Originally Posted by big al hunter
I would go for the 4.5-16x50.
I've (pretty much) decided on the Vortex Viper 6.5-16x44 PA. It's a budget squeeze with what's going in recently, but I can swing it and in the long run I think it will benefit me more than the Mueller. I agree that I can't go around hunting with 8 or 9x as my minimum power. If I ever go with a truly dedicated long distance or PD rifle then maybe I'll go for higher magnification. But right now this rifle will be an "opportunity" rifle and I need to keep the magnification reasonable. If I can afford a 50mm objective then I will, but most likely it will be a 44.
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