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Saltlake58
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So far you seem to be validating what I’ve been finding out the hard way.  I have a nice BSA 3-14×44 FFP, and a really cheap BSA 6-24×40.  Just comparing magnification when shooting at 50 or 75 yards, I con’t use much more than 18x tops.  Between the difficulty in lining up my eye with the scope, and other factors, 18X seems to be as far as I can go.  Then again, that’s a cheap scope, only paid $60 for it on sale a couple years ago.  

I’ve been leaning to the Athlon 6-24×50, and am pretty sure that’s the way I’ll go.  Athlon also offers a 4-14×44, so was wondering if the higher magnifications really had much of an advantage.

Will probably go with the 6-24, just for the 18X or maybe a little more on the Athlon.  Goal for this gun will be bench at 75 and 100 yards, so more usable magnification could help.  

Thanks for the comments