texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
HPUprof, Jett13, Clinton Henslee, Michael C, xFenry
68064 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 105,627
bill oxner 78,827
stxranchman 57,279
SnakeWrangler 55,895
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
Gravytrain 41,741
BMD 41,160
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics597,049
Posts11,213,179
Members83,064
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Meopta Optika6 #7675014 11/28/19 10:25 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,268
A
Ag Hunter 78 Offline OP
Pro Tracker
OP Offline
Pro Tracker
A
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,268
Anyone have any experience with this new lineup of Meoptas? I like them and already have an Artemis, Meopro, and a Meostar. I am thinking of upgrading one of my 1" tube scopes to a 30mm Meopta Optika6. I was surprised at the prices...very reasonable for good German glass. My eyes are getting older and am considering their 4C reticle which has an illuminated center dot. Thoughts?


No prayer in school....What's next, no thinking in church?
It's not just about pie in the sky when you die. It's also about steak on your plate while you wait!
Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #7675063 11/28/19 11:24 PM
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 3,200
S
scottfromdallas Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
S
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 3,200

I think Buzz had one on order. Maybe it came in and he can give input. Price seems a little too good to me. I'm wondering if the glass is as good. I have a Meopro 6X and the glass is better than any of my other scopes.





Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #7675082 11/28/19 11:56 PM
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 195
W
wsjaxIV Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
W
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 195
Not that it matters to your decision but I believe Meopta is a Czech company, no?


"The world is littered with the bodies of people that tried to stick it to ole J.R."

J.R. Ewing, 1981
Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: wsjaxIV] #7675139 11/29/19 12:42 AM
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 3,200
S
scottfromdallas Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
S
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 3,200
Originally Posted by wsjaxIV
Not that it matters to your decision but I believe Meopta is a Czech company, no?


yes





Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #7675212 11/29/19 01:53 AM
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 2,777
J
Jgraider Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
J
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 2,777

Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #7675269 11/29/19 03:03 AM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,268
A
Ag Hunter 78 Offline OP
Pro Tracker
OP Offline
Pro Tracker
A
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,268
Thanks for that link....interesting review. I am very happy with the Meoptas I have now and will almost surely drop some coin on a new Optika6. Yes, they are a Czech company and they also make the glass for others such as Zeiss. I guess I have a tendency to refer to the European scopes (Swarovski, etc.) as "German".


No prayer in school....What's next, no thinking in church?
It's not just about pie in the sky when you die. It's also about steak on your plate while you wait!
Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #7675612 11/29/19 06:12 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,217
B
Buzzsaw Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,217
im still waiting


SPACE FOR RENT


Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #7675723 11/29/19 10:10 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,268
A
Ag Hunter 78 Offline OP
Pro Tracker
OP Offline
Pro Tracker
A
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,268
Keep us posted Buzz


No prayer in school....What's next, no thinking in church?
It's not just about pie in the sky when you die. It's also about steak on your plate while you wait!
Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #7675745 11/29/19 10:49 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,217
B
Buzzsaw Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,217
Originally Posted by Ag Hunter 78
Keep us posted Buzz

up


SPACE FOR RENT


Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #7677480 12/02/19 12:10 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,198
C
Crews Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
C
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,198
Meopta has always made stuff for other "high end European" manufacturers without getting much of the credit. I'm glad to see they're jumping into the tactical scope arena to grab the market share they deserve with a good product at a good price. Some mfg's sell a warranty with a scope to go along with it (cough... Vortex.) The Optika 6 line is almost certainly going to be a better product for the consumer at similar price points.

If they get the right reticle choices out there and they track well from a mechanical standpoint, they'll sell a ton of them.

Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #7680596 12/05/19 04:38 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,217
B
Buzzsaw Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,217
getting tired of waiting, I ordered a Bushnell Forge from Cabelas, its on BACKORDER too. Got a SCREAMING deal on the Bushy, we'll see if Cabelas can fill my order.

Meanwhile the Meopta rep for the USA told me this yesterday

Not to my knowledge, no. Production is meeting the highest demands first so the 3-18 and 2.5-15 are biggest priority right now. 5-30s are starting to show up as well, so the Dichro 4.5-27s are not far behind.


Last edited by Buzzsaw; 12/05/19 04:39 PM.

