Meopta's enormous factory in the Czech Republic employs 2,500 workers, and makes top-quality optics; shown here are precisely machined alloy tubes part way through the production process.
Meopta’s enormous factory in the Czech Republic employs 2,500 workers, and makes top-quality optics; shown here are precisely machined alloy tubes part way through the production process.

I affixed my sample R2 to the short rails of a LAW (Legendary Arms Works) 704 in .280 Ackley.

These scope erector tubes awaits assembly in Meopta variables. Note the slots for power change.
These scope erector tubes awaits assembly in Meopta variables. Note the slots for power change.

Aiming through this sight, I thought I’d been blessed with new eyes! Brilliant and tack-sharp, the picture is flat and color-true to the rim, even at modest magnification. The small “+” in the center of the modified plex reticle delivers precise aim, black or under minimal illumination. For me, the “5” illumination setting is adequate, even at noon. At dusk I’ll dial it back to maintain sharpness as my pupils dilate.

 

Priced at $1,449, Meopta’s R2 1.7-10×42 is not a cheap scope. But then, it’s not a cheap scope! Your rifle is only as good as its sight. Hunters increasingly consider a top-quality scope an investment in good hunting. See it at your outdoor retailer, or for more information contact Meopta USA, Inc., Dept. OT; Tel.: (800) 828-8928;
Web: www.meoptasportsoptics.com/us/