Meopta USA announced a new red dot optic designed to operate as a primary sight for an AR or other modern sporting rifle. Called the MeoRed T reflex sight, it is designed to provide no magnification (1x with a 30mm objective) with unlimited eye relief.
The sight uses a 1.5 MOA red dot in a tube style housing. It has 12 brightness levels and is compatible with night vision devices. It operates on a single AA battery. A cut off circuit will automatically shut down the sight after 8 hours of non-use.
Some people dismiss the AA battery as not being a professional’s power source, but it has the benefit of being commonly available. Additionally, AA batteries using lithium chemistry can provide extended standby and run times that bring it on par with CR123s. According to the company, a single AA will power the MeoRed T for at least 2k hours on a medium setting.
Meopta states the optic is waterproof to 2 meters for 2 hours. The lenses have a hydrophobic coating that helps to shed water, rain, snow and even fingerprints. It should certainly withstand fierce rainstorms. It has an operating temperature of -40˚ F to 140˚ F.
This sight is less than 5″ long and weighs less than 9 ounces. The suggested retail price is $999.99.