Originally Posted by denny2
I have been looking at a Vortex Viper Pst 6-24x50. I am used to having my scope down to 3.5 on my Diamondback scope when walking around. Is 6 power too much for quick 50 yard shots?
6x is too much for even a quick 100 yard shot IMHO. As with a caliber, I feel you should pick the right scope for the job. Big/medium game 100 yards and under, I usually take a 1-4x but a 2-10x is a decent compromise. 100 yards and up something like 3-12x or 3-15x. 4-20x is the most I would go if you are concerned about quick shots around 100 yards or so.