I only hunt deer. All have been taken with 6x scopes or variables set @ 6x.
Only exception was one I took with a 1.5x Burris that was mounted on a .416 Rigby #1 when I bought it. I sighted the rifle in and worked up loads. Many folks asked me what I was going to do with the rifle... I told them: "Hunt deer!" So for a laugh, I carried it out the 1st day of season. Unfortunately for a nice meat buck, it's course of travel passed within about 80 yds of my stand. Well, I took a sight for a double lung shot and squeezed it off.
Good thing one was enough, because I could no longer see because of blood running in my eye.
I swore then and there I would never shoot a kicker again with anything BUT a 1.5x5 Leupold
! A decision I've never has cause to regret!
BTW: Both the Rigby and that #%&@ Burris scope and I have parted company.
P.S: It's ok to laugh is you want...