Meopta Scopes, Spotters & Binoculars: We Review Their Top Quality & HD Optics In 2019

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Meopta Scopes ReviewsUntil fairly recently, Meopta was an obscure brand in the sports optics industry, but they’re no longer the optics aficionados best-kept secret.

They’ve broken out into the wider American market and are known to most outdoorsmen who are looking for quality and a great deal in the same package.

Over the last decade, they’ve made it their mission to produce some of the best sports optics available, for half the price of their competitors.

How have they fared in their endeavors?  They’re an up-and-coming manufacturer who are considered by many to be up there with the best.

But, before you dish out any cash for a scope or red dot, here’s the down-low on what optics Meopta has to offer and what their standard of quality looks like.

 

Meopta Scope Reviews

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tt-table__imageOptika6 1-6X24 SFP
  • Magnification: 1-6X 24mm
  • Reticle: SFP .223
  • Price Range: Under $500
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tt-table__imageOptika6 5-30X56 FFP BDC Dichro
  • Magnification: 5-30X 56mm
  • Reticle: DichroTech FFP BDC
  • Price Range: Under $1000
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tt-table__imageOptika6 3-18X56 FFP 4D Dichro
  • Magnification: 3-18X 56mm
  • Reticle: DichroTech FFP 4D
  • Price Range: Under $800
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tt-table__imageMeoPro 4.5-14X44 HTR Target
  • Magnification: 4.5-14X 44mm
  • Reticle: SFP BDC/a
  • Price Range: Under $800
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tt-table__imageMeoStar R2 2.5-15X56 RD
  • Magnification: 2.5-15X 56mm
  • Reticle: RedZone Tech SFP 4K
  • Price Range: Under $2000
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Meopta brings some of the most innovative rifle scope features to the market for costs low enough to earn a jaw drop – they give a whole new meaning to getting the most bang for your buck.  But, just as affordability is important so is selection.

With a wide range of scopes to choose from, you have options laid out before you that includes flagship series status, value, and five-star glass quality.  To appeal to all types of shooters from competition veterans to low light hunters, here’s what’s hot, trending, and worth recommending.

 

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Optika6 1-6X24 SFP Review

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The Optika6 rifle scope is part of the new series release for the brand and we predict it will trend very well.  With low variable power, it will appeal to various shooters for a range of shooting applications that includes CQB, competition, and hunting.

PROS:
  • Price
  • 30 mm tube
  • .223 reticle
  • MeoShieldTM
  • Throw lever

CONS:
  • Weak illumination

The 1-6×24 model sports the lowest price tag in the Optika6 series of scopes.  Use low-end magnification for fast and reflexive shooting in close quarters, buildings, and combat.  Crank up the power for longer shots in the hunt which are more than possible with the SFP .223 reticle customized for modern sporting rifle setups.

The reticle has an illuminated center dot with 7 brightness settings that can be adjusted with the third turret.  It has intermittent “off” positions for quick use in any situation.  However, while it works well for lowlight use, it’s been rumored its daylight bright setting is inadequate.

The 30 mm tube is made with aircraft grade aluminum alloy to keep weight down and robustness up.  It also features capped 0.5 MOA turrets.  The knurling on the power ring and turret caps are actually rubber overmolds that adds protection, grip, and a pleasing texture.  MeoShieldTM is an external scratch-resistant lens coating that comes up to par with military standards for durability and surface hardness.

For a multi-purpose, low variable power rifle scope, Meopta nailed it with the Optika6 1-6x.

 

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Optika6 5-30X56 FFP BDC Dichro Review

To truly have an appreciation for the nice things in life, we felt obligated to shine the spotlight on the extreme end of the Optika6 Series, the 5-30×56 rifle scope.

