Originally Posted by bigwalk
A Bushnell 4200 8/32x40 will range find and works well at hft . Set on x9 mag and focous at 20 yards it's works fine. The rangefinding it quite close between 50&55 yards , you can buy a custom top turret to dial in your distance. The only issue now is scope hight, as you want it lower for hft , these scopes usualy come up for sale £300 used or new they are £475.
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Dave, the only problem you might have with a compromise scope is actual scope position. I found the scope position that was perfect for HFT was too far forward for FT, as when you zoom up from low to high mag, the eye relief generally reduces, making you crane your neck forward to get a good pic.
I tried the burris RA and later model with adjustable iris, both were not right for me.