OpticsTalk by SWFA, Inc. Homepage SWFA     SampleList.com
Forum Home Forum Home > Scopes > Rifle Scopes
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Old Kahles Scopes
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Visit the SWFA.com site to check out our current specials.

Old Kahles Scopes

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
Sled2live View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: February/14/2006
Location: Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 39
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sled2live Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Old Kahles Scopes
    Posted: July/15/2008 at 23:10
  I have an opportunity to purchase a couple of the old (25 years old) kahles helia variable scopes and wanted your opinions about how these old Kahles scopes compare with todays optics choices.  I had an 8 X 56 kahles about 30 years ago that would blow away (optically) my new vari x III 3.4 X 10 I had just purchased back then ( and the leupold seemed to better my Redfield Illuminator). I never had any of the kahles variables back then, so I'm wondering how they would rank with today's choices. Has anybody still got any of old kahles variables around, or have they made comparisons to any of the new stuff? I know there are very very few scopes that can compare to my 8 X 56, but want a variable scope.
  Your opinions are welcomed, especially if you've been able to compare some of the old kahles variables.
 
Thanks!
 
Sled2live
Back to Top
Urimaginaryfrnd View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Resident Redneck

Joined: June/20/2005
Location: Iowa
Status: Offline
Points: 14460
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Urimaginaryfrnd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/15/2008 at 23:15
The only old kahles scope I remember was a sniper scope on a Steyer PSG and that was 25 yrs ago and it was an awesome scope. Some of the new lens coatings are probably more desirable but if you can get a reasonable deal on them it is probably worth having.

Edited by Urimaginaryfrnd - July/15/2008 at 23:16

"Always do the right thing, just because it is the right thing to do".
Bobby Paul Doherty
Texas Ranger
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.172 seconds.