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Would a reticle for a spotter be sufficient if it was SFP vs FFP.

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Would a reticle for a spotter be sufficient if it was SFP vs FFP.

Obviously it would be a compromise but what do you think?
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    Re: Would a reticle for a spotter be sufficient if it was SFP vs FFP.

    I think Yes, IF it has a useful power ring and reticule on the SFP, like 20-40x so on the big end 40x the reticule subtention would be 1 moa or 1 mil and the lower end 20x it would be double 2 moa or 2 mil.

    As long as the reticule is designed to be used on both ends it would be fine.
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    Re: Would a reticle for a spotter be sufficient if it was SFP vs FFP.

    Not so sure, I would like it in SFP. When I use a spotter, I usually zoom until the target is bracketed in the field of view the way I want. That is usually not at min. or max. zoom. And I usually do not pay attention to the zoom factor. Once I have the target in view, I don't even want to touch the zoom again. It is too easy to move a spotter off the target that way.
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    Re: Would a reticle for a spotter be sufficient if it was SFP vs FFP.

    Depends on your use(s).
    For calling correction for others a FFP is a real plus, since I can use it at any magnification.
    The reticle needs to be useful/practical as well.
    Also needs to have enough eye relief to be used with prescription glasses and or shooting glasses and still be able to see a full FOV.

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    Re: Would a reticle for a spotter be sufficient if it was SFP vs FFP.

    I would think with the wide range of magnification (20x60) for an average. A FFP would be a worse wreck than ever. Too small on the bottom end and obstructing too much on the top. Common complaint of most all FFP's even when only 5 x20. So my choice would be a SFP, calibrated in MOA at about the 40 X mark, with a fine reticle like the MOAR T. 40X seems to be a useful number in a wide array of situations. Then if it had a light detent at that calibrated setting, so you would know without looking you were there while adjusting the magnification, it would be user friendly with all the benefits of the SFP.

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    Re: Would a reticle for a spotter be sufficient if it was SFP vs FFP.

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    I would think with the wide range of magnification (20x60) for an average. A FFP would be a worse wreck than ever. Too small on the bottom end and obstructing too much on the top.
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    Agreed!
    Somewhere in the 12-40 range. I would be content for even less magnification on the top if the glass is good.
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    Re: Would a reticle for a spotter be sufficient if it was SFP vs FFP.

    There would be a place where it was calibrated, lets say 1 moa at 40X then maybe another lower where it would be a 2 moa reticle like 20X. Works for me!

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