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Good news Meopta Artemis 2000 6x42

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by 177, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. 177

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    .... is on its way and, upon arriving, it shall be mostly attached to the topside of my 30 FPE FAC Rapid :)

    I couldn't decide on what to get and while I was faffing between Nikon Monarch models and other possible contenders (Leupold EFR was tempting) the chance for a 6x42 Meopta with the 4b ret came up at a price too good to miss.

    I couldn't help myself...

    ;)

    :D

    For those who don't know, think S&B clarity and brightness :cool:

    I tend to leave my 3-9x40 and 3-9x50 scopes on 6x and never touch them thereafter. Once in a while I go 'up' to 7x :rolleyes: so a 6x42 will be the cat's meow :D

    I will try it on the Rapid but I have the beginnings of an idea:

    Meopta 6x42 onto the Browning A-Bolt .270

    Leupold VX2 3-9x50 from the Browning A-Bolt onto the CZ .223

    Edgar Brothers 10x42 Sniper from the CZ .223 onto the Rapid (will need 30mm mounts) or:

    Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 1.75-5x32 from the .20 HW95 that I never use but won't sell :rolleyes: onto the Rapid.

    Or...

    I know, I know, I'll lie down before I hurt myelf...

    :D
     
  2. JD

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    Is this a new or secondhand scope 177 ?

    The reason I ask is, do the new A or B rets retain the 3 hash marks on the ret or just 2 ?
     
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    270 and 6x42 is a great combo. I used 7x64 (European equivalent of the 270 - it is more or less the 280 Rem in the USA, just a slightly different shoulder angle to prevent the headspace problem of wrong loading 270s into a 280 breech = excessive headspace!) I used this combo out to 700 yards on sika and reds, only I had the old Habicht Nova 6x42.
     
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    Always wondered how the feck do you pronounce Habicht Accu ? is it abit like sneezing. lol
     
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    Yes... Bless you :)
     
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    I had one and sold it when i was skint but absolutely brilliant optics, so saving for a new one again now.
     
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    Scope arrived today - going to do a low light comparison tonight with a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x50 and time any noticeable difference between the two :D
     
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    Did you opt out of reading my post ? or are you just ignoring me ?
     
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    Pardon me for overlooking it :rolleyes:New to me, not a new model with an updated ret though.Picture of the ret will follow tomorrow...
     
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    Ten to fifteen minutes in thick woodland, a good bit longer in the open. I will try woodland margins tomorrow if I get the time. Clarity and sharpness is outrageously good - miles beyond the x50 Prostaff on the same 6x magnification.

    Aim points are roughly equivalent to bottom of first BDC circle, third BDC circle and bottom of the fourth on the Prostaff.

    That means it's better in low light than a 3-9x50 Leupold VX2 30mm European, despite the Meopta having a narrower 1" tube :)

    It's going on my .270 without a doubt or, at the very least, onto the .223

    Bambi beware...


    :D

    Anyone want a 3-9x50 Leupold ?

    :)
     
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    If you insist, pm to follow with my details. ; ) lol


    It sounds like you've got the same ret as my 4x32 Meopta, a useful reticle for sub 12ft lbs .22
     
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    Early morning tests gave a significant edge to the Meopta - far more than last light. That could be down the light conditions yesterday as daylight failed - I will check it a few more times in different ambient weather conditions and see what's what but, for now, suffice to say that it is well ahead of the Prostaff on 6x in all respects.

    To put this into perspective (and to repeat what I said earlier) it also puts it well ahead of a 30mm tube 3-9x50 Leupold VX2 Euro model which, incidentally, is more expensive than the Meopta, when comparing new prices.

    I've not tried it with NV yet but under a lamp it needs far less light to perform well.

    Take from that what you will.
     
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    Stope messing about with your airgun and get cracking in the workshop, you have blades to finish. :D

    Morning performance can be affected by the individual far more than evening performance - tired eyes that haven't got going yet are more susceptible to the low light of morning. I am getting to the stage that small type that I can read perfectly happily in the eveneing, I can't even focus on in th emorning - even much larger type first thing, nothing comes into focus until about the second coffee has gone down!
     
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    I'm not ashamed at all that I'm up here at the Borders and that blade is back at my other place waiting on more input from yours truly. Priorities and all that. ;)

    Given how knackered I was last night I half expect better evening results on a less taxing day.

    To be continued...
     
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    No blades, no pic of a ret neither, next thing your being saying it was pitch black and with no torch, you lent it to Vin ( Riddick ) Diesel. ; ) lol
     
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    Nearly, what he said was, he left it in the diesel van.
     
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    Busy day with my daughter, which is infinitely more precious to me than photos of a scope ret.

    I said to be continued - when is the big question though...
     

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