First Look: Meopta MeoStar R2 2.5-15x56 RD Riflescope

posted on June 29, 2018
Aiming to provide hunters and shooters with an enhanced opportunity to take advantage of dim daylight and low-light hunting hours, Meopta added its all-new MeoStar R2 2.5-15x56 RD riflescope to the company's lineup, boasting an improved light-transmission rating that allows as much possible light into the scope body. This ensures hunters, in particular, can take a clear shot in the early morning or late evening hours.

“The MeoStar R2 line of riflescopes is built for hunters who demand the highest optical performance,” said Randy Garrison, director of Meopta USA Sport Optics. “Meopta’s advanced MeoLux lens coating is optimized for twilight performance which helps hunters see better and make accurate shots in the most challenging light.”

Offering 6X variable magnification, the MeoStar R2 2.5-15x56 optic is constructed with high-quality Schott lens glass, which is finished with the company's specially formulated MeoLux lens coating. According to the company's own examination, this combination provides a light-transmission rating of 99.8 percent, enabling users to get on their optic earlier and stay on it longer in rapidly fading light.

The optic is built on a durable 30 mm main-body tube, machined from aluminum alloy and compatible with a wide number of scope rings on the market. In addition to the high-clarity MeoLux coating, the optic lenses are also finished with the company's MeoDrop coating, a hydrophobic treatment designed to drive away snow and rain as well as protect against skin oils, dirt and dust. The scope body features a hard-anodized finish to better guard against wear and corrosion. The exterior surfaces of the lenses are also protected against scratches and potential damage through the company's MeoShield coating.

Four reticle options are available for the MeoStar R2 2.5-15x56 RD optic: 4C-RD, 4K-RD, BDC 2 and BDC 3. Each of the reticles are parallax-free out to a distance of 100 yards and are all illuminated with eight different rheostat settings, enabling users to customize the brightness of the illuminated reticle to better-match field conditions. Elevation and windage adjustments are easily made through zero-reset turrets that can be accessed and adjusted even with gloved hands. The eyepiece also allows for rapid focusing when shifting magnification.

The suggested retail price on the Meopta MeoStar R2 2.5-15x56 RD riflescope is $1,599.95.


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