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I am looking at both scopes. The Kahles CL I am looking at is the 3-10x50, the Lahles C I am looking at is 3-12x56 30mm tube. I live in North Carolina. Scope is for Whitetails. We can hunt 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after. What do you guys suggest so that I can examine a rack under those conditions. I want to spend the least amount possible, but get a quality scope. Scope is going on a 300WSM. I will somtimes have a shot well over 300 yards. I have been looking at the Conquest line as well. Any suggestions? Any models? Any brands. I just mentioned two that have come recommended. I just don't know if I really need a 30mm tube and 56mm objective. I have just invested in a Nikon Monarch for another rifle, the 3.5-10x50 model. I may want something a little better.
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look at the 3-12x56 for the best lowlight performance. kahles C.

you shouldn't need sidefocus on the CL.

 

if you want great performance in line w/ the C/CL scopes, try the 3-12x56 (30mm tube) meostar from meopta.

get a #4 reticle and enjoy the view. it's an awesome scope for under 700 bucks. IMO as bright as the kahles.

 

good luck. and happy hunting.

 

J

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I have the 3 x 12 x 56 c in 30 mm it is the best low light scope i have ever looked thru 30 minutes after sun set won't be a problem with it.
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C X 56 !!!
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I just got done hunting since Friday with the C 3-12x56 with the Mil 2 reticle.
Outstanding scope!
The reticle seems a bit fine and I was worried I would have a hard time picking it up in very low light.
Not the case if it was at 6x or above
Being a FFP it gets small on low power..


I hunted several years with a CL 3-10x50 #4
I would say the 56mm gets you a few moments more shooting time.

I like the mil reticle and FFP personally.

Danged good scope..

When I got home there was a box from Meopta for review.
One of the items was a Meopro 3-12x56.
Will be doing some back to back testing at low to no light.
My house backs up to an empty field so I can test optics from the back porch out to 250 yards to the tree line.


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Originally posted by ccoker ccoker wrote:

I just got done hunting since Friday with the C 3-12x56 with the Mil 2 reticle.
Outstanding scope!
The reticle seems a bit fine and I was worried I would have a hard time picking it up in very low light.
Not the case if it was at 6x or above
Being a FFP it gets small on low power..


I hunted several years with a CL 3-10x50 #4
I would say the 56mm gets you a few moments more shooting time.

I like the mil reticle and FFP personally.

Danged good scope..

When I got home there was a box from Meopta for review.
One of the items was a Meopro 3-12x56.
Will be doing some back to back testing at low to no light.
My house backs up to an empty field so I can test optics from the back porch out to 250 yards to the tree line.


 
Just to clarify "One of the items was a Meopro 3-12x56."... that configuration actually does not exist from Meopta.
If it was a MeoPro (1 inch tube), then it would have to be either a 3-9x42, 4-12x50 or 6-18x50.
The only 3-12x56 model made is in the MeoStar (30mm tube) line.
 
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You are right..
Sorry about that.
The branding seems backwards to me..

BTW
I tested the Meostar and Meopro 4-12x50 last night.
The latter is the deal of the season for a great low light hunting scope!
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