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Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Rich Coyle, Sep 1, 2018.
What's the value of FFP outside of ranging?
Your hash marks have the same value regardless of magnification, so you can hold over or hold windage without changing the power to max. Very handy when you're old and forgetful.
usually not that much in hunting scopes. the optics world has been taken over by the PRS shooters and PRS wanna be's typcially only shooting at some sort of range. they also typically run scopes from medium to high power. So they want their markings to match up regardless of power. To all that I say try using a scope with less power, ie 15x max and you should never need the features of the reticle unless you are shooting far enough to need it, in which case dial to max power. what difference does it make if the marks match up if they are unusable and the reticle may even be mostly washed out on low power
Have not needed FFP. When the scope is at its lowest power the reticle is so small you can't read or see it. When the scope is at max power the reticle is so large you can't see a small target. That's why the PRS shooters need a large lever on the scope magnification ring.
I only use FFP scopes on my hunting rifles.
I have scopes ranging from 3-15, 3-20, 5-25, & 6-24.
I rarely use my scopes.on max magnification for hunting, even for very long shots on game. Dial for elevation (if time permits), and hold for wind. From 18 to 1350+.
If you are close, and on minimum magnification, you don't need to see subtension marks anyway. The reticle does not cover any more of the target at max magnification than it does at minimum magnification. The reticle grows with the target size during magnification adjustment. .25" dot covers .25" @ 3 or 27x @ 100 yards. And only covers 2.5" @ 1000 yards. That is still smaller than a prairie dog is wide.
Always good advise here, but try before you buy