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I was just looking at different scopes, the Kahles C 1.5-6X42 has a FOV of 75 feet, where would you use this wide a FOV.

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all the time - FOV is a really really good thing to see what's AROUND your target.
 
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i love a 1.5-6x42 - really really easy on the eyes.
 
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Good point, I have been looking at that scope on the sample list for a Kimber 308.
I have never had to shoot over 200 yards and most of my shots are 50 to 100 yards at dawn and dusk low light. Would this be a good scope for this?
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That is an excellent scope for your purpose and would be hard to beat at any cost. The 1.5-6 is also available in a CSX model with the C-dot. That reticle is great for low light. I have one in a 1.1-4x24 and it is better in the dark than the 4A and 7A reticles I have.

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Would the CSX 1.1-4x24  be better in low light than the 1.5-6 C. at the yardages I mentioned.
 
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I think the 1.5-6x42 would give you an advantage in heavy cover. You can crank up the power higher which would allow you to see obstructions that you might not catch with the 1.1-4 @ 4X. You get a 7mm exit pupil @ 6x versus a 6mm exit pupil @ 4x.

You can certainly make any 400 yard shot you want @ 4x on big game as long as conditions are perfect.  But, when there is low light and/or heavy cover, the higher magnification can help you determine if the shot is a go or no go. Branches and bullets don't mix.
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Originally posted by Blueboy Blueboy wrote:

Would the CSX 1.1-4x24  be better in low light than the 1.5-6 C. at the yardages I mentioned.
 

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From the "for what it's worth" dept..... I own a Kimber myself and if there was a choice of these two fine scopes for it, for me, I'd have to go with the smaller CSX on the small frame of the Kimber. It's true 6x gives more manification, but as far as light gathering and brightness, not sure there would be any difference in these two fine scopes and low light shooting in a wooded area is surely going to be a short range affair where I'd say 4x would serve you. My 2 cents worth...maybe worth even less!
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Thanks, for all your help. I just purchased the 1.5-6 x 42 from the sample list, item # 6971. I think that extra manification will come in handy. I am getting older and my eyes need all the help they can get.

I just retired and look forward to doing a lot of hunting.

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Good luck, Dave, and welcome aboard. I'm glad you are here at O.T.
 
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Good luck, Dave, and welcome aboard. I'm glad you are here at O.T.
 

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Ditto! Along with happy hunting!!
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Ahh, the 7A..................fine choice!
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