SFP disadvantage?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by desertbull, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. desertbull

    desertbull Well-Known Member

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    Are SFP scopes really a disadvantage if you are not using your scope to range?

    I know.....use the search and read all of the many discussions on SFP vs FFP.

    I have read many of the threads on this forum and others, but they usually focus on scope ranging and how much easier it is with a FFP scope.

    I have a good range finder. I don't need to range with the reticle.

    I found a good deal on a Vortex PST SFP scope but don't want to spend the $$$ if it is going to be a big head ache.
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Well, I have no use for the FFP. But you will hear otherwise from others. I only hunt with SFP's and the freezer is full.

    Jeff
     
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  3. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    For me it's no headache at all. The vortex scopes are great
     
  4. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    I don't like being hobbled by ffp optics, sfp gives me more flexibility across the board!!
     
  5. toddc

    toddc Well-Known Member

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    Just different is all. I like both. Nice thing about a 2nd is the sight it in on low power near the center crosshair and then have it on for LR at high power. Also Im not a big fan of the reticle disappearing on FFPs but if the power is halfway you still hit which is nice. Either one will work like a champ if you set it up and use it properly.
     
  6. sscoyote

    sscoyote Well-Known Member

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    I use both for rangefinding and downrange zeroing and really have no preference.
     
  7. marinetowgunner

    marinetowgunner Well-Known Member

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    The multiplication factor is written on the opposite side of the magnification on the pst series SPF scopes....... So I don't see any disadvantage.

    Vortex PST rifle scopes
     
  8. desertbull

    desertbull Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Guys

    My new scope is on the way

    6-24x50 PST EBR-1

    $699 to the door