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I am trying to find a long range scope for my .308 and this is the top end of my budget. Mainly used for hunting out to 600 yards but I would also like to go further for fun shooting. Looking for something that has the dial in range, zero stop, illuminated reticle, parral

I am looking at the Vortex Viper PST 6-24 X 50 as this is as much as I can afford right now. Hope you guys can help me with several questions.
 
What are the practical differences between mil and moa reticles? I was thinking in my mind, that moa would be easier for me to understand and adjust to but no real world application on my part to compare to.
 
The same scope comes with FFP which is about $200 more than the scope that doesn't have that in the description. As far as I can tell from the SWFA website, that is the only difference. What would I get for the $200 more?
 
Would like to hear from some people who actually have this scope also.
Thanks in advance.
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I am in the same boat! I am looking to scope a RRA Lar-8. I am eyeing up this same scope in 4-16 or 6-24x50. Hope this thread takes off with some insight!
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FFP means first focal plane, which means the hash marks in the reticle will be correct at any maginfication.
SFP means second focal plane, which means  that the marks are only correct and one specific magnifcation.

MOA vs Mil is personal preference. Main thing is to make sure the reticle and the knobs match.
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I was not so impressed with the Vortex PST 5-20 FFP that I used on a buddies gun... It wasn't too clear when you went over 12x magnification. Just my 2 cents.
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I meant 6.5-24 PST, got it confused with the 5-20 SS scope I was just looking at.
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Thank you for bringing this scope up, I am looking at it, the PST 6-24 in SFP as well, also for a .308 and primarily for the same ranges. I'd love to to hear more from people who own it, and from those who've handled it and decided to go another direction.
This is at the top of my $ as well, and I would welcome suggestions on other scopes with similar magnification that folks would suggest as a better product than this one for the same $. I want exposed turrets, MIL/MIL.
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Have to agree, past the 12x or 16x mark, you get the white haze effect. I have one because i collect phil made scopes as a sort of hobby. If i had the choice, i would get a scope without the flare effect. It has tons of great feedback though from users, pretty much the flare effect is the only con i've heard or read. Despite the flare though it's still clear and can be used for most  practical purposes and given certain lighting conditions and depending on how you place your eye, the haze can be minimized. Smile 
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