Originally Posted by kcebcj
For strictly hunting a fixed power 4-8 depending on your hunting style works well and I did that for years. Where you will mumble is when working up a load. Working at 200 yards plus and you can't see the target well enough to hold the same place each time so the groups suck. Being able to hold exactly the same each shot is critical when trying to evaluate a new load and should be done at 200 yards or farther.
I have found that the targets that frame the crosshairs of the scope are very effective for group testing at 200 yards. I have been able to get much tighter groups using them when load testing at 200 yards using lower power scopes.