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Picked up one of these at Cabela's Bargin Cave for $211.00!  Had a chance to look thru it at about 1:00 pm.  Sun was shinning very bright.  I think I'm going to like it, but won't know for sure until I get a chance to look thru it at the range.  I could read text from several hundred yards, just not sure how this will relate to seeing bullet holes.

 

It does seem to be a bit touchy when it comes to focusing and it doesn't have much eye-relief for use with glasses.  Will update after i get to the range.

 

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that was a bargain indeed. beats the hell out of the $200 scopes made in China.

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Good price!

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If this is the Meopta Hermes I 70 mm model then I would third the above comments in that you did get an exceptional bargain. I picked one up last year in the Cabelas bargain cave for $330. Regular price was around $500. The optics are quite good especially for the price. My only objection in that regard was unusually high levels of CA (color fringing) at the higher magnification levels (zoom eyepiece).
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Frank,

 

I didn't get the zoom eyepiece... just the 25x and 45x(or maybe40x)......... do you think I should get it..... they(Meopta)  still have a few left.... but they are like $180.00.  I will mostly use at the range and some hunting.

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Tip,

 

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner.

 

That is a personal decision. I prefer carrying two eyepieces with me when I use the scope in close to the same magnification range as what you now have. The extra wide and bright field of view offered by fixed power eyepieces far outweighs the convenience of a zoom for my intended usage. However, I can most definitely see the advantage to a zoom eyepiece for those folks carrying it out and about in the field when scouting for game or actually hunting.

 

As I said, it really is a personal choice.

 

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That's pretty much what I had decided but wanted another point of view!

 

Thanks,

 

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No, don't get the zoom eyepiece. I friend whom i trust says that the fixed power eyepieces for Meopta scopes are much better than their zoom. You have the 25x and the 40x. You have all you need. I would use the 25 for hunting and the 40 for shooting. You may buy a snug rug case to protect your scope (most scopes get damaged while in transport) and a small neoprene case for the extra eyepiece (Optech USA).

You did very well, now go and enjoy.

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Allready have my eye on a Snug Rug........ its on my Christmas list!  Now I just need some time off so I can do some shooting!
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Got to do some shooting a couple of weeks ago..... had a bit of a hard time seeing .22 size holes at 100 yds but I could see them just as good if not a tad better at 200 yds.  Doubt if I'll be able to see .17 past 50 yds.

 

Overall.... I'm happy with scope.

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