Meopta MeoPro 6.5-20×50 Riflescopes

Anyone using Meopta optics and liking it? Apparently, they just won editors choice by Petersen’s Hunting Magazine for their Meopta MeoPro 6.5-20×50 Riflescopes.

Meopta MeoPro 6.5-20x50 Riflescopes

Meopta MeoPro 6.5-20×50 Riflescopes

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HAUPPAUGE, NY, February 9, 2017 – The Meopta MeoPro 6.5-20×50 riflescopes have been named Editor’s Choice by Petersen’s Hunting. Here is what the editors had to say about the MeoPro scopes in the magazine’s 2017 Annual Gear Issue.

“Whether you’re trying to knock down a faraway bull or punch a cloverleaf in paper at 500 yards, the new 6.5-20×50 riflescopes from Meopta are purpose-built for long-range precision. Available with capped hunting turrets or exposed target turrets for tactical or target shooting applications, these American-made optics feature one-inch tubes with MeoBright multicoated lenses, SCHOTT glass, and side-parallax adjustment to provide extreme clarity and accuracy at extreme distances.”

The MeoPro 6.5-20×50 is available with four different reticle options to meet a variety of shooters’ needs: Z-Plex, BDC, McWhorter HV and Windmax 8. These second focal plane reticles are non-magnifying and cover less of the target as power is increased. The HTR (Hunt/Tactical/Range) version of this scope features exposed targets turrets and is offered in addition to the hunting version with capped turrets.

“We truly appreciate the time the editors of Petersen’s Hunting take to test products throughout the year and are honored that they have chosen our MeoPro 6.5-20×50 riflescopes for this prestigious award,” said Reinhard Seipp, general manager and chief operating officer of Meopta USA. “The MeoPro 6.5-20×50 is an all-purpose, long-range scope that is an outstanding choice for hunting varmint, predators or big game while the HTR version, in addition to being a great hunting scope, is also excellent for tactical applications and target shooting when precision is paramount.”

Designed for the American market, MeoPro riflescopes deliver exceptional optical and mechanical performance. The 50mm objective lens, MeoBright™ multi-coated lenses, and SCHOTT glass deliver unsurpassed clarity and high contrast for seeing detail from afar, while the brightness of this scope gives hunters extra precious minutes of shooting time in the low light of dawn and dusk when it matters most.

Made of rugged aircraft-grade aluminum alloy, this scope is built to withstand heavy recoil. Eye relief is constant at 3.5 inches and the quick-focus eyepiece ensures a crisp, clear and sharp image. This scope also features ¼ MOA windage and elevation adjustments and is waterproof, fog proof and shockproof. Like all Meopta optics, the MeoPro 6.5-20×50 and MeoPro 6.5-20×50 HTR are backed by Meopta’s North American Lifetime Transferrable Warranty.

About Meopta
The Meopta Group is a U.S. family-owned, multinational company with facilities in the United States and Europe. Founded in 1933 in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), Meopta is a leading manufacturing partner to many of the world’s finest optical brands. Meopta conceives, develops and manufactures precision optical and electro/optical systems for semiconductor, medical, aerospace and military industries as well as for consumer markets.

For more information regarding Meopta, please visit www.meoptausa.com

New 300WM ammo to try out

SIG SAUER Introduces 300 Win Mag Match Grade Elite Performance Ammunition

Newington, NH (January 2, 2017) – SIG SAUER, Inc. continues to expand its Match Grade Elite Performance Ammunition line for rifles with the addition of 300 Win Mag Open Tip Match (OTM) rounds. Featuring a 190gr Sierra MatchKing® bullet, this new 300 Win Mag load has a muzzle velocity of 2,850 fps and muzzle energy of 3,426 ft-lbs.

 

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sig-sauer-300-win-mag-match-grade-ammunition

Engineered to excel in today’s precision rifles, SIG SAUER Match Grade Elite Performance Ammunition features a temperature-stable propellant that delivers consistent muzzle velocity in all weather conditions. Premium-quality primers ensure minimum velocity variations, and the shell case metallurgy is optimized in the SIG Match Grade OTM cartridge to yield consistent bullet retention round to round. All SIG SAUER rifle ammunition is precision loaded on state-of-the-art equipment that is 100% electromechanically monitored to ensure geometric conformity and charge weight consistency.

