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I recently bought a rifle and scope for deer hunting !! Shots around here are typically real late or real early !! Low light performance is probably the most important feature to me !!

 

Not knowing a whole lot about scopes i wanted a real good scope !! I was sold on a Meopta Meostar 3x12x56 Illuminated #4 recticle scope !! But I happened to run up on a Swarovski PV 3X12X50 for $1050 that had never been put on a rifle (it has a semi-thin plex type recticle)!!

 

Most people told me to go with the Swarovski for the money !! And it is a real nice scope !!

 

My problem is the recticle is hard to see in real low light !! I think I would be much happier with a #4 type !!!

 

My question is if you guys think it would be crazy to sell my new Swarovski to get the Meopta that I wanted in the first place ??? I think I could sell the Swarovski for what I have in it !!

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not silly at all.

 

the Meostar is a wonderful scope - optically comparable to the big boys.

 

and the #4 is my favorite reticle for the lowlight.  i have a 56mm meostar and am thrilled by it.

 

good luck. the swaro is a fine scope. but a thin plex in the dawn and dusk is about worthless. even on great glass.

 

J

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If you cant see it, you cant shoot it. hard to beat a german #4 for all around hunting use.
i have an 8X56 w/#4 that you can shoot in a full moon night and it's not a swaro.
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Meopta is very "hit or miss" when it comes to QC.  They have not been in the U.S. very long and know one knows how long they will be here, so warranty may become an issue at a later date.  You mentioned being able to sell your Swaro for what you have in it, try doing that with a Meopta.

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Chris, have you had, or heard many issues w/ meopta meostars?

 

i have experienced and heard, nothing but good things.

 

i am about to pull the trigger on another scope in the 5-800 dollar range and am considering another meostar.

 

thanks

 

J

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I heard of reliability(POI) issues with the first batch of Meopta scopes that were shipped into the US.

My understanding from recent feedback and a couple of samples of the latest models observed was that

this was a thing of the past, kind of like IOR's customer service. I can be wrong, there is just not

enough users of these scopes in my area to get good feedback. Chris is right on the resale,it is

terrible with Meopta,not the case with Swarovski.

 

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We have been dealing with Meopta since the early '90's, back then they did not know what the word "warranty" meant.  They could not believe that we wanted them to replace or repair scopes with rotated reticles, in fact their refusal is why we parted ways.  You have to keep in mind that we are talking about a Czech company, they have not been exposed to capitalism very long when compared to their competition.

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that's understood. me and several of my pals have been very pleased, optically w/ the newest line.

i hope everything stays that way.

 

thanks for the heads up - kahles KX or IOR hunter may be my next purchase.

 

J

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well i got my first look through a 3x10x50 meostar this evening . WOW.very bright optics.it was almost dark so i went outside  and again, wow.everything was crisp and clear.i read license plates well over 100 yards with very little light left.i liked everything about the scope except it had a fine duplex.i do not like thin recticles...chris kind of scares me about the quality control deal but this scope seems to have great quality,glass and looks.i guess only time will tell if meopta can make it in the hunting world but this scope is definately on my list with 4 reticle.

 

also swfa has specs on meostar 3x10x50 wrong.length is not 21 inches.

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Originally posted by ronnie ronnie wrote:

also swfa has specs on meostar 3x10x50 wrong.length is not 21 inches.

 

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Thanks guys !! I am going to hunt with it some more and see if it really causes me any trouble(I guess if it does on a big deer I will regret this decision  ) !!

 

If I don't  like it....I'll sell it and  I think I'll just get a Diavari Classic 3x12x56  #4a IR !!

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Originally posted by CBM SC CBM SC wrote:

Thanks guys !! I am going to hunt with it some more and see if it really causes me any trouble(I guess if it does on a big deer I will regret this decision  ) !!

 

If I don't  like it....I'll sell it and  I think I'll just get a Diavari Classic 3x12x56  #4a IR !!

 

Sounds like a good plan!  

 

I agree that the #4 reticle is better for low light than a fine plax.

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yeah, you can't go wrong w/ a diavari.

 

fine scope.

 

J

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