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  • FFP or SFP for 300 yard gun

    Posted by Neville on June 13, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    is a FFP needed out to 300?

    looking at a 4-16 scope FFP vs a 2-10 SFP

    300 yards tops maybe 350 yards.

    shooting gongs, and the occasional coyote or hog

    Neville replied 1 year ago 2 Members · 6 Replies
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  • HollywoodSX

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    June 13, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Totally depends on personal preference and use case. If it was me, I’d want FFP even inside 300.

  • SR_Powah

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    FFP is not needed but can still be beneficial for first shot accuracy on game. If you are like me and dropping down the mag frequently for field of view, you could be off enough to miss the vitals at 300 yards if you can’t do the mental math for the SFP hold on anything but the “corrected” magnification. Meanwhile 4x and 16x have the exact same 300 yard hold on the FFP option.

    I use a FFP 4-16x on my main rifle and a 2.5-10x on my AR. Both go to 400+ often. I use 5x and 10x on the AR to simplify quick hold math.

    ~~Edit: All of my opinion is assuming your 2-10 option uses a mil or moa based reticle, and not a BDC type reticle.~~

  • PXranger

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    June 13, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Depends on the cartridge, with something like a 7mm magnum, your maximum point blank range depending on bullet is going to be around 300 yards, a 300 blackout? Well, going to need to figure on some hold over on that, so FFP is a bit handier.

  • Beatty_B

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    June 13, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    I would get a first focal plane. It’s nice to be able to shoot off the retical at any zoom level

  • AmITheGrayMan

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    June 13, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    300 yards or less? Zero it a 36 yards and let the good times roll. Point and click. You’re gonna hit within 6” of aim as long as you’re MV is 2000ish or higher. Buy the less expensive optic.

  • Complete-Rhubarb5634

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    June 13, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    I like FFPs for the fact that the target and reticle always stay the same proportion.

    If you’re only going out to 300, 4-16 is a lot of magnification, but there is nothing WRONG with using a 4-16. What is your budget?

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