ffp vs sfp

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by vicious7mm, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. vicious7mm

    vicious7mm Member

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    hey guys new to the forum and cant seem to find any threads on ffp vs sfp. getting into lrh and would like to read about some pros and cons. thanks for any help
     
  2. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    try the search that is at top right corner of page. It is specific to LRH
     
  3. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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  4. deadidarren

    deadidarren Well-Known Member

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    i have a FFP on my 7mm and like the fact that what ever power the scope is on the hold over points are the same subtension stays the same
     
  5. cwinner

    cwinner Well-Known Member

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    If you search you'll find lots of different opinions and even some arguments! All I can say is that for myself I'll never go back to SFP. I've switched all my scopes to FFP's and have spent lots of time behind them both on the range and in the field looking at animals from various differences.

    FFP serves me extremely we'll......yes, even with the scope on its lowest power, I was observing a bull at +/- 1000 yds through my leupold Mk8 on 3.5x with a hours reticle last weekend and felt I could have taken the shot and that's from a tactical reticle, the same bull through my Mk4 LRT with TMR reticle on 6.5x was easily doable.


    You'll hear different opinions and only you can decide what works for you, good luck......
     
  6. lever-hed

    lever-hed Well-Known Member

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    ohhh nooo, herewe goooooo!!
     
  7. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    That pretty much says it all:D

    In my opinion, FFP vs SFP really is a personal preference. The advantages of one over the other depend a lot on what kind of shooting you are doing, and what you are comfortable with. We see some argumentative exchanges on this topic because of this - people have strong opinions about what works for them and don't understand why others feel differently.

    I prefer SFP scopes. I don't get much utility out of constant subtensions at all mag levels. The FFP scopes I have shot through to me had some trade-offs - reticle too thin at low mag/in lower light, too thick at high-mag/long range. With that said, neither of those things would be a deal-killer for me if the constant subtensions were valuable to my shooting preference/style. They aren't (to me) so I go SFP.

    I do understand why some favor FFP - they are dumb and bad people and probably hate America :D

    I would strongly recommend shooting a few of both, trying to replicate the conditions that you expect to most-often be shooting in. If you aren't able to do that, read up as much as you can and decide based on the pros and cons relative to what is important to you.

    Good luck

    Brandon
     
  8. cwinner

    cwinner Well-Known Member

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    I'm even worse cause I shoot MIL/MIL FFP:):)

    My MIL is larger than your MOA...."..lol
     
  9. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    Don't even get me going on MIL.... I'm surprised you can hit anything!

    Too funny, made me laugh, great post.