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Old 09-29-2016, 06:23 PM
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Does Anyone Use a First Focal Plane Scope for Rimfire Target or BR Shooting?



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I should note that I don't see any advantage in a FFP scope in these activities (and see a possible disadvantage), but am curious as to whether anyone uses one and, if so, what the benefits may be.
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Every fixed power scope is FFP. I would
say the fixed power scopes still rule the
roost when it comes to punching paper.
FFP in a variable has no advantage shooting
at known distances. With the advent of
cheap laser rangefinders. I don't know if
FFP variable scopes have any advantage
over SFP with the possible exemption of
easy hold off via mildot or similar reticle.
I don't know anyone who actually uses a
reticle for distance estimation when a much
more accurate laser is available.

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Fair enough, Darrell. However, I was thinking of variable scopes when I started this thread. My main concern was about the reticle getting too thick at higher powers (like 20-30 power) for optimal target and BR shooting. I wonder whether this has been an issue for such shooters.
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i do on one of my 452 ffp scope primary arms 4x14x44 its awsome with sun shade ,i can see my bullet hit targets at 200 yrds nice scope each rifle is for diff things lol..Attachment 43913

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I should note that I don't see any advantage in a FFP scope in these activities (and see a possible disadvantage), but am curious as to whether anyone uses one and, if so, what the benefits may be.
I much prefer SFP for those, and for hunting.
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I used a couple of Pride/Fowler Rapid Reticle scopes on a .22 WMR several years ago with a reticle designed for the trajectory of that specific cartridge. Based on that experience, I would guess the various ranging reticles on recent scopes are designed for either the highest magnification or the lowest, in regards to reticle size.

Specifically, the reticles on the PF 3-9X scopes appear so small at 3X as to be almost useless. Keep in mind that was only a 3X power range variable. I can't speak for others out there, but your concern is valid. It just so happened that the PFI scopes I used had proper and useful redicle size at 9X but way too small at 3X. Other scopes could easily be the other way around, as you have mentioned.

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