Meopta MeoStar 15×56 HD Binocular Wins Gray’s Best Award


Meopta MeoStar 15×56 HD Binocular Wins Gray’s Best Award

HAUPPAUGE, NY, January 6, 2016 – ( – The Meopta MeoStar 15×56 HD binocular has won the prestigious Gray’s Best award for best binocular.

Presented by Gray’s Sporting Journal and seen in the magazine’s 2016 Expeditions and Guides Annual, the Gray’s Best winners represent the editors top choices for angling and hunting gear.   Each year the editors test hundreds of new products and, according to them, a Gray’s Best winner “tries a little harder, does something a little better, is a little more elegant – is somehow just more satisfying than similar products.”

Meopta MeoStar 15x56 HD Binocular Wins Grays Best Award

The following are excerpts from the Gray’s Sporting Journal 2016 Expeditions and Guides Annual:

“Between the standard 8- to 10-powered hunting binocular and the 20x to 30x spotting scope, there lies the neglected (but very useful) high-powered binocular.  They can be carried on horseback, in vehicles or on boats.  Although high-powered binoculars have been available for a long time, most have one or two drawbacks:  too heavy, too bulky or too expensive if you get really good ones…..The Czech optics company, Meopta, has now entered this field with several models that combine the weight and bulk advantages of modern optics at a price most hunters can afford…..with a price in the neighborhood of $1,600 retail, it is only about two-thirds the cost of comparable binoculars from other premium optics makers.”

When discussing the importance of the design of high-powered binoculars, Terry Wieland, shooting editor of Gray’s Sporting Journal writes, “The Meopta fits the requirements perfectly, with soft rubber armor that grips firmly, no sharp corners to cause rocking or tilting. For pure usability, it would be hard to imagine a better binocular of this class.  Optically, of course, it is up there with the big European names….Practically, however, this is a Gray’s Best and then some.”

“We are truly honored to be received another Gray’s Best award for optical excellence,” said Reinhard Seipp, general manager and chief operating officer of Meopta USA.  “Gray’s Sporting Journal is a publication of the highest quality, and its recognition of our efforts to produce exceptional optics at an attractive price point is deeply appreciated.”

About Meopta

The Meopta Group is a U.S. family-owned, multinational company with facilities in the United States and Europe. Founded in 1933 in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), Meopta is a leading manufacturing partner to many of the world’s finest optical brands. In their Czech facility, Meopta conceives, develops and manufactures precision optical and electro/optical systems for semiconductor, medical, aerospace and military industries as well as for consumer markets. In their New York plant, precision optical products are manufactured and assembled to exacting standards in clean-room environments for the military, industrial and consumer markets.

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