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I have monitored the forum for some time, and often find it more amusing than the Comedy Channel.  Laughing at ourselves is a good thing, and I really enjoy the forum.
 
Now, I ask for your advice:  Are the optical characteristics of the Kahles Helia C and Helia CS the same?
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The glass is the same. The C has a first focal plane reticle that is magnifying.
The CS has a second focal plane reticle that is non-magnifying. It also has the multizero feature for multiple zero settings.
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Thanks for the reply.  I plan to purchase a 2.5x10,50 and when looking at the Sample List, saw the CS model described as ". . . new(ly) redesigned and improved."  I wondered if the glass or coatings had been changed.
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They both have the AMV coatings and the glass is excellent. I have two C models and a CSX with the illuminated reticle. I think you will be very happy.

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I have a C (1.5x6,42) with the 4a reticle, which I now have on a Sako 85 chambered for the 338 Federal.  I am very pleased with it. 
 
I need a scope for a 300 Win Mag.  While looking for current user's opinions on other forums , I found a reference to a test for low light performance done in Finland.  The information was limited, but the results showed only 4 scopes that surpassed the Helia 2.5x10, 50:  one S&B, one Swarovski, and 2 Zeiss Victory.  I don't have immediate access to the results, but trusting to memory, I think all of them had 50 mm, or 56 mm, objectives.
 
About a year ago, someone on this forum posted a list ranking scopes by manufacturer and model.  I think that list was consistent with the results of the low light performance test.   
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