This week I made the decision to purchase a new scope foe my Ruger No.1 in 7x57, and once again was faced with the never ending question, what is the best scope for my money? Over the years I've purchased everything from Vortexes to Schmidt & Bender scopes. What I've noticed is as I get older, the quality of glass becomes more and more important. I've never understood spending $800-$1,200 on a rifle only to top it off with an entry level scope. The light gathering quality of the more expensive brands can be critical during the last five minutes of the day, it can mean the difference between properly identifying a trophy buck or seeing just a dark object. Some people believe that a $250 Weaver is all you need while others believe that you should spend as much for a scope, if not more, as you do a rifle. What makes sense, is a $2,000 Night Force scope a remarkable tool that provides the absolute best in vision and clarity or is it a rich man's toy? Is a Weaver all the scope anyone really needs? How much is enough?