Traditional riflescope series in the best sense of the term. It offers favorite and proven models made of traditional materials. The solid steel tube is the distinctive feature of the whole Artemis 2000 and 2100 series. Top shock resistance, excellent optical power, watertightness and elegant, fully functional design - these are the properties that will be appreciated both by newcomers, as well as by the professionals for whom hunting is an inseparable part of their lifestyles.

• Steel tube (except for the model Artemis 3000 3-9x42)

• Unique internal mechanism design ensures top mechanical ruggedness

• Excellent optical performance

• Multiple antireflective coatings ensuring light transmission of 87% - 90% (depending on the model)

• Reticle in the front focal plane (except for the model Artemis 3000 3-9x42)

• A Nitrogen purged and sealed body for fog proof and water proof performance

• Quadratic windage and elevation adjustments with step of 1cm / 100m (except for the model Artemis 3000 3-9x42, which has the step of ¼ in / 100 yd, i.e. 0,7cm / 100m)

The 2100 series offers an illuminated center dot for hunting in low light conditions. The illumination of the center dot under normal daylight conditions is observable only when set on intensity level 6 or 7, so that no matter how small the target is, it will not be overwhelmed or lost in the brightness of the dot when illuminated. The brightness levels can be adjusted with the knob on the left side of the elevation turret in seven steps marked 1-7 (with 7 being the brightest). The interpositions marked with a dot, provide an interim off position between each intensity level, allowing for quick, single click on and off operation. The service life of the original battery, a CR2354, is roughly 80 hours. It is also possible to use a more readily available battery, the CR2032, which has a service life of about 60 hours.

Tube construction, steel or aluminum alloy

The question of which is better for riflescope tube construction, Steel or Aluminum, has been pondered for many years, and the answer still remains the same. Both have properties that make each one of them advantageous. Steel tubes are the most resistant to external damage, while aluminum alloy offers a lighter product. But both provide strong durable outer protection for the internal mechanism and optics when used properly. Meopta is proud to be able to offer both. If getting the highest level of strength and durability is most important, then try our Artemis 2000, 2100 Series. If weight is your main concern, then our Artemis 3000 and MeostarTM series are just what you are looking for. Construction of Meopta riflescopes with steel tubes offers an additional advantage. As with virtually any material, extreme temperature change can cause expansion and contraction and thus vary alignment of inner and outer mechanisms, resulting in minor shifts in parallax at 100 M. However, with the consistent properties of steel we are able design and build riflescopes that control this problem.As a result, null parallax shift at 100 M in production means null parallax shift at 100 M in the hottest African or the coldest Alaskan environment!


The most technologically advanced series of new generation riflescopes that meet the needs of the most demanding users. The tube is made of the highest grade aluminum alloy which allows the surface of the device to be black anodized. This surface treatment is molecularly bonded to the aluminum alloy, making the tube surface extremely chemical resistant. In addition, the surface is treated by a special technology so that no finger prints can be seen and it is pleasant to touch. The anti-reflection coating MB-5501 makes use of the latest technology in the field, and is applied to all optical components, ensuring the top light transmission values for the riflescopes.

• Lightweight, one-piece, aircraft grade aluminum alloy tube

• Unique internal mechanism design ensures top mechanical ruggedness

• Excellent optical performance

• Multiple antireflection coatings MB-5501 ensuring light transmission of 92% - 95% (depending on the model)

• Reticle in the rear focal plane (except for the model Meostar R1 3-12x56)

• A Nitrogen purged and sealed body for fog proof and water proof performance

• Quadratic windage and elevation adjustments with a step of ¼ in / 100 yd, i.e. 0,7cm / 100m

The Meostar R1 RD 1-4x22 model with illuminated K-dot reticle is designed for hunting under difficult, low-light daylight conditions (at maximum intensity, the dot illumination is visible in sunny weather with snow cover). With magnification set on 1 power and the reticle illuminated, the riflescope may be used as a short range, close in -sighting device, by allowing the user to keep both eyes open. This allows a clear, substantially improved view of what is happening in the surrounding field of view. With the knob on the left side of elevation turret, the intensity level can be changed from 1-7, (with 7 being the brightest) In addition to 7 different intensity levels we have also provided an off position (signified by a dot) between each level. This allows the illumination to be switched on and off and returned to original level with a minimum effort. The service life of the original CR 2354 battery is roughly 80 continuous hours. A more readily available CR 2032 battery may also be used however the service life is only about 60 continuous hours. The Meostar R1 RD 7x56 and 3-12x56 models are designed for hunting under extreme low light conditions at early dawn or late dusk.

