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Not all hunters were created equal. Some hunters prefer the biggest, badest riflescopes that money can buy, and some look to find the perfect value for their budget. The OpticsPlanet Brilliance Awards has it all covered. In 2009, we offered rifle scopes for shooting varmints and scopes for taking out dangerous game. Hunting scopes as well as entry and long range scopes were all contenders for rifle scope of the year. Each category was thoroughly investigated to discover which one was the number one. With metrics such as popularity, recoil resistance, toughness, and usability, the following rifle scopes put it all on the line for 2009. For a complete list of all of our winners, please check out the Brilliance Awards Winners section. The votes are in!

45,000 Votes & Over $500 In Prizes Given Away!

Winners of the 2009 OpticsPlanet Brilliance Awards are below!

Customers' Choice - Riflescopes

Customers' Choice Riflescope of the Year Nikon Monarch 2.5-10x42 RiflescopeNikon Monarch 2.5-10x42 Riflescope
Customers' Choice Riflescope of the Year < $500 Nikon Monarch 2.5-10x42 RiflescopeNikon Monarch 2.5-10x42 Riflescope
Customers' Choice Riflescope Brand of the Year Leupold OpticsLeupold Optics

Experts' Choice - Rifle Scope

Experts' Choice Best Tactical Riflescope < $1000 Bushnell Elite 4200 Series 6-24x50mm Tactical RiflescopeBushnell Elite 4200 Series 6-24x50mm Tactical Riflescope
Experts' Choice Best Hunting Riflescope < $500 Leupold VX-3 3.5-10x40mm RiflescopeLeupold VX-3 3.5-10x40mm Riflescope
Experts' Choice Best Airgun/Rimfire target scope Leupold VX3 6.5-20x40mm EFR Target RiflescopeLeupold VX3 6.5-20x40mm EFR Target Riflescope
Experts' Choice Best Tactical Riflescope NightForce 5.5-22x50 NXS Ill. Reticle RiflescopeNightForce 5.5-22x50 NXS Ill. Reticle Riflescope
Experts' Choice Best Hunting Riflescope Zeiss Victory 2.5-10x42 T* RiflescopeZeiss Victory 2.5-10x42 T* Riflescope