Reply To: Is there any point in getting a First Focal Plane scope for an air gun?

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“But I digress…  Is anyone using FFP for FT and other competitions and preferring that over SFP?”

“Anyone” likely, but, NOT common. 99% of the FT shooters I see use the second plane scopes as the have a sharper depth of field and you use your A/O – sidewheel to range find.  FFP “might” be better for hunting “if” that is your style. I greatly prefer range finding with my scopes
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Get to a match! It would be well worth driving a couple of hours one way if you can get to one. For most of us it is a lot easier to find a match than a shop that actually will let you look at things (airgun) where as if you can attend a ,atch most everyone will be more than happy to explain everything about their rig, and, let you give it a try.

FFP  in FT is popular in the UK because their rules do NOT allow you to touch your scope a/o during a match, in that case the extremely huge depth is a benefit but not in the US.

John