What Do We Require in a Scope. 1. PRICE (We all have a budget. It might be $400 or $4,000 but we have one). 2. Durability (If it can't be depended on to hold zero and stay together nothing else matters). 3. Eye Relief (If we can't shoot it without getting cut does the rest really matter?) 4. Clarity (If you can't see to precisely place your shots might as well use irons). 5. Light Gathering (I personally see this as a bit over rated. If I can see what I need to see when I need to see it it's good enough). My problem is 4 and 5 seem to get way to much attention when the bigger priorities like 2 and 3 seem to get little attention. Other application specific requirements may certainly be needed but those are my first 5 in order.