One of the more exciting new product announcements in the magnified optics space comes from Meopta Sport Optics. Unless you hail from the EU, it’s quite likely you’ve never heard of Meopta, yet they produce some of the best optics available anywhere. Meopta began life in 1933 as Optikotechna Company in Prerov Czechoslovakia, and during World War II they were forced to supply optical equipment for the German Army. Today, Meopta is fully ISO certified for manufacture, service and support for a broad array of technologically advanced optical systems and assemblies for the industrial, military and consumer markets.
At this year’s Shot Show Meopta introduced the MeoSport R 3-15×50 Second Focal Plane rifle scope featuring a 4C reticle. Meopta ships the MeoSport R with 30mm scope rings that will index to its 30mm tube, the feature ensures that your reticle is perfectly level, eliminating the need for bubble levels or plumb lines.
The MeoSport R features exposed lockable turrets calibrated in 1/10 MRAD and a range of 26 MRAD (90 MOA) of elevation and wind adjustment. The optical clarity of the scope is exceptional, and parallax is adjustable from 10 yards to infinity using the side focus knob. The scope ships with the 4C illuminated reticle that I found particularly interesting. The 4C is a basic duplex reticle with an illuminated center dot. I found that the illuminated center dot had the same optical effect as a red dot sight.
I’ll summarize my initial impression by saying that the MeoSport R is as good as some of its high-end competitors and at its $499 MSRP it’s the best value in town. If you need an entry level optic, you won’t find a better deal than the MeoSport R 3-15×50
Other MEOPTA optics at SHOT SHOW: