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K

I HAVE NEVER
USED A KAHLES
SCOPE, SO
WHEN THE
OPPORTUNITY TO
TEST ONE CAME
UP I JUMPED AT
THE CHANCE

ahles has
decided to
enter the
highly competitive
long-range high
magnification scope
market. This company
was established in
1898, Kahles is HQ'd in
Vienna, Austria and is the oldest
scope producer in the world. It was also the
first to water proof a scope via the use of
O-rings. They obviously have the experience
to make outstanding rifle scopes.
I have never used a Kahles scope, so when
the opportunity to test one came up I jumped
at the chance. When the box arrived I wasted
no time getting it open.
My first thought when I opened the
cardboard shipping box and saw the box
inside was "what a nice looking box." My
second thought after lifting the scope out of
the foam was, "boy this thing is built like a
tank." Its finish is a scratch resistant anodized
surface rather than smooth and glossy.
The adjustment knobs are rather large in
diameter. Of course the first thing I did when
I picked it up was look through the scope at
the reticle, more about that later. The second
thing was human nature; I had to turn the

adjustment knobs. They
moved with a good deal of
force and have a very distinct
feel to them. The scope comes
with an elastic cover which
can be used to protect the
scope while it is mounted on
your rifle, but ships with no
sun shade or eye piece cap.
Since I am primarily an
F-Open competition shooter this review will
be from that point of view. All the info will
apply to F-T/R and long range bench rest
shooters, and perhaps many other shooting
disciplines.
Eye relief rated at 3.75-inches. When I
mounted the scope I placed the eyepiece at
the same distance as my usual scope and
had no problems. Note: The eye piece has a
rubberized rim to help prevent the growth of
a "third eyebrow" if you happen to have a
high recoil cartridge or an extra-long neck.
Let's take a look at the scope specs. The
Kahles K1050 10-50x56-MOAK factory sheet
says the scope weighs 31.4 oz. To double
check the weights I used my home scale.
On it, the Kahles showed 31.3 oz. The scope
is 16.9-inches long. The MOAK refers to the
installed reticle which has a fine crosshair with
numbered hash marks. There is also a 'floating'

Clicks for both elevation and windage have an extremely solid feel.

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