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Had i think good service off Optics Warehouse .sent the konus back i had for an exchange for a nikko . they rang me up and explained that there would be a delay due to staff shortages , asked if there was anything else i needed and said they would get on it as soon as poss . could of course be flannel . but it is very polite smooth flannel . shall do business with them again .??? HOLLY :cheers:

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Were very good when I asked alot of questions about the sightron before I bought it.

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Hopefully by the end of today they should be selling Kahles scopes as well - spoke to my boss at RUAG today to confirm they'd been in contact.

 

 

Matt

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The staff shortage may be due to John Farbrother being at the Worlds (2nd in springer). They do have a lot of other staff, but John is the airgun / FT / HFT specialist.

 

That's excellent news Matt.

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Tbh they should already be selling the Kahles from day one.

Why?

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Well i think it arrived today from optics .but i was on the mainland collecting the S400 Classic .. will see tomorrow ??? HOLLY

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Tbh they should already be selling the Kahles from day one.

 

Why?

Choice; nothing like choice and variation to drive the market. Undoubtedly the Kahles is a great FT scope, a little more pricey than first mooted but with it's reputation for thermal stability and very good optics it is definitely a contender.

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No you misunderstand. Unless RUAG contact Opticswhorehouse to offer them a dealership account, how would they know about the Kahles range and wish to stock them.

 

Surely RUAG should have been aware of Opticsfunhouse, rather than the other way about.

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Weird as you'd think if you were in the fairly insular business of rifle scopes that you'd keep your eye on up and coming products and make sure you had them in your range, I know I would.

But you are right, given how big optics are you would think that Ruag would have beaten a path to their door during development of the scope to prime them for launch.

Who knows, maybe Kahles are selling enough scopes not to worry...:grin:

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Optics warehouse has had the option to buy the kahles since it's inception - they've had an account with us for years.

 

As to why they've never stocked them, I can't answer that.

 

Matt

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Strange one Matt as granted high mag. Scopes are the domain of the FT, F class and benchrest shooter which as we know is a pretty niche market, but even so you would think they would at least trial them to test the market.

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Must say when I went to the shooting show a couple of years ago the kahles was the nicest I looked through.

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Optics warehouse has had the option to buy the kahles since it's inception - they've had an account with us for years.

 

As to why they've never stocked them, I can't answer that.

 

Matt

That is odd as I have mentioned the 1050FT to John several times in conversation.

 

Still, we all know now. Good news.

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Must say when I went to the shooting show a couple of years ago the kahles was the nicest I looked through.

 

That and the Vortex Eagle though that seems to have died a death since last year.

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I think the price has killed the Vortex, I think it's about £1600 now.

 

That said, John Farbrother was 2nd in springer with his, which he installed just before the last Worlds, so people may take a bit more notice now.

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Well the Nikko 10 to 40 by 56 arrived this morning . on inspection you can see they have saved money on this budget scope . but turrets were a decent size . clicks were good . everything worked as it should although a bit stiff ( like Crouchers Brain ) the optics are clear . colours are a bit flat on the higher mags . no sidewheel yet . but from the use of the range markings on the parralax . although close together you could make out the difference . one good idea was that you set the range you are zeroing on (35 yards ) and then you have one full reveloution to use . ( quarter clicks ) should be enough , that plus the hash line type ret . on the down side cos the pup is not sorted yet i had to dial over to the right and you started to see the edge of the scope . but it is a budget scope and centralising the mount should sort that . yep i'm gonna keep this one i think ??? HOLLY

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Vortex for sale north of London ex SA. he shot pm at the Worlds with 23's ish

 

More like theres a few selling, jump on the bandwagon.

Known Ruag distribute Kahles for years not hard to find. Expect they want a special rate more like.

