Ca­bela’s Kro­tos

Outdoor Life - - GEAR -

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.

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