I'm in the process of deciding on a new scope for my rifle and was hoping to get a little more light shed on the advantages/disadvantages of the various options out there. I'll throw some terms out and hopefully someone will come along and enlighten me on what they mean and how they relate to my intended use. I plan to use this scope primarily as a hunter, but will also be practicing with it as well and would like to be able to reach out to around 700yd (long range for me, I'm assuming mid-range for the criteria here?) With that little bit of information, I'm hoping to learn which option will suit my needs the best. So here's the terms I'm trying to figure out and the pros/cons to hunting that go along with each of them: First Focal Plane Second Focal Plane BDC Reticle - Maybe a little more depth on this subject would be helpful. I own a Nikon with the BDC reticle and understand how it works, but maybe some other company's options would be useful too. Are there some that are better than others? 30mm vs. 1'' Tube I think I'll let this be my first post and go from here as I get responses.