 

“The exceptional quality of our SIG SAUER Match Grade loads makes this line a top choice for professional, competition and recreational shooters alike,” said Dan Powers, president of the SIG SAUER Ammunition Division.

All Elite Performance Ammunition is manufactured in the United States by SIG SAUER to the same exacting standards as the company’s premium pistols and rifles. For more information, visit www.sigammo.com.

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About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is The Complete Systems Provider™, leading the industry in American innovation, ingenuity, and manufacturing. SIG SAUER® brings a dedication to superior quality, ultimate reliability, and unmatched performance that has made it the brand of choice among responsible citizens, and many of the world’s most elite military, government, and law enforcement units. SIG SAUER offers a full array of products to meet any mission parameter, from handguns and rifles to ammunition, electro-optics, suppressors, ASP (Advanced Sport Pellet) airguns and accessories. The largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland, SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with more than 1,500employees. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER AcademySM, log on to www.sigsauer.com.

Meopta MeoPro HD 80 Spotting Scope Wins Outdoor Life Editor’s Choice Award

MeoPro spotter

MeoPro spotter

HAUPPAUGE, NY, May 16, 2016 – The Meopta MeoPro HD 80 spotting scope is the winner of this year’s Outdoor Life Editor’s Choice award in the spotting scope category. Beating out 11 competitors for this prestigious award – one of the largest fields in years – the MeoPro HD 80 impressed the test team with its “crystal clear Schott glass, high-speed center-barrel focus, and very appealing price”.

The MeoPro HD 80 is assembled in the United States at Meopta’s Long Island, New York facility using Czech components and is a favorite amongst guides and hunters who appreciate exceptional performance and durability in addition to stylish design.

Here are excerpts from the June-July 2016 issue of Outdoor Life:
“Most high-end spotting scopes ship with a variable-power eyepiece that can be swapped out for a fixed-power unit (usually 30X) that’s sold separately. The fixed-power eyepiece generally has better light transmission and field-of-view than the zoom. The problem is, few hunters actually buy the second eyepiece, so the versatility of the system is offset by the additional cost and dust-introducing components of the detachment mechanism.
Meopta has addressed this problem with the MeoPro 80, a lovely 80mm spotter that has an integrated, non-removable 20X–60X eyepiece. The simplicity of the scope allows Meopta to bring the MeoPro to market at about two-thirds of the cost of its flagship spotting scope, the 82mm MeoStar S2. But we found the MeoPro has nearly identical optical performance to its big brother.
It was runner-up in the 12-scope field for low-light performance. The MeoPro wowed the test team with its edge clarity, brightness, and durability. In a competitive field of high-power units, the Meopta was the spotter that testers reached for most frequently when they wanted to glass bull elk on a mountainside miles away, or to assess hits on our 600-yard rifle target.”
“We are honored that a Meopta optic has once again been named Editor’s Choice by the Outdoor Life test team,” said Reinhard Seipp, general manager and COO of Meopta USA. “We truly appreciate the time and effort the editors put into the rigorous testing of optics year after year, and it is very gratifying when experts like these recognize our efforts to produce exceptional optics at an attractive price point.”
MSRP: $1,724.99

About Meopta
The Meopta Group is a U.S. family-owned, multinational company with facilities in the United States and Europe. Founded in 1933 in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), Meopta is a leading manufacturing partner to many of the world’s finest optical brands. In their Czech facility, Meopta conceives, develops and manufactures precision optical and electro/optical systems for semiconductor, medical, aerospace and military industries as well as for consumer markets. In their New York plant, precision optical products are manufactured and assembled to exacting standards in clean-room environments for the military, industrial and consumer markets.

For more information regarding Meopta, please visit www.meoptausa.com.

