My hunting requires shots from less than 20 yards up thru 1 k well I haven't made it to 1 k yet but I've had to let animals go at 600 because I knew I couldn't make the shot. . I've played around with my variables and 6 x will work for the close shots and out to at least 500 yards on small deer size game. plus they are as much magnification as I can get without compromising light transmission.
Nice stock work!! I did some wood removal on a CZ 550 in 458 Lott that I had. I made it the best fitting rifle I've ever had for fast offhand shooting. Because it fit so perfectly there was no canting of the rifle when I threw it up. Hollowed out the spot where the heel of my thumb contacted the stock. I didn't have to stress any part of my body to mount and hold the rifle with the express sights. It was easy to run 8" groups off hand ,no rest at 100 yards rapid fire with full house ammo. 400 gr bullet at 2550 fps with the factory pad and no muzzle brake
. My 9.3 I had a Boyd's JRS classic stock put on with a 13 1/4" lop it is a close 2 nd.
So now I want to do that with my lr rifles. Make them comfortable to aim. Hopefully eliminate stress and pain tremers when setting up the shot and shooting. I've had lots of neck , back and shoulder injuries .