5–25x50 $2,000 Aggressively textured controls
At just 11.2 inches long, this bright billy club of a scope is designed to be used on carbines, where users might deploy it in tandem with a night-vision sight. Its capabilities don’t need any assistance. At lower magnifications, from 5X to about 11X, it is a fast close-action superstar. But it also shines at higher magnifications, where the MD3 mil-based reticle is exceptionwhen ally clear. The illumination deserves special mention, from the smart push-button intensity controls to the line of dots that light up every 2 mils of elevation on the vertical stadia. We also like the rising-post revolution indicator on the 34mm Vudu’s tight elevation turret.