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I was planning getting a 3x9x50 Conquest  today I got my Meopta catalog  and really like the Meostar 3-10x50  How do these 2 compare to each other plus and minuses
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Meostar 3-10x50 @ $799 is considered a step up from Conquest 3-9X50 @ $629, with similar reticles. The less expensive Meopro line is more comparable to the Conquest. Here's a link to Ilya Koshkin's test of a Meopro and Conquest and others in that class:
http://opticsthoughts.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=64:400-born-in-europe-assembled-in-the-us&catid=4:rifle-scope-reviews&Itemid=4

Once you reach the Conquest level of quality, the law of diminishing returns comes into play with turbo boost and any slight gain in perceived optics quality comes with quite a bit more cost, unless a feature set is part of the price difference; a preferred reticle or power range, for instance.
Meostar would likely be incrementally better glass than Conquest and less than Diavari... just 2 cents worth.
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Stan,
Can't help but notice that a Meostar is only about 40 bucks cheaper than a Swarovski Z3 3-10x42. I know little of Meopta's reputation, but Swarovski has a considerable following.

Here's a Meostar comparison report in these forums:http://www.opticstalk.com/_topic4618.html 

Also found where Koshkin stated that Meostar performs better in low light than Conquest:
http://www.opticstalk.com/_topic27631.html
You could probably search and find more.


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Alan I have read that also that the Meostar really comes to life in low  light
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I own a Meostar and its a fine scope and great value especially for a 30mm tube. The biggest compaints I hear about the Meostars are about the short eye relief.
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Stan,  it seems to me you've been asking quite a few questions about other folks' opinions... which is fine and why this forum is here...  but how many scopes have YOU looked thru?

All the scopes you have been considering are very good scopes... you are in the right ballpark, Now you need a grab a bat and take a swing... so-to-speak.  :)
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Tip  the problem I have is im in a isolated place  all anyone keeps around me is Leupold
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 I purchased a 3 X 12 X 56MM Meostar with illuminated German #4 reticle in a second focal plane platform and used it with good success during the 2011-12 season hunting over green fields. Meopta has only recently begun to manufacture the SFP model; most are FFP models. It outperformed my Z-con 3.5 X 10 X 50MM in very low light by a noticeable margin. I found I only needed the lowest intensity illumination setting of the seven settings available in those cases where I used illumination. Several intensity settings up the scale were just too bright. In most cases I needed no illumination at all, bracketing the deer with the heavy Xhairs. Conversely, in good light the fine Xhair intersection works great for precise shots.  The SFP also lends itself to precision shooting at considerable distances, unlike a FFP reticle that enlarges as the power is cranked up where distance adds to the difficulty. The big Meostar is a winner for me. When the light gets low, I don't leave home without it.
 
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Originally posted by icon308 icon308 wrote:

Tip  the problem I have is im in a isolated place  all anyone keeps around me is Leupold


But it's still just opinions!  I'm not 100% sure, so call and ask, but I think SWFA will ship you two and let you return one!  It's only gonna cost you like $15.00 to ship it back!  You HAVE to get something in your hands and look thru with your eyes.   You might have to order one and then if you don't like it, ship it back and get another one.  Either way, you aren't out that much.  I bet a dollar you'll be very happy with the Conquest 3-9X40 or the Minox.  Give it a shot!
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