Re: XOTIC USS 4-16x 56mm arrived
Yes the reticle is on the first focal plane.
It is kind of a false statement that the dots increase in size as they really do not. In a conventional scope with the reticle on the second focal plane, the reticle stays constant as the target either increases in size or decreases and the power ring is adjusted.
In these scopes, the dots do get smaller or larger depending on if you increase or decrease the power setting.
On a first focal plane reticle system, the dots stay consistant with the target over the entire power range. IF a dot covers x amount of area of the target on 4x, it will cover the same x amount of the target on 16x.
So while it appears the reticle increases in size it really does not in relation to the target. TO get a reticle that is still fine enough for precise shooting on high magnification as well as not being lost on low power is a fine ballance. The USS and Weaver Tacticals are set up perfectly in this aspest for big game hunting at long range.
I really would prefer the NP-R2 reticle but this system works well. I saw an IOR 4.5-14 that had a NP-R2 reticle FFP system but I am not sure that scope is available any more.
If I had my choice, I would choose that reticle design over the mil dot system but as it is not an option, the mil dot reticle can be used with great results.
No there is no real need to use the Badger Ord Max 50 rings on anything except a 50 BMG to be honest with you. OF course, is it possible to have your scope system to solid??
The reason I ordered in this mounting system is because I will be starting development of two new Allen Magnums that will require a very heavy duty system and I wanted to check this system out first hand.
You are correct though, there are many other ring systems, even from Badger Ord that are better suited for a lighter weight sporting rifle chambered for the Allen Magnums or any other round for that matter.
Yes the scope has a fast focus eye piece that I did not have to touch as it came out of the box.
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