oops! 3x9-40 is what I meant. I never even thought about Natchez, thanks for the link! I'll put that in the "bookmark" list for later. I already ordered the scope from Midway.
As far as the magnification goes, I can never get enough. I don't plan on taking any shots past 150 yards MAX, but I like the idea of being able to pick out the hair on the animal that I want to split. It also means I don't have to use a spotting scope at the shooting range, (not that you need that much magnification for .45 caliber holes).
I tried transplanting the Simmons 4.5-14x44 WA/AO ATV from my FAL, but it was just TOO big.
3-9x40 seems to be the smallest scope I can get that will still do what I want it to do. Plus, it needs to be silver to match the Guide Gun.