First Focal Plane vs. Second Focal Plane

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First Focal Plane vs. Second Focal Plane

Post by Frogman Ladue » 08 Dec 2015, 19:22

Are there any pros/cons of either focal planes with a E700 add-on? Does the enlarging reticle on the first plane affect focus in anyway?

I have to abandon my current scope. I'm shopping again.
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Re: First Focal Plane vs. Second Focal Plane

Post by Frogman Ladue » 11 Dec 2015, 16:55

Anyone?

C'mon. Y'alls european. Yer suppose'da know all about 1st focal plane scopes...just like all the US hunting magazines say so. :P
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Re: First Focal Plane vs. Second Focal Plane

Post by phoenix » 11 Dec 2015, 18:00

Never used an FFP scope - but they seem to be popular with target shooters.
I don't know of any NV target shooting meets (yet) and can't see it becoming a big shooting discipline - so probably stick with an SFP scope.
I can thoroughly recommend the Sightron S-Tac 2.5-17.5 MOA.
It's far and away the best scope for an add-on I've ever seen

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Re: First Focal Plane vs. Second Focal Plane

Post by Frogman Ladue » 12 Dec 2015, 02:01

Yikes! Almost $1000. I can get a PVS for that. :wtf:

Too rich for my blood.
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Re: First Focal Plane vs. Second Focal Plane

Post by Frogman Ladue » 26 Mar 2016, 02:27

I sent out my E700 rig to a friends shoot. A guy there was running a Primary Arms FFP scope.

The rig was attached and ran through the zoom. Cross hair focus did NOT change with magnification of the reticle during daylight. So this tells us that (good chance) FFP reticle enlargement will NOT affect add-on cam lens focus.

http://www.primaryarms.com/primary-arms ... a4-14xffp/

Now that I look at the scope, side parralax goes down to 10m. I wished they would of ran it through the range at night.
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Re: First Focal Plane vs. Second Focal Plane

Post by chas » 28 Mar 2016, 10:37

That scope looks uncannily like the Falcon.
http://www.falconoptics.com/4-14x44FFP.php
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Re: First Focal Plane vs. Second Focal Plane

Post by Frogman Ladue » 28 Mar 2016, 18:22

...over here, unless it says Leupold or Nikkon on it, they're all the same Chinese scopes with a different brand stickers on them. It most likely is the same scope.
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Re: First Focal Plane vs. Second Focal Plane

Post by Brooksy » 28 Mar 2016, 19:00

I have a Lightstream 4.5X14X44 and the FFP reticle combined with the clarity of the glass makes it the best scope I have ever looked through.
The reticle doesn't enlarge enough on zoom to obscure anything and the zero never shifts at all. Range finding us better too due to the superior sight picture, I have a coaster on the zoom ring and I can tell what distance I'm focussed at just by feel and the image snaps into total clarity at the marked distance.

I can recommend them, but they aren't cheap.
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Re: First Focal Plane vs. Second Focal Plane

Post by Kevgun » 28 Mar 2016, 19:51

I use a Falcon Menace 4-14x44 clear as a bell with E700 no problems with the reticule being to thick either :thumbup:

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Re: First Focal Plane vs. Second Focal Plane

Post by subzeer0 » 29 Mar 2016, 07:23

as above i built a e700 on my Falcon menace as well...works just fine

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