5–25x56 $800 Power-changing throw lever
Cabela’s has delivered on about 90 percent of its audacious goal to produce a first-rate precision riflescope for well under $1,000. Hits include an innovative locking collet on the bases of both turrets, a highly visible pop-up revolution indicator on the elevation knob, a rich matte finish on the 34mm tube, and a stout throw lever on the magnification dial. But the misses are significant, including filmy glass and a mil-based reticle that needs a more defined center aiming point. Still, if you’re looking for a serviceable scope to get into the long-range game, the Krotos is a good and accessible start.