Meopta Optics repro WW2 scopes and mounts

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  1. EDELWEISS

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    Ive been thinking about building a Mauser as a Stalking or Pursuit (new term) rifle. I want something with a post war feeling and some modern touches. While scheming and designing it in my head, I came up with the idea to use a WW2 scope. Then I found that Meopta Optics makes a repro of the ZF4 scope.
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    There are also sources for repro K98 mounts as well. The "Swept Back mount was fitted to the left side of K98s.
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    There are ZF39 reproduction scopes as well.
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    Some of the reproduction scopes are little more than toys; but Meopta Optic is a good company, no doubt they have high and low end stuff; but Im sorta tempted to try one.
     

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    Wow, great idea. Looking forward to reading your report on the quality of the optics.
     

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    Interesting project.
     

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    Meopta makes good optics, I 3 of their scopes.
     

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    I have one too, and I bought it because a smith recommended it, then showed me his guns with his own Meoptas, and just to seal the deal we took them outside so I could see the quality.

    I have been "screwed" by China quality repros, that I had intended to use on the M91/30 shown above... In retrospect I probably should have known, if price is any meter of quality.

    I think I'm gonna give it a try; but I'll keep pondering till I get to the scope part of the project. The thing is I "know" modern scopes are better than anything from 80 years; the question is are they good enough for say 150-200 yards max on Whitetail size vitals.
     

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    I'm wondering if they have modern day glass in them. If they do, and why wouldn't they, they ought be great for your intended use
     

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    Cool idea.
    Witold
     

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