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#5000109 - 03/01/14 08:18 PM First Focal Plane, through the scope pics. SS 5-20 x 50mm HD
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As many of you know, I'm a big proponent of First Focal Plane scopes. The largest advantage is the ability to always be able to hold the correct windage at any magnification. These pics are of a 12" plate hung at 600 yards. After shooting a bit this evening before I headed home I finally remembered to take some through the scope pics at various magnifications for those that have never viewed through a first focal plane scope

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10X



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20X




You can see the SWFA cattail on the magnification ring in the various positions. You can also clearly see that the reticle relationship to the picture size remains the same throughout magnification. Which is the whole point in FFP scopes.
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#5000113 - 03/01/14 08:20 PM Re: First Focal Plane, through the scope pics. SS 5-20 x 50mm HD [Re: FiremanJG]
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Skylar,

Sorry I didn't clean the glass on the scope and the camera lens before taking these pics. I had no lens cleaning cloths with me, today.

Gentleman, these pics don't do justice to the clarity of SS scopes. They are outstanding!
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#5000135 - 03/01/14 08:43 PM Re: First Focal Plane, through the scope pics. SS 5-20 x 50mm HD [Re: FiremanJG]
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Why is your bolt on the wrong side ??? confused2
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No doubt about the AR crap, just damn shame hunters don't have self control and knowledge



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#5000167 - 03/01/14 09:11 PM Re: First Focal Plane, through the scope pics. SS 5-20 x 50mm HD [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
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The bolt is in the center, same as the rest of them.

The handle works well for me.
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#5000170 - 03/01/14 09:13 PM Re: First Focal Plane, through the scope pics. SS 5-20 x 50mm HD [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
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Originally Posted By: ETXFIREMAN 1
Why is your bolt on the wrong side ??? confused2



Must be photoshopped clap
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#5000193 - 03/01/14 09:36 PM Re: First Focal Plane, through the scope pics. SS 5-20 x 50mm HD [Re: FiremanJG]
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you plowed the crap out of that field!

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#5000224 - 03/01/14 10:01 PM Re: First Focal Plane, through the scope pics. SS 5-20 x 50mm HD [Re: Dave3575]
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Dang right!

When I'm fed up chit gets changed! It's slick as a pin now. Won't have to worry about mowing for a very long time.
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#5000289 - 03/01/14 11:13 PM Re: First Focal Plane, through the scope pics. SS 5-20 x 50mm HD [Re: FiremanJG]
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He's not right handed...he's Wrong handed. LOLOL!
Tired old joke my departed FinL allus told on himself.
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#5002039 - 03/03/14 07:30 AM Re: First Focal Plane, through the scope pics. SS 5-20 x 50mm HD [Re: FiremanJG]
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JG, simple way to explain the FFP , now I can pass this on to my buddies to see and hope to understand... Lol

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#5002060 - 03/03/14 07:54 AM Re: First Focal Plane, through the scope pics. SS 5-20 x 50mm HD [Re: HuntKill]
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That's what it's here for.
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#5002466 - 03/03/14 11:00 AM Re: First Focal Plane, through the scope pics. SS 5-20 x 50mm HD [Re: FiremanJG]
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How does the glass compare to your Viper?

I'm looking pretty hard at the 2.5-10 HS for a medium bore hunting rifle project. I'm a little iffy about the 32mm objective though, and the SS 3-9x42 with the FFP mil-quad reticle is also giving me a gear-boner.

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#5002731 - 03/03/14 01:02 PM Re: First Focal Plane, through the scope pics. SS 5-20 x 50mm HD [Re: GriffGruff78]
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That's a tough one. I've not "tested" the Viper. But I'd have to give the edge to the SS.

The eye relief on the SS is far more forgiving than the Viper at max magnification, though. I don't turn the Viper above 20X because I lose definition, and it's harder to get edge to edge clarity. The SS is a better scope, overall, but the Viper is still a very good scope, and is significantly lighter. Which is why I put it on a rifle I would be carrying hunting. You can't go wrong with either one.
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#5002839 - 03/03/14 02:04 PM Re: First Focal Plane, through the scope pics. SS 5-20 x 50mm HD [Re: FiremanJG]
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Good info. I appreciate it.

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#5003015 - 03/03/14 03:44 PM Re: First Focal Plane, through the scope pics. SS 5-20 x 50mm HD [Re: GriffGruff78]
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You're welcome.
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#5021878 - 03/14/14 08:37 PM Re: First Focal Plane, through the scope pics. SS 5-20 x 50mm HD [Re: FiremanJG]
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Any one else thinking of moving to FFP. Here ya go.
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