Meostar R1 4-16x44 Tactic

A riflescope designed to meet the needs of serious long-range shooters. Designed with an adjustable objective for setting zero parallax at distances from 3 meters to infinity, as well as low profile target knobs, enabling fast field setting of the line of sight (reticle cross-hairs center) in terms of the target distance and relevant windage adjustment. The covered adjustment knobs have single click values of 0,7 mm/100 m, 1/4 in/100 yd or 1/4 MOA. The vertical scale serves for orientation when turning the knob by more than 360°. The elevation knob allows for calibration of bullet drop at any known distance and can be re-set to zero. The windage knob allows for quick left/right adjustment to compensate for bullet drift due to cross winds. Fitted with a Mil-Dot style reticle this scope enables the user to quickly and precisely determine the exact distance of an intended target at virtually any range.

Use of Mil-Dot style cross-hairs

The dots placed on the stadia equal an angle of 1 m at 1000 m, or 1 milliradian. In military terminology this angle is called 1 mil. The distance D can be determined by a simple calculation using the formula D = 1000 x H / h, where H stands for the actual target height in meters and h stands for its angular height in scale divisions. For very precise range finding it is therefore necessary to know the exact target height. With experience in approximate target size, very accurate estimates of the distance to the target can be made. With an adult Roebuck body trunk height estimated to be 0.5 m and as seen in the illustration the distance is calculated as follows: D = 1000 x 0.5 / 6 = 83 m. Caution! The above method of range finding provides correct results only with riflescope set on the maximum magnification, i.e. 16x.

Quadratic course of adjustment

Quadratic course of adjustment means that windage and elevation adjustments are mutually independent and as such, guarantees a full range of movement in any direction. The illustration below shows a comparison of a full range of adjustment for a Meopta riflescope and a „no-name" riflescope. You will note that in some directions, the adjustment range of the „no-name" riflescope exceeds the Meopta range. However, in important (especially in the diagonal or windage direction) directions it attains insufficient adjustment range. Irregular circumference of the adjustment field of the „noname" scope indicates that horizontal and vertical movements are not independent (especially in extreme positions) and are each affected when only one is adjusted, i.e., with turning the windage adjusting knob the reticle also moves in the vertical or elevation direction.

Reticle in front or rear focal plane
Placement of the reticle (crosshairs) in the front focal plane (behind the objective lens) means that with increased magnification both the target image and the reticle thickness increase (Artemis 2000, 2100; Meostar R1 3-12x56 model offer front focal plain reticles). Placing the reticle in the rear focal plane (in front of the eyepiece) allows the reticle to maintain its virtual size throughout the entire magnification range. (The Meostar series offer the reticle in the rear focal plain, see the chart below) So shortly:

• all fixed magnification riflescopes are not affected by the reticle position

• a reticle positioned in the front focal plane enables the user to use the reticle distance estimation scale and pitches of thick lines for measuring distance at any magnification.

Use of the distance scale with 4A, 4B reticles
To use the distance scale in your riflescope, simply line up the target or the portion of the target, whose height you estimate to be 0.5 m (this dimension is indicated by the number 0.5 to the left of the scale), on the bottom line in the ranging scale. Once you have done this then the number that coincides with the top of your target indicates the targets distance in hundreds of meters. For example, if the body trunk height of an adult Roebuck is estimated to be 0.5 m, then as seen in the illustration this Roebuck is approximately 200 meters away from the shooter.

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