Another good thing about high magnification is you can see how steady your hold is. Its easier to detect slight movements while in your shooting position on a high power scope. Little movements seem big, turn the power down you don't notice it as much.
You seem to have more confidence when your target appears closer.
You can use the high power scope to view mirage easier, target shooters use mirage to detect wind movements. A hunter could do the same.
You can use the extra magnification to see antlers better, as long as you have the resolution.
I prefer a higher powered hunting scope, because it makes bench testing loads easier.
You can actually learn to shoot animals at close range with high power, practice on jackrabbits.
Last edited by Flybuster; 06-16-2008 at 11:47 PM..