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If you can’t see it, you can’t hit it.
The biggest problem with lower magnification scopes  (say, 10x) is that very often the crosshairs are way too thick, which covers too much of the target.
I don’t know any serious BR shooters who are using 10x scopes. For BR, more is better.The X will be completely covered behind about all crosshairs of a 10x scope. Nuff said.
You can always dial back with a variable scope, so you can adapt your scope to the circumstances. (e.g. mirage)
10 years ago, I have shot 50mm 10 shot groups at 300m with my Steyr SSG 308 with a 12x scope. (With very fine mildot reticle)
When I would have had my 25x S&B or SIII 50x at that time, I know for sure this would have brought me even smaller groups.