I have a 20X. Don't believe everything you read from posters who don't. I use mine for groundhog hunting out to 400 yds. (so far.)
Likes: rear focus, reasonable length, holds zero well, decent glass.
Dislikes: turret clicks vary between sticky and mushy, fairly heavy (and remember, this is a 30mm tube,) rear focus is nice, but not very fine--takes practice, fairly "sun-sensitive", even with the built-in sunshade--must be at least quartered away from target or glare is bad, even for a 20X.
Within reason, the 20X makes a decent hunting/varmint scope. I may be fixed X, but you can focus it at close range: I turned a groundhog inside-out just the other day when he popped up just 15 yards away.
Would I buy another? Probably not. Would spend a little more for something like a Weaver Grand Slam if could do over. But can't find enough neg's. to get rid of the SS at this point.
IMO, for your intended purpose, you might look at something like a Bushnell Legend or a V-Seies Weaver in a 4-12, 5-15, 4-16, etc. with adjustable objective.