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Vortex Viper PST FFP or SFP?

 
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:42 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper PST FFP or SFP?

I use both and one advantage of sfp is if you run out of moa turret range eg 100 moa then you can turn the power down and get more moa. Having said that I prefer FTP because as I adjust power and use various marks below the crosshairs for adjusting for bullet drop i don't have to adjust for power. So for eg if you use a sfp it would be wise to have marks for say 22x and 11x power. This applies for eg B&C type reticle. For FTP scopes you should have a 20-40moa base plate to make up for reduced turret range
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Re: Vortex Viper PST FFP or SFP?

I've got the Vortex PST 6-24x50 FFP on order, so it's good to read all this good info on these different scopes and reticules. Mine will be used for hunting Mule deer here in Utah so that's why I chose the FFP instead of the SFP. Really curious to see how the glass is on these new PST's.
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:05 AM
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Re: Vortex Viper PST FFP or SFP?

I just got a Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50 FFP for my new Remington 700 LSS .257 weatherby for hunting. The reason I got the FFP because I got it for a really good price (only $50 more than the SFP).

I have always had SFP and this FFP is quite different with the reticle changing in size with the magnification.

Before I put this on my rifle should I send it back and get the SFP (which I am familiar with) or give the FFP a chance?

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Old 08-09-2011, 10:26 AM
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Re: Vortex Viper PST FFP or SFP?

Why did you buy the FFP in the first place? Most people who prefer FFP like me buy the FFP because they like the reticle to read properly no matter what magnification they're on. If that doesn't matter to you, you might as well save a buck and get SFP.
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:21 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper PST FFP or SFP?

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Why did you buy the FFP in the first place? Most people who prefer FFP like me buy the FFP because they like the reticle to read properly no matter what magnification they're on. If that doesn't matter to you, you might as well save a buck and get SFP.

With all of the talk these days about FFPs I thought it would be better with my set-up and use 80% hunting and 20% target shooting.

And one of the negatives is the cost increase of FFPs. This cost was marginal only $50 vs. $150.

And it does matter for me to read properly no matter what magnification I'm on.

I was just saying it is different and I guess I need to use it and get use to it.

I think that change is good and it will be better in the long run.
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:38 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper PST FFP or SFP?

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With all of the talk these days about FFPs I thought it would be better with my set-up and use 80% hunting and 20% target shooting.

And one of the negatives is the cost increase of FFPs. This cost was marginal only $50 vs. $150.

And it does matter for me to read properly no matter what magnification I'm on.

I was just saying it is different and I guess I need to use it and get use to it.

I think that change is good and it will be better in the long run.
Main advantage will be able to calculate the range of an object using any magnification power on the FFP scope. If you don't use the reticle to range object....might not be an advantage for you since you're used to SFP reticles. I'm working through the exact same scenario myself....I'm used to SFP scopes and ranging using a "Specific" magnification power.

Generally speaking....the modern laser rangefinder makes it a whole lot quicker / easier to range objects. But I wanted to have the ability to use both FFP and SFP scopes.

Good Luck....The PST will be an excellent scope.

Wayne
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:37 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper PST FFP or SFP?

Bought the Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP last week. All I can say its an awesome scope. great glass. Love the scope. Saving for another. Good luck.
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