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Got this scope on a 222 I brought. Sighted it in once and it always shot perfect. bright and great reticle.
I'm only guessing but it could be thirty years old, I always thought it was a fix 6x but when comparing it to other scopes the other day it seemed more.
What's written on the scope;
HELIA 6S2 KAHLES WEIN Nr125539

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Likely is a fixed 6x I had a friend who had on in the 80s it was a great scope.
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I thought it was, but I ran a little low light test the other day comparing it with a sightron3-9x42mmduplex and meopro3.5-10x44mm 4 , so I set them to x6. The kahles seemed to be more magnified than the others. It was the brightest and had the best reticle as the light faded too.
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Kahles still makes the Helia scope and Midway sells them, special order.  You would have to go by serial number to find out when yours was made.
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You can determine if the scope is belonging to one of the year models 1966, 1982 or 1997, Kahles didn´t change their models often back then......
 
It´s a exellent scope.
 
Contact Kahles if you want to know exactly which year your scope was made. (serial no)
 
 
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thanks for the info guys.

I sent a quick email off to kahles, they responded in less than a day. Giving me a full run down on the scope I have and a link to the pamphlet or instructions that must of come with it.

It's a HELIA Super 6/S2 made in 1972.(so it is a 6x)

I've only had to sight it once but one handy thing I read is that one click at 100m is 9mm.
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Cool.  I think the S stands for Steel.  





Somewhere I read a story---I believe it was actually an advert for Kahles---about a hunter who was hunting in the Alps years ago with a rifle and a Kahles scope.  I think it was back in 1977.  Anyway, the hunter shot himself a chamois ( or something ) and the animal fell down the mountain and the man had to go climbing down to retrieve it. 

The hunter leaned his rifle against a boulder and climbed down the Matterhorn ( or whatever ) to go get his animal.  Hours later, back on top, he couldn't find his rifle!  He never found it!  

Thirty years later someone found the old rifle leaning against a rock and took pictures of it and brought it back to the world.  

The rifle was destroyed and rusted after all those years, but the Kahles scope was still clear as a bell!  

I may have read that here on SWFA.

Haha!!  



 
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The S stands for Schwer (heavy), L stands for Leicht (light, as in non-heavy)

It was written on this forum but when I tried to link to it my (work) computer went bananas, hope this article from the horses mouth will do: http://www.kahles.at/eng/company/success-stories/
 
 
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Son of Ed,

 I stand corrected S stands for Stahl (Steel), I suddenly remembered the correct meaning of the abbreviations. There has been numerous discussionon this topic since the old Kahles Helia are very popular here in Sweden. 

I got the other one right (sort of) L stands for Light(weight)

I will try to rectify this mistake with the german/austrian optical gods, lets see what the punishment will be, maybe I will spend 6 hours trying to focus a countersniper scope or something.........


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Originally posted by Gerry Atric Gerry Atric wrote:

Son of Ed,

 I will try to rectify this mistake with the german/austrian optical gods, lets see what the punishment will be, maybe I will spend 6 hours trying to focus a countersniper scope or something.........


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Now that is funny!
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I didn't think your mistake was that bad. Maybe a BSA, but not a Countersniper. Big Smile
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Excellent
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