IWA 2018 – MEOPTA celebrates 85 years of activity, and introduces a plethora of new entries in their lines riflescopes and reflex sights
The 2018 edition of the IWA OutdoorClassics expo in Nuremberg, Germany, was a great occasion to celebrate for MEOPTA – the well-known optics manufacturer headquartered in Přerov, Czech Republic, that is celebrating its 85 years of activity in the field of sporting, hunting and tactical optics this year.
And indeed Meopta has a lot going on to celebrate, starting with a limited 1000-pieces edition of the MeoStar R2 2-12x50 RD-4C riflescope, as well as a special lottery for MEOPTA customers who will be able to register their 30-years warranty on the websitewww.WinMeoRange.com before 28/2/2019 and get a chance to win a MEOPTA binocular – MeoRange 10x42 HD, MeoStar B1 10×42 HD or MeoPro 10×42 HD – or one of one thousand Victorinox Swiss Army knives offered as a prize.
But that's not all. Because the 2018 IWA expo saw MEOPTA introduce a whole new line of optical sights dedicated to hunters, sport shooters, law enforcement officers, military operators, and tactical shooting enthusiasts: something new and hot for everybody out there!
The MEOPTA MeoNight 1.1 night vision device can be used as a night vision monocular for stand-alone viewing or used with any riflescope to adapt it for nighttime use. The MeoNight 1.1 features premium quality optics, 1x magnification and is also available with an optional 3x magnifying module booster.
The MeoNight is capable of target detection out to 600 meters and automatically shuts off if unused. This night vision device also features an external brightness control for easy adjustment of image intensity.
When used with a traditional daytime riflescope, the clip-on attachment is placed in front of the riflescope by special adapter using a quick release NAR (MIL-STD 1913) mount or directly onto the objective of the riflescope by special adapter. The MeoNight comes with a remote-control cable that can be attached to the stock of the rifle allowing the user to adjust image brightness without moving the finger from the trigger. The MeoNight is waterproof, shock resistant and fogproof.
The MEOPTA MeoMag is a new generation 3x magnifier for red dot sights can also be used as a monocular for long-range observation, featuring supreme optical performance, dioptric correction and can be used with any red dot sight on the market today. An added benefit of the MeoMag is its ergonomic body shape which fits comfortably into the user’s palm when used as a hand-held observation device.
The MeoMag 3x is ideal for use with our MeoRed T, MeoRed T-mini, MeoSight III, M-RAD and all other red dot sights on the market today. When extra magnification is required for longer shots, the MeoMag 3x can be swiftly attached with the quick release mount and removed when additional magnification is no longer needed. A hinge mount is also available that allows the user to quickly flip the magnifier to either the right or left and out of the line of sight at a moment’s notice.
The MEOPTA MeoAce 3x20 is an illuminated reticle tactical rifle sight sesigned for use with rifles chambered in 5.56 NATO and 7.62x39 NATO (or 7.62x51 NATO or 180gr .308 Win when using the 5.56 side of the reticle) and is accurate up to 400 meters.
The MeoAce (Aiming Compact Equipment) sight is night vision compatible and delivers outstanding optical performance. The illuminated reticle has 12 intensity settings so the brightness level can be adjusted to accommodate ever-changing light and weather conditions in the field.
Meopta’s proprietary MeoBright™ lens multi-coatings eliminate glare and reflections while the hydrophobic MeoDrop™ lens coatings ensure the highest level of visual clarity in adverse weather conditions, easily repelling rain and snow in addition to skin oils and dirt.
The outstanding optical quality and unlimited eye relief of MEOPTA MeoRed T 1x30mm reflex sight enable fast and accurate target acquisition when it matters most, regardless of eye position behind the sight. The MeoRed T is an excellent tactical sight for today’s MSR platforms when quick target acquisition is a must.
The MeoRed T is an excellent primary sight on today’s MSR/AR platforms and features a 1.5 MOA illuminated red dot reticle with 12 intensity level settings for use in various light conditions. The tough housing of the MeoRed T is made of aircraft-grade aluminum for ultimate reliability. This reflex sight is also compatible with night vision optics and magnifiers which makes it versatile for various situations in the field.
Expanding MEOPTA's popular line of red dot and reflex sights is also the MeoRed T-mini reflex sight, a compact version of the MeoRed T designed for shorter barrel guns such as personal defense weapons (PDWs) or submachine guns, thin frame allows for maximum overview of the target zone with minimal obstruction of the field of view. The MeoRed T-mini is also an excellent backup optical sight for sniper rifles and designated marksman rifles (DMRs) fitted with high-magnification riflescopes.
The MeoRed T-mini has a 3 MOA illuminated red dot reticle with 32 intensity level settings for use in various light conditions. The MeoRed T-mini sight is also night vision compatible.
MEOPTA has much more of that left in store for the year 2018.
Starting from the Third Quarter of this year, the Premium line Meostar R2 2,5-15x56 RD riflescopes will be available with a new parallax regulation turret, offering 10-meters to infinite adjustment capabilities; also available will be the new 4,5-14x44, 4,5-14x50 and 6,5-18x50 entries in the MeoPro line of riflescopes, offering standard (hunting) and Target adjustment turrets and the shooter's choice of Z-Plex, Windmax 8, Mc Worther HV or BDC reticles.
Among MEOPTA's new entries already available for buyers in Europe and elsewhere are the MeoPix Uni universal smartphone interface – a cheap and easy-to-use instrument that will allow MEOPTA customers to take pictures with their smartphones through their MEOPTA scopes with all the precision clarity that only MEOPTA optics can offer – and an innovative ballistic adjustment turret conceived for MEOSTAR R2, R1 and MeoPro riflescopes; if used in conjunction with MEOPTA's own, new ballistic calculator program, it will give shooters a decisive edge for all those hunting and sport shooting situations where accuracy at long or sometimes extreme ranges is paramount.