On a first focal plane riflescope, the reticle grows and shrinks as magnification is adjusted, allowing a hunter to use a reticle with holdover marks. This is not the case on a second focal plane scope. Which is best for your hunting rig?
Younger hunters seem to be more apt to embrace the ‘dial’ method, while those with a bit more snow on the roof are skeptical of the moving parts. Here’s a closer look at compensating for trajectory in the modern era.