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Source: Meopta press release

Hauppauge, New York - The Meopta MeoPro 6x42 riflescope has won the prestigious Gray's Best award for best riflescope.

Each year the editors of Gray's Sporting Journal review hundreds of new products to determine which truly stand out as the best in their category. What does "best" really mean? Gray's thinks "it's a product that tries a little harder, does something a little better, is a little more elegant - is somehow just more satisfying than similar products."

The following are excerpts from the Gray's Sporting Journal 2014 Expeditions & Guides Annual:

"Meopta is a Czech company that has been in business since the 1930s, making a wide range of optical products that aren't well known in the United States. Also not well known: Meopta is a subcontractor for many of the bigger, better-known names for some specialized processes and links in the manufacturing chain. In other words, the Meopta name may not be familiar, but there is no doubt about the quality."

"Meopta's line of riflescopes occupies a definite niche, combining proven European optical quality with compact and highly usable designs, at a price roughly half what you would pay for the bigger names.....Meopta scopes feel like the European scopes of years ago, when German makers were trying to break into the American market and sold glass that made you feel you could, in Elmer Keith's words, "see the Promised Land." The particular scope that prompted this paean of praise is Meopta's fixed-power MeoPro 6x42, a one-inch tube model that will appeal to Americans wanting a scope for a mountain rifle that is rugged, slim, handsome and delivers sparkling optics." - Terry Wieland, Shooting Editor

"It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by the editors of Gray's Sporting Journal with a Gray's Best award," said Reinhard Seipp, general manager and COO of Meopta USA. "Gray's is a highly regarded publication and readers and manufacturers alike appreciate the time and effort that goes into this annual testing process. At Meopta, we work hard to produce exceptional optics that are renowned for their performance and value, and we are excited to be introducing so many great new products throughout 2014."

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.