Impressive How do you feel about magnification for smaller hard to see targets. Like varmints@Moose I have the 5-27 but I don't think I would miss the extra 7. This past weekend I shot my first ever paper match to 1 mile...yep....1 mile...on paper. I was at 17 power....the reason being...at 500yds the wind was dead...at 1000 yds...the wind was dead...at 1 mile...the wind was dead....at the depression between 700 to 900 yards...I could see anywhere from a 5 to 12mph gust blowing the tops of the tall grass...I wanted to keep an eye on the movement of grass as I shot my group...on a tactical style 300PRC with bipod and rear bag....this technique kept my winning group at a horizontal spread of a mere 7" or so...my vertical due to either me or most probably difference in muzzle velocity was 23" or so....for a total spread of 25.251" for my recorded 5 shot group...and all 5 were on paper...while nobody else had more than 4 on.
Everyone else was max dialed...some with expensive front mechanical rests....I feel my technique won the match and theirs hindered their potential. So, in this case.... 20x max would still be above what I needed on that particular day. I've shot out to 2500 yards with 18x....the fine floating dot center of the MPCT3 reticle simply rocks. I'm a little reluctant to say how much I actually love this recticle and scope...because it will come off as a pom pom cheering event that may sound to some as not geniune...but I do love this scope.