M14 hit it on the head. Magnification is nothing without resolution and contrast. 40x is plenty to see hits out to 1k. My sshd scope on 20x has no problem seeing 22 holes at 300 yds. 308 splashes on steel at 1k is easy as well. Buy the best glass you can, magnification is next. The vortex, leupold golden rings and kowas are top notch. If you can swing the cash for ed or hd glass, it helps a lot.
The right to bear arms is WAY less ludicrous than the right to arm bears!