Originally Posted by nemesis
Can anyone tell me if a scope in the 1st focal plane would rangefind different to one thats in the second focal plan?
The purpose of the parallax is to focus the image to the reticule. The purpose of the eyebell is to focus the reticle to the eye. Doesn't matter (in theory) where the zoom takes place, before or after the reticule.
Mechanically there may be a simplicity to one route over another, but supposedly S&B hand check their zooms for zero shift, adjusting if they find any. Quite why they need to do that over far cheaper scopes that don't display the issue I don't know...but anyway...