first or second focal plane reticles?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by 7mmboy, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. 7mmboy

    7mmboy Member

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    hello,
    am trying to toss up weather to get a nightforce 5.5-22x50 with milrad turrets and mlr reticle, but what image plane for the reticle, in the first or second? what are the benefits of both, plan on using on a 7mm out to 1000m.

    cheers
     
  2. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    Do you plan on ranging and/or holding off with the reticle?
    Or do you intend to laser range and/or dial corrections?
    Will you be shooting relatively large killzones, or small?

    Any advantage follows your needs met.
     

  3. 7mmboy

    7mmboy Member

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    ultimately i plan on laser ranging and dial in. it will be used for dogs and deer out to a grand.
     
  4. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    Go second focal plane, 1/4moa adj, CH1 reticle.
    This will perfectly meet your needs

    The advantage of the 5.5-22x is a huge adjustment range, and it's very accurate.
    The CH1 is a med-fine crosshair that's perfect for the field.
    1/4moa adjustment is finer than 1/10MIL.
     
  5. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    Also NF does not offer the 5.5-22 in FFP anyways. They only offer the 3.5-15F1 in FFP.
     
  6. shepardsonp

    shepardsonp Well-Known Member

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