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Optics Apprentice
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I have a line on a Kahles K624i, used, for a pretty darn good price.  But its a Gen1.  I've read that the Gen1s had a lot of issues with glass quality, specifically a lot of CA beyond 300y.  The Gen2 is said to fix those problems and then some.

Questions... Is the Gen2 many orders of magnitude better than the Gen1?  I have a USO, which is easily the best glass I own, and an IOR, which gives me a lot of CA overall, but it still a good scope.  I'm not spoiled by "Tier 1" glass, but I am at a point where I will probably notice irregularities in the glass that I wouldn't have noticed five years ago.  Is this something that I can send to Kahles to rectify?  Like will they swap out Gen1 lenses for Gen2 lenses?  Will they charge me for it?

Trying to decide if I should drop the hammer on this scope, or save for a little longer and buy the Gen2 new.

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Sending the gen1 in for repair/replace might be a good strategy if they'll do that for you.  I read over at Precision Rifle Blog that they are continuing to make improvements and there will be another update for K624i in January.

(search on the page for "624i" - it's in Cal's comments at the bottom section of page)

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