Re: Nightforce Scope
S1 and myself are saying the ame thing, just using different terminology. When I refer to first focal plane, I further explain it as a magnifying reticle. These reticles grow and shrink with change in magnification. For example, the new Gen II mildot in the first focal plane (magnified) will not be entirely visible on a 10X scope set at 10X. Most likley you'll need to dial the power back down to 7X to see the entire reticle. BUT,, the mil spacing will be a correct 1mil between dots on any power setting, from 3 to 10,, the space between the dots will always be 1 mil.
The second focal plane reticles could be used to mil on half power, but you'd have to colminate it to ensure that you are at exactly .5 mils between dots and mark it on the power ring. I wouldn't trust the ring to be exact.
So,, call it what you like it,,, but with a second focal, non-magnified scope, if your max power setting is 42, and you dial back to 31,, you will likley have a very hard time ranging accuartely The magnified reticle eliminated this. The R2 may have overcome this in some way,, but I'm not expierenced with it and would cead that answer to someone who uses the system,, ahhh 'em [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img].