First focal plane
I’d like to purchase a new scope, but I’d like to go first focal plane because you can change magnification without having to worry about point of aim changing. This would prove most useful in a lot of hunting scenarios, as I’m sure you’ll agree; 4x mag for closerange rat shooting; 6x mag for pigeon/squirrel shooting in the woods; up to 14x mag for NV add on when rabbiting. The only scope I’ve managed to find is a Falcon Menace 4-14 x 44mm with a B20 illuminated reticule, which retails at £ 279.99 from Uttings.co.uk; have you any experience of this brand/scope? If not, what are the chances of testing this scope or any other first focal plane scopes? I’d be interested & grateful for any opinions or help you can give me in this direction. Hello Stephen First, focal plane scopes are pretty rare these days. The Lightstream range had a model a while ago, but I think it might be discontinued now. Just about all scope manufacturers make second focal plane scopes today, simply because they’re the most popular. If you settle on the latter you’ll have a much bigger choice of optics. Ed.
all scopes made today are second focal plane