Meopta Introduces the ZD 6-24×56 RD Riflescope

HAUPPAUGE, NY, March 8, 2016 – Meopta is pleased to introduce the new 30mm ZD 6-24×56 RD riflescope.  Designed for sniper rifles, the Meopta ZD 6-24×56 RD is a precision long-range riflescope that allows shooters to achieve deadly-accurate shot placement at extreme distances. This scope features a 30mm one-piece, aircraft-grade aluminum alloy tube.  The new MilDot II RD illuminated reticle, located in the second focal plane with integrated range-finding markers, is calibrated for accurate target estimation in standard calibers  – 7.62×52 NATO, .308, .338WM and 12.7mm.  The turret mounted parallax adjustment ranges from 27 yards to infinity, guaranteeing precision aiming at any desired range.

Meopta’s advanced RD illumination system control is located on the ocular of this scope.  The push button control allows the user to choose between seven reticle intensity settings to adjust for varying light conditions from extremely low light to bright daytime sunlight.  Intermediate off positions between every setting allows the user to quickly find their preferred illumination setting.  If the illumination control is not used in three hours, illumination automatically turns off to prolong battery life.

The ZD 6-24×56 RD features Meopta’s MeoTrak II posi-click windage and elevation turrets delivering precise ¼ MOA click adjustments with superior repeatability, unparalleled tracking capability and ultimate accuracy.  Meopta’s proprietary MeoBright™ lens multi-coatings eliminate glare and reflections and deliver 99.7 percent light transmission per lens surface while the MeoQuick™ fast-focus eyepiece rapidly brings targets into sharp focus.  MeoShield™ ion-assisted coating protects external lens surfaces for enhanced resistance to scratching and abrasion in extreme conditions and meets military specifications for durability and surface hardness.  This scope also features an anodized

exterior for scratch resistance and is waterproof, shockproof and fogproof for

maximum performance and durability.  The ZD 6-24×56 is covered by Meopta’s North American lifetime transferable warranty.

MilDot II RD Reticle 

MSRP:

ZD 6-24×56               $2,069.99 

Specifications:

Meopta ZD

6-24×56 RD

  min max
Magnification 6 x 24 x
Objective Lens (mm) 56
Main Tube Size (mm) 30
Exit Pupil Diameter (mm) 9.1 2.3
Eye Relief (in) 3.5 3.1
Field of View (°) 3.37 0.90
Field of View (ft @ 100 yds) 18 5
Focal Plane Position 2
Dioptric Compensation (dpt) ⁺⁄₋3
Daylight Transmission (%) – minimal 88
Daylight Transmission (%) – typical 92
Twilight Transmission (%) 89
Twilight Factor 18.3 36.7
Impact Per Click ( inch @ 100 yds) 0.25
Windage and Elevation Adjustment Range (MOA) 83 Windage

42 Elevation

Parallax Correction 27yd – infinity
Length (in) 15.2
Weight (oz) 30.6

 

About Meopta

The Meopta Group is a U.S. family-owned, multinational company with facilities in the United States and Europe. Founded in 1933 in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), Meopta is a leading manufacturing partner to many of the world’s finest optical brands. In their Czech facility, Meopta conceives, develops and manufactures precision optical and electro/optical systems for semiconductor, medical, aerospace and military industries as well as for consumer markets. In their New York plant, precision optical products are manufactured and assembled to exacting standards in clean-room environments for the military, industrial and consumer markets.

Meopta scope

Meopta scope

Sport Pellet Line of Airguns

A new line of Sig airguns can help LE/MIL personal train with the real feel and action of a service weapon using .177 & .22 pellets:

SIG SAUER® Launches World-Class Advanced Sport Pellet Line of Airguns

Newington, NH (January 14, 2016) – SIG SAUER, Inc., designer and manufacturer of the world’s most reliable firearms, optics, ammunition, airguns and accessories is pleased to introduce its first-ever Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) line of airguns.  These world-class CO2-powered pistols and rifles are a new breed of firearms for training and recreation, elevating airguns to a new level of performance and use.  SIG SAUER is also offering a wide variety of ASP targets and pellet ammunition.

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The introductory line of SIG SAUER high-performance Advanced Sport Pellet airguns includes CO2-powered SIG MPX™ and SIG MCX™ semi-automatic rifles in .177 and .22 (pellet-only) calibers, and P226® and P250® semi-auto CO2 pistols in .177 caliber.  SIG SAUER ASP airguns not only look like the original guns, they are the same weight and have similar trigger pull.  This makes them ideal for training with the added benefit of reduced cost and minimal noise.

