I have the opportunity to purchase a leupold vx-III 4.5-14x50mm scope, B&C reticle, at a very good price. i'm not in love with the B&C reticle, but it will work. I've been looking at scopes for some time, and the 4.5-14 power is exactly what I'd like. its going to sit on top of a 6.5x55. The rifle is to be used for hunting purposes - varmints up to deer - at short to mid-range distances (500 or less). In addition, i like punching paper or knocking over targets a little as well. this scope does not have an AO on it. Most of my scopes are 3-9's, or 3-10's, so I've never had a real need for AO. Am I going to miss out by not having the AO with a 14 power scope? i'm going to buy the scope - its new in box and for the price i simply can't pass on it. the question is whether i put it on this rifle for its intended purposes. i'd appreciate any comments on the need for an AO with a 14 power scope.