Unless you can find your target and determine where to place your shot, even the finest gun or bow isn’t of much use. For those times when the naked eye just won’t do the trick, up your odds with the latest optics for hunters.

CONQUEST HD5 5-25x50

CONQUEST HD5 5-25x50

Key features: 5x variable magnification; precision mechanics with quarter-minute-of-arc adjustment; proprietary Zeiss coatings for high-resolution and light transmission ($1,499.99)
The promise: “Perfect for mid- to extra-long-range hunting.”
Zeiss, www.zeiss.com

ENDEAVOR HD 65S

ENDEAVOR HD 65S

Key features: 15-45x zoom, with 65-mm fully multi-coated objective lens; extendable eyecup has 20 mm of eye relief; fine and coarse focusing; tripod mountable (US$589.99)
The promise: “Top-of-the-line scope for serious hunters.”
Vanguard, www.vanguardworld.com

SLC 56

SLC 56

Key features: High-powered 15x 56 HD optics for edge-to-edge sharpness and a 230-foot field of view at 100 yards; light, strong magnesium housing; compact, slender design ($3,032)
The promise: “Top-quality, high-luminosity optics.”
Swarovski Optik, www.swarovskioptik.com

REVOLUTION 3-9x40MM

REVOLUTION 3-9x40MM

Key features: Multi-layered coated lenses; Accu-Range reticle provides hold points to 500 yards; Accu-Trac adjustment system; Rapid Target Acquisition eyepiece (US$249.99)
The promise: “Covered by a lifetime warranty.”
Redfield, www.redfield.com

PROSTAFF 7 10X42

PROSTAFF 7 10X42

Key features: Multi-layered prism coating for brightness and resolution; non-slip grip; multi-click, turn-and-slide eyecups; fog- and waterproof; tripod adaptable(US$199.95)
The promise: “Superb optics and ergonomic design.”
Nikon, www.nikonsportoptics.com

RX-1200I TBR

RX-1200I TBR

Key features: True ballistic-range readings for rifles and bows to 1,300 yards; 6x magnification, with multiple displays and reticles; just four inches long(US$564.99)
The promise: “Smaller and brighter than previous rangefinders.”
Leupold, www.leupold.com

Regal M2 80ED

Regal M2 80ED

Key features: 80-mm objective lens with observatory-grade coatings; eyepiece offers 32 mm of eye relief and camera attachment; waterproof magnesium-alloy body (US$649.95)
The promise: “The dream spotting scope-package.”
Celestron, www.celestron.com

G-Force DX

G-Force DX

Key features: 6x magnification, with a range of five to 1,300 yards; angle compensation in both bow and rifle modes; bullet drop for numerous rounds (US$399)
The promise: “Lightning speed and unrivalled precision.”
Bushnell, www.bushnell.com