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“SIG SAUER is known for making firearms of exceptional quality, and that same expertise is being applied to the design, engineering, and production of the new SIG SAUER Advanced Sport Pellet line of airguns,” said Ron Cohen, president and chief executive officer of SIG SAUER, Inc. “Our semi-auto Advanced Sport Pellet offerings will allow those who already own these models of SIG SAUER centerfire guns – be they recreational shooters, competition shooters, or professionals – to train extensively with less noise and reduced expense. They are also ideal for first-time airgun owners or those who wish to upgrade from their current airguns.”

.177 pistol Sig P226

.177 pistol Sig P226

The SIG MPX and SIG MCX ASP air rifles feature the RPM™ (Rapid Pellet Magazine) Pellet Drive System, the industry’s first encapsulated belt-fed pellet magazine capable of 30 rounds in 3.5 seconds.  Both models have an integral Picatinny optics rail and accessory rail in addition to flip-up front and rear sights, both of which are adjustable.  The robust metal housing and double reinforcement of all seals

ensures durability.  SIG ASP air rifles are also available with optics – the SIG MPX MRD package comes with the SIG 20R red dot sight and the SIG MCX comes with two optics options – the Scope package featuring a 1-4×24 scope with fast focus and a mil-dot reticle or the MRD red dot sight package. The SIG MPX .177 caliber shoots up to 600 feet per second (fps); the SIG MPX .22 caliber – up to 475 fps; SIG MCX .177 caliber – up to 750 fps; and SIG MCX .22 caliber – up to 525 fps.

P250-Sig .177

P250-Sig .177

The SIG SAUER P226 and P250 semi-auto ASP air pistols shoot pellets in .177 caliber and feature realistic blowback action of the metal slide just as the original centerfire models do.  Both models have an auto decocking feature for enhanced safety, a 16-round rotary-clip magazine (8×2), rifled barrel, front blade sight, and fixed rear sight.   Accessory rails on the P226 and P250 also allow mounting of a laser or tactical flashlight.  The P226 .177 caliber shoots up to 510 fps and the P250 .177 caliber – up to 500 fps.

SIG SAUER is offering an assortment of ASP targets including spinners, traps, and a Texas Star with nine center-mass targets that spin around one central axis.  All of these targets are compatible with .177, .22 and .25 calibers.  SIG also offers various lead-free and lead copper-jacketed pellets.

SIG SAUER Advanced Sport Pellet airguns are currently available in the following models and colors: SIG MPX .177 (Black), SIG MPX .177 MRD (Black or Flat Dark Earth), SIG MPX .22 (Black), SIG MPX .22 MRD (Black or FDE), SIG MCX .177 (Black), SIG MCX .177 Scope or MRD (Black or FDE), SIG MCX .22 (Black), SIG MCX .22 Scope or MRD (Black or FDE), P226 .177 (Black or FDE) and P250 .177 (Black or Olive Drab Green).

SIG SAUER Advanced Sport Pellet airguns are designed and engineered to the same exacting standards as the company’s premium pistols and rifles.  Each SIG SAUER airgun goes through rigorous testing and must be approved by the SIG SAUER Academy before entering the market.  This stringent quality control process ensures that professionals who train with these airguns experience exceptional performance.

For more information, visit www.sigsauerasp.com and www.sigsaueracademy.com. 

About SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is a New Hampshire-based weapons systems provider leading the industry in American innovation, ingenuity, and manufacturing. SIG SAUER® brings a dedication to superior quality, ultimate reliability, and unmatched performance that has made it the brand of choice among responsible citizens, and many of the world’s most elite military, government, and law enforcement units. As a complete systems provider, SIG SAUER offers a full array of products to meet any mission parameter, from handguns and rifles to silencers, optics, ammunition, airguns and accessories. The largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland, SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with approximately 1,000 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER AcademySM, log on towww.sigsauer.com.

