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Hi Guys,

I don't know if this is a problem or not but I'd love to hear from any who have a similar scope. Last November I was fiddling around with my scope's quick focus eye piece, checking focus at various distances...And was astonish to find that the counter clock wise setting does not have a ''positive stop'' setting. In other words, it just keeps on turning and adjusting focus until I expose the orange ''O'' ring...

The scope was bought new and dates from '06 and I don't recall ever having it turned out so much...since my eye sight is 20/20 my setting is pretty much at the zero 0 position. The scope is a Kahles Helia C 1.5x6x42mm...I love the optics and the tracking and FOV is excellent...I sure hope I haven't compromised its integrity and ''waterproofness''

I've spoken to the American dealer and he couldn't tell me if this was normal or if the scope is defective since he didn't have one on hand and said they haven't manufactured this model for a few years.

Can anyone tell me if this is OK or not? My other scopes, foreign (S&B) and domestic (Leupold), have an internal pin that stops the settings at one point in either directions (clockwise/counterclockwise).

I forgot to mention that the clockwise position does have a stop setting. The problem seems like I could ''unscrew'' the eyepiece out...however if I pull slightly on it, a ''vaccum effect'' pull it back in...I don't know if this makes any sense, but I'd love to hear back from someone who has this model scope.

All the Best,

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I have several Helia Cs and the quick focus eye piece has a stop on both clockwise and counter clockwise.  You will probably need to send it in to get checked out.  Bummer, but, my experience with their CS has been great.  You will have to wait for it to return from Austria though.  But I wouldn't get rid of it just because of that.

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Thanks Brodeur272!

I thought so...Didn't seem right. I'm just wondering if I send it now to Austria will I get it back for my mid-September hunt? I think the turn around is like 30-45 days! It still shoots right so maybe I'll hold on until after the hunt.

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As long as you did not open it enough to vacate the drying gas inside the tube, it will probably be okay.  But I would not monkey with it anymore until you an get it checked!
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