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Been contemplating a new scope for FT. You hear good and bad about all the scopes ive seen in use but I did a little homework to see what the majority of shooters seem to prefer. March seems popular as are sightron and nikkos obviously there is a large price gap but those that want quality glass are prepared to pay for it. Whether the difference in price is worth that little bit extra is a personal choice. I have found the older you get the more expensive glass makes a big difference. So the choice for quality glass is probably going to cost me around the £2k mark. So thats March, Schmidt, Kahles or something else. IOR glass is nice but supply is erratic and I dont see many on the circuit. Same for Kahles everyone says nice scope but I dont see any on the circuit, must be a reason for that. That leaves choice of two or have I missed one?

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Considered leups but have problem with the fixed mag. The new one coming out is allegedly £2800 which is a tad high for me

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The 100 mil sidewheel arrived today . no instructions but not long to figure it out . fit OK . very slight bit of slack in it . bit of tape will sort that . out the back window . it repeated quite well . seems worth the money ??? HOLLY

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Considered leups but have problem with the fixed mag. The new one coming out is allegedly £2800 which is a tad high for me

 

 

Nope, you have a problem with set up!

Fixed mag is easy enough to deal with, your not a million miles away, come to Oaktree for a training day sometime?.

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Been contemplating a new scope for FT. You hear good and bad about all the scopes ive seen in use but I did a little homework to see what the majority of shooters seem to prefer. March seems popular as are sightron and nikkos obviously there is a large price gap but those that want quality glass are prepared to pay for it. Whether the difference in price is worth that little bit extra is a personal choice. I have found the older you get the more expensive glass makes a big difference. So the choice for quality glass is probably going to cost me around the £2k mark. So thats March, Schmidt, Kahles or something else. IOR glass is nice but supply is erratic and I dont see many on the circuit. Same for Kahles everyone says nice scope but I dont see any on the circuit, must be a reason for that. That leaves choice of two or have I missed one?

 

Plenty of Kahles scopes being used at the Worlds, I counted at least 5 or 6.

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Considered leups but have problem with the fixed mag. The new one coming out is allegedly £2800 which is a tad high for me

 

The only problem with the new x42 is that it seems ok after a quick test, very Leupold but ultimately unproven, but if you want to be an early adopter feel free and tell the rest of us what it's like....:grin:

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Considered leups but have problem with the fixed mag. The new one coming out is allegedly £2800 which is a tad high for me

If you think £2,800 is too much, you've not looked at the price of March scopes.

 

The only way to decide is to beg, borrow or buy and then test.

 

I had always thought the Competition was verging on unsuitable for FT, then I was commissioned to write an article covering ten FT scopes. Lots of people lent scopes to me or met me at shooting grounds to let me try their scopes; Woody came to the Hawks and let me spend an hour with his 80 mag March and The Awesime met me at Tondu to let me spend time with his Comp 45, I was very impressed with both and shortly after bought the Comp 45 that I used at the Worlds last weekend.

 

The new Leup looks good on initial inspection, lets see what happens as a result of the time and discussions Derek (from Viking) had with people in Wales. The Kahles is sorted, a touch heavy but not compared to the Big Nikko, the 60 mag March I do not like, the 80 mag is impressive but over £3k, the Sightron is now too expensive and although an accurate rangefinder the exit pupil is tiny and does not suit everyone, the Vortex has very good optics but is also too expensive, has a quirky reticle and is rare, although well proven as it is the scope John Farbrother (11th in Portugal, 2nd in Wales) has been using on his springer for over a year. S&B I have spent no time with, the ones I looked at in Wales looked the business, but we all know that looks can be deceiving.

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The march 60 may not be to everybody's taste BUT as some may have noticed i am nowadays a bit of a messer scope wise . guess what is the one scope i have not sold ? yes give that man a banana ??? HOLLY

 

PS yes the one swinging in the trees . looks like colin . ohhh it is colin .

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The march 60 may not be to everybody's taste BUT as some may have noticed i am nowadays a bit of a messer scope wise . guess what is the one scope i have not sold ?

Which is why the only way to decide is to beg, borrow or buy; one man's meat and all that.

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Considered leups but have problem with the fixed mag. The new one coming out is allegedly £2800 which is a tad high for me

£1,400 on eBay

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