Meopta Meostar R1
3–12x56 $1,200 Battery-free illuminated plex In terms of optics and controls, there’s nothing especially new here. This is a very good and bright 30mm hunting scope with a traditional German 4 reticle in the first plane. What new is groundbreaking: an illuminated dot in the center of the reticle that requires no batteries to activate. Meopta has developed a light-sensitive dichroic coat- ing that turns bright red in daylight conditions but lime green in twilight. The first-plane configuration of our sample is perfect for running game and super-fast target acquisition in any light conditions, but it’s not especially useful for precision work.