Meopta Meopro 4.5-14 x 44

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by frogfan, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. frogfan

    frogfan Member

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    Any recent experiences with these scopes? Search mainly turned up posts from 2015-2016. Looking at this scope with the McWhorter reticle as potential glass on a whitetail/antelope rifle for distances under 400 yards.

    Thank you.
     
  2. kiwikid

    kiwikid Well-Known Member

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    Hi frogfan, About a year ago I bought the HTR or Target version of this scope which has the exposed turrets as apposed to the capped turret model. The glass in this scope is a lot better than the price would suggest, I have compared it with Swarovski Z6, Z5, Z3, Kahles and Leica scopes and the Meopta MeoPro can hold its own. It handles glare well and is great in low light situations. Mine has the standard Z Plex reticle and the turrets track bang on. It is a solid scope weighing more than a Z5 Swarovski and very well made. For the animals and distances you are thinking of I think you would be very happy with this scope.
    Meopta made this scope and it was sold under the Zeiss name as the Conquest 4.5-14x44mm.
    I imported mine from Camera Land as they had the best price at the time.
    Hopefully this helps.
     
  3. frogfan

    frogfan Member

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    I appreciate the input.

    Am I reading your post correctly that Meopta manufactured the Zeiss Conquest scopes? I was under the impression that Zeiss manufactured the Conquest line in the US with European parts. I have several Zeiss Conquest HD5's and have been happy with their performance.

    Thanks Again.
     
  4. xsn10s

    xsn10s Well-Known Member

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    My understanding was that Meopta manufactured the inch tube, older conquest line. Not sure on their current 30mm tube line.
     
  5. Riflehunter1776

    Riflehunter1776 Well-Known Member

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    I have a few meopros and they are better and brighter than the Leupold vx3i.
    I also have a meopta R2 which is a notch above the ER5 leica, but not on the same level as alpha glass.

    the old meotpa-made zeiss conquests are better glass than the vx3 which was contemporary to them, but the newer meopros are nicer
     
  6. kiwikid

    kiwikid Well-Known Member

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    Meopta use Schott Glass and Schott Glass is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. My understanding mirrors what both xns10s and Riflehunter1776 have posted. Certainly the scope you are looking at was sold as the Zeiss Conquest. I have a couple of Meopta MeoPro scopes and they both exceed my expectations optically for scopes of that price range.
    Meopta, Swarovski, Leica and Zeiss to name a few all assemble scopes in the US. It reduces the import duties they would have to pay if they sent assembled scopes into the US and it employs US citizens. The Swarovski Z5 and Z3 scopes I have bought here in New Zealand are assembled in the USA.