Optics can get expensive, without a doubt. Generally, with optics, you get what you pay for, at least to an extent. With that said, not everyone needs a $1500 rifle scope. If you are that sort but are looking for features usually reserved for higher end optics it is worth looking at the Meopta line; in this article, we are focusing on the MeoSport R 3-15×50 RD SFP which runs about $450 American.

The review began with the scope mounted on a Barnes Precision Machine AR-15, and while that went well, that rifle generates next to no recoil so I opted for another test platform. Fortunately, a the Ruger SFAR in 7.62×51 was on hand had just shown up to review.

The scope was mounted, sighted at twenty-five yards, zeroed to 100 yards, and the review continued. The Ruger was grouping under a MOA at 100 yards, so using existing dope, we dialed the scope to 300 yards and were able to get on target right away. We shot a few groups at 300 yards, adjusted the scope to 400 yards, and were able to get right on at 400 yards. We shot a few groups out at 400 yards, dialed it back to 300, and then to 100. Throughout the review, the windage and elevation adjustments were spot on and held zero. With that much adjusting back and forth through the day, if anything was mechanically off in the scope, it would have shown up. The Meosport uses milliradian instead of MOA for adjustments, so if you are used to MOA you will have somewhat of a learning cure. However, on the turrets, it gives you adjustments in centimeters so that makes on the fly adjustments much easier. The scope is made in the Czech Republic and has a lifetime warranty, so there is a lot of value in this optic.

The only complaint I have under high magnification in bright sunlight, you get a hint of purple chromatic aberration.

The windage and elevation knobs are clearly marked, easily adjusted, and lockable. The scope is easily returned to zero, knowing the dope of the rifle. The parallax knob is mounted on the port side and is adjustable from ten yards to infinity.

The zoom adjuster is large and easily adjusted from three to fifteen magnification. The scope is made from aircraft grade aluminum and is hard anodized for a durable package. The main tube is 30mm.

The scope includes rings and caps in the box,.

The 4C illuminated reticle is second focal plane.


Magnification: 3-15

Objective lens: 50 mm

Objective Filter Thread: M52x0.75

Main Tube Size: 30 mm

Eye relief: (mm / in) 100 mm

Field of view: (m/100m // ft/100yds)

Focal Plane Position: 2

Dioptric compensation: -3 / 2 D

Daylight Transmission: 80 %

Impact per click (cm/100m // in/100yds): 1

Windage and elevation adjustment range (cm/100m // in/100yds): 262

Parallax Correction: 10yds – infinity y/n

Length: 13.3″

Weight: 1.5 pounds

By Hunter Elliott

I spent much of my youth involved with firearms and felt the call early on to the United States Marine Corps, following in my father's and his brother's footsteps. Just after high school I enlisted and felt most at home on the rifle range, where I qualified expert with several firearms and spent some time as a rifle coach to my fellow Marines. After being honorably discharged I continued teaching firearm safety, rifle and pistol marksmanship, and began teaching metallic cartridge reloading. In the late 1990s I became a life member to the National Rifle Association and worked with the Friends of the NRA. Around that time my father and I became involved with IDPA and competed together up until he passed away. I began reviewing firearms for publications in the mid 2000s and have been fortunate to make many friends in the industry. Continuing to improve my firearms skills and knowledge is a never ending journey in which we should all be committed. I am also credited as weapons master on a few independent films.

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