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New Kahles K18i 1-8x24i 3GR


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Looks like Kahles finally has their own version of the Swarovski z8i now. Hadn't heard about this at all before seeing an email from Sport Optic this morning. 

https://www.sportoptics.com/kahles-rifle-scope-k18i-10662.aspx

I paid a little less than this for my Z8i though. Looks like Swarovski raised prices recently.

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Both are 2nd focal plane.  The new Kahles 1-8 is pretty awesome.  The FOV is so good that 2nd focal plane works out really well with this scope.  With a typical 200 yard zero anything out to 250 you can pretty much hold cross hairs, so you can use any magnification, then dial 8x after that.

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The best feature of the new K18i in my opinion Is the “MaxLight” - there’s now an extra boost for the red dot available. Cuts down battery life but should improve the dot visibility on targets in bright mid day sunlight. Hosing on 1x is like shooting with just a red dot. Here’s a first impression of the “IPSC” reticle on a 25m indoor range (weather wasn’t that good yet to practice outside again) on a standard brightness setting  and with the extra boost

 

 

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On 3/10/2020 at 7:35 PM, cooper_999 said:

The best feature of the new K18i in my opinion Is the “MaxLight” - there’s now an extra boost for the red dot available. Cuts down battery life but should improve the dot visibility on targets in bright mid day sunlight. Hosing on 1x is like shooting with just a red dot. Here’s a first impression of the “IPSC” reticle on a 25m indoor range (weather wasn’t that good yet to practice outside again) on a standard brightness setting  and with the extra boost

 

 

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Can you post a pic of the reticle at 8x?

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29 minutes ago, Ming the Merciless said:

What was your illumination setting?

 

What was your illumination setting?  I really like the second dot.

Don’t recall, but that was not on max.  It is perfectly daylight bright on max setting.  The center dot is larger on the K18i vs K16i, which I think works out better.  Your eye is drawn to the center better. 

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