Right now I am shooting with a Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40. I want to limit myself to a shot no further than 400 yards and am now considering a Minox 3-15x42 to gain the extra power for those longer shots. The only reason I'm considering it is that I can get the Minox for about $400 and is said to be on or near the same level as a zeiss.
What are your thoughts on these higher powered scopes and do you find they help you in making those longer shots? What power scopes are you guys shooting and at what ranges are you still able to be accurate?