Zeiss Conquest V4
4–16x44 $1,000 2nd plane hash reticle A candidate for all-around-scope honors, this workhorse features a non-illuminated Moabased reticle that has references for both fast and precise shooting. The glass is very good, and the controls are simple and positive. Contrary to the trend that has bulked and complicated riflescopes, the 30mm V4 is trim (1.4 pounds) and functional, making it an ideal companion for a walkabout rifle. The only deficiency is its exposed, non-locking elevation turret. The revolution indicator is confusing, and the dial turns a bit too easily, which could compromise its ability to hold zero in the field.