RE: Red Dot Scope for Deer
I like red dots on my hunting rifles, and have been using them increasingly for about the last 10 years. Actually, all of my hunting rifles wear red dots or variations, and more than half the guys in my hunting camp have switched over.
There' s a bit of a learning curve, but once you' re used to them you' ll find they' re the quickest and most positive sighting system you' ve ever used.
I don' t use magnification so I can' t comment on that part of your question.