New Copper Bullet Option

Got this press release from Sig today. New Copper Bullet Option for 300 BLK hunters:

sig copper 300 BLK ammo

sig copper 300 BLK ammo

SIG SAUER® Introduces New SIG HT™ 300BLK Supersonic Ammunition for Hunting

Newington, NH (January 11, 2016) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce a new supersonic 300BLK Elite Performance Ammunition round designed specifically for hunting. The SIG HT™ 300BLK cartridge features a 120gr all-copper bullet that delivers deep penetration, consistent 1.8X expansion and maximum terminal ballistic performance, creating an effective hunting round in the 300BLK caliber. The muzzle velocity of this 120gr, lead-free supersonic round is 2,250 fps from a 16-inch barrel rifle with muzzle energy of 1,349 ft-lbs.

Excellent for hunting deer, pigs and predators, the new SIG HT centerfire rifle ammunition gives those who hunt with 300BLK rifles an edge in the field. Its all-copper bullet profile and nose geometry are optimized for feeding smoothly in AR-style rifles. The SIG HT cartridges are made with newly designed premium nickel-plated 300BLK shell cases, not reworked 5.56 cases, and SIG SAUER uses flash-reduced propellant to minimize visible signature while shooting in low-light situations. Premium quality primers are also used to minimize variations in velocity.

“Given the popularity of the 300BLK, we wanted to offer ammunition truly designed for hunting that expands upon impact,” said Dan Powers, president of the SIG SAUER Ammunition Division. “The 300BLK is our first offering in this new SIG HT hunting line of premium grade rifle ammunition. The SIG HT 300BLK supersonic hunting round is in addition to our Match Grade subsonic and supersonic 300BLK rounds. In the coming months, we will be introducing a 220gr subsonic 300BLK hunting round in addition to new rifle ammunition in a variety of other calibers.” Exacting standards as the company’s premium pistols and rifles.

For more information, visit www.sigsauer.com/ammunition.

5 things every man should own under $500.

weatherby rifle

weatherby rifle

5 things every man should own under $500.

A Rifle

A man needs to have the ability to hunt is own game, shoot targets, and in America, protect his land. There are a few good options out there where you can get a tack driver for under $500 and have a gun you can rely on. Weatherby Vanguard series, orSavage Axis series, to name a few. I have used the Weatherby Vanguard for a few years now with no issues and only good things to say. Yes you can spend over $3000 for great rifles but a $500 can get you hunting with decent accuracy.

A Scope

You need a good scope to go with that rifle. Optics are just as important because you can’t shoot what you can’t see. Especially since most opportunities in hunting are presented in low light conditions. I would not opt for anything lower in quality than a Bushnell Elite 3200 series scope or Leupold VX2 quality. If you can find a good Vortex scope or Minox scope around $500 they are worth every penny.

 

A Solid Pair of Boots

Boots are a great investment. If you are on your feet a lot, you might as well be comfortable, and protected. Whether you are working or surviving the elements at your own expensive, you  need to make sure your boots are tough, light, waterproof, and comfortable. Basically make sure you get quality boots. They are not cheap but if you are out in the wilderness with cold wet calloused feet, there is nothing worse. Danner bootsLowa, Meindl, Kenetrek all make good options that you can find that meet this criteria.

bar boots saw

A Pendlay barbell with a Stihl 660 and a pair of Kenetrek boots.

A Chainsaw

Nothing proves your manliness like being able to run a big saw to build a log cabin or bring home firewood to build your house. You can get a midsize Stihl or Husqvarna saw around the $500 mark. You can run a $1500 tab if you want to play with a 660 Stihl.

A Good Barbell

A man needs to stay in shape and build strength. A barbell is the most effective and basic way of doing this besides pushups, pull-ups, and dips. Snatch, Clean & jerks, deadlifts, presses, and squats will make anyone into a respectable man. You will appreciate quality of a good bar from the knurling to the spin of the collars in a decent bar from Pendlay. I have the Pendlay needle bearing weightlifting bar but a bushing bar will suit most peoples needs at a cheaper price. Other bars from Bells of steel and Rogue will get you what you need but I have not personally used them. No Question Eleiko is the best but also the priciest running form $800-$1200.