Several places I hunt don't allow rifles. I've been using my muzzleloader but am thinking about getting a 12 guage slug gun.

As far as the options for the scope, I am looking at three models, all 30mm tube:

1-4x24
1-8x24
1-6x42

I like the smaller size and speed of the 24mm objective lens. But would 4 power be enough for a slug gun, with max range under 200 yards? The 1-8x24 would seem a better option to have the increased magnification if I want it. But the price is more than I am willing to spend. The 1-6x42 seems like happy medium, but I fear losing the speed of the smaller objective lens.

Thoughts?