PROS:
  • FFP reticle
  • Side focus
  • Dichro tech
  • 34 mm tube
  • ED glass

CONS:
  • Price

As the premium and largest scope for the series, it sports a hefty price tag close to a grand.  But, in real world comparisons to scopes of similar quality, it’s more affordable than what’s out there.  With that perspective, you’ll appreciate the enormous 34 mm tube that allows for generous adjustment travel with 25 MOA per revolution on the tall, exposed turrets – we can’t forget to mention the zero stop and resettable turret function (awesome!).

The BDC reticle is illuminated and yet it’s battery-free.  The real kicker with the reticle is the DichroTech coating that allows for maximum reticle visibility by auto adjusting crosshairs to changing light conditions for all terrains and for faster target acquisition against any predator.

Of course, glass quality is always an essential part of the equation and with ED elements and Schott glass combined, you have the makings of a crystal-clear sight picture to get on target any time, any day.  To counter for parallax for those extreme long shots you’ll be making, the scope has a third turret with the side focus function.

This Optika6 is extreme in size, range, and features.  Quality of this kind is reserved for those who shoot and hunt to the extremes.

 

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Optika6 3-18X56 FFP 4D Dichro Review

A 56 mm objective might seem too large and heavy for your mid to long-range needs, but what’s a little more weight for a lot more low light benefits?  Illumination, a huge aperture, and superior glass means a year ahead of bull’s-eyes and filled tags.

PROS:
  • FFP reticle
  • DichroTech
  • 30 mm tube
  • Zero stop
  • Side focus

CONS:
  • Price

This 3-18x scope is right in the middle of the Optika6 series when it comes to magnification specs and price.  In terms of street price, it’s still up there for most buyers even if it has all the premium features of the most expensive scope in the series.

The 4D Dichro reticle features duplex crosshairs with thick, illuminated 3, 6, and 9 o’clock posts with an illuminated center dot.  The dichroic technology consists of a specialized coating that allows for multiple reticle color configurations to allow for maximum reticle visibility.  Essentially, it adapts tone and color to changing light conditions regardless of the terrain be it snow, heavy timber, or open fields.  So, you can always see the reticle without it obstructing any part of the target in any lighting condition you shoot and hunt in.

Additional premium features include a 30 mm tube, side focus, and an FFP reticle.  You have a tall, exposed elevation turret with a zero stop while the windage turret is capped.  High-grade glass, a highly visible reticle, and specs made for high performance means you get to stay out longer and see clearer and further than the competition.

 

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MeoPro 4.5-14X44 HTR Target Review

Meopta Optics 598970 MeoPro 4.5-14X44 HTR Target Turrets BDC Gun Scope
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This Meopta rifle scope is an all-round winner.  Hear your bullets ping steel or put your long-range practice to real-world use out in the hunt with the help of a 4.5-14×44 Target scope – the pro choice.

PROS:
  • TRZ turrets
  • BDC/a reticle
  • Lightweight
  • HTR (Hunt/Tactical/Range)
  • Side focus

CONS:
  • No reticle illumination

The 4.5x MeoPro seems to be competing in price with the 4.5x Optika6, and as the older model, it might seem overpriced.  However, there are different features between the two that keep the MeoPro in the running and worth the price.

This scope has mid to long-range magnification suitable for most long-range needs without getting too extreme or adding weight.  To further shed the weight, it has a 1″ tube body instead of a 30 mm one resulting in a lightweight build of only 18 ounces versus the 31.1 ounces of its Optika6 counterpart.

The MeoPro has MeoTrak TRZ turrets that are extremely precise, over-sized, resettable to zero, number referenced, and have positive clicks with each 1/4 MOA adjustment.  MeoShield protects the lens from scratches and debris, and MeoBright ensures you have an exceptionally bright sight picture.

Hunters, target and competition shooters, and various intelligence agencies will appreciate the well thought-out, multi-purpose design even without reticle illumination.

