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Question by WA Mtnhunter. Uploaded on January 10, 2010
I have one Kahles scope. It's a straight 4x with a very heavy post. The light gathering ability is very good and the adjust ability works very well but the clicks are not easily felt making precise adjustment more difficult than with some scopes. When adjusted, it stays exactly where you leave it. The scope have never had any type of leakage or water issues. I'm very vague on this one but I'll guess that I got this scope used in a trade around 74-76. I'm not familiar with the current product but this older one has been topnotch.
My old Division CSM was given a M-4 topped off with a Kahles from an organization thanking him for his hard work in Iraq. I ran into him the other day and he was praising the scope and how impressed with it he is.
Yes, I have a 3-9X40mm. Kahles is owned by Swarovski. I was told they use the same glass but not sure. Definitely high quality. You can see the difference holding it up against other scopes - very bright and crisp. Scope has been on a couple of guns, including a Sako TRG-S Lazzeroni Warbird. It's held up just fine.
Dad has a kahles 7x56 on his model 70 heavy varmint in .308. the scope is an absolute beauty. heavy post but narrows to a think cross hair. Super super bright and clear. Structurally no different from Swaro, ziess, etc.
I have a 1.5 -6 x 42 (30mm tube) on my 7mm-08. It is one of the brightest scopes I own, easily as bright as my most expensive Leupold. It is a sturdy scope that survived 14 days hunting in South Africa and never lost it's zero. I am looking to get another Kahles for a project rifle (9.3x62) I am having built.
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