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I recently mounted and shot a FFP scope for the first time. Todate, I had avoided the FFP scopes on account of the negative rap they get on the Forums, generally. I managed to shoot smaller groups at 100 mtrs. but may have been having a good day, so the jury is out on that subject to further practice.
I plan to use the FFP scope with illumination reticle for;
 - hunting which involves snap shooting at low magnification,
 - accurate ranging, without RFI, for faster and accurate medium and maybe long range hunting.
I have a technical question regarding Parallax and FFP. My understanding is that FFP is affected by parallax in the same way as the SFP scope. That is, a focus/parallax adjustment knob is as beneficial on FFP scopes for long-range shooting as it is for a SFP scope? Is that correct?
I would also like to hear from hunters and tactical shooters who utilise FFP scopes and the percieved benefits for hunting for close-up, medium or long-range.
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Parallax affects both type of reticles the same. As far as the benefits of FFP scope for hunting is the reticle will always be correct for leads and wind holds no matter what the scope is on. That means the scope can be turned down for close in targets and a wider FOV. The same is true for medium and long shots with mirage present. I haven't had the chance to hunt with mine yet (I can't seem to draw a tag!), but I have shot a few tac comps with my 5-20 SS. Most of the time it is multiple targets at different ranges with large swings. FOV is important, and being able to hold for wind at any mag setting, is a big bonus!
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Bill is correct.

Personally, I like FFP a lot for big game hunting.  I'd even say I prefer it for big game.

For varmint hunting and target shooting, I prefer SFP.
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I would love a simple lightweight mildot FFP scope with great glass
something along the lines of the S&B Summit
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