There's no black/white answer to this. However, if you are going to long range hunt, you are going to need to be able to judge animals at long ranges. To me this is far more important, and requires even better optics. Get the best you can afford with a 60X top end. If you can in any way afford to, save some money for a while and get yourself a top end scope like Swaro or Leica. You can use these in the field and on the range. Other things that help to see hits at longer distances are targets like the "shoot and see" type or even better get your hands on some steel plate and paint it up. Good luck.