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I want to get a 3-15 to put on my smokeless muzzleloader.  I can shoot it out to 500 yards and want the swfa for dependable tracking when dialing the turrets.  I just need to be able to see the reticle late in the afternoon.  Which of the second focal plane reticles would be best?
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For hunting, I think that the SFP DM would serve you well.



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My question is which of the 3 SFP reticles would be best.  Mil quad, quad dm, or moa.

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Originally posted by jsthntn247 jsthntn247 wrote:

My question is which of the 3 SFP reticles would be best.  Mil quad, quad dm, or moa.


THAT is a personal thing… my choice would be the MOA, but others have different preferences.  They are all good reticles and suitable for your purposes.  
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You see, it is a personal thing… 
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I would suggest that it depend on application. MOA is going to have the finest subtions. The DM is going to be the easiest to see. The mil-quad is going to in between those.

The good thing about the DM,is it is a mil based reticle not just a generic BDC.
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How would the glass in this scope compare to the Bushnell 6500?  I would like a scope with a target style turret.
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I would pick one of these and plan on dialing in correction.  Muzzleloaders have a very radical trajectory. One of my sons shot a deer at 385 yds dialing in correction but we practiced out to 600 yds with the musket before hand and dial in correction. I generally stage my shots for 200 yds that's plenty of distance with a musket. There are just too many variables with a musket.  The biggest factor is spending time on the range with it to know what is will do at what distance. Most guys cant hit a paper plate at 200 because of inconsistency in how they load.  Be sure to run a wet and a dry patch after each shot so you get the same seating depth.  If you choose the 3-15 pick the DM reticle all of the reticles are mil based but that has heavy marks at the center which are helpful in low light.  The scopes below have really good glass and I prefer this style of knobs that use a single screw in the top center. In low light you are down to about 6x anyway so a 3-15  vs a 3-9 with better glass to me says go with the 3-9.   If you are much below 6x in low light you are not going to see this FFP reticle but 6x works well  in low light.
SWFA SS HD 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope SWFA SS HD 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SS39X42MQ
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  • Patented First Focal Plane Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 0.1 MRAD
$599.95 $449.96

SWFA SS HD 5-20x50 Tactical 30mm Riflescope SWFA SS HD 5-20x50 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SSHD520X50MQ
  • Patented First Focal Plane Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm
  • HD Model
  • Locking Ocular Adjustment
  • 0.1 Mrad Elevation & Windage
  • 10 Mils Per Revolution
  • 30 Mils Of Total Travel
  • Side Focus
$1,299.95 $1,039.96

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