Peruse the frequently asked questions about Rapid Reticle’s rifle scopes and explanations of product terms. If you have other questions, please contact us. We’re happy to help!
The reticle is the pattern of fine lines or markings built into the eyepiece of an optical device. These lines provide information like measurements or impact guidance visually for the user.
Choosing the right PFI scope starts with the caliber and then, the barrel length of the rifle. Thereafter, choosing the appropriate bullet weight(s) will complete the pairing.
Each optic model has a unique reticle that will provide data for a specific but common ammunition and weapon systems.
Although each system is different, there are acceptable ranges of deviation for each of variables. This information is provided for each optic and caliber.
If this information isn’t listed, please contact us, and we will gladly run the ballistic data and provide you with our best recommendations.
The reticles designed by PFI are engineered to provide critical ballistic data in an easily translatable manner. This allows you to quickly engage targets with specific but common ammunition and weapon systems.
Generally, most reticles are designed to provide increments of measure whether in minute of angle (MOA) or mils (Milradian).
PFI designs unique ballistic drop compensating (BDC) reticles for particular calibers and bullet weights traveling through common barrel lengths. This produces a typical muzzle velocity and ballistic coefficient.
In turn, there is a predictable path of travel for the projectile that we provide impact guidance for.
More experienced users can also use the data provided to further compensate for environmental variables that are unpredictable. This can be accomplished by making micro adjustments in the hold rather than with adjusting the turrets.
PFI reticles also include data for wind, ranging on known sized objects, and a second set of data for elevation or barrel length differentials.
PFI optics are also built with BAK-7 glass that is multi-coated to provide the best image quality for the user.
A first focal plane (FFP) optic means that the reticle is located in front of the magnification lens. This means the reticle will change in size relative to changes with magnification.
A second focal plane (SFP) optic means the reticle is placed behind the magnification lens. This results in no change in reticle size as the magnification is adjusted.
All PFI scopes are designed in FFP. We want the user to have the full capability of their weapon systems at any magnification.
Whether on lowest or highest magnification, the impact holds and other data in the reticle are true. Whereas in SFP optics, the magnification must be set at a specific setting in order for the reticle data to be accurate.
At PFI, we know as experienced shooters that there are times when different magnification is necessary for the engagement.
Depending on which scope series, our optics have been and are made in different parts of the world to provide the best value and quality to our customers.
Our USO-PFI Series is built in the USA with our partners at US Optics.
Our Tactical Series is manufactured in Japan.
The RR-Evolution Series is manufactured with our partners in China where the world’s source of glass is located.
Regardless of where our optics are manufactured, all our high quality optics are manufactured to endure rough field conditions.
With first focal plane (FFP) optics, the reticle changes in size relative with the magnification.
At low power, it is difficult to see the reticle data. However, in target engagement, lower magnification settings are for closer objects and vice versa for objects at longer distances.
For closer targets, the entire reticle forms a “triangle” pointing to the impact point for close targets. The data for long distance isn’t necessary.
For longer distances, the magnification increase will also increase the size of the reticle for further target engagement.
Shipping Frequently Asked Questions
Your shipping costs will be dependent on where you are located and which shipping provider we can use to deliver to you. We typically use USPS or UPS Ground.
For international shipping, please contact us.
Warranty Frequently Asked Questions
We provide a Limited Lifetime Warranty for our products. We warrant that each product is to be free of any manufacturer’s defects for the product’s life cycle.
This includes products purchased directly from PFI and those from an authorized dealer. Learn more about our warranty.
Please contact us. We will be happy to guide you through the process for repair or replacement.