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I have a CZ 550 in 458 Lott on order.  I have narrowed down my scope choices to Kahles 1-4x, Leupold VXII 1-4x, and Leupold VXIII 1.5-5x.  I'm leaning toward the Kahles because of the huge field of view.  But I could buy 3 VXII's for about the same price.  I know the Leupolds will hold up under recoil and have adequate eye relief.  Can anyone out there comment on their experience with Kahles regarding recoil durability, eye relief, and overall impressions?  Thanks in advance for your help.

 

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Good luck getting a reply in this forum, either nobody knows anything or they're just not talking. Try this forum instead:

 

http://www.huntingbbs.com/ 

 

You'll get many replies from experienced hunters not salesman.

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First of all, a blatant redirect to your forum is rather rude. If you knew anything about forum etiquette, you would have at least cloaked the redirect with something like "here this thread has some info you might be interested in..." and pointed just to that thread.



The only problem with inactivity here is, there are too many forums and that divvies up traffic too much, that and the SWFA folks don't post on weekends. There are, however, a few people out here, and at SWFA, who know what they are talking about.
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It took a reply like mine to get anyone to respond, like you hangfire. People "look" at post here all the time because of the obvious amount of views next to each topic but hardly anyone replies.  That's pretty weak. At least I tried to help jr in ga with a little guidance that will pay off.  Is it proper ediquette to keep a poster hanging for days, even weeks without 1 single reply?  I don't think so.
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jr in Ga,

 

First let me thank hangfire for calling out the obvious troll.

 

Second let me apologize and explain why your post went unanswered for a while.  I have been in Africa for the last two weeks, another key employee was also out for a week with the birth of his second child and one of our phone answers quit unexpectedly.  With three people out it was all the rest could do to answer e-mails, the phones and get orders out.

 

Now on to your question.  The Kahles is an excellent scope and easily better than the Leupold you mention.  Don't skimp on a dangerous game hunt in any way...whether it be the gun, ammo, mounts, hunt itself or the scope.  If it is a one time hunt and money is tight then take the scope off and sell it when the hunt is complete.  The all new Kahles Helia CSX 1.1-4x24 was designed and built to be the ultimate dangerous game scope.  The new illuminated version with a special dangerous game reticle will be available soon.

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Chris,

 

Thanks for the reply.  No problems with the delay.  Response was not time-critical on my end.  I own my own business and I understand how busy you can get.  Is it possible for you to describe the technical reasons why the Kahles is so much better than the Leupold VX2 and VX3?  Thanks for your help.

 

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Sure.  The most notable difference is that the Kahles scope uses much higher end glass and coatings making it brighter and clearer.  The illuminated versions uses an all new technology never before seen in scopes.  The reticle uses digital dimming technology with click control and even has a memory for preselecting brightness levels that work best for a given situation, this can be activated with one simple click.  The scope was designed and built to have an illuminated reticle and utilizes a multifunction control located on the side of the scope (opposite the windage adjustment).  The Leupold has a rather obtrusive knob located on the eye piece.  The Kahles has a red ring indicator to let you know the reticle is one and even has a spare battery compartment. The Kahles has the reticle set in the second focal plane so the reticle remains constant the Leupold does not.  The 1.1-4 Kahles has a field of view of 10.6 meters - 37 meters at 100 meters.  The Leupold 1.5-5 has a field of view of 7.9 meters - 21.9 meters at 100 meters.
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