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The view in person was stunning.  The plates were very easy to see and frankly I was surprised at how big they appeared when I first looked through the scope.  I took my USO 3.2-17 and had to run at 15X to have the same apparent size.  There was no problem centering the reticle in the plates I was holding 1 mil into the wind and it was easy to center the mildot in the plate.  The 1k targets are at the tree line as viewed to the right of the scope on the horizon. The clarity and resolution of this scope is stunning.


Kahles K312 in Talley 34mm rings and EGW base

Rem 700 LTR base rifle.
Manners MCS-T stock in 4 color digital
Jewel trigger
Wyatts DBM



At Best of the West in Liberty Hill, TX
250 on the right
500 in the foreground
750 right
1K distance at tree line




View through scope at 3x
Note targets to right (white are 100 yards)
Targets in lower right of scope are at 250
Orange targets below and left of center are 500
Crosshair on 750 yard berm
1K berm is to the left and back


Kahles K312 at 12x at lk
The view in person was stunning. The plates were very easy to see and frankly I was surprised at how big they appeared when I first looked through the scope. I took my USO 3.2-17 and had to run at 15X to have the same apparent size. There was no problem centering the reticle in the plates I was holding 1 mil into the wind and it was easy to center the mildot in the plate.

Note the 500 yard targets in the bottom of the scope and 750 at the right.
The 1k targets are at the tree line as viewed to the right of the scope on the horizon.

The turrets track spot on.



To say I am extremely impressed with this scope is an understatement. With glass this good you don't need any more magnification.  It's a fairly compact and light scope too.  
I would be thrilled to run this for scope for everything from tactical matches out to 1k to hunting.

I have tested into low light and would have no issue dropping the hammer on a deer past legal hunting time in Texas.

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Excellent review. 
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Thanks for the review & great pictures.Have you done any side by side testing yet?Curious as to how it would hold up next to S&B,Heinsoldt,& Leica.
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My new scope purchase just became more difficult. Thanks.
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It's nice to see Kahles in the running for bomber Teutonic Tactical scopes.
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The 6-24 is every bit as good, which is high praise for the new Kahles stuff.
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Yep
We are getting a 624 next
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I've always liked Kahles... always seemed to be "better than expected".  Very nice review.
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Finally got to the range today with my K624i to see how she did with rounds down range, a review is coming shortly.

The short version is that it is awesome, thee is a much longer version.
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Cool
We have one coming next week.
Also ran the Helia C 2-12z56 on a few hunts.
Outstanding scope.

We also are getting a 3-10x50 KSX I
Reticle is neat
Like a #4 but with 4 hashmarks below at 1 mil intervals.
There is an an illuminated dot at each.
This should be a killer hunting scope.
Under 17 oz
1500 retail


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I want to make sure to give a plug for Talley rings!
We have been using the lightweights for years and have started running the tactical rings as well.
I would put them up against anything on the market.
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