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Optics GrassHopper
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I think I have bad eyes or am I just expecting too much out of my new scope? I just got a new Kahles CL 3x10x50. I am fairly new to optics so I don't know much. I only have three rifle scopes so far. An old fixed 4x32 Tasco cheapie, VXIII Leupold and the new CL. Of course there is a night and day difference between the tasco and others but the VXIII versus the Kahles I can see no difference. I just got done looking at them again this morning in bright light. Last night I did look through them around 5PM and at dusk. I just can't see the difference to warrant the extra cost. I focused both of them just to make sure. I'm sort of thinking of returning it and replacing it with a Zeiss for less money since my eyes cant tell the difference. I hunt out west with wide open ranges so I was thinking of a Zeiss in the range of 4X14X44...difference of $200 from the CL. I just wanted opinion but I know it's up to me.


I don't think my eyes can be that bad though since I was able to tell a difference between 2 different Bino's...


Pentax DCH SP 10X43 and a Leupold Cascade 10x42

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/13/2007 at 12:43
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Optics Jedi Knight
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At the end of the day you are the one looking through the scope and what you see is what you get. I just read two opinions on some other scope and the two opinions were the exact opposite of one another! Same scope, one guy says its great, the other says it is not great.

So if you are fortunate enough to have the scope in your hands and can make the comparison for yourself, trust in your judgement and go for it. Just remember that there is more to a scope then the glass.

This week end I had the opportunity to look through a top end scope that comes highly recommended and I expected to be blown away by the clarity. Well I was not and found my middle end scope quite up to the task.

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/13/2007 at 15:02
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Try the same test first thing in the morning when there is less haze.  Also try it at differant powers.  I have a Kahles AH and found that the top is not as clear as the lower powers.


The next thing is to set out a piece of news print and see how far out you can read it.

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