Understanding optics: first focal plane vs. second focal plane

Posted May 5, 2014 by muzzlevelocity in Firearms

Selecting an optic is as important (or more important) than selecting the firearm on which it is to be mounted. Optics, like almost all other firearms related technology has come a long way in recent decades. While this means the consumer has more (and higher quality) optics available than ever before, it also means that understanding optics has become trickier.

In an effort to help our readers better understand modern optics, we’re linking to the following Gun Talk segment that explains the difference between first focal plane and second focal plane optics, as well the advantages of each.

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