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Well I've been floating around this forum for the last 2 years,  but never posted.  Anyways, I thought I would post so comments on something I noticed about the Kahles and it related to a comment I had seen previously on here.  I'm not gonna get into any of the technical reviews on the glass, but comment on what relates to us hunters in the real world. 

 

I noticed when I picked up the scope it was of course Awesome in the store lighting (yes I know most anything will look great there and some cheaper scopes will even seem brighter in the artificial light).  Once outside I noticed the glass wasn't as sharp as I was used to, good, but not just not as crisp as my Swaro or S&B.  However I was really interested in the multi-zero, as I had a specific purpose and use for this that simply dialing up wouldn't work as well. 

 

While in the field, the scope as I commented on above, just didn't seem very bright.  It actually had a very soft tint to it.  Which I'm use to, as with the swaro I pick up a yellow tint and the Zeiss I pick up a blue tint.... however the images still seem to almost glow in these scopes.  This wasn't the case w/ the Kahles.  It was almost like looking through a VERY SLIGHT tinted window.  Although there was no fuzziness to the image around the edges and it was very detailed and sharp, I was getting a bit worried.  Then as sunset rolled around, I Immediately noticed what others have commented on, that this scope (as do other high end scopes) comes to life in low light.  All of a sudden that "glow" on images I had mentioned came about.  This thing just stood out like my S&B and Swaro. 

 

Earlier in the day while standing next to my dad in the field we had compared the scopes, and both agreed that his Swaro had a much clearer image.  So at night, I grabbed his gun and mine and tried looking across the pond in front of our cabin.  There was no moonlight, only light coming out of the windows from our cabin.  I immediately called my dad to come out there.  We both agreed the Kahles actually was beating the Swaro PH. 

 

I have owned a pair of Kahles bino's before and noticed the not very bright image during the day as well.  This however never bothered me as during the day I don't need the scope to be as bright, it's in low light where I need it.  And that's just what this scope does... Come alive in low light.  I hope this helps someone that might be trying to decide rather or not to get this scope and thinking that it doesn't look as great as you've heard. 

 

Now I'm just waiting on my Minox HG's that are arriving tomorrow   

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Great review Okiecocker, the AMV coating that Kahles is using now is very nice and

provides exellent field results. Kahles is not to the level of S&B and Zeiss yet but I agree

that it outperforms the Swaro. I am curious about the new lotu-tec coating from Zeiss and

customer feedback, sometimes these anti rain coatings enhance the scope image.

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Okiecocker, thanks for the review. Ceylonc had some similar observations a while back regarding the T-bone scale.

http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=4278&KW=t+ bone+scale&PN=0&TPN=2

Good to hear more comments on Kahles as they are priced nicely on the Sample List.

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Excellent review!  Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience and opinions.

 

Like I've said before, I think the CL is one of the best deals going in the rifle scope world.  Granted, the Zeiss VM/V and S&B lines do appear to offer just a tad better clarity.  However, the CL scopes are extremely bright and offer a huge field of view, a nice feature for a hunting scope.

 

Best of luck to you.

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I agree with ceylonc, the Kahles CL is the best deal going.  I am currently replacing my Swarovski scopes with Kahles CL scopes.
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Yes, as noted, thanks for your review!!

 

Welcome to The OT too!!! 

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Originally posted by Chris Chris wrote:

I agree with ceylonc, the Kahles CL is the best deal going.  I am currently replacing my Swarovski scopes with Kahles CL scopes.

 

Thanks for contributing Chris!  To me, the above comment speaks volumes...

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Originally posted by Chris Chris wrote:

I agree with ceylonc, the Kahles CL is the best deal going.  I am currently replacing my Swarovski scopes with Kahles CL scopes.

AWESOME this have just confirmed that the Kahles I just purchased was money well spent.

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