Here is why I ask. I have a US Optics SN-3 3.2-17X mounted atop a KMW .308. I generally zero at 100yds on 10X, and keep it there for most distances. I have my Dope chart for out to 1K. I use 10X until about the 700yd tgt, but then I crank it up. I like to challenge myself and getting a lower power scope like say a 3-12X or 3-14 would do that, but would I be frustrated that I spent $2K or more because I need or feel I need more magnification. It will go on a .260 by the way. Any experiences would be appreciated.