12 to 25x will give you very precise aiming holds if you have a fine reticle or, better yet, a floating dot reticle. With a fine reticle, I get by with 12x for the task you describe. Another possible help... shoot at a target with vertical and horizontal stadia line extending out from your X ring. When the lines are covered by the reticle, you are pretty well centered up- even with a 7x.Hello all.Some advice with regards to scope magnification.I currently shoot a CZ457 with a Hawke Vantage x2-x7 32mm A.O. scope.I find this is fine for hunting, but when target shooting at 57 yards I struggle to see the center orange dot.
This is the target I typically shoot.The coin (for perspective) is 0.70 of an inch and my point of aim is the orange dot.
What would be a good magnification to use.... the crosshairs seem to cover the entire orange bullseye using a x7 mag?