SPACE FOR RENT


Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #7680702 12/05/19 06:23 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,660
E
eneat1119 Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
E
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,660
Got my Optika6 3-18x56 Dichro in yesterday. Was gonna have it replace a Bushnell Forge 4.5-27 but not so convinced. Glass seems about equal to me but haven't shot it yet.


[Linked Image]
Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: eneat1119] #7680887 12/05/19 10:04 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,217
B
Buzzsaw Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,217
Originally Posted by eneat1119
Got my Optika6 3-18x56 Dichro in yesterday. Was gonna have it replace a Bushnell Forge 4.5-27 but not so convinced. Glass seems about equal to me but haven't shot it yet.

watching closely !!!

Let me know how you like the Meopta


SPACE FOR RENT


Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #7681209 12/06/19 03:35 AM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 157
7
7six2 Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
7
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 157
I just received my Meopta spotting scope. Its optical quality is fantastic!!! Now I've got my eyes on their rifle scopes...and this thread.

Last edited by 7six2; 12/06/19 03:36 AM.
Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #7686156 12/11/19 03:57 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,660
E
eneat1119 Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
E
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,660
So took the Optika6 3-18x56 #4 Dichro out Monday on my Savage High Country 280AI. Also took my Bushnell Forge 4.5-27x50 on my Christensen Arms MPR 300PRC.

Optically they're about equal tho I could tell the Optika6 brought in abit more light. I would consider both to be about equal to my eye. Very much like both and believe I'll be getting another Optika6 for my son's 6.5 Creedmoor.

Not a very in-depth review but I'm not much the shooter. I can say I did take a javelina at 250yds with ease from the 280AI and Optika6 and a mulie near dusk at 125yds. Can say the Dichro does comes in handy in low-light situations.


[Linked Image]
Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #7686398 12/11/19 08:30 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,824
T
THETEXAN Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
T
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,824
Just ordered a Meopta Meopro 4x12x42 ... Can’t Waite.



You Don't Have A PIG Problem If Ya Want to Charge $200.00
Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: THETEXAN] #7686645 12/12/19 02:01 AM
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 3,200
S
scottfromdallas Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
S
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 3,200

The glass in the Meopro's are really good. I have a fixed 6x42 and the glass is amazing.





Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #7983282 09/22/20 02:08 AM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,268
A
Ag Hunter 78 Offline OP
Pro Tracker
OP Offline
Pro Tracker
A
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,268
I had gotten a 3-18x50 Optika6 with the plex reticle. I really liked it but the crosshairs were too fine for my older eyes, so I recently sold it. Do any of you have an Optika6 with the 4C, 4D, or the Dichro illuminated reticles? I plan to get a SFP O-6 soon, but just want to make sure that the illuminated center dot helps for target acquisition, etc.


No prayer in school....What's next, no thinking in church?
It's not just about pie in the sky when you die. It's also about steak on your plate while you wait!
Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #8098536 12/22/20 12:03 AM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,268
A
Ag Hunter 78 Offline OP
Pro Tracker
OP Offline
Pro Tracker
A
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,268
Feel like a knucklehead, but I'll share my story anyway. I did end up getting a 3-18x50 Optika6 with the 4C plex illuminated reticle. The red dot where the crosshairs intersect was not a solid red circle. It was an irregular shape with some gaps, so I ended up sending it back to Meopta. They sent me a replacement and it had the same problem. Well, the Meopta rep asked if I had tried adjusting the reticle using the diopter. Bingo, problem solved. No one had mentioned that before. Maybe I should have known, but this was the first illuminated scope with a center dot that I've ever gotten. So, in case some of you have what I thought was a "defect", try adjusting the diopter!!


No prayer in school....What's next, no thinking in church?
It's not just about pie in the sky when you die. It's also about steak on your plate while you wait!
Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #8098828 12/22/20 03:57 AM
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 3,033
P
Pig_Popper Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
P
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 3,033
Originally Posted by Ag Hunter 78
Anyone have any experience with this new lineup of Meoptas? I like them and already have an Artemis, Meopro, and a Meostar. I am thinking of upgrading one of my 1" tube scopes to a 30mm Meopta Optika6. I was surprised at the prices...very reasonable for good German glass. My eyes are getting older and am considering their 4C reticle which has an illuminated center dot. Thoughts?


My only compliant about the optika 6 4c reticle is that the reticle isn’t thick towards the center (like pictured on the websites).

