New Optic: Meopta MeoRed T Reflex Sight

New Optic: Meopta MeoRed T Reflex Sight

Meopta delivers a rugged and fast aiming solution for tactical rifles in its new MeoRed T Reflex Sight.

How does the MeoRed T stack up?

  • The MeoRed T Reflex Sight features a 1.5 MOA red dot.
  • The 1x optic has fully coated lenses, including external hydrophobic coatings.
  • Each lens surface delivers 99.7-percent light transmission.
  • The MeoRed T's tube is constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum.
  • The MSRP of the MeoRed T is $1,000.

It could be on a dusty 3-Gun course or, in more dire circumstances, such as a self-defense situation involving multiple attackers, but you’ll find that speed is your friend. Your ability to move target to target, seamlessly and accurately, precisely placing shots is of critical importance. Honestly, in the latter example, it could be a matter of life and death.

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Good old trigger time, of course, is at the root of honing muscle memory and mindset to get the most out of a gun. But as shooters, we’d be remiss if we didn’t give ourselves every advantage out there. And in the modern shooting world, there are certainly accessories that enhance our hard-won abilities and act as force multipliers in skilled hands.

Quality optics definitely fall into this category. And the recently released Meopta MeoRed T Reflex Sight appears to have what it takes to bring the most out of the shooter and his firearms. Designed as a primary aiming solution for tactical rifles, the minute red-dot optic is ruggedly built and engineered for lightning-fast target transitions.

Perhaps the most attractive feature of the 1x30mm optic is the red dot itself, which is set up to shave hairs off a gnat’s hiney. This is due to its 1.5 MOA illuminated dot. While certain to excel at close quarters, and shots on the fly, the dot is fine enough to hold its own at medium to medium-long ranges.

The MeoRed T’s reticle is also ready to tackle nearly every lighting environment thrown at it with 12 intensity settings. Improving this is the company’s MeoBright multi-lens coatings, which provide a crystal clear sight picture, eliminating glare and reflections and delivering 99.7-percent light transmission per lens surface. Meopta has even gone a step further with the MeoRed T, coating the external lens surfaces with its MeoDrop, a hydrophobic coating that repels rain and snow, in addition to skin oils and dirt.

Meopta has done plenty to protect all that high-tech glass and hardware, building the MeoRed T’s tube of aircraft-grade aluminum. The unit completely sealed and waterproof, as well as shockproof. In short, it’s tough as boots.

As a standalone, the optic is set to shine in nearly any tactical application, but Meopta has designed the MeoRed T as an all-around sighting solution. Compatible with night vision optics and magnifiers, the red dot is set to tackle nearly any conceivable operation.

As is expected on any piece of equipment that delivers, the MeoRed T has a bit of a price tag — $1,000 MSRP. It’s not through the roof in the optics world, but it is spendy. However, for shooters who are set to make the most of their rifles and skills, the red dot sight might be priced right.


Meopta MeoRed T Specs
Magnification: 1x
Objective Diameter: 30mm
Eye Relief: Unlimited
Dot Size Diameter: 1.5 MOA
No. of Intensity Levels: 12
Night Vision Compatibility: Yes
Elevation Adjustment: 80 Min.
Windage Adjustment: 80 Min.
Adjustment Increments: 0.5 MOA
Automatic Intensity Mode: no
Power Supply (V): 1.5-3.6 (1xAA)
Battery Lifetime (hours at medium intensity): 2,000 Min.
Automatic Shutdown: 8 hours
Recoil Resistance: 500 g
Operational Temperature Range (°F): -40 to +140
Waterproof: 2/2 meters/hours
Max. Length: 4.84 in/123mm
Max. Height: 2.32 in/59mm
Max. Width: 2.64 in/67mm
Weight: 8.82 oz
Objective Filter Thread: M34x.05mm
Eyepiece Filter Thread: M27x.05mm


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Elwood Shelton is the Digital Editor for Gun Digest. He lives in Colorado and has provided coverage on a vast spectrum of topics for GD for more than a decade. Before that, he was an award-winning sports and outdoors reporter for a number of newspapers across the Rocky Mountains. His experience has consisted of covering the spread of chronic wasting disease into the Western Slope of Colorado to the state’s ranching for wildlife programs. His passion for shooting began at a young age, fostered on pheasant hunts with his father. Since then, he has become an accomplished handloader, long-range shooter and avid hunter—particularly mule deer and any low-down, dirty varmint that comes into his crosshairs. He is a regular contributor to Gun Digest Magazine and has contributed to various books on guns and shooting, most recently Lever-Actions: A Tribute to the All-American Rifle.


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