I bought 10 rifle scopes to give you a completely unbiased review of the best rifle scopes under $500. The scopes considered are all approximately 4-14 magnification, which is very common for a hunting and general purpose field scope.
Best Overall Scope: https://amzn.to/3ua9IDC
Best Lightweight, Capped Scope: https://amzn.to/3CJiI5J
Second Place for Lightweight, Capped Scope: https://amzn.to/3AMZgVm
Best Target or Competition Scope: Arken 4-16×50 MIL
Special thanks to Blackhound for sending me their scope to review when I wasn’t able to purchase one since they were out of stock. Blackhound is a great company with excellent customer support. I suspect the copy I received is an outlier with the top turret problem. I will continue to support them in the future.