Why isn’t Meopta Included among the Best?

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Any scope maker that still combines MIL and MOA is just behind the times and doesn't have a clue as to what the current market wants/needs I don't give a shit if they made glass for the Hubble space telescope. To the OP since you like posting pics of peoples kills why don't you post some of yours?
 
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Tucker301

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Any scope maker that still combines MIL and MOA is just behind the times and doesn't have a clue as to what the current market wants/needs I don't give a shit if they made glass for the Hubble space telescope. To the OP since you like posting pics of peoples kills why don't you post some of yours?
He can't for a while. The argument is over.
 
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I have owned a meopta r1 3-12x56 for close to 10yrs now and yes it does have some older style features but in saying that it does everything I want I want it to do and more. The overall view through the glass is high, as high as a z6

Am currently in the process of picking up a 1-6 lpvo and if meopta had mil reticle instead of the new bdc2/3 in their 1-6, I would have picked one up immediately - now it is back to the kahles k16i. If meopta got their shit together in terms of similar feature set their scopes will be a great option for LR work.
 

hk dave

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because its SFP, plain reticle, and mil/moa...that scope offers nothing that the PM2, Razors, ATACR, and other scopes in that group offer, except for decent glass (maybe? never owned one, and with those specs, never will)...i doubt youd be able to sell that scope to any serious PRS competitor, would probably have a hard time giving them one for free
This. ^^^

I own a MeoStar 10x42 HD and a Meopro 8x32 HD binocular and they are stupidly good. I think the MeoStar can go head to head with any of the bit boys in the binocular world.

In the tactical scope market though, glass isn’t important compared to everything else... it’s just nice to have.
 
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I understand above. Buy my point is the above mentioned scopes are double the price. And im pretty sure Kahles and Swaro glass comes from Meopta anyway. No one has denounced that fact yet
Who cares. You couldn't pay someone in the PRS/Tactical world to use a Meopta scope because they do not have the features needed to succeed in this sport.
 
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Meopta could have a real winner if they made a eyepiece with a mil reticle for their spotting scope(s).
Absolutely. I have one of their spotting scopes and it's fantastic. Just needs a mil reticle and it would be the best selling spotter out there.
 
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They have an eyepiece with mil reticle for their collapsible TGA75 spotter. I am planning to test one toward the end of the summer.
ILya
I think their larger spotters are probably more popular with long-range folks, no? I have the S2 82, for example. Do they make a mil reticle for that?
 

hk dave

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I think their larger spotters are probably more popular with long-range folks, no? I have the S2 82, for example. Do they make a mil reticle for that?
If they made a mil reticle for the s2 I’d pick one up in a micro second. Only wish it also had a way to mount a rangefinder.
 

koshkin

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I think their larger spotters are probably more popular with long-range folks, no? I have the S2 82, for example. Do they make a mil reticle for that?
I do not think they make an eyepiece with a reticle for that spotter. I generally , do not understand why we do not see more spotters with reticles, but I guess birders buy more of these than shooters.

ILya
 
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I do not think they make an eyepiece with a reticle for that spotter. I generally , do not understand why we do not see more spotters with reticles, but I guess birders buy more of these than shooters.

ILya
Yes, definitely more popular with the bird crowd. The S2 82 is just a great spotting scope though. And it's relatively affordable. Minox has what looks like a good option with the MD 80 ZR that has a mil reticle. But it's been about two years now and it still isn't available anywhere...
 
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Hello, I am Erik and I am the new Product Specialist with Meopta Sport Optics. I am here to help everyone with any Meopta questions you may have or help that you need. Myself & Randy (the new Director) are looking to grow the brand significantly and would truly value all of your feedback. We want to build products that you all want to use, so please feel free to let us know exactly what you are looking for. There are already some great suggestions in here, so please keep the ideas flowing!
 
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Hi Erik. I give you props for stepping foot into these waters, though I also believe its the right thing to do, however fraught with potential pot holes.

At this point, I'll simply caution Meopta to be careful when introducing a new product. Some of the largest threads in the Scopes section here are about product roll-outs that were announced too early, introduced too quickly before all of the bugs had been worked out, announced and then finally available to market two years or more later, or released without properly vetting the concept and actual scope with professionals from the scope segment targeted.

I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors to target this market and look forward to new products to come.
 
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koshkin

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Hello, I am Erik and I am the new Product Specialist with Meopta Sport Optics. I am here to help everyone with any Meopta questions you may have or help that you need. Myself & Randy (the new Director) are looking to grow the brand significantly and would truly value all of your feedback. We want to build products that you all want to use, so please feel free to let us know exactly what you are looking for. There are already some great suggestions in here, so please keep the ideas flowing!
Welcome to the Hide!

ILya
 
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Hello, I am Erik and I am the new Product Specialist with Meopta Sport Optics. I am here to help everyone with any Meopta questions you may have or help that you need. Myself & Randy (the new Director) are looking to grow the brand significantly and would truly value all of your feedback. We want to build products that you all want to use, so please feel free to let us know exactly what you are looking for. There are already some great suggestions in here, so please keep the ideas flowing!
Welcome, I'd suggest looking at what Athlon has done, nice reticles and nice scopes for the money. Like the others have said, you already have good glass, add good ffp reticles, accurate travel and zero stops and you'll sell scopes to this crowd. Lower profile and locking turrets are a bonus too.
 
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Because they are far away from the crowd in the top.

Had a Meopta meopro r2 1.7-10 because i fell for the hype, it wasn't even close to the swarovski z6 i had at the time. Tho it was cheap compared to the z6, as it should be. You get a good scope for the money it cost but nothing more. Would compare the r2 to zeiss conquest hd 5 or similar.

Swarovski and kahles grind, polish and coat their own glas, the raw glas probably comes from swarovski. The company behind these two firms isn't a small one so they can do pretty much everything inhouse.

The new ZD is not very interesting, probably fine on a hunting rig or for target practice too.
 
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