph
How do you figure a FFP makes ranging basically impossible? With a FFP you can range at any power setting, but with a SFP you have to adjust your power at the manufactures power setting for ranging. Also the FFP reticle stays the same thickness in relationship to the target at all powers. As for weight my rifle weighs 14.7 pounds and I packed it all over the place in Wyoming.
You must be a young buck, I'm not. I want as light a rig as possible for a couple reasons, one, I'm a flatlander so out west, where the air is thinner, it's harder for me to carry additional payload and two, anything over 10 pounds or so means leaving something behind, like granola bars. For lightness, I'm looking at a Savage 111 Lightweight Hunter in WSM. 5.5 plus a light scope is ideal for me.
You reside there, I don't. Not only is the terrain markedly different here, so is the atmospheric pressure.....
FFP optics have a constant reticle magnification throughout the magnification range, SFP scopes do not. Not saying you can't, just saying it's more involved. At some point I may buy one to add to my collection. Took me a while to advance from iron sights to optical glass as it is.
Results may vary with the individual. What is ideal for me may or may not be ideal for you. Thats what is great about forums like this. Allows one to 'test drive' options without doing a First Article, real world test and laying out the FRN's.