I have the centerpoint 4x16 but i keep it on 10,but can zoom in for looking at target.But for hunting squirrels ,i like 10.My main consideration in any optics ,be it binos or scope is the large objective for more light gathering ability, so, your scope is fine.
This message has been edited by Pauln3pj on Sep 16, 2009 7:41 PM
It depends on how you do most of your shooting.
If you like to test the limits of your gun at longer ranges you might want more than 12-16X.
For practicle purposes, 12X in a scope with "good" quality lenses will do fine.
Naturally 16X a little better.
My choices in 12X and 16X would be the Leupold VariX II 4-12.
For 16X, the Weaver V16 would do nicely.
Sightron-quality at affordable price.
Clearidge is another brand that offers good quality for the price.
Not as well known as some of the others but, I think you will be hearing more about them in the future.
I know you ask about power and not brands of scopes.
My point is, a lot depends on the quality of the scope.
You will be able see better with a high quality scope compared to one of medium or low quality.
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You know, thirty years ago I use to shoot groundhogs at 150 yds. with a 22-250 and a Leupold 3x9 power scope. Back then you would be lucky to find the average guy with anything bigger than a 2x or 4x scope on a .22 rimfire. Scopes on airguns i never saw except few older Crosmans with peep sights from the factory. In 1964 I bought my first Crosman 180 .22 and a tin of superpals and a 4x Crosman scope.After I mounted it I showed my grandfather an he smiled and asked me If I was going to hunt deer, Isaid no than he asked me if i wanted to borrow his glasses. When I said no he smiled again and said well then you must be after the horseflies in the barn. Now I was really confused, so my grandfather said don't shoot at anyting closer than 30 yards. Years later, now I smile at those words. How things have changed since I was a kid with an airgun. Benson.
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