Long known for its stellar hunting optics, at SHOT Show 2017 Meopta USA instead introduced its newest tactical riflescope, the MeoTac 3-12X 50 mm. A sturdy first-focal-plane scope weighing 34.2 ozs. built within a 34 mm tube, the MeoTac features Meopta's MeoLux lens coating, which the company claims provides 99.8 percent light transmission per lens surface. Intended for medium-range engagements, the MeoTac offers a windage adjustment range of 55 m.o.a. and 100 m.o.a. of elevation adjustments, with a click value of 1/3 m.o.a., and the illuminated MilDot 3 RD reticle has 16 brightness settings and an auto-off function after one hour of inactivity.
SHOT Show 2017: Meopta MeoTac Tactical Riflescope
Despite the lessons learned during World War I, the U.S. Army lacked a purpose-built sniper rifle throughout the interwar period, even after efforts were made to develop one. The need became more apparent as World War II loomed, leading to the adoption of the M1903A4, with its developmental history explored here.