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Meopta and BDC's ?

20 Oct 2017
@ 05:39 pm (GMT)

Aussie Hunter

I would like a moderately priced scope that has low light performance and have read many reviews.
The Meopta Meopro 4-12x50 with 25mm tube at $600 seems to be what I have settled on unless I pay more and presumably step into another category.
Has anyone used these?
I understand BDC's are not going to be perfect but my groups probably get to be around an inch bigger every 100 yards too.
Would the BDC model be ok at 1,2 &300 yards on say smallish pigs or goats maybe a fox?
Is the scope OK overall? I think it will fit my requirements unless someone can explain why not


23 Oct 2017
@ 09:27 am (GMT)

Jonathan Kitterman

Re: Meopta and BDC's ?
I think you would be okay with the BDC at 300 yards and less as long as you verify your data for those hash marks. BDC rifle scopes aren't recommended on this forum as you are better off dialing corrections at longer ranges. You didn't mention what cartridge you are going to use, that may make a little difference.
I don't have any experience with that brand, have you tried looking at reviews on different forums or merchants websites?
If you are using factory loads, some websites have ballistic calculators to give you a general idea of the trajectory.
Here is Federal Premium's.
23 Oct 2017
@ 03:01 pm (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: Meopta and BDC's ?
What calibre rifle are you using? Is it a rifle you intend to keep for life? You won't regret buying the right Sightron check out this NZ deal with the exchange rate you'll be able to get Nathans complete book series too.

23 Oct 2017
@ 05:30 pm (GMT)

Aussie Hunter

Re: Meopta and BDC's ?
Thanks, I see sightron have a big following here but i havent used one. i am sure they are good. i also see Nathan says entry level models are not like the older ones and that has been said about other brands too. (Tasco)

32mm objective may not suit.

happy to consider other scopes , my outline below might show why i came to this conclusion

The sightron you recomend equates to $580 dollars plus international post, the Meopta Meopro 4-12x50 BDC can be had for $590 posted in Aus

Its a Tikka T3 CTR in 7mm-08, it travels with me so i use it from a vehicle to knock off pest animals and i carry it to hunt scrubby area's so 4 on the low end of magnification is the highest id want.

Prefer inch tube as i just brought Burris XTR signature rings but can buy more
Was thinking 50mm objective assists low light use,
Zeiss HD5 3-15x50 is approx double the price of Meopta presumably better
any 56mm objective maybe bulky for my setup or preference
Would consider duplex reticle
Prefer not to get target or ballistic turrets on something that is meant to be point and shoot, preferably compact.
Meopta supposed to have coatings that allow high % available light to pass through.

is there anything that fits this or is similar specs ?

i havent ordered yet but thinking this suits me as i want the whole compact one rifle to take in my travel that is not overpriced ( i got the CTR $600 off old stock, may be the 7-08 is not popular but i wanted one)
Low light, I go for a walk afterwork and may be using a torch to walk back just after dark.
i shoot from a car using the headlights at times just opportunistic to knock off a pest, could be a pig or a fox
i might take it spotlighting if it is the only rifle i have there at the time. so that is my intended uses and why i think that scope has the flexibility i want for the budget. Im sure there are others similar that i havent considered

Currently using a 3-9x50 leupold vx-1 on this rifle but thought its not so good just before dusk or in headlights, will put it back on a .22 for spotlighting rabbits.

23 Oct 2017
@ 09:47 pm (GMT)

Mark Whitaker

Re: Meopta and BDC's ?
Aussie, I bought a Sightron 3-16x42 with moa-3 reticle and I am very pleased with it.

My suggestion would be the same scope but with duplex for low light. Aud$615 posted from NVT in Perth.



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