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Found another close out Meopro at Cabelas #14593204 02/21/20
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I found one Meopro “Instinct” 3-9x40 at Cabelas about a month ago and love the quality and tracking.
It was the last one in stock at my local Cabelas.
I wished that I could get one more, so I called two Cabelas further away in my state, and located one more!
Same close out price, of $299, and they gave me free shipping to my house.
It arrived yesterday in perfect condition.

Passing this along if someone wants to make a few calls and “maybe” score one for yourself.

Have a nice weekend.


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That’s is one helluva scope for $299 ... you hit the jackpot. Congrats -

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Bass Pro has the clearance (previous) models in stock. They are Made in Czech Republic models so they can’t be that old.

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/cabelas-instinct-hd-rifle-scope


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So am I right, that Meopta doesn't warranty those scopes and Basspro/Cabela's will only provide warranty service to the original owner if he can show his original receipt?


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The box contains a lifetime warranty through Cabelas


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Originally Posted by Old_Crab
The box contains a lifetime warranty through Cabelas


One poster here was told that even though the ox said that, BPS wouldn’t honor it, while trying to sell him a 3 yeR wArranty.

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Both of my Instinct scopes also came with a user manual from Meopta which tells the user that they are warranted for life, and to just call the Meopta customer service line if anything goes wrong.

So, I’m not worried.


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Originally Posted by Old_Crab
Both of my Instinct scopes also came with a user manual from Meopta which tells the user that they are warranted for life, and to just call the Meopta customer service line if anything goes wrong.

So, I’m not worried.


You might check into it if the warranty is pretty important to you. Meopta refused to work on a pair of my Cabelas branded Meostar binoclars. They said warranty work of the Euro line had to go through Cabelas. They declined even when I offered to pay. I will only buy the Meopta branded stuff now, especially with the Bass Pro merger. SportOptics just had those Meopros on sale for not a whole lot more than you paid.

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Originally Posted by TxHunter80
Originally Posted by Old_Crab
Both of my Instinct scopes also came with a user manual from Meopta which tells the user that they are warranted for life, and to just call the Meopta customer service line if anything goes wrong.

So, I’m not worried.


You might check into it if the warranty is pretty important to you. Meopta refused to work on a pair of my Cabelas branded Meostar binoclars. They said warranty work of the Euro line had to go through Cabelas. They declined even when I offered to pay. I will only buy the Meopta branded stuff now, especially with the Bass Pro merger. SportOptics just had those Meopros on sale for not a whole lot more than you paid.


Ouch....I didn't know this.

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Meopta informed me as well that cabelas euro branded would not be warrantied through meopta.

I called just to inquire before purchasing

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It’s been documented through several threads on the Fire that all basspro/Cabela’s branded merch is subject to their store policy for returns which frankly sucks now. More than once , a Fire member has shared their warranty horror stories. I.e. no more lifetime warranty .


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F the new version of cabelas filled with BP stuff. It sucks. I’m done as a Cabelas customer.

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BassPro sucks. Always has. They sell crap.

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I find it interesting that Meopta is so willing to forgo any support for these Cabela’s optics. The scopes, boxes, and the literature in the boxes are plastered with the Meopta name. Heck, there is a Meopta bumper sticker and a Meopta Meopro scope users guide in my most recently purchased Instinct 3-9x40 ... but “it’s a Cabelas product”. Yeah, right. Me purchasing it didn’t have anything to do with all the Meopta badging. crazy

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Got one on my CZ 550 Tacticool 308 and it is a great scope for the money. Took it out this weekend to track at distance and this scope tracks very well and the glass is crystal clear.


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Don't ya reckon Cabelas/Bass Pro did a Walmart type squeeze play when they bought those scopes. Meopta probably doesn't have a lot of wiggle room to include covering the warranty. Just guessing. And, their name isn't on the scope, Cabelas is. I could see them punting those scopes back to Cabelas.

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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
And, their name isn't on the scope, Cabelas is.

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My scope has “Cabelas/Meopta” right on the rear bell. Just like the one in the bass pro link above.

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Originally Posted by kingston
BassPro sucks. Always has. They sell crap.


And since BassPro bought Cabelas, now Cabelas is starting to suck. High prices, way fewer used guns, and sales that aren't what they used to be.

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about a year and a half ago when cabelas still had the bargain cave. I bought about a dozen of these cabelas instinct scopes. I think I was into them about $130 to $140 each. I sold them on ebay for $225-250, At those prices you still can't go wrong. I would not pay close to $300 for one though.

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I'm so glad I found this thread before trying to save a few bucks and try the Euro HD binocs vs the Meostar proper branded ones. Man... I wish Cabela's had been the one doing the buying of BPS, not the other way around! I was always jealous of everyone that had Cabela's nearby and could benefit from their frequent 10% off reloading supplies and other good sales, bargain cave, and better store-brand options like the Euro HDs. Now it looks like we're all out of luck for the time being.

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