SFP vs FFP for hunting

nksmfamjp

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Has the argument changed about SFP or FFP over time?? LINK

I found the linked thread with an interesting flare to it. People down on ffp scopes.

So, I ask myself why could SFP be better?

Are SFP users needing a precise aimpoint on like 3-5x? Perhaps shooting at a 600yd animal on 4.5x with a 4.5-30x scope?

If the issue is low power at 0-150 yd shots, doesn’t the ffp reticle on 3-5x have a nice fat appearance, especially with illumination?
 
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sp6x6

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I didnt read article,but have hunted ffp for past 12 years.I favor for many reasons,never had a issue at low power,taken game in a snap shot at 40-50 yrds in thick timber
 

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It’s personal preference I typically have to work my way through thick timber in grizz country to get up to open areas for the longer range stuff If I catch them in bush too bad for them3-4 for bears pictures showing thick and semi open. Son on open top
 

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HuntnPack

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SFP vs FFP
No Right or Wrong answer.

Boils down to intended use, personal preference, & scope features, operations, & utilization.

I prefer SFP for my hunting scopes. I prefer the reticle to remain constant in size & only the target/animal size to change with magnification. This provides a familiar & fast sight picture for me throughout the scopes magnification range.

I have developed a system for utilizing SFP subtension adjustments on my 4-32 NX8 with dual scaled reticle & location of the power throw lever for follow up shots that is fast & accurate on the rare occasion I need to.

In conjunction with my rangefinder, I primarily dial for distance & hold for wind, & make corrections either by dialing or holding for correction without changing power setting.

Utilize what works for each individual, the required use & become familiar with the scopes features, & operations.
 
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After passing on several moose that might have been legal width, I switched to ffp on all my hunting rifles. I can hit them with the range finder and then do the math backward to get the minimum mils/moa for a legal width and then see if they make it.

Reticles are small on low power, but if it's illuminated that doesn't matter
 
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