Probably not a good comparison, or analogy, but my preference for long range scope is somewhat like a television. A 20" TV is usable and OK until you compare it to a 75" TV. Much easier to see detail and fine points. The draw backs to large screen TV used to be that projection TV would not have as clear of picture as a smaller TV. But not now. Projection is gone as high quality definition has replaced it. Somewhat like scopes. A comparison can be made. Top quality scopes with good glass have a good picture when viewing long range. Granted, if sight acquisition on moving target is important I can dial down to 7 power which is plenty low enough at distance. Seldom need to do that and more times I am at 30-35 power. Certainly wouldnt want to go back to a 20" TV. LolThere’s nothing beneficial to it. You don’t need to see the pimple on a gnats *** at a light year away unless you are bench shooting. Most of us that come from a military background and or competitive background, specifically PRS, use the least amount of magnification we can get away with. I rarely use over 18x, in any situation of 1200y or in, unless the target is less then 10in. For military work there are other aspects like PID, that is a separate component to shooting, but requires magnification and is beside the point.
FOV, specifically finding a target with haste, and tracking a target
Mirage kind of
Reticle obscuring the target
Don’t care about spotting your own impacts or follow up shots on the fly.
Chromatic aberration on the cheaper scopes
…are indeed limiting factors and reasons not to go full mag.
If the target: isn’t going anywhere, you’re not in a hurry, is marked or identified by a number, lane or whatever, and you don’t use or need reticle for anything…then I reckon max mag, especially beyond 16x will be a dandy.
I think you some of you guys come from the bench rest world and that’s what you’re comfortable with.
That doesn’t make it more efficient or effective for field work or shooting LR, ELR, or “LRH.”
No one said you had to miss and correct, but these things happen. My point was more to see if the animal was down and where it went. But even so, this group is pretty garbage when it comes to wind. I don’t reckon 3x or 32x is going help anyone with that. So, you ought to follow your shot. I thought bench guys liked there spotting shots anyways lol.
So you have no opposing habits from a discipline, you're just ignorant?I'm not "from the bench rest world" so my high magnification "doesn't make it more efficient or effective for field work." With a good brake I can see hit at 100 yards with the scope set on 20X. And that is firing a .264 Win Mag type of 6.5 wildcat. Perhaps your vision is better than most people. I hunted with a guy who could see better with un-aided eyes than I could with 7X binoculars. He used a 4-16X scope and thought more was unnecessary. For him and you I agree. For most of us, we will continue to use higher magnification to see what you see with less.
So you have no opposing habits from a discipline, you're just ignorant?
I know you need a brake. It from poor recoil management and assuming no disabilities..poor fundamentals.