It’s almost a target style fine line reticle moreso than a thick German #4.


This space is For Sale - inquire within ...
Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #8099131 12/22/20 02:29 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 6,106
S
Stompy Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
S
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 6,106
I have a Meostar, it replaced a 4.5x14x50 VX3 Leupold. The Meopta is noticeably clearer.


www.jaranchhunting.com
Cabin Rentals on the ranch for Hubbard Creek Lake
Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #8099269 12/22/20 03:38 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,217
B
Buzzsaw Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,217
Originally Posted by Ag Hunter 78
Feel like a knucklehead, but I'll share my story anyway. I did end up getting a 3-18x50 Optika6 with the 4C plex illuminated reticle. The red dot where the crosshairs intersect was not a solid red circle. It was an irregular shape with some gaps, so I ended up sending it back to Meopta. They sent me a replacement and it had the same problem. Well, the Meopta rep asked if I had tried adjusting the reticle using the diopter. Bingo, problem solved. No one had mentioned that before. Maybe I should have known, but this was the first illuminated scope with a center dot that I've ever gotten. So, in case some of you have what I thought was a "defect", try adjusting the diopter!!

This could be an "old eye" problem. Those "fire-dot" type illumination will not be clear and crisp cuz of astigmatism, etc.


SPACE FOR RENT


Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #8099794 12/22/20 10:08 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,268
A
Ag Hunter 78 Offline OP
Pro Tracker
OP Offline
Pro Tracker
A
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,268
Popper -- You are definitely right about the crosshairs. I have an older Meopro that has a thicker reticle and really like it. But the last Meopro and an Optika6 with the plex that I got I had to sell because of their newer thin center crosshairs. Buzz: After adjusting the diopter, the center is a nice filled in red circle, so this one is a keeper. I just want to be sure no one else mistakes the unadjusted illuminated dot as defective. Yea, older eyes, but I can usually spot a deer before either of the two grandsons.


No prayer in school....What's next, no thinking in church?
It's not just about pie in the sky when you die. It's also about steak on your plate while you wait!
Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #8118370 01/07/21 01:41 AM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 627
R
rogerh Online Content
Tracker
Online Content
Tracker
R
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 627
I have a optica 6 4x18 with dicro and dusk shooting is very good. tracking has been very good so far and have no complaints Clarity at all levels has been great.

Re: Meopta Optika6 [Re: Ag Hunter 78] #8118935 01/07/21 02:33 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 116
B
Bart H Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
B
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 116
I have posted a few times on here about Meopta products. To makes a long story short, I used to work for another optic's company for 10+ years and now I have been doing freelance work with Meopta for almost 2 years. Yes, Meopta is in the Czech Republic and they make all their own glass and major components. Something that you might not be aware of, they also make a lot of "parts" for other major optics producers too. I couldn't be happier working with Meopta. Quality matters and like some of you, my old eyes need magnnification and clarity. My shooting style needs accuracy,reliability and repeatability and I have gotten all of that from my Meopta optics. Being a European company, Meopta has been known for their glass and also very important, their quality control. It has been the rare occasion that I have had to help someone with a warranty issue which as we all know, is a huge deal. Last year I hunted with the Optika6 3-18x50 Dichro reticle and was very pleased with the technology and how it allowed me to make an accurate shot on a nice buck at first light in dark timber. One thing a lot of guys think is that this is a battery powered optic, it is not. It requires some ambient light to work correctly. This year I used the 1 inch tubed Optika5 and was again very pleased. Same glass as the Optika6 and even with the 42mm obj. I found it very bright in early moring and last light situations. Again, A nice buck too. The MeoPro line is being retired and the Optika5 is taking it's place. I talk to guys everyday who are big fans of the MeoPro and the quality and profile it presents. If you are stuck on them, there are some floating around and even some good deals if you can find one. I am happy to try and answer any questions about Meopta poducts that you guys might have, as long as it isn't where you can find one. They seem to fly off shelves as soon as they arrive, both fortunate and unfortunate. Below is a link to all the reticles that Meopta offers.
https://www.meoptasportsoptics.com/us/reticles/

[Linked Image]

Last edited by Barton H; 01/07/21 02:47 PM. Reason: left out

longtime hunter who just loves being outdoors. I have been doing freelance work with optics companies the past 12 years after retiring from 25 years in the medical field.

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3