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I’m looking to buy a new scope with good low light capabilities and was wondering if anyone had any experience with the Minox ZE 5i? My other choice is a Meopta meostar but I found a pretty good deal on the Minox.
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Sorry no knowledge of either scope, but I am sure someone with knowledge of one or both will be along to help.

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 No experience with that model of Minox but you can't go wrong with a MeoStar, imo.
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Meostar is fine glass. What power?
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Was looking at the meostar 4-16x44 but I found a really good deal on a minox zei5. 3-15x56. I have a few meopro 4-12x50’s and they are pretty good in lowlight but want something a little better in lowlight.
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ZEi is an excellent scope and probably better than Meostar R1.

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I have a ZX5, and love it. Very good glass. I love Minox as a company. They took care of me. 

I had a ZA5, and if you know anything about those scopes, Minox subbed out assembly and the companyt did a poor job of QC. I sent mine back, and I got back a scope that someone installed on a long action, and it had awful scope ring marks on it. I complained and Minox Germany swapped me out with the ZX I have now. 

The ZX is 3x15X50 and a 30mm tube. It is very well made, very good glass. I haven't gotten to hunt with it yet, so I can't say how it does in really low light, but if it is anything like the ZA5 I sent back, I know I won't be disappointed. 


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