Originally Posted by philc
will the bigger mag 8.5-25x still not be big enough for ranging in ftas looking for scope to do both
That's one of the trickiest things. I'd look to a Burris R/A or a Bushnell Elite if I were you. However, I suspect that I may just forget about doing full blown FT (rangefinding by PX/dialing), get a small scope and do HFT and FT in its sporting guise.