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Top 5 scopes if money was no object

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Top 5 scopes if money was no object

For overall use - bear, blacktail, mule, moose and target if possible over 400 yards. I may be asking an obnoxious question as I am new to rifle shooting. Thanks for the info.

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    For overall use - bear, blacktail, mule, moose and target if possible over 400 yards. I may be asking an obnoxious question as I am new to rifle shooting. Thanks for the info.

    CJD

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    All that stuff would be hard to do with 1 scope.

    The bear hunting thing (at least the way I've hunted bear) usually works best with a 1-something. I love the Swarovski 1-6 for that.

    For other hunting non dangerous game/general shooting....you can answer that question in a lot of different ways.

    1. Do you want a traditional hunting style scope or something in the tactical style.
    2. FFP or SFP

    Traditional Hunting (if money was no object)
    Swarovski Z6 2.5-15x56 with the BT and 4W reticle. In my opinion this magnification range is well suited to cover just about anything you want to do. It's a low light beast.

    If weight is an issue then I would go Z5 either 3.5-18 or 5-25.....whichever mag range fit what you wanted it to fit the best.

    Tactical Style
    FFP.....Kahles
    SFP....Nightforce ATACR

    I have yet to find the perfect scope to do everything.
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    Thanks fellas -

    What is FFP and SFP - am thinking tactical and any thoughts about reticles?

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    Thanks fellas -

    What is FFP and SFP - am thinking tactical and any thoughts about reticles?

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    FFP= Front Focal Plane
    SFP= Second Focal Plane

    I prefer reticles that are broken down in .2 mil. 1/2 mil break down isn't horrible and I can work with it.

    Big thing is to make sure if the reticle is in a certain measurement, the turrets should match. This is not always the case with all tactical scopes. I would call someone who specializes in optics and really understands what they are talking about. This is who i recommend:

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    Thanks fellas -

    What is FFP and SFP?

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    This is my pick for hunting

    http://marchscopes.com/tactical-3-24-x-42-ffp.html

    And Tactical

    http://marchscopes.com/tactical-5-40-x-56-ffp.html
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