Just up front, magnification does not always mean you are going to see something better. If you magnify subpar glass it just magnifies the imperfections in the glass and you still can't see well. Good glass always beats crappy magnification.
The side focus is for parallax, it is not about focusing the image.
There are a lot of better options out there than Nikon. Nikon IMO are not that great.
What is your budget? Exactly what kind of hunting are we talking? Type and caliber or rifle? We can help you pick out the best scope for your money and needs.
Edited by supertool73 - January/08/2016 at 13:56