Re: scope power
Your shots will be closer to POA with a higher magnification value because you can see the POA better.
Less magnification puts you closer to 'iron sights' accuracy.
It takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 3 for proper trigger squeeze.
The latest caliber or gear is no substitute for experience and skill. Rifles and cartridges don't make hits -- shooters do.
Fact of life:
After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says WTF!