Your thinking, in my bailey-wick, is spot on.
Currently I'm evaluating this. http://leapers.com/prod_detail.php?mite ... 3-145IECDQ
Don't get me wrong you can use many and achieve great results & I do.
But when the ranges are close and you're hunting something dangerous (Moose, Bear, Pigs, etc) and it charges, and-and it's got murder on its mine. Low power is the trick.
So far, I like this scope on many fronts.
1). I shoot military High-Power. We use Zero-Mark1x-0 power eyeballs and Iron-Sights at 1000yds.
2). This scope is 1-4x. Walk around with it on 1x. Reserving the 4x for judging antler and such.
3). The 36 MOA Ghost ring is GREAT for quick kills on close range, from charging dangerous game.
4). The 1.8 MOA Dot works well on my 200yd range, for finer work at range.
5). Has an MSRP of $150.. Which means you'll pick it up at a discount house for $100 +-?? and comes with rings!!
6). Has better than average Glass (optics quality). Actually tremendous Quality.
7). Though it uses batteries to light the reticle and it is a lighted reticle with a huge of color schemes available. The battery life is "Tremendous"! Some may look at batteries as a weak link, but I for one don't. Especially with the long battery life and the fact this thing is designed for a spring gun.
8). Best of all, the scope and reticle, are designed for Spring Guns (pellet gun). Which, as we all know, are the worst type of guns for reticle survivability, meaning if it survives on a spring gun, then a shoulder fired 20mm ain't no trick! For the uninitiated the spring gun goes pong-pong, in opposing directions, which accounts for the bad effects of torsional stresses, meaning because it springs back and forth, the wear and tear on the reticles, far exceeds what a 450b or any other caliber will inflect on them!
So far, I like this scope allot. There are other features, at are well pronounced on this scope, but these are the main ones. And for dangerous game, and for money, will be hard to beat..
PS..Don't be put-off with a 36MOA ghost ring, especially when something is trying to crawl up your leg and it 10yds away and you need a "QUICK" On-Target shot before it's too late!! ..t
EXAMPLE, for a low powered scope and a Hugh ghost ring, A.K.A. Circle Dot type, and a semi-auto with enough caliber, A.K.A. 450BUSHY!! ..t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNYwusa ... verified=1https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTQm4AU3caY
AND these things have been known to attack and kill humans..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA8pxzawUGM
last but not least, these run more folks up trees than all the Bear attacks combined..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX5jJz2HOnY