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#13987722 - 07/19/19 kahles 1" scopes  
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For the folks that have owned them what are your opinions on these now discontinued scopes, I'm mainly thinking of the 3-9x42 model.

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#13987729 - 07/19/19 Re: kahles 1" scopes [Re: handwerk]  
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Optically the best 1" scopes ever made. I wish I had all of mine, i got rid of them when they were not importing them anymore. They will still work on them .

I had the AH 3-10x50, the KX 3-9x42 and the CL 3-10x50 .


#13987731 - 07/19/19 Re: kahles 1" scopes [Re: handwerk]  
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Great scopes, IMO.

Here is their rimfire 2-7 on a Cooper .22LR Classic.

This is about as nice a combo as one could wish for, at least IMO.

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#13987733 - 07/19/19 Re: kahles 1" scopes [Re: handwerk]  
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Fantastic scopes; assuming AH think Z3 at a 30% discount on used market. The CL would be more comparable to Z5.

#13987756 - 07/19/19 Re: kahles 1" scopes [Re: handwerk]  
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Beautiful scopes. I have had several.


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#13987878 - 07/19/19 Re: kahles 1" scopes [Re: handwerk]  
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I have two. Both are 3-9 x 42 TDS They work great.


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#13988015 - 07/19/19 Re: kahles 1" scopes [Re: handwerk]  
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Oldest scope manufacturer. Can’t go wrong now owned by Swarovski. Hasbeen


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#13989296 - 07/20/19 Re: kahles 1" scopes [Re: handwerk]  
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Have six of the 1" scopes and 5 of the 30 mm. They are great scopes and I picked them up when they stopped importing them. Can't beat them for the price... Last scope I will let go.

#13989323 - 07/20/19 Re: kahles 1" scopes [Re: handwerk]  
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I have one the 3.5-10 x 50, its been back to the factory 3 times, first two I dropped the guns, they fixed it, last time to put a #4 in it. The last time they changed a lens or something and its not as sharp as it was in the past. When I adjust the power the power rings does not travel smoothly but this is since I dropped it the first time. It still holds zero. I bought it about 2003 I think.


#13989415 - 07/20/19 Re: kahles 1" scopes [Re: handwerk]  
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I have an AH 3-9x50 on my .257 Roberts and it is a fine optic that holds zero. Wish I had a couple more. Happy Trails


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#13990031 - 07/20/19 Re: kahles 1" scopes [Re: handwerk]  
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I have one. It's pretty easy to turn,we still make a lever for it due to numerous requests, but I'd classify it as a much softer turn than the Razor Gen II. it has great glass and is pleasant to look through.

We can hook ya up with one with a lever and level at a great price.

#13993172 - 07/21/19 Re: kahles 1" scopes [Re: handwerk]  
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had 3 x 9 on my Voere 06...great scope


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#13993535 - 07/22/19 Re: kahles 1" scopes [Re: handwerk]  
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I’ve had several(2-7x36 and a couple 3-9x42s). Wish I’d never have let them go. Now own a couple Swarovski 3-10x42s....they are nice as well but, personally, I think the Kahles is a more robustly built scope. I’ve had problems with the Swarovskis holding zero....Kahles never had this problem.

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#13993660 - 07/22/19 Re: kahles 1" scopes [Re: handwerk]  
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Have 5 AH's. Two 2-7x36's which may be the best 2-7 ever made imo. Three 3-9x42's, two with TDS reticles and one with a duplex. Excellent scopes.

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#13993723 - 07/22/19 Re: kahles 1" scopes [Re: Leftybolt]  
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Originally Posted by Leftybolt
I think the Kahles is a more robustly built scope. I’ve had problems with the Swarovskis holding zero....Kahles never had this problem.

Leftybolt


That is the truth, I have never sent a Kahle in ever except for a fleck on the optical glass.


#13994200 - 07/22/19 Re: kahles 1" scopes [Re: handwerk]  
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I hunted with a Kahles Helia CL 3x10x50 on a VZ24 I reballed to 7mmRM in 2011. It cost me $640.
I shot one mule buck and one antelope.

Great scope except for elevation turret is in mills. I am not used to that.




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