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I recently purchased a Kahles CL 3-10X50 scope NIB. Upon inspecting the scope, I noticed two small "blobs" ? inside the scope eyepiece body at 2 o'clock and 8 o'clock positions. Those "blobs" appear to be slot head screws that hold the eyepiece to the scope main tube. I'm not sure if the screws should have a black epoxy or paint over them so that they would not be visible during normal viewing of the reticle through the eyepiece. Has anyone on this board ever observed anything like this from this particular model or any other scope for that matter? I don't consider myself an expert, but I have owned approx. 20 other scopes ranging from $100 to $ 1500 in price, and have never seen this issue. Sorry to be long winded, but any input would be greatly appreciated!

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Can you see them while aiming, or are they only visible when holding the scope at a certain angle?
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Yes I can see them while aiming. They are much more visible if I look from different angles. Because I know that they are there, I have a tendency to see them even while looking at the reticle/target.

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Originally posted by jc1295 jc1295 wrote:

Because I know that they are there, I have a tendency to see them even while looking at the reticle/target.

 
I wish you hadn't told me!  Shocked
 
Now I can't look through my CL's until I forget about this post!
 
Forget about it!  Forget about it!  Yikes
 
Aw hell, next time I open my guncase I'll have to look now.  Roll Eyes
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Go look, Sako... Go look...


Very glad to hear you don't have that problem.  


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I don't have the problem!!
 
 
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that you do.
 
I don't have any protrusions, discolorations or visible items through the scope.  Just a round sight picture (both mine are 4x12x52 CL MZ's though).  I took a light and shined it through the ocular and looked through the objective and I don't see any screws the length of the scope.  Try that and see if you can see what's going on.
 
Bad thing is that you may have a problem with Kahles service since they seem to be in flux at the moment.  I saw where someone posted who to contact and I will keep an eye out for the info.
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Don't have that on the ones in my stable.  Try this contact info:  Hermann Kloetzer, 603-401-7701 or hkloetzer@comcast.net.  He is the US rep for Kahles.
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Mine is clear as a bell.......Big Smile
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I have the same scope, I would have definitely noticed that
man, I hope you have good luck getting it revolved
I would also send an email to Kalhes directly and see what they have to say about it
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Checked mine, nothing there.  But, I cannot see well up close.  Optics are great and it shoots to wherever I point it.  One of my favorite scopes, so I am not going to worry about it.  Personally, I think they make one of the all time best scopes.  Even came with flip up scope covers.  Try that other brands, even Leupold, meaning, take a hint Leupold.  They are dirt cheap, functional and saves you the time from having to go out and find ones that fit and work correctly.
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A month old that I paid $529 off the sample for a BNIBKahles CL 3-9X42 and can see "one slot head screw" if I look at just the right angle (Note this isn't an angle I'd be looking at shooting my rifle).  Oh yea, Kahles makes a great scope like nearly the best.
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I own two Kahles AH scopes and do not have a visible screws inside.  However, I am concerned though about capitalization and service from Kahles now, if they are severing the relationship with Swarovski.  Swarovski's recent email statement to me was:  "We have had no contact with Kahles in some time now", which translated from the German, Corporate Speak means: "we wash our hands of any use for (or connections with) Kahles and hope that they will sink into the Donau (Danube) River, never to see the light of day again."  I hope that is not the case.
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