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Sightron SIII fixed for F-Class: 16x or 20x?

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I'm looking for advice on which of the Sightron SIII fixed scopes to buy. The scope would be for target work from .22 Rimfire at 20 and 50 yards to F-Class shoots with a .308 Winchester. I've chosen the fixed power SIIIs as they seem to over the best value and most ruggedness for the dollar.

But which power should I be looking into for 600-1000 yard shots with a fixed scope?  I've heard varying recommendations from '4.5-14x' to '36x fixed power'. What do you think?  Should I really be looking at an SII Big Sky 36x with a target dot?  It won't be any good for offhand rimfire work but would fill the bill as a 50 yard RF benchrest at least, but what about F-Class?

Thanks for your time,
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Comes down to personal preference.  Some guys can shoot competitively with lower power optics than others can .  You wont see too many F Class winners walking off the line with low power optics though.  On hot days 20x may be a bit much to handle with mirage depending on where you live.  This is where a variable comes in handy.  I've had 6-24 and 8-32x Sightron SIIIs and no complaints here.
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