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 Does anyone know when Gamo starts officially importing this lineup of scopes ?  Will they service models that were brought in under Swaro and Legacy Sports?
 
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Originally posted by oldelkhunter oldelkhunter wrote:

 Does anyone know when Gamo starts officially importing this lineup of scopes ?  Will they service models that were brought in under Swaro and Legacy Sports?
 
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Great question, does anyone know?
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Sam., I called GAMO directly yesterday and I was told that their repair department is now accepting scopes for repair at their Missouri location. They will then be shipped to Austria for work. New scopes should be hitting the dealers in full force shortly.
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Has anybody heard if Gamo will bring in the 1" scopes, CL or KX? The North American Kahles site only shows the CSX and KT models. I hope they bring in more CL's, I'm looking for a 2-7x36 4A w/MZ. Starting to think I might have to settle for less.

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I spoke to Penny today at Gamo, she is the Kahles rep. and said that she did not know what lines will be available. She has my number and claims that she will call me when she finds out more. - we'll see??? I will post as soon as I hear from her.  
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Originally posted by IronEagle IronEagle wrote:

Has anybody heard if Gamo will bring in the 1" scopes, CL or KX? The North American Kahles site only shows the CSX and KT models. I hope they bring in more CL's, I'm looking for a 2-7x36 4A w/MZ. Starting to think I might have to settle for less.



The Kahles rep I talked to at the SHOT show said they would no longer be producing 1" scopes, period.  They said they didn't make enough money off the 1" scopes to make it worthwhile to continue producing them.  The only scopes they had at SHOT were the CSX and K series.
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Thanks for the info Ted. Guess I'll have to snatch a CL before they're all gone, or maybe two.
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That 45.3' FOV on the 2.5x10 is fantastic for a hunting scope, a little larger than my Zeiss Diavari even.
 
I own 3 Kahles and if I were in the market would purchase a Kahles over Zeiss or Swarovski even if the same price.
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Pardon my ignorance but is this the Gamo in Ft. Lauderdale, FL or the Mutinational-Gamo from Spain that is going to take over service and sales for Kahles?  I assume that it is the one in Florida.  I don't believe they have the expertise to repair Austrian scopes.  So that is why everything is being returned to Austria for repair.  No wonder they can't afford to build and sell anything but 30mm scopes in North America.  If every o-ring leak or slight turret misalignment has to go back to Austria for attention.
 
The Master Race needs to get into the 21st Century reality of world wide technical competance, even if we don't do it exactly, precisely, minutely the way that the Master Race does.
 
BTW, I own two of their scopes.


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Originally posted by Oldtrader3 Oldtrader3 wrote:

Pardon my ignorance but is this the Gamo in Ft. Lauderdale, FL or the Mutinational-Gamo from Spain that is going to take over service and sales for Kahles?  I assume that it is the one in Florida.  I don't believe they have the expertise to repair Austrian scopes.  So that is why everything is being returned to Austria for repair.  No wonder they can't afford to build and sell anything but 30mm scopes in North America.  If every o-ring leak or slight turret misalignment has to go back to Austria for attention.
 
The Master Race needs to get into the 21st Century reality of world wide technical competance, even if we don't do it exactly, precisely, minutely the way that the Master Race does.
 
BTW, I own two of their scopes.
 
Gamo in Florida is part of the Gamo multi-national group.   Kahles scopes used to get fixed at the SONA facillity but that has changed. I have had/have 4 of their scopes and never had even the slightest problem.
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Yes, GAMO OUTDOOR USA will service Kahles scopes. For more information, please visit http://www.kahlesusa.com/ or contact 1-888-USA-GAMO
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Wow, $2250.00 that must be some scope.

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Well, hello Penny, Welcome to Optics Talk, Thanks for making your self available - much appreciated!
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When they were being imported before by the other company what did they retail for? anyone?
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They were not cheap back then either, but they offered a less expensive and very compelling option to Zeiss, S&B, etc.

For the time being, let's not jump to too many conclusions.  Give Gamo a chance to properly develop their relationship with Kahles and set up service and support.  Then we'll see how thing shake out.

Kahles is easily one of my favourite scope makers and I am glad to see them represented in North America again.  It is a good thing for the consumers no matter how you slice it.

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

They were not cheap back then either, but they offered a less expensive and very compelling option to Zeiss, S&B, etc.

For the time being, let's not jump to too many conclusions.  Give Gamo a chance to properly develop their relationship with Kahles and set up service and support.  Then we'll see how thing shake out.

Kahles is easily one of my favourite scope makers and I am glad to see them represented in North America again.  It is a good thing for the consumers no matter how you slice it.

ILya
+1000 easily one of my favorite brands...I just bought a 3.5-10x50 CL and it has amazing optics.   I contacted Gamo last week and was very pleased with what they had to say and the way they are handling things.
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One day, I hope to own a Kahles just from all the things that have been said about them from the guys here.
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Originally posted by CS1Penny CS1Penny wrote:

Yes, GAMO OUTDOOR USA will service Kahles scopes. For more information, please visit http://www.kahlesusa.com/ or contact 1-888-USA-GAMO <?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>


That is really good news. I have always thought Kahles scopes and bino's were real sleepers. Welcome to the OpticsTalk forum. We appreciate you taking the time to participate here as that is a good sign to your commitment to Kahles products.

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Welcome to OT, Penny!  You make the 2nd Gamo USA representative to join our forum.  We are very glad you joined us, as we want to feel good about Kahles' status in the US again!
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Just bought a Kahles 3x12 x52 multizero.  Everyone on here talked highly of it and the price seemed right.  I though I had better jump before the word got out an prices went back up.  But thanks for the info on Gamo handeling their products.   
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