Re: What scope
Sir, the scope you describe is called a front or first focal plane reticle. Most European scopes are as well. Most US/Jap scopes are rear or second focal plane.
Sheperds are both. Most all S&B variables are FFP.
While it is a superior reticle placement, the US has been slow to embrace this concept.
We seem to prefer a reticle that stays the same size, as doesnt "grow". Not me though.
If I were you, I would stick to the S&B line of scopes. I mean, they are only the finest hunting scope in the entire world. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] IMHO, of course. And as I understand it, they are more affordable for you than for us.
Most guys on this forum are wanting to upgrade from a Tasco or Bushnell to a Leupold. You are already at the top of the food chain, Brother.
Not a bad place to be.
It like a wet dream for me to live in a place where your "standard issue scope" is a S&B. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] Holy cow!!!!
Anyway, how far out are you looking to shoot?
Budget?? (In US dollars, if you please.)
Reticle choice?? Duplex, ranging, mil dot?
I'm sure the gang will chime in here soon.
You'll get some good intel on this forum.
I was just trying to set it up so we could find out more about your needs and or wants first.
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