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dot in the middle. This scope will
also focus down to 8 meters
which is quite close for a high
power scope.
I mounted the scope on
one of my F-Class rifles
(7/270 WSM) and took it
to a local 1,000 yard BR
match so the shooters
could take a look through
it and compare it to the
Nightforce 12-42x BR and
Nightforce 15-55x52 Competition
scope positioned on the same bench. All
were impressed with the look and feel of the
scope. Everyone felt it had brighter, clearer
optics than the Nightforce 12-42x BR scope,
but judged it to be a bit below the Nightforce
15-55x Competition sitting beside it. Of course
the clarity and brightness of a scope is not
everything to a competitive shooter. Reliable
adjustments, ease of use and the ability to
hold point of aim mean much more to us.
Most everyone liked the hashmark
reticle with its floating dot in the center.
The hashmarks are calibrated at 40X. Each
hashmark is one MOA (minute of angle).

The scope mounted on one of the author's F-class
rifles during the testing process.

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The lines making up the reticle are
thick (0.035 moa) which is a
good thing for older F-Class
shooters. The center dot
measures 0.088 MOA at
40X. Everyone felt the
clicks in both elevation
and windage had an
extremely solid feel.
To further checkout the
Kahles, I hot footed to my
Rod and Gun Club 100 yard
range as soon as the winds were
predicted to moderate below a full
gale. My intent was to shoot a few groups
and do a "box test" to check the tracking of
the scope for windage and elevation and
to get an idea of the repeatability of the
adjustments. The stats state the clicks are
worth 1/8th MOA per click. For reference,
one MOA is equal to 1.047-inch at 100 yards.
To test this I first zeroed the scope at
100 yards and then clicked in 26 minutes
of elevation (208 clicks). I wanted to cover
the adjustment rang of a LR F-Class/1k BR
shooter. This should move the group impact
up 27.222-inches. The actual impact was
27.75-inches or a little over 0.5-inch higher
than you would expect. I next clicked 5 MOA
(40 clicks) left. The group center moved
5.5-inches left. This compares to the calculated
5.235-inches. I then clicked down 26 MOA
and again the group center moved down
27.75-inches. To finalize the test I clicked back to
the original position by clicking 5 MOA right.
The group over lapped the original one. So
we can say the scope tracks very well but the
adjustments figured out to be a skooch more
than one minute of angle. Of course this might
be due to trigger puller error or wind changes.


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