 

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MeoStar R2 2.5-15X56 RD Review

Meopta Optics 597950 MeoStar R2 2.5-15 x 56 4K Illuminated Gun Scope
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Meopta Optics 597950 MeoStar R2 2.5-15 x 56 4K Illuminated Gun Scope
  • Multi-coating delivers an industry leading 99.8% light transmission per lens surface while suppressing reflections and glare

The MeoStar R2 is the flagship line for Meopta.  With high status comes high cost.  Are you ready to pay up?

PROS:
  • Glass-etched reticle
  • RedZoneTM
  • Illuminated reticle
  • Capped turrets
  • 30 mm tube

CONS:
  • No parallax adjustment

No side focus?  Nope.  This too comes as a surprise to us as 15x magnification may present some parallax issues out in the field.  However, it’s not a deal breaker, although the high price may be.

As a scope in the flagship series, it has the works.  A 30 mm tube is crafted to be hard, scratch-free, and non-reflective.  MeoDropTM is a hydrophobic lens coating that will repel all microbes that dare set foot to obstruct your sight picture.  No mud spot, snowflake, or raindrop will be able to maintain form on the lens and in combination with MeoShieldTM, it will remain scratch-free when you forget you’re not supposed to wipe your glass.

The 4K reticle has RedZoneTM tech that allows for 8 brightness levels with intermittent “off” positions on the dial.  And, with a large 56 mm objective lens and low 2.5x power, you’ll be seeing details needed to make those last-minute shots at last legal light.

You can always power up your magnification if you head out West for some long-range hunting.  No need to buy a new scope.  The MeoStar R2 is your one-stop, one-shop rifle scope for any and every hunt.

 

Meopta Binocular Reviews

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tt-table__imageMeoPro Optika 8X42 HD
  • Field of View:
  • Eye Relief / Exit Pupil: 17mm / 5.2mm
  • Price Range: Under $300
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tt-table__imageMeoPro Optika 10X42 HD
  • Field of View: 7.5˚
  • Eye Relief / Exit Pupil: 15mm / 4.2mm
  • Price Range: Under $300
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tt-table__imageMeoStar B1 15X56 HD
  • Field of View: 4.21˚
  • Eye Relief / Exit Pupil: 15.2mm / 3.7mm
  • Price Range: Under $1500
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tt-table__imageMeoStar B1 10X42 HD
  • Field of View: 6.31˚
  • Eye Relief / Exit Pupil: 15mm / 4.2mm
  • Price Range: Under $1000
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tt-table__imageMeoPro 8X32 HD
  • Field of View: 8.3˚
  • Eye Relief / Exit Pupil: 17mm / 4mm
  • Price Range: Under $500
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Do you want a better view of the world?  It might be time to upgrade your binoculars.

Expect rugged construction, HD fluoride treated lenses, long eye relief, and lightweight and compact builds.

Every binocular comes with objective lens covers, an ocular rain guard, and lens cleaning cloth.  Plus, you’ll also get a comfort air neck strap and either a nylon or padded wool carry bag.

Because every outdoorsman’s individual needs are unique, Meopta offers a wide range of model sizes from small 8×32 to extra-large 15×56 binos and everything in between.

Get rid of your old binos and with it your foggy perspective.  Upgrade with Meopta and get a better view of the world not unlike looking through rose-colored glasses.

 

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MeoPro Optika 8X42 HD Review

Meopta Optika 8x42 HD
  • HD Lens Elements: High-definition, extra-low dispersion, fluoride objective lens elements elimina
  • Lightweight
  • Shock-proof rubber armored exterior

New to the game, the Optika 8×42 is a welcome addition to the Meopta family of optics.  However, it’s not without appeal just because it’s an affordable option.

PROS:
  • Price
  • Aluminum eyecups
  • Magnesium chassis
  • HD glass
  • Dielectric coating

CONS:
  • Generic appeal

This Optika bino has everything going for it maybe except for its generic appeal.  There’s nothing special about its look, but when it comes to value, it has more than its fair share.

The glass has HD fluoride elements to bring HD definition to the field or the timber.  Dielectric and phase correction coatings further add to a bright, clear, and color-true sight picture for a well-defined look at your target.

To catch more than a glimpse of fast-moving birds, the wide 393 feet FOV and long 17 mm of eye relief will come in handy.  You might also appreciate knowing the close focus distance of 8.2 feet/2.5 meters.

To keep up with all the use and abuse you’ll put it through like it falling from tree stands and dropping into puddles, the rubber armor, magnesium chassis, and aluminum eyecups were a design  move made just for you.

 

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MeoPro Optika 10X42 HD Review

Meopta 10x42 Optika HD Binoculars
  • Magnification: 10 x
  • Objective Lens: 42 mm
  • Field of view (m/1000m // ft/1000yds): 105 // 314

Going full-size for full-size results out in the hunt?  There’s no need to dish out a full-size budget when you can have it all with the Meopta MeoPro Optika.

PROS:
  • Price
  • Full-size
  • Lightweight
  • HD glass
  • Aluminum eyecups

CONS:
  • Generic appeal

Like its 8×42 sibling, it lacks aesthetic pizazz to set it apart from other binos of comparable quality.  However, unlike other binos of comparable quality, it has a price tag far more attractive.  What else does it have going for it?

The low priced bino is a full 10×42 size with a 22.9 ounce weight that’s exactly the same as its 8×42 counterpart.  It has the same HD glass that provides reduced chromatic aberration, improved resolution and contrast, and true color fidelity.

The magnesium body is wrapped in a rubber armor to provide protection and to absorb the shocks from knocks, dings, and drops while out in the hunt or on safari.  Special attention was paid to the twist-up eyecups as they’re made of aluminum for durability to slow down wear and tear over the years you’ll get out of the MeoPro Optika.

Full-size features also include phase correction and dielectric coatings, MeoDrop and MeoShield coatings, and a water and fogproof design.

 

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MeoStar B1 15X56 HD Review

Meopta MEOSTAR 15X56 HD Binoculars - Premium European Optics - ED Flourite Glass
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Meopta MEOSTAR 15X56 HD Binoculars - Premium European Optics - ED Flourite Glass
  • MEOBRIGHT ion assisted lens multi-coatings deliver an outstanding 99.7% light transmission per lens surface
  • MEOSHIELD coating protects exposed lens surfaces from abrasion

Massive is an understatement when describing the MeoStar B1 15×56 binos.  Colossally massive is accurate.

PROS:
  • HD glass
  • 56 mm aperture
  • Focus/Diopter control
  • Aluminum chassis
  • 2x doubler compatible

CONS:
  • Heavy
  • Price

It’s a given – a binocular of this size is going to be heavy, about 40.6 ounces heavy.  But, a binocular of this size isn’t being toted around like a compact, lightweight pair.  It’s being mounted to a tripod for long glassing periods or even for astronomy which this MeoStar is capable of doing.  You can double your sight with the 2x doubler accessory if you want the reach of a mini spotting scope without the extra size and weight.

But, if you’re serious about wildlife observation or amateur astronomy, the MeoStar binos will provide an unparalleled glassing experience.  With ED glass, you have HD elements that will reduce chromatic aberration and reflect a color-accurate, high resolution, and increased contrast sight picture.  The center focus wheel also has an integrated diopter control to streamline use.

However, colossal benefits don’t come free, but with these specs and features, this is the low light champ of the bino industry.  Stay out longer and glass more effectively – that’s the whole point of having massive binos in the first place.

 

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MeoStar B1 10X42 HD Review

Meopta MEOSTAR 10X42 HD Binoculars - Premium European Optics - ED Flourite Glass
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Meopta MEOSTAR 10X42 HD Binoculars - Premium European Optics - ED Flourite Glass
  • MEOBRIGHT ion assisted lens multi-coatings deliver an outstanding 99.7% light transmission per lens surface
  • MEOSHIELD coating protects exposed lens surfaces from abrasion

The 10×42 MeoStar may have been around for a while, but its long-time existence is only testament to its popularity and quality.  As OutdoorLife magazine “Editor’s Choice Award” for 2012, we believe our point is proven.

PROS:
  • HD/ED glass
  • Focus/diopter control
  • Aluminum chassis
  • Weatherproof
  • Multiple coatings

CONS:
  • Heavy
  • Price

As a full-size binocular in the flagship series, it’s not going to be a cheap option.  There are many affordable alternatives in the market, but you’d be hard-pressed to find one with Schott glass and the quality of the MeoStar.

For a 10×42 bino, it’s heavy at 31.7 ounces – we’ve got no excuses for that.  The aluminum chassis and eyecups ensure maximum ruggedness and durability especially when it’s overwrapped with a shock-absorbing rubber armor with sculpted thumb pockets for an added ergonomic benefit.

HD/ED glass makes sure you have the best sight picture the industry can possibly provide.  Fluoride treated lenses reduce chromatic aberration and correct for pin-point resolution, true color fidelity, and increased contrast.

The diopter control is found on the focus wheel to prevent accidental movement of the diopter.  It may be easier to adjust when setting it since you can use it while looking through the binos – it’s the small things that count.

Some additional small things include the unseen things like MeoShield and MeoBright coatings that protect your glass while enhancing brightness and clarity.  With all this said, it’s no wonder this MeoStar 10×42 is still around and will be for a long time to come.

 

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MeoPro 8X32 HD Review

Meopta MEOPRO 8x32 HD Binocular - Premium European Optics - ED Flouride Lenses
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Meopta MEOPRO 8x32 HD Binocular - Premium European Optics - ED Flouride Lenses
  • MEOBRIGHT ion assisted lens multi-coatings deliver an outstanding 99.7% light transmission per lens surface
  • MEOSHIELD coating protects exposed lens surfaces from abrasion

It’s the smallest bino of the entire Meopta lot.  Don’t underestimate small things from this brand since small can pack a punch.

PROS:
  • Wide FOV
  • Long eye relief
  • Lightweight
  • HD glass
  • Fog/waterproof

CONS:
  • Price

These mini binos have a price tag that outweighs its compact and lightweight magnesium frame.  Even though it only weighs 21.1 ounces and has 32 mm objective lenses, it’s still pricier than larger Meopta binoculars on the shelves.

While it’s not a MeoStar optic, it does sport a long list of features worth paying for.  The small objectives have ED glass elements to provide HD quality glassing.  Color fringing is a thing of the past and pin-point resolution, increased contrast, and brighter images are the standard of the future.

With its magnification to aperture ratio, you can bet this has the largest field of view than any other binocular from Meopta.  With 435 ft/1000 yards FOV, it even surpasses the 416 ft/1000 yards FOV of the MeoStar B1 8×32.  While compact binos are notorious for poor eye relief, this isn’t the case with the MeoPro.  A decent 17 mm will get it done for every bino user – with or without glasses.

For targets on the move or for hunting and observing in thick terrain like the woods, an 8×32 has its place and that’s in your pocket.

 

Meopta Spotting Scope Reviews

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tt-table__imageTGA 75
  • Magnification: Interchangeable
  • Configuration: Interchangeable
  • Price Range: Under $1000 (body only)
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tt-table__imageMeoPro HD 80
  • Magnification: 20-60X 80mm
  • Configuration: Angled
  • Price Range: Under $2000
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tt-table__imageMeoStar S2 82 HD
  • Magnification: 20-70X 82mm
  • Configuration: Straight
  • Price Range: Under $2500
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A Meopta spotting scope is intended to be your one-time scope buy – ever.  Maximum magnification, maximum objective lenses, and maximum performance is the guarantee.

With HD European glass, you can focus on the details whether they be bullet groupings at the shooting range or counting points in lowlight during the last 5 minutes of legal light in the hunt.

For the most portable and compact scope system, a one-piece body, or an interchangeable eyepiece system, there’s a Meopta spotter bound to fit your needs.  And, when you buy one, you’ll also receive a pinch-lock objective lens cover, lens cleaning cloth, and either an eyepiece bayonet mount cover or eyepiece cover.

Look no further if you want to get the most value out of a high-end spotting scope system.  They’re too expensive to buy twice – so, buy once and make it a Meopta.

 

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TGA 75 Review

Meopta Optics TGA 75 Telescopic Body Spotting Scope
  • Collapsible spotting scope is for users who need to be on the go and want a versatile, lightweight scope

Not every outdoorsman is set up to be stationary.  If you’re the type that has ants in your pants and you’re itchin’ to be movin’, the TGA 75 collapsible spotting scope won’t let you miss a beat.

PROS:
  • Price
  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Free hand use
  • Body only

CONS:
  • Not fog/waterproof

The price for this spotter is still on the hefty side, even if it is a collapsible scope.  However, it’s still under a grand and will still be cheaper than a body only spotting scope even after you’ve bought an eyepiece for the TGA.  But, the real downer for the price is that it’s not waterproof and it has no fogproof protection.

Because of its draw-tube design, part of the scope retracts into itself making for a shorter (9.8″) and more compact (44.1 oz) unit for packing and stowing away while hiking or hunting.  While the TGA is tripod compatible, you can ditch the weight of toting a tripod around and use this baby free hand by steadying yourself against a tree or a rock.

The 30x WA R (Wide Angle Ranging), 30x WA, and 20-60x eyepieces are compatible with the scope – and yes, you read that right, there’s an eyepiece with a standard ranging reticle available only for use on the TGA 75.

Pack on the benefits of an aluminum body, MC (Multi-coated) and MeoShield coatings, and premium grade optics and you have a scope that can keep up with your pace as you hit the trails.

 

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MeoPro HD 80

Meopta MeoPro HD80 20-60x80 Spotting Scope - Premium European Optics - ED...
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Meopta MeoPro HD80 20-60x80 Spotting Scope - Premium European Optics - ED...
  • MEOBRIGHT ion assisted lens multi-coatings deliver an outstanding 99.7% light transmission per lens surface

For a high-end spotting scope that almost rivals the flagship series of scopes, the MeoStar S2, it’s worth snatching up a MeoPro HD 80 if you want to keep prices well below two grand.

PROS:
  • Price
  • Angled
  • Integrated eyepiece
  • HD glass
  • 80 mm objectives

CONS:
  • Price

Its price is both a highlight and deterrent for real-time shooters.  Yes, it’s an all-in-one package for a traditional-style spotter that comes in under $2000, but the reality is it will cost you almost $2000 in real-time money for it.

However, in terms of quality, it’s practically the same spotting scope as the MeoStar S2 82.  Both are premium spotters with fog/waterproof and submersible protection with magnesium chassis, and Centric-Drive focus controls.

The MeoPro also features HD glass elements, MeoDrop, MeoBright, and MeoShield coatings with Twilight Optimized tech for the brightest, most color-accurate, and sharp sight picture you can achieve with a spotting scope.

The MeoPro spotter has all the premium features you want in a scope with a traditional, one-piece body.

 

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MeoStar S2 82 HD Review

Meopta S2 80mm Spotting Scope Straight Body - Premium European Optics - ED...
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Meopta S2 80mm Spotting Scope Straight Body - Premium European Optics - ED...
  • 82mm objective lense
  • Apochromatic (APO) fluorite glass
  • Magnesium alloy body

Extraordinary hunters and marksmen do things against the grain.  Things like trying to spot trophy racks at extreme distances.  They carry tons of weight just for the satisfaction of filling a once in a lifetime tag or achieving the tightest MOA grouping possible at unbelievable ranges.  If you want to be extraordinary too, you’ll need an S2 to hang out with these guys.

PROS:
  • HD glass
  • Multiple coatings
  • Interchangeable eyepiece
  • CentricDrive focus
  • Magnesium chassis

CONS:
  • Price

The jump up in price from a MeoPro spotter to a MeoStar is significant.  They share the same HD/ED fluoride glass for pristine image quality with no color fringing and the best resolution and contrast you can get.  Multiple coatings to maximize light transmission and protect the lenses include MeoDrop, MeoShield, and MeoBright.

A magnesium and aluminum body provide a weight-to-strength ratio needed to be practical for field use, and the CentricDrive focus is fast and easy to use.

However, the MeoStar S2 isn’t your ordinary one-piece spotter.  It differs from the MeoPro with its interchangeable bayonet eyepiece system that brings the spotter up-to-date with its advanced competitors.

The 30-60x WA eyepiece allows for a wide angle sight picture and the 20-70x eyepiece gives you a very wide and generous high range of magnification.  A quick-release system makes it a breeze to use.

The MeoStar spotter scope is a first-rate optic.  It’s a worthwhile investment if you’re capable of doing what others only dream of.

 

Meopta Red Dot Sight Reviews

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tt-table__imageMeoSight III
  • Dot Size: 3 MOA
  • Sight Lens: 17 x 27mm
  • Price Range: Under $250
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tt-table__imageMeoRed
  • Dot Size: 3 MOA
  • Sight Lens: 17 x 23mm
  • Price Range: Under $500
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Meopta knows what you want before you do.  They know what you’re thinking.

They know that size matters.  When you need a red dot that can be mounted to either a pistol, shotgun, or rifle, quality matters.  When shopping for a red dot on a budget, buying right the first time matters.

Fortunately, Meopta gets it.  They get that a durable red dot aiming system, compactness, and parallax-free features are priority needs in a sight.  They get that adding automatic features, a 3 MOA dot, and Docter mounting plates provides a winning combination of rapid target acquisition and close-range effectiveness in a mini package.

Are they telepathic?  Nah – they’re just that good at what they do.

 

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MeoSight III Review

Meopta Optics MeoSight 3MOA RedZone Reflex Sight
  • Compact reflex sight
  • For immediate close quarter target acquisition
  • Lightweight and dependable
  • 3 MOA sizes

The MeoSight III is an uncomplicated, easy-to-use, and simple red dot.  Made to be versatile, it can be mounted on a handgun, shotgun, or rifle.

PROS:
  • Price
  • Auto brightness
  • Auto shut-off
  • 3 MOA dot
  • Lightweight/compact

CONS:
  • Poor battery life

The MeoSight only has 300 hours of juice to give on one CR 2032 battery.  It’s not very impressive but it’s just the way it is.  Put it this way, you’ll appreciate the auto shut-off feature that powers down the unit after 3 hours when you realize it helps to conserve battery life.

It also has an automatic brightness mode if you’re consistently in changing light conditions and you want a set-it-and-forget-it function.  However, you have the option of manually adjusting brightness intensity with 8 settings.

The MeoSight is super lightweight – it doesn’t even weigh 2 ounces.  It’s 1.9 x 1 x 1.2 inches in size and the sight window lens is 17 x 27 mm.  Needless to say, this red dot is ultra-compact.  Locking elevation and windage adjustments is a bonus feature worth mentioning.

The 3 MOA dot is an all-purpose size that’ll work well with the 1x magnification for rapid, close-quarter target acquisition but will also allow you to stretch the distance as needed.

Versatile.  Compact.  On-point.  It’s perfect simplicity in a red dot.

 

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MeoRed Review

Meopta Optics 411760 MeoRed 30 Gun Scope
  • MeoBright ion- assisted multi-coatings eliminate glare and reflections and delivers an industry leading 99.8% light transmission per lens surface
  • MeoShield TM ion-assisted coating protects external lens surfaces and delivers enhanced resistance to scratching or abrasion in extreme conditions

Need a low profile red dot sight for a pistol?  The MeoRed’s ultra-compact size has everything to do with its suitability for 3-gun competitions, law enforcement use, and home defense.

