I agree with the grumpy one if you are shooting 'paper'.What's the highest magnification you need, in general, if you want to shoot targets at 500 - 800 yards? I'll be shooting a Rem. 700 SPS Tactical .308
Think ribbonstone just hit the nail on the head!.....
For pure target shooting, it's hard to get too much.
rib,Of course, it is embarrassing when the field of view is so narrow that you shoot the wrong target.
Personally, never found that anything past 30X did me a whole world of good.