Re: recommendations for long range scope
Personally, I find that 20-22x is outstanding for 1000 yard shooting and hunting. I use a NF 5.5-22x56 for 1k shooting and have used in the past a 40x I would NEVER go back to a scope with that much magnification. It magnifies everything like mirage, poor air quality ect... I find that with a 22x I get crystal clear images and can see 30 cal holes at 600 yards. I can see a 1/2" square at 1k with it. Most guys here will agree that a 20x will work very well to 1k. Some might not, but most will recomend around 20 or so.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (where the shot goes, how big the group is, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.