Goldilocks Riflescopes: Four scopes that are just right for ringing steel and scoring on big game hunts
By Andrew McKean
Riflescope design and market appeal are a little like Goldilocks’ beds and porridge, swinging from too basic (second-plane duplex reticles in 3-9×42 configurations) to too complicated (first-plane precision reticles in monster 5-30×56 configurations).
But happily the industry has recognized a just-right combination of precision and simple. Here are four new scopes that can do an adequate job in precision-rifle steel matches and are at home in the wide-open game lands of the West, where hunters might have to take a fast shot at an elk or an antelope out beyond 400 yards.
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