Thanks for the replies.
I have 10x42 and I can clearly see the feeder 13 minutes before legal light at 180 yards.
Do you have this exact model?
I hunt mainly mornings and not long in the mornings so I'm wanting good light in low light times. My feeders are at 100 yards and I only have one feeder at a blind that is 150 yards. There are not many times I will need to see 300 yards out at all.
I think I will go with the 8x due to hopefully better light and less shaky. I've always had an issue with them shaking too much.
8x means what I see at 100 yards with just my eyes, I would be looking at like at 12.5 yards. I think I can see what a deer looks like at 12.5 yards and make a decision. 160 yards would be like 20 yards and that's the max most of the time.