Rancid, I am not afraid, nor deterred by the possibility of addiction to a SWFA SS scope. If you don't mind the pun, I drank the "Coolaid"! In fact, before the email chime announced new mail (I saw your reply) I've been spending my morning pouring over information (video reviews, etc) of the SS fixed-mag scopes. Since I'll be punching paper I'm leaning towards the 20x42:http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-20x42-Tactical-Riflescope-P53716.aspx But I'm in a bit of a quandary because in looking at the specs, I see that the 16x42 has a larger exit pupil, and on the 10x (MQ) it's larger still. Aslo, I can't fathom why they're priced the same ($299.00) Maybe I should call to find out, but if you happen to know this, please sock me with some knowledge.
I look forward to moving stepping up from my BSA, love it as I do for what it is as a mid-tier budget scope (IMO).
PS just for punching paper, I think the narrower field of view with the 20x at 100 yards won't be an issue for me.