Bushnell Elite Tactical XRS
4.5–30x50 $2,250 Oversize turret controls
it was introduced a few years back, Bushnell’s Elite Tactical scope was a pioneer in the precision-shooting market. Now it’s more like a homesteader, surrounded by a growing number of peers. There’s still a lot to like about the 34mm XRS, including a new coyotebrown finish and G3 reticle that remains one of the fastest and cleanest mil-based ranging reticles in the field, though its utility tops out at about 25X. The new XRS features middle-ofthe-pack glass and above-average controls in a fairly priced package. We especially like the readable witness marks on the turrets and robust throw lever on the magnification control.