The MeoStar, which is made and assembled in the Czech Republic, sells for a real-world price of $980. The MeoPro, which is made over there but assembled in the U.S., is $800 real world. Neither one is cheap, but the point I want to leave with you is that I don't see how you can get an appreciably better scope even if you spend a lot more money. Who cares if Meopta is not a euphonious appellation? Right now, to my rheumy eyes, they are making as good a scope as anyone anywhere, and for a lot less money.