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I have always received great advice from this forum.  I would like a little more. Rifle is a savage fp 10 308. Most shots to be under 500 yards.  It will occasionally be used for whitetail (low light) deer hunting but bought as a medium range plinker.  I would like to learn how to use a ranging reticle and ffp seems the way to go. Suggestions on mils or milrads etc would be helpful too. I have been looking at the super sniper 3x9; vortex pst 4x16 and the bushnell 4200 3x12. (no fixed powers)  I have a couple of bushnells and like the glass.  How does the ss stack up and or vortex?  Other suggestions; wait for the 1x8s that are coming out?


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most hunters, if they have the time, will range on the highest power the scope has, to get the most accurate reading , which reduces the advantage of an ffp scope for this specific purpose 
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That's true, but there are some other reasons why FFP can be more useful. If you think you will be hunting where you will encounter game in dense cover or distances under 100 yards, I'd consider sticking with the 3-9 to get the additional field of view.
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The brand new Weaver 3-15x50 Tactical FFP is the perfect fit for your request. It has an illuminated enhanced Mil-Dot reticle, which can be set to red or green. It has superb glass, with a 50mm objective for gathering light in dimming conditions. It has locking turrets to keep your zero set when trekking though the brush. It has a a low 3x power for a wide view when needed, and up to 15x magnification for taking those really long shots... What's not to like!

I bought mine, after canceling an order for a new PST, and I have been exceedingly happy with the decision. I think that the new Weaver 3-15x50 Tactical (EMDR) might just be a contender for best bang for the buck in today's scope market.

I was able to get a few shots down range after work today, and shot a nice .222 MOA group with the new Weaver Tactical... Not exactly a hunting rifle, but very similar to your Savage 10.

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