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Finally, after having this scope for months, I have had the opportunity to sight in and actually hunt with it. It is simply the best scope I have ever used. That is not saying much as my scope experience is very limited compared to many here, but I promised to report back. So, I am.

Before I bought this scope of the samplelist, I was using a Zeiss Conquest 3-9 x40. In its own right, a pretty nice scope for the price, and to that point the best I had used. I still have it mounted on the same Tikka T3 300 wsm. I posted on here that I was extremely disappointed with its low light performance on a hunt where, in the thick woods, at the end of the day, I could see a very nice whitetail buck fairly well through cheap binoculars but could not see him in the scope no matter what. 

I am quite happy to report that last week, in the same stand, I was using the Kahles on top of a Savage 14 270wsm. This time a very nice buck appears at the end of the day behind standing corn. Though he never walked out into the clear to give me a shot, I never lost sight of him, through the corn (thin where he was) the entire time, until the deer left. I watched this deer  until over 45 minutes past sundown. I could always see well enough to shoot, had he stepped in to the clear before legal light was over. I never lost sight of the cross hairs, a simple duplex style. I even kept the scope on 10 power though I did turn it down briefly to see if the picture would brighten up, but decided quickly it was quite bright enough.

Now as for sighting in. Quite simply a dream. The is the best tracking scope I have ever used, and I thought the Zeiss was good when I sighted in with it, but it was not nearly as good as this Kahles. The box test was spot on, and I mean spot on. This the only scope, also, that I have ever use that when adjusting the scope the number of "clicks" at 100yards (I actually sighted in first at 100m) for move the bullet impact x disctance, the bullet impact actually moved x distance exactly.

I am quite impressed and am disappointed that there is no US distributor for this line of scopes. If there is anything out there that is significantly better in anyway, I would like to see it. 

Jack Adams
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Joined: January/08/2007
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Congratulations. Very good report. Your report is just how I felt after getting the same scope. +1

Edited by 3_tens - October/27/2009 at 12:34
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/27/2009 at 14:04
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Joined: February/13/2008
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yep, it's a great scope and what's on my 308 for this deer season
I can see well enough to take a shot well past legal hunting time
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Yes, it's a shame they never caught on well enough here to maintain a US importer and service center, as they really are fine scopes!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/28/2009 at 10:46
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