The MeoPro series by Meopta includes riflescopes, binoculars and spotting scopes that are made in Meopta’s USA facility located in upstate New York. Being modest about it, Meopta uses the term “Assembled in the USA” instead because the lens and most of the components are still produced by Meopta’s main Czech Republic plant. To my knowledge, other US based optic manufacturers (Leupold, Trijicon and Steiner to name a few) are not much different in this regard because they are also sourcing their lens and internal components extensively from overseas.
Recently added to the MeoPro series are the new HTR models with external adjustment turrets. The MeoPro 4.5-14x44mm HTR that I am reviewing is the smaller of the two 4.5-14x models, the other one has a big 50mm objective.
HTR stands for Hunting, Tactical and Range; I would just call it a multi-purpose riflescope. At just slightly over 17 ounces, the MeoPro 4.5-14x44mm HTR is fairly light for its size. Midwest Industries provided their new 1-piece scope mount for my field testing with the Meopta.
At the low-end 4.5x. Although made in the USA, the MeoPro models like all Meopta optics feature lens made from German Schott optical glass.
At the mid-range 10x. The MeoPro 4.5-14x44mm HTR’s reticle is located in the second focal plane and it doesn’t have illumination at all.
At the top-end 14x. My review sample’s BDC reticle is designed to work only at the max magnification like all 2nd focal plane scopes.
The target style turrets seem to be made by Kenton. Those have easy to read white marking and a nice tactile feel. The windage and elevation turrets are ¼ MOA per click and the left side turret is for parallax adjustment.
Optically, the MeoPro 4.5-14x44mm HTR is first rated, as with all Meoptas. I was using it on my 6.5 Grendel caliber AR-15 and shot it out to 1000 yards with good results.
Meopta MeoPro 4.5-14x44mm HTR Specification:
Tube size: 1-inch
Exit Pupil: 9.7mm-3.14mm
Field-of-view: 24.8 ft-8.4 ft at 100 yds
Eye relief: 3.5 inch
Length: 13.86 inches
Weight: 17.11 ounces
Windage Adjustment total: 43 MOA
Windage adjustment per click: 1/4 MOA
Reticle opptions: ZPlex, McWhorter and BDC