I am new to stalking and basically looking at building my first bit of kit.
I am going for a Schmidt and Bender scope with a lot of guys stating to go for 8 X 56 (on a previous post). Someother people have however stated that variable would also be handy.
Looking into the variable scopes S & B have, the one that suits would be 2.5-10X56.
Now my question is, if I have the variable scope set at 8 X 56, is the optical quality and light gathering etc the same on the variable as it would be on the fixed scope?
I am sorry if this is a thick question to ask but I havent a clue how the physics of variable scopes work.
Look forward to the replies.