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I just went out on a limb and bought a meopta meostar 7x56 - i wanted a german reticle and fixed power.

 

i compared them to high end euro's (swaro, zeiss, and doctor) in the store and was fairly impressed.

 

my buddy in the gunshop did a 'test' with the a Zeiss conquest and a $1400 swaro - here's the test.......

they took the 3 scopes and went outside in the dark - there is an old house about 300 yds away under a dim streetlight -

they took the scopes and looked at where the address numbers on the house were -

 

zeiss - could see the 'glimmer' off the brass numbers

swaro - could see the numbers, but couldn't make them out

meostar - could read the numbers

 

FOR EVERYONE LOOKING FOR AN ACTUAL REVIEW, I WILL BE FIELD TESTING THIS FRIDAY EVENING (deer hunting) THIS AGAINST A

ZEISS CONQUEST (44MM) AND A BUSHNELL ELITE 4200 (50MM) - wish me luck!!! and i will post what i find.

 

hopefully this will help everyone - i have sighted it in and so far the zero is perfect. i hope it is at least as good as the conquest i have.

 

look for my followup.

 

J

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Hello jonbravado, welcome to the OT.

In my opinion the 7x56 has better glass and a better movement than all of the scopes listed above. At $450 the value of this scope is hard to beat. I presented this scope a few days ago here at the OT as one of the best new bargains

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what were the actual models used?  Also, what time of day was it during the test?

Meostars are excellent scopes and offer a lot for the money.

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For the 'gunshop' test -

 

i am fairly certain they used the following scopes:

 

3x12x56 Zeiss Conquest

3x12x56 Swarovski (not sure of model but it was 1300-1400 bucks, US$)

3x12x56 Meopta Meostar

 

it was after dark and the only native light source is a distant streetlight - you can't

see any details on the front porch w/ the naked eye.  i am familiar w/ the setting and

trust the guys that did this 'test'

 

i feel obligated to post my findings EVERYWHERE, because there are almost ZERO reviews, testimonials

for the meostar line - oh well, i don't mind being a guinea pig this time!!!

 

for MY test this evening i am comparing the 7x56 fixed power Meopta Meostar (the other meostars are 30mm tubes)

to the bushnell elite 4200, 3x9x50 (30mm tube, IR) and the 2.5x10x44 zeiss conquest

 

i hope this meostar can hang w/ my fujion 7x50 binos, which are very bright.  I hunt a lot of beanfields and game-managment

land, so you have to know exactly what you are looking at before you pull the trigger. i will let you know what i find out.

 

look for my post - and thanks koshkin, your posts have taught me a thing or two over the past few months

 

J

 

 

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ok, so here's what i found........

 

is the scope worth 450-475 bucks? without a doubt, yes.........

 

i learned 3 things while hunting with this MEOSTAR scope over a beanfield on friday and a pine thicket yesterday (dusk):

 

1.  my fujinon binoculars (7x50) are wonderful (but the meostar scope can hang with these no problem)

2.  the bushnell elite 4200's can hang w/ most any scope for the money

3.  i could see quite nicely through this scope (meostar 7x56) - and the german #4 reticle is the ONLY reticle for lowlight

 

it IS brighter than the bushnell 4200's, but not by a whole hell of a lot.  It is even brighter than my zeiss conquest.

This is an excellent scope for the money.

I would reccomend this scope to anyone looking for a zeiss conquest or khales AH, or even a

swaro.  It stands up to most any scope i have seen.  i think i would buy the 3x12x56 next in the meostar. 

 

i hope this review helps - and it is nice to know that you can hunt until the last moment of legal light with the MEOSTAR line.

 

thanks

 

J

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