The best optics gear of 2011

Our picks for this year's best in scopes, binoculars and more

By Ken BaileyKen Bailey

Best riflescope | Minox ZA5

Photo by Minox

With improved distribution in Canada, Minox’s ZA5 scopes are sure to find favour with big-game hunters. There are seven scopes in the series, from 1.5-8x32 on up to 6-30x56, and all but one are built on a one-inch tube. The biggest has a 30-mm tube. Eye relief is a comforting four inches or more, and the windage and elevation turrets are resettable to zero. The waterproof ZA5s are available in a choice of five reticle styles, including the increasingly popular German #4. Each scope comes with a protective neoprene cover.

More information: Minox


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