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Is it crazy to buy a Kahles for a good price given the company's troubles? I keep thinking what if I dropped it or something and the company is no more.
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What if you were hunting and lost another brand in a stream or something.  Ya pays your money and takes your chances.  I think your concern is reasonable, but we don't know what things will be like in five years for any of these companies. I think the market will shrink soon given the concerns over the economy.  Kahles could be the next company bought by Beretta or Bushnell.
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I don't think it's crazy to go out and buy a thirty five year old Weaver scope.  But, I wouldn't be paying several hundred dollars for it, either.  But I would be willing to go out on a limb and say that Kahles is probably a way better scope than the El Paso Weaver.  So, if it were me, I wouldn't worry about buying a Kahles. 
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I bought one a couple of months ago.......not too worried about it !! I have never had to send a scope in before.......so I feel the odds are in my favor.....but I guess only time will tell !!
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Originally posted by SamC SamC wrote:

Is it crazy to buy a Kahles for a good price given the company's troubles? I keep thinking what if I dropped it or something and the company is no more.
Thanks,
Sam
....................You can`t cross the `ol bridge until ya get to it. Meaning, if or when  you ever have a problem with a Kahles scope, the scope must be shipped to Europe for any warranty work. From what I understand there is no warranty repair facility in the states.
 
The turn around time from what I understand is around 30 to 90 days.
 
Depends on what your tolerance is for down time inconvenience.
 
If it were me, I wouldn`t take that chance even though the odds are slim for a Kahles to go haywire either through a defect or through my own fault.
 
Warranty issues, customer service and turn around time imo, is very important!
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I bought one a couple of months ago. Doesn't bother me I don't plan on having to send it in. Thunbs%20Up

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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

I bought one a couple of months ago. Doesn't bother me I don't plan on having to send it in. Thunbs%20Up

...............Oh yeah???............You guys do Kahles warranty repairs there in Texas?
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No. Read%20the%20Manual Lol. I meant I don't plan on it breaking or getting broken. Either way its a great scope and I love it. If it does break well I will cross that bridge when I get to it rain or shine but, for now I don't doubt my Kahles at all nor will I anytime soon. i  have been doing this literally my entire life and my beliefs of kahles are a superior quality scope that you will almost never have problems with (if treated correctly) and I will not doubt Kahles until it is a proven fact that I should doubt it. For now I would take it on any hunt anywhere and not look back once.
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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Just my .02
.................Yep! I agree with its optics superiority. But! Ya never know what may happen down the road no matter how remote the odds.Big%20Grin
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Chris............BTW! How did your customer or friend like his new 375 Ruger Alaskan that you ordered for him??  
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Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Just my .02
.................Yep! I agree with its optics superiority. But! Ya never know what may happen down the road no matter how remote the odds.Big%20Grin
Yeah everytime I walk outside I look around subconciously waiting for the lightning to strike me rain or shine and I do not believe in radios in my vehicles something could break on them at any time and I want to be aware of it. LOL I am totally kidding Squeezer. I agree nothing is perfect no matter what. Everything has its flaws and any man made or machine made product on this earth could fail at any given moment but, I still have a lil something called faith my momma tought me bout in my Kahles. Kahles gained my respect over the years.
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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Just my .02
.................Yep! I agree with its optics superiority. But! Ya never know what may happen down the road no matter how remote the odds.Big%20Grin
Yeah everytime I walk outside I look around subconciously waiting for the lightning to strike me rain or shine and I do not believe in radios in my vehicles something could break on them at any time and I want to be aware of it. LOL I am totally kidding Squeezer. I agree nothing is perfect no matter what. Everything has its flaws and any man made or machine made product on this earth could fail at any given moment but, I still have a lil something called faith my momma tought me bout in my Kahles. Kahles gained my respect over the years.
...........................Can you imagine carrying a rifle and getting hammered by a lightening strike directly on the scope???.......HEY ED!! Got a cartoon for that one???....ClownClownClownClownClownClownClownClownClownClownClown.............................Laugh
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Anyway, I am also with the majority here and would have no problem buying a Kahles today and hunting with it (especially if it was a deal), in fact I just did and will not lose a wink of sleep over it.  I went with the 4-12x52.
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Originally posted by Chris Farris Chris Farris wrote:

Anyway, I am also with the majority here and would have no problem buying a Kahles today and hunting with it (especially if it was a deal), in fact I just did and will not lose a wink of sleep over it.  I went with the 4-12x52.
...........Well! Earlier this year, I tried to buy from SWFA, the (discontinued) 2x7 Helia CL for my Alaskan. There was an inventory screw-up by Edgar. He confirmed the order via the computer without a hands on stock check. Computer said it one was there, but was sold instead............Hey! I tried.................But! I`m very happy with the 1.5-5x20 #4 VX3 you sent me!..........
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Still waiting for him to come pick it up. Unfortunately.
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Buy it it was a great scope before we started having all these problems with the economy and it will be a great scope afterwards....(hope you look before you step in to a hole and drop your rifle)...oops!
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Sorry about the inconvenience Squeezer i remember that. I believe I was the one you spoke with about the VX-III.
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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Sorry about the inconvenience Squeezer i remember that. I believe I was the one you spoke with about the VX-III.
..............That`s right! I think you were the one...........But that`s ok though. I`m just as happy with the smaller VX3.
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Glad to hear everything worked out for the best.
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I bought a Kahles last spring and its probably the best scope I'll ever have!  I would do it again given the same circumstances.  I have plenty of scopes I can use as a backup if I ever need to send it in.  If I were in a situation where I could only get 1 scope (pray that NEVER happens) maybe I would go with something else, but thats a BIG maybe!
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Has there been any definitive word on Kahles' status yet?  I know that their CS in the states has declined since moving to Legacy, but I've not heard any confirmation on the future status of the company itself.
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I think that you have to look at it like this.......If you are on a hunting trip and have scope problems you are screwed for that trip, whether it is a Kahles or a Leupold.....that is unless you have a backup scope or rifle with you.  If you want to go hunting within another week or so, you are still screwed, because even Leupold takes that long to get one back to you, so you need another scope or another rifle anyway.  I sent my Swarovski in to get another reticle.  It took about 4-5 weeks to get it back from Austria.  I have had US made scopes take that long.


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