Top 3 Tactical Rifle Scopes for 2010 Each year, the best known companies in optics manufacturing come out with better designs and quality in rifle scopes, thus making it easier and accurate with each new model for shooting and targeting. The three top tactical rifle scopes for 2010 come from these brands: 1) Schmidt & Bender The United States Marine Corps is now using the Schmidt & Bender scopes on all of their Scout Rifle Day Scopes for use on the Corps' sniper weapons. The modified version of the Schmidt & Bender 3-12 x 50 Police Marksman LP II scope is the Marine’s standard equipment on all .308 and .50 caliber USMC sniper rifles as it gives quality glass and high elevation, enabling you to engage targets up to 2000 meters. The Schmidt & Bender tactical scopes are called the best in the world by fire arm writers and users and their specialty as well as focus is on producing fine quality scopes. Latest in 2010 is the company’s 1.1-5X24 Zenith tactical rifle scopes that comes with 11 different illuminated dot settings, for the lowest light to the brightest sun. 2) Leupold The best tactical rifle scope for 2010 from Leupold is the Mark 4 and is currently used by the police SWAT team as well as the police patrol unit. This scope is built to suit various conditions from the frigid mountainous terrains in Afghanistan as well as the searing heat of the Iraqi landscape to the wet, humid jungles of the Philippines. This scope has incredible accuracy and impeccably optical quality. It is also waterproof and has outstanding ruggedness enabling it to withstand worst conditions in combat. 3) Bushnell Buhsnell’s offering for 2010 is the Elite 6500 Scope that comes with an outstanding magnification ratio of 6.5 and all-weather clarity of RainGuard HD, something which no other scope in the world can rival especially in versatility. It also comes with bright, razor-sharp optics making the combination of this rifle scope with the rifle a pretty deadly instrument. The rifle scope is suitable to be used in thick woods and wide open prairies. From combat to hunting, these three tactical scopes are what any civilian, hunter or military personnel should look into when browsing around for a new tactical rifle scope.