Zak, After re-reading your article on 3-gun optics I wondered if there was anything new worth considering. How would you compare a 1-6x variable against a mid-power variable 2.5-10x, 3-12x with a RDS mounted at 1-OClock? Are the RDS mounted at 1-Oclock worth the hassle and training time in your opinion? What is the minimum magnification scope (assuming quality glass) you would prefer for ID’ing and calling the shot on a partially blended 1.5-2.0 moa target out to 400yds? I need to be able to kill a coyote consistently at 400yds hiding in the sage brush but don’t want to handicap my self-defense potential. Or how much slower would I be under 50yds with 2.5-10x or 3-12x compared to a RDS or true 1x optic? I have a NF 5.5-22x that has served well for well over 100 coyotes but it is way too heavy and cumbersome for a 12” SBR or 16” AR. I appreciate your input as always!