The optics are first-rate, as they are on all Meoptas, and the real-world price is $999.99. This, I realize, is not cheap, but when you consider that tactical and target scopes of this quality cost three times as much, that puts it in perspective. In the past few years I've been able to use a number of Meopta scopes, but this is the best of them. It fits with a long-range hunting rifle like Astaire fit with Rogers, Martin fit with Lewis, and Abbot fit with Costello. If you don't know who those people are, the hell with you.
One more word about expense and long range. It's a story Ed Zern was fond of, and it concerns a farmer whose hens wouldn't lay, so he advertised for a stud rooster, but never really found one who packed the gear. Then one day he felt a peck on his ankle and looked down. There was a scrawny banty rooster looking up at him.