→ We graded riflescopes in 10 categories, worth 10 points each: Resolution: We set up a 1951 USAF Resolution Test Chart at 100 yards in sun and shade, then recorded values corresponding to detail resolved. Image Quality: Looking at a multicolored target set at 100 yards, we assessed overall clarity, feeling of immersion, and visual artifacts, especially at the edges. Low-Light Performance: As dark fell, we ranked the scopes based on how long each allowed the observer to resolve a given level of detail on the resolution chart. Reticle Testers: judged the reticles for ease of use, visibility, and practicality. Function: We evaluated ease of focus, turret adjustments, and overall user-friendliness. Mounting: Considering the available mounting space and diameter of the objective lens, we gauged how well each scope would interface with various rifles. Repeatability: After zeroing each scope, we shot a box drill, involving repeated horizontal and vertical reticle adjustments, to determine the repeatability of the windage and elevation controls. Weather Resistance: We submersed each riflescope in a 5-gallon bucket, and then froze them for an hour, rating the effects on image and functionality at three stages. Features: We rated available features—lockable turrets, zero stop, parallax adjustment—relative to purpose. Value: Performance divided by price. Finally, we crunched the numbers for a total possible score of 100. —R.M.