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First focal plane vs. second focal plane riflescopes for hunting -
posted 10 months ago
"Anything in the 3-15x magnification range is going to be completely magnified 300+ yds out"
I don't understand what you mean. I could use the 15x at 1000 yards in a situation where my target was magnified enough to make an accurate hit on it, the question is just how much resolution do you need for your intended purpose. On a truck I can use a lower magnification and still hit well but if I intend to hit a sub-MOA target then I'd want as much magnification as possible without exceeding size and weight limits.
Dave, I use a Vortex PST II 3-15 optic and I typically only use it out to about 400 yards. I used to do some long range target shooting when I lived in Utah but that's not what I intended for this scope. I will say that I'd have no problem with attempting a shot on large game out to fairly long distance (500 to 700 yards with a solid shooting position) but I doubt if I'd feel comfortable past that, I'd want more magnification so that I could see more detail at longer range.
I prefer a FFP scope because, as you mentioned, they are more accurate at longer ranges and that's where I need as much precision as I can get. And, as you also mentioned, to mitigate the problem with low light, low power, close up shots, I have a lighted reticle. Close range sunset shots are much easier when that fine reticle is lit up.
Mac Outfitters -
posted 1 year ago
You guys might want to remove this POS's advertisement since it's now known that he's been previously arrested for weapons charges and poaching along with his current charges for having poached 5 trophy deer.
New study finds cow elk learn to avoid hunters -
posted 2 years ago
Not only is this not news to hunters but to claim that rifle hunters will always be able to take shots from hundreds of yards away is really off base, I've hunted elk and deer in many states and I've never had a shot greater than 250 yards away and most were under 200 yards. Most places I couldn't even see through the heavy timber more than a 50 to 100 yards.