By Jim Clary
Dr. Jim and Mary Clary review the MeoPro 80 HD Spotting Scope and find out once again why they are such fans of Meopta optics.
USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Meopta (then Optotechnika) was founded in Czechoslovakia in 1933. The Company, which specialized in producing high-quality optical lenses, quickly expanded into producing high-quality binoculars, cameras, and projectors. They were a thriving company when the occupying German Wehrmacht compelled them to make riflescopes and other optics during WW II.
While Swarovski and Leica were fortunate to fall under U.S. occupation after the war ended, Meopta was locked into Communist Soviet occupation. There, because of their ongoing ability to produce excellent optics, they became the principal supplier to the Soviet military for periscopes, riflescopes, night vision devices and anything optical.
With the fall of communism and the breakup of the Soviet Union, Meopta was finally free to develop and market their products without political domination. In 1992, a family of Czech descendants returned to their homeland in the hope that they might be able to buy Meopta. The Rausnitz brothers, who had immigrated to the United States in 1946, successfully purchased the company in the early 1990s. With a considerable investment …Read the Rest