Everybody is entitled to their own opinion and should stick to their own personal limitations. I use a 10X for almost everything and don't feel handicapped except when shooting from 500 to 1000 yards and then I prefer more power depending on the mirage. As far as coyotes on the run goes, they are hard to hit with anything. In Illinois you can see one go for a long ways, so FOV isn't a big deal. Out West was great for that too. I use your SS 10X on red squirrels as close as 15' on out.
I'm guessing 80% of all ammo is shot at targets, not game, so a 8-42x is feasible.
You didn't answer my question. Do you have any plans for the higher magnification variable scopes like you originally planned or did that go by the way side? I assume they won't be up to 42 anyhow. I've been waiting 3 or 4 years for one.
Edited by ba_50 - November/11/2009 at 14:05