OpticsