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

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Meopta LogoMeopta has been around for a long time, and if you haven’t heard of them, you’ve probably been trying to hang out with the cool kids for too long. They are an underestimated brand and hunters are slow to turn to them for their optics needs, and unfairly it’s not because of the lack of quality of their products.

Instead, it’s as simple as a boring name. “Meopta” doesn’t have a resonant or catchy ring to it like the authoritative Leupold, Zeiss, or Swarovski Optik – the other world-class European optic companies. So, to shine a little light on the Czech brand, let’s see if they’re really worth turning your attention to.

Meopta is and has been an authority in the optics market since its deep roots lodged itself into the fertile ground of the optics-obsessed era of the 1930s. Since then, they’ve been a best-kept secret that only the military utilized.

Now, the company has used their history and world-leading technology to bring to the civilian-hunter a pristine, crystal-clear, and very rewarding visual experience. If you decide to give them a try, it will be well worth it.

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Meopta Spotting Scope Reviews: MeoPro & MeoStar

Premium spotting scopes have always been coveted items worth drooling over, and if you’re shopping for one this hunting season, drool no more. What if I were to tell you there’s a brand that has the quality of a Swarovski and Zeiss, but the price tag of a Vortex?

If you’re wanting to know all my gritty secrets on one of the most underrated optic brands in existence, then you’re definitely in the right place. In the reviews below we will cover image quality, high-end features, cost, and everything else you need to know.

While there are many hunters that haven’t heard of Meopta, there are still plenty of us who have. And, for those of us who have given the Czech brand a chance, we know that we’re looking through absolutely pristine and crystal-clear glass.

I wonder why that is?

Perhaps, because this company is one of Schott AG’s biggest clients – that’s right. The same exquisite glass used in Carl Zeiss optics is the same glass in Meopta’s optics.

With five-star and first-rate glass as its standard, you know that you’re buying from a brand that you can trust – no matter the cost. And, good thing for you, they’re not as uneconomical as a Zeiss or a Swaro.

So, if you’re curious to see what MeoBright, MeoShield, and Schott glass can do for your hunting and glassing adventures, check out our MeoStar and MeoPro spotting scope reviews to get the inside info.

How do these Spotting Scopes Compare? (click to open)

Meopta sure makes it easy for you to want to pick up either of their scopes. Not only do they have the best value for quality, comparative to many other high-end spotters, they also have a very small inventory to choose from.

So, here’s my amateur opinion.  If you’re a serious hunter, a rookie one, and even a big league birder, the angled MeoPro 80 HD is an excellent buy!  It’s so easy to use, the focus is smooth and fast, and the optical quality is supreme. It’s also only around $1500.  This is a steal for all the high-end features it has – and that’s with Schott glass too!

Besides, if the MeoPro is a spotter good enough for the test team and the Editor of Outdoor Life, it’s definitely going to be a power-horse for you.

But then, there’s the impressive and distinguished MeoStar S2 straight spotter that’s definitely going to cost you a pretty penny – or two. It has everything Meopta has to give – including the new MeoDrop coating that’ll protect your crystal clear and shiny view and keep maintenance easy and low.

Meopta is certainly showing up $3000+ spotters with its low price tags.  And, if you’re worried about the spotting scope’s origin, you can deal with Meopta USA. That’s right.  They have headquarters right there on Long Island and the scopes are assembled and built right on the homeland.

There’s no reason anyone should pass up this brand, with their spotting scopes you’ll enjoy the first-class and sterling glassing experience that they guarantee. Why pay any more?

Meopta Rifle Scope Reviews: Low Light Hunting Scopes

Low light is the most important time of day for a hunter who’s stalking his prey. When the deer are out and on the move, that’s when you want to be ready too. But, finding a quality low light hunting rifle scope can be just as tedious as finding a needle in a hay stack!

If you’re looking for an illuminated reticle, large objective lens, maximum ranging versatility, and more from a rifle scope, then the below reviews are the right place to learn all about it.

If you’re looking to buy a rifle scope that’s going to be your lifetime purchase, has the quality of an uneconomical Swarovski scope, but costs half the price, then I have some good news for you.

The two rifle scopes below were selected for their quality and commitment to hunting in low light conditions. Although they’re on the pricier end of the cost spectrum, you should expect to see some premium features – extraordinary quality, superb clarity, and unrivaled night time light transmission.

How do these Rifle Scopes Compare? (click to open)

Meopta has an organized and decent sized rifle scope inventory for all hunters who are looking for maximum low light potential for when big predators, game, and varmint are out to play. And, if you’re not out when the prey are out, then you’re not actually hunting.

If you want all the bells and whistles neatly presented in a compact and lightweight rifle scope that can literally do it all, the MeoPro HTR will get it done in style. It’s a premium scope available at the lower end of the premium prices.

But, for a more ostentatious rifle scope that offers even more low light hunting capacity, the MeoStar R1r RD is your only option. With a second focal plane, glass-etched, and illuminated reticle, it’s around half the price of its nearest competitor, that’s a great buy right there!

Meopta Binocular Reviews: Award-Winning Quality

If you’ve got a ton of cash to spend on your next optic, there’s one word I have for you – lucky, and don’t blow it!

Okay, that’s five words. But, you have the opportunity to really let loose and research the best-of-the-best optics brands for premium features like first-rate HD glass, high-class protectant coatings, and maybe even cutting-edge prism systems not often seen by the hunter with the average budget.

Luckily for you this review is a great place to begin that search. Who better than Meopta Sport Optics to bring these state-of-the-art features to you on a device that’s more affordable than some of its on-par, world-class competition?

If you want a binocular that has the best glass there is (Schott glass to be exact), is fully waterproof and fog-proof, has fully multi-coated lenses, and carries a lifetime warranty, then Meopta might have dibs on your wallet. Continue reading the reviews below to see which binocular will be your take home pal today.

How do these Binoculars Compare? (click to open)

If you’re looking for the most affordable binocular in this line-up, it’s the MeoPro 10X42 at around the $800 mark. Hunters of all skill levels will be able to use this baby with ease. Although at this price, it might not be the gift for your rookie son.

Another excellent option is the ergonomic MeoStar 10X32 binocular. Although the objective lens size is the smallest of the lot, it’s lighter and much nicer on the wrists after long periods of time scoping out the hunting terrain. It’s a user-friendly device, but for around $1000 on this sweet thing, you might want to reserve its use for skilled hands.

If you want a binocular that you’re going to be spending more time with than your own spouse, whether you’re bathing in the rays of the sun or lounging under the romantic glittering of the night sky, then the MeoStar 10X42 HD is the optic for you. Zero eyestrain – ever. More experienced binocular users will get the best use out of it since they’ll appreciate the quality craftsmanship put into its making. This is my top pick for today.

But, if you’re a night owl or an early morning hunter, then you’re definitely going to want to check out the $1500+ MeoStar 15X56 HD binocular. For all the premium features it has and its low light potential, this is a great buy.

Meopta, a Brand to Name Your First-Born After

With all the high-performing and supercharged optics Meopta has to offer the hunting community, there’s no doubt in my mind that it will soon be a household name. They have exceptional quality scopes and binos that constantly surprise and impress their handlers – quality that’s comparable to other sport optics authorities. And, just as important as quality are their prices.

They literally slash half the cost off their optics which is very appealing to the hunter that’s stalking the market for great glass without the weighty price tag.

It is for these reasons that I predict this brand has a long future with hunters who find them. Funnily enough, these will also be the same reasons that consumers will quickly get over the lack of a euphonious brand name.

Who cares what they’re called when they fit your budget and quality expectations, right? You might just be so thrilled with your lifetime purchase that you end up naming your first daughter Meopta. Hmm, maybe not that thrilled, but you get the point.

Give them a chance and you’ll be well pleased.

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