PFI, Rapid Reticle Users Speak Up About Our Products
Recently I was discussing ranging and shooting steel targets at varying distances with John Pride, CEO of PFI and developer of the Rapid Reticle system. I currently run a Vortex Viper on my LR308, which works fine for what I do.
As we discussed engaging multiple targets at varying distances he explained the simplicity of his Rapid Reticle system and I couldn’t help but mention I would like to try one on the upcoming trip I was taking to the NRA Whittington Center in New Mexico. John walked to his truck and returned with one of his 1-6×24 prototypes, already mounted on an American Defender Quick Detach scope mount. He handed it to me and asked me to try it out on my trip.
I immediately swapped his scope/mount onto my LR308 and zeroed the scope for my rifle at 100 yards. I was able to zero in 4 shots, then I proceeded to fire several 5 round groups to get accustomed to the reticle. Once that was accomplished I swapped my Vortex back onto the rifle and checked zero. The following weekend I left for New Mexico.
My home range sits right at 1,200 feet and the ranges at the Whittington Center are right at 7,000 feet in elevation. First I double checked zero on my scope then dismounted it and mounted the PFI 1-6×24 and checked zero. At 100 yards the zero was perfect, no adjustment necessary.
The range I was on has paper targets at 50, 75, 100 and 200 yards plus several steel targets – a bear at 450 yards, two coyotes at 550 yards and a buffalo at 735 yards. Using the Rapid Reticle I was able to shoot on the 100 yard target then immediately swing over to the 450 yard bear and score a hit, followed immediately by a hits on the 550 yard coyote and the 735 yard buffalo, all in rapid succession. No twisting on the turrets but simply using the ranging reticle built in to the Rapid Reticle scope.
It was very easy to get consistent hits on all of these targets, each at a different distance and all without having to calculate how many mils I needed to dial to make the hit. The reticle is marked for rapid ranging out to at least 950 yards and the ranging marks worked perfectly for my ammo which runs just under 2,600 FPS at 7,000 feet elevation.
Mike Tangas (using the RRE-3G)
IS Border Patrol, Supervisor (Retired)
Dear Mr. Pride
First let me say wow! You are awesome! Second, I want to say thank you very much sir, for your generosity with your scopes, and your service to this great country. Thank you! I absolutely love these scopes, the scope you sent for AR just blew me away!
I felt like I hit the lottery, I’ve never seen anything like it! The illumination, the very unique crosshairs, how do you shrink and in large with the magnification! Just awesome. I can’t wait to try it out! It looks total badass on the AR too. The rings you sent look real good with the scope nice and low on the weapon. Will it shoot better with a quick release one piece mount? If the scoop is up higher? I always wanted to put a scope on it, Smith & Wesson M&P15. I was told the 5.56 x 45 will shoot flat for 200 yards. This weapon is a whole new animal now with this scope! The charging handle is a little hard to grab, but not bad at all. It looks so awesome on the rifle. I had an EOTech on the MP15, it came with the rifle when I bought it brand new at Gander Mountain. As I said I always wanted to put a scope on it, and the three Dash 12 x 42 you sent is something I probably would never have been able to buy, and now I do thanks to you! I put the EO Tech on my PS 90, 5.7 x 28 mm, seems more practical on that weapon, more short range optic. That is the weapon I’m going to teach my wife to shoot with. It has low recoil, easy to operate, 50 Artie clip, and compact bull pup design. So she feels comfortable with it, and can protect yourself and my son with it in home defense situations, if I’m not here. Chance favors the prepared mind.
I told my Vietnamese Veteran buddy about you, and the scopes you sent, and he was overjoyed, and can’t wait to see them, and try them. He has nice 100 yard shooting range at his house, very safe too. Again, you are a very kind and generous man, and a pleasant person to talk to. Thank you again for the scopes, and thank you for your service to this great nation. I will continue to purchase items from you, I was looking online at some hard rifle cases, and a sunshade to screw in on the end of the three – 12 x 42. I will tell all my friends, if they want to call optics to check out your website. Thanks again, and God bless you sir!
Hand written letter mailed on November 5, 2016
Hello, My name is Sergeant First Class Steven Kipling I am a Platoon Sergeant in the Scout Platoon of the 1-501 IN (ABN) Ft Richardson Alaska.
We currently have been doing a test of your 10X42 RR800 w/ mounted close quarter optic on top. I wanted to send some of the results thus far…
On the 26th Of April 06 we conducted a Parachute Jump in Northern Alaska, This optic was mounted on a Spring field National Match M14. and survived the parachute jump. The optic was encased in a padded scope cover with bubble wrap taped around it and secured in a Rifle Parachute case (60-mod M1950 weapon case) I modified it with a small cardboard frame around the bubble wrap to secure even better.
I personally zeroed the 10X to the rifle at 100 Meters and was capable of 1/4 inch groups at 100M (this was done with 175 grain mil match) This took approx. not more than 5 minutes. We then moved to the 500M mark and consistently capable of 1/2 to 2 inch groups at 500M and also had 12 of my Paratroopers fire this with my zero with the same results. Checking the wind speed each time before sending a round down range even with 10 knot winds we were able to make center mass hits. We moved to the 600M and the results were outstandingly the same. The final was moving to the 800M and surprisingly the same! I am very amazed at this!
SFC Steven T. Kipling
The testimonial was submitted via feedback form on Friday, May 12, 2006 at 20:29:41
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