Meopta - optika s.r.o. − Czech Republic's main manufacturer of optical products for industrial and scientific uses, sport optics, and gunsights for civilian and MIL/LE purposes − announced on September 23rd, 2015 that its MeoStar R2 line of riflescopes was awarded with the prestigious Connaissance de la Chasse prize as the best hunting riflescope on the French market for the year 2015.
The Connaissance de la Chasse award (Connaissance de la Chasse translates into "Hunting knowledge" in English) takes its name from the eponymous hunting-related magazine that runs and grants it, and is highly coveted among firearms, ammunition, optics and accessories manufacturers in Europe and worldwide.
With over 1.300.000 very active hunters and a growing trend, France is Europe's main market for all hunting-related accessories in Europe.
The Connaissance de la Chasse award is granted to specific products in each category following a survey between active hunters who read the Connaissance de la Chasse magazine.
More specifically, the award was granted to the 2-12x50 variant of the Meopta MeoStar R2 line of riflescopes, which also includes a 1,7-10x42, a 1-6x24 and a 2,5-15x56 variant.
All entries in the Meopta MeoStar R2 line of riflescopes are built around a 30mm black hard-anodized, machined aluminum tube and currently represent Meopta's top line of sport optics, with a plethora of features and a performance level that make them equally suited for hunting and long-range sport shooting.
The Meopta MeoStar R2 feature the MeoLux ion-assisted multi-coating lens treatment, providing an industry-leading 99.8% light transmission per each lens surface that.
Given that Meopta uses premium-quality Schott glass for its lenses, this yields one of the brightest hunting riflescopes on the market. Individual lens components are meticulously ground and polished in-house and precisely matched for superior performance.
Another feature of the Meopta MeoStar R2 line of riflescopes is the MeoDrop − a proprietary hydrophobic lens coating designed to repel water, grease, skin oils and lens surface contaminates that can impair clarity.
Applied to all external lens surfaces, this microscopic hydrophobic layer repels water so that rain and moisture forms a tight ball and simply rolls off the lens surface.
MeoDrop coated lenses are easily wiped clean with no smudging or smearing, stay clean longer and maintain the highest level of visual clarity.
The reticle on the Meopta MeoStar R2 scopes is precision-etched on glass, delivering exceptional target definition for all shooting applications; its erector system was developed to provide maximum holding force to withstand heavy caliber recoil.
All Meopta MeoStar R2 line riflescopes are 100% guaranteed waterproof, submersible and fully protected against humidity, rain and snow, being purged and sealed with inert Nitrogen gas.