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I have a Kahles Helia 4-12X52 scope with duplex cross hairs.  I hunt with it.  Shooting a 270 WSM with a 250 yd zero, I can shoot beyond 300 yds on big game without adjusting my point of aim, provided I'm shooting for the boiler room.  Much beyond that however, one must either adjust point of aim, or compensate with scope inputs.  That is pretty much out of the question with the existing scope adjustment system.  It would require moving the caps.  

Are there tactical type turrets that can be installed on that scope?  Or might it be easier to replace the Kahles with a scope already equipped with them?    
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I have not heard of anyone installing tactical knobs on a Kahles that did not have them however you could contact the manufacturer and ask if that is an option.  Zeiss does that all the time.  With scopes that you dial in correction most are 30mm tubes so that they have more internal adjustment.  If you use a balistic reticle or mil dot reticle you can use the marks for hold over at known distance.  If you use a first focal plane scope the marks hold true at any magnification / power.  With second focal plane scopes the hold over marks are only true at one power usually the highest power. Since you are used to a Kahles you are already spoiled by really good glass. I'll suggest a couple for you to consider.
US Optics 3.2-17x44 SN-3 30mm Riflescope
US Optics 3.2-17x44 SN-3 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - USOSN3E
  • Matte Black Type III hard Anodizing
  • Illuminated Mil-Scale GAP Reticle
  • 30mm
  • Low Profile - Rapid Focus Eyepiece
  • 11 Pos Rheostat (Red) Illumination
  • EREK 1/10 MIL Elevation Knob
  • US#3 1/10 MIL Windage Knob
  • T-Pal Left Side Parallax/Focus
$2,589.95
Zeiss 4-16x56 Tactical Hensoldt Telescopic 34mm Sight
Illuminated Mil-dot Zeiss 4-16x56 Tactical Hensoldt Telescopic 34mm Sight
Stock # - ZEI3302999001
  • Matte
  • Illuminated Mil-Dot
  • 34mm
  • Target Knobs
  • Side Focus
  • 0.1 MRAD
$3,364.95 
Those are the top of the line tactical scopes.
Zeiss 4.5-14x50 Conquest Rifle Scope
Rapid Z 800 Zeiss 4.5-14x50 Conquest Rifle Scope
Stock # - ZEI5214919972
  • Matte
  • Rapid Z 800
  • 1"
  • Side Focus
  • Hunting Turrets
  • Etched Glass
  • 2nd Plane
$924.95
SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical Riflescope
Mil-Dot SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical Riflescope
Stock # - SS39X42
  • Matte
  • First Focal Plane Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 0.1 MRAD
$599.95
Trijicon 5-20x50 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
Mil-Dot Crosshair w/ Green Dot Trijicon 5-20x50 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - TR232G
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot Crosshair w/ Green Dot
  • 30mm
  • Free Sun Shade w/ Purchase
$1,039.95
Sightron 6-24x50 SIII 30mm Riflescope
Sightron 6-24x50 SIII 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SIIISS624X50LRMDCM
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • Side Focus
  • .1 MRAD Tactical Knobs
$844.95
Vortex 4-16x50 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope
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http://www.samplelist.com/TradeInForm.aspx  SWFA will take a scope in trade if you want to go that route.
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Wow, that is quite a range of options.

jackG, you have a scope configuration that does indeed make long range hunting shots more difficult (plex hairs, capped turrets.)  If you wish to shoot longer range on game, i recommend either target turrets (depending on budget and specific needs, as demonstrated by ufriend, the list is pretty long on choices) or with a ranging reticle like the Zeiss Z600 or Z800.  be advised that, for a BDC reticle to work, one must shoot the hunting load at known distances to know how YOUR bullet drops from YOUR gun at YOUR hunting elevations and temperature ranges.

Good luck, feel free to ask additional questions.

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Removing the caps is what is done with the largest majority of scopes on the market. When you put the Target turrets on a hunting scope you run a risk of bumping the turrets and inadvertently losing your settings. You may check with Kenton Ind. for after market  ballistic turrets. Since The changeover at Kahles I don't think you can get any custom work from them.
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jackG,

That is a good scope you have there.  If you are setting up for a long shot, you will likely have time to take off the cap and compensate with your existing turrets.  I have compensated for range with hunting style turrets, and have not found it bothersome (other than making sure I put the cap in a zippered pocket every time).
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Why no Leupold options?
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