Dumb Question?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by cmiller36, May 3, 2009.

  1. cmiller36

    cmiller36 Member

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    If a variable power scope is zeroed at a certain distance, say 200 yards, is that zero distance good through the whole magnification range or just at one magnification?
     
  2. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    The crosshairs SHOULD stay throughout the magnification range. Other points on the crosshairs (other markings, thick/thin spots etc) will likely move with magnification changes, unless the scope is a first focal plane scope (FFP), in which case the marks will stay in the same place on the target throughout magnification changes.

    Hope that made sense. BTW: most scopes are second focal plane scopes (other than some very expensive scopes)

    AJ