Sorry, didn't realize your question was rhetorical.ncjw wrote: ↑Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:28 pmThat is kind of my point. I agree that the 1-4/6/8x is a really good rifleman/combat/SHTF solution from CQB to 300 yards. The military standard has been the ACOG 4x or Elcan 1/4x switchable.
But again, for a deer at 200 yards, a reasonable 4-14x is better than a 1-4x, and in a home defense at 0-25 yards a red dot is better than a 1-4x. And if you shoot someone much longer than that, you got some 'splainin' to do.
I agree completely about shooting at distance, even though I myself can shoot a 3-4" group at 200 yards using my 1-4x optic and regularly shoot at 8" gongs at that distance in competition. It doesn't make much sense to buy a zoom scope and then only use it at maximum magnification.