PROS:
  • Ultra-low profile
  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Auto shut-off
  • 3 MOA dot

CONS:
  • Poor battery life

300 hours on a CR 2032 battery isn’t great.  But, thanks to the auto shut-off feature which activates after 3 hours of non-use, you’ll conserve battery life where you can.

The ultra-low profile makes it an ideal red dot sight for mounting to handguns or rifles where you want it to co-witness with your iron sights.  It’s super lightweight – weighing only a mere 1.1 ounces, and it’s about as big as the MeoSight III which is still very small – 1.9 x 1.1 x 1 inches.

It has a 3 MOA dot that is highly visible and quick to locate for the rapid-firing competitions and scenarios you’ll find yourself in.  The 17 x 23.5 mm sight lens has the works when it comes to optical coatings – MeoShield and MeoBright work to provide the brightest sight picture on military-grade surface hardness and scratch-resistant glass.

The MeoRed is water and shockproof, and it’s covered under Meopta’s Lifetime Warranty.  It’s clear why this red dot is good for everything from tac use to timed shoot-outs and home defense protection.

 

About Meopta

Where Are Meopta Products Made?

Meopta sport optics are made and assembled in either the USA or the Czech Republic Meopta facilities.

Meopta USA

Meopta USA

 

Is Meopta a Czech or an American Company? 

Meopta Optika SRO is a Czech-based company.  It’s founders also created a separate American-based company called Meopta U.S.A., Inc.  Both work under the same umbrella to produce Meopta sport optics.

Meopta Czech Republic

Meopta Czech Republic

 

Does Meopta have a Facility Open to the Public in the USA? 

Unfortunately, the Meopta USA facility in Florida does not have a public showroom.  It’s more of a production and manufacturing facility, warehouse, and support center.

 

What is Meopta’s Customer Support Like?

If you’re in need of customer support from the company, we’re positive you’ll be taken care of.  Contacting them couldn’t be easier.  Their website provides two USA phone numbers, an address, and an email.

If you were to call Meopta, it’ll be answered by an automated answering operator.  It takes one redirect to be transferred to the sports optics department and you’ll be greeted by a live human being.  These days, live customer service without an automated run-around is rare.  We rate this as excellent customer support.

 

How Good is the Meopta Sports Optics Warranty?

Unfortunately, only select models are covered under Meopta’s Lifetime Warranty.  However, all Meopta products bought within USA can be covered under the North American Lifetime Transferable Warranty if you register your optic within 30 days of the purchase date.

It’s a typical warranty, even for a high-end brand.  All repairs and/or replacements are at the sole discretion of Meopta.

Meopta Warranty

 

Where does Meopta get its Glass from? 

Meopta claims to be one of the largest purchasers of Schott glass in Europe.  Schott AG, located in Germany, is the parent company owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.  However, the company has many subsidiaries and production plants around the world.

 

Where to Buy Meopta Scopes?

To purchase Meopta optics, you must buy from an authorized dealer or online retail/e-commerce website.

 

Is Meopta a Good Brand?

For a long time, Meopta was an obscure brand with little name recognition among outdoorsmen.  Over the past year, the company has worked hard to promote their brand, expand their optic offerings, and slash costs to appeal to a broad range of buyers.

They’ve always been a good brand with quality optics, they’ve just not had the marketing of that of other manufacturers.  However, this will definitely change in the near future as they have already made this move to self-promote.

 

Meopta: Rising Through the Ranks

It feels satisfying to finally see a brand get the attention and recognition they deserve.  Meopta has broken into the American market by its own efforts without compromising on the factors that matter most to the buyer.

One of those factors is affordability in the right balance without devaluing their product.  Meopta nails it.  Why not put your money with first-rate products without spending maximum budget?  Meopta is rising through the ranks and will soon be as well-regarded as Zeiss, Swarovski, and all the best brands.  Rise and upgrade with them!

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Source of Images: MeoptaSportsOptics.com

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