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I'm considering the relentless advice to buy quality glass first if possible.  A Helia Super 3-9X42 scope is available used, my price bracket.  Can folks fill me in on this scope model?  Rough idea of worth?  Or is it too dated compared to a mid priced Leupold used scope?  

If it is a decent scope model what questions or things I should inspect?

It has an earlier style eyepiece, metal like an M8 Leupold.  The reticle is a #16, basically a #4 with tapered posts rather than untapered posts.
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First, despite the scopes age, the glass will still beat the hell out of many modern scopes but can in some cases show a yellowish tint.  
The paint of the inner tube/ rubber seals can harden, come loose and create UFO´s in the sight picture.
Mechanically the magnification can "freeze" due to hardened grease, dried o-rings 

The above mentioned "degradation" is easy to reveal and are known to be covered by Kahles warranty. 


http://www.slideshare.net/Optics-Trade/instructions-kahles-helia-super-1966-optics-trade?related=1

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https://www.yumpu.com/la/document/view/22307726/helia-super-1966-kahles

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Edited by Gerry Atric - February/13/2016 at 05:21
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Thank you for that fine response.  I've come to the conclusion it is wise for me to stick with run of the mill recently issued scopes.  
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