Re: Decision time..(NF 5.5-22 vs 8-32)
You're really in an area you could go both ways man. I do a lot of hunting under 300 yards with mine so there's no way that rifle will have a 32x on it, 8 just doesn't offer the FOV needed to find and follow game.
I think like S1 said, if it is 600 yards or so and better a 32 would probably be fine, but under that your running into more and more comprimise. At 700 and out the 32 would start to shine on targets at a foot or smaller.
I shoot the basic Leopold targets and they're good to 500 yards or so on 10-12x but beyond that I like the 22x or I have to modify my targets with a marker to see so I can really be consistant with the aim point.
I wouldn't worry about the adjustment range with either, that can be worked out fairly easy. You'd be happy with either one so I wouldn't fret it too much.
A fixed 36x would suck in the field. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
Think 8x vs. 5.5x, those are easy to compare with what you have in the field, just give it some good thought when comparing them. 32x is a big step up over 22x also, so you WILL see things like ticks [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] you won't see with the 22x. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]