Posted: 8/1/2005 3:17:40 PM EDT
what yall think??
by the way i do not know this guy who is selling this I was curios of the scope because i have never heard of that brand before
here is a thread from doing a search but was wondering on the one thats inthe link above
Here's some background on the company:
A friendly and familiar face greeted the writers and editors of Primedia Outdoors when Walter Seace ventured to the podium to start the Meopta Optics presentation. Seace had been to Roundtables previous to this one, but as a sales representative for Primedia Outdoors. Seace is now the National Sales & Marketing manager for Meopta and was meeting with his former collogues from the other side of the table.
Meopta Optics is an arm of a larger New York based worldwide company called TCI, which manufactures cinema projectors, photographic enlargers and lenses, medical and laboratory microscopes, astronomical telescopes and a complete line of sports optics.
The sports optics division was originally started by demand rather than choice. The company opened in 1933, manufacturing cinema lenses and products. After Nazi Germany took control of the country in World War II, it was decided by the invading power that the company was to start manufacturing riflescopes and binoculars. Post World War II, the Soviet Union kept the company in the sport optics field in addition to allowing them to return to their photographic roots. At the end of the Cold War, the company began to branch out into other areas of industry.
Meopta Optics National Sales and Marketing Representative, Walt Seace, uses a TGA 75 Meopta spotting scope to check a target down range for a shooter.
You might not know Meopta Optics is the largest sports optics company in Central Europe, which includes Germany and Austria. However, only five percent of TCI's sales are U.S. based, a percentage Seace hopes to increase over the next several years.
The line of Meostar riflescopes are new for 2004. Water proof and fog proof, each scope features a MB-550 lens coating, which is a "multi-layer, ION assisted, anti-reflective coating, designed to reduce reflection of light on air to glass surfaces. This provides a 99.8 percent light transmission," which according to Seace, is unmatched in the sports optics industry.
The Meostar line is seven scopes large and ranges from 1-4x22 to 4-16x44. A variety of reticles are offered, including some illuminated models. Only available in 30mm, the riflescopes are constructed from high-grade aluminum alloy, feature a matte black finish and have single click 1/4-inch adjustments at 100 yards.
Two other products to look for are the TGA 75 Spotting Scope and the HA & HS Spotting Scope. The TGA is more ideal for the hunter as it's compact (only 13 inches and 41 ounces in its collapsed position) and gives you an option of adding a ranging reticle.
Be on the lookout for more Meopta Optics in the coming years. The company's U.S. presence it still in its infant stages, but from the look of it, is definitely on the right path to gaining a foothold in the ultra competitive sport optics market.