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FFP scopes - any benefit to air rifle hunters ? 
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Post FFP scopes - any benefit to air rifle hunters ?
As above, on my Daystate mk 4 I currently have a MTC Mamber scb. I do like my scope but I regularly use different magnifications for different types of shooting but this continuously changes my aim points making life harder. Woul it be beificial to have a FFP scope such as a falcon so that my aim points are always the same regardless of what mag am hunting on ?
I don't know if I would miss the IR on the mamba though as it is handy some times shooting squirrels up in trees when the canopy is darker.
And with falcon being Staffordshire I could have a full Staffordshire hunting set up !

So 2 questions:

#1. Will a FFP scope benefit me.
#2. Is a IR scope essential for hunting ? I know this is mainly personal choice thing but what do most people do ?

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Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:40 pm
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Post Re: FFP scopes - any benefit to air rifle hunters ?
Phill ?

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Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:13 pm
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Post Re: FFP scopes - any benefit to air rifle hunters ?
Hi Matt i have never used the Falcon but did look through one that was fitted to a HW100 one day last month on the range. I was totally bamboozled by the ret there is just too much going on there. There are arms,legs coming off the main cross and the fella who's scope it was said he finds it hard to line up targets against bushes or trees because of the clutter going on in the scope.
Fyi i use a mamba lite and my fav is a Hawke Airmax with the sr6 ret it is brill

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Post Re: FFP scopes - any benefit to air rifle hunters ?
I suppose there's an argument there to make your mil-dot/alternative targets more consistent, however you can always remember that at 5x mag, the mil-dots double up, I tend to hunt at 5x, and only use higher mag for HFT/Competition/plinking. If I'm on the range and working out offsets on the targets with the different 'dots, then it's easy to remember that you need 2 of them at 5x mag where before you had 1.

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Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:02 am
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Post Re: FFP scopes - any benefit to air rifle hunters ?
http://www.falconoptics.com/pdf/FFPEMDMaster.pdf

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Post Re: FFP scopes - any benefit to air rifle hunters ?
Cant see any issues with that ret !

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Post Re: FFP scopes - any benefit to air rifle hunters ?
Best scope i've used is My Falcon Menace 4 - 14 x 44 FFP, Superb scope, Glass is Crystal clear
Fire arms rated so can take the Springer and Gas Ram Reticle shakes.
Also works superb on scope cam Which i shoot on 8 x and without i shoot on 12 x no loss of POI.
Abit heavy if you've got Noodle Arms but if your Manly like Me you'll love the scope.

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Post Re: FFP scopes - any benefit to air rifle hunters ?
daz 7 wrote:
A bit heavy if you've got Noodle Arms but if your Manly like Me you'll love the scope.


:lol: :lol: Noodle arms :lol: :lol: Brilliant :lol: :lol:

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