Originally Posted by Broz
As far as your 300 win will accurately kill a deer. 1000 to 1200 yards anyway. Sure I would like a little more magnification for that 1200 yard shot but the 16X will do just fine if everything else is in order.
I don't ever go higher than 16X on a long range rifle because the field of view gets too small to spot impacts. Lately I tend to prefer 5:1 or 6:1 magnification ratio scopes with 18X-25X on the high side. I will go to a higher magnification before the shot to verify target details, then drop back down to 12X-16X for the shot. If that's not enough magnification, I'm too far away.