What\'s an acceptable magnification for 1000yd shooting? Heres the deal: I've been hunting in California all my life. Where I hunt the shots are all very close and I've been using a lever action Savage 99 with a 3.5x scope. I'm going to be moving to Arizona this fall (along with a new rifle), and doing a lot of hunting and target shooting down there. Having never shot at very long range targets, I'd like to know what's a decent magnification for target shooting at 1000yards? Basically I'm trying to narrow it down between a 3.5-15x56 and a 5.5-22x56. I know that obviously the 22x is better for long range shooting, but if the 15x is acceptable, I'll probably go for that just so I don't have to pass up any short range shots if I go back to California or anywhere else by having a minimum magnification of 5.5x.