For what it's worth, a variable in the lower power ranges is inherently more versatile. Should you be strolling in for an afternoon hunt, 2,3, or 4X whichever your comfortable with would be easier to hold steady on a deer, or whatever you're hunting. Lonegun is spot on with this.
Once on stand, provided the rest is solid and steady, you can crank it up as far as you like for a bit more accurate shot placement. How high? As high as your practice at the range allowed you to be most accurate, but less than when you saw the crosshair dancing.
Works for me, hope this helped.
Last edited by The Old Man; 08-10-2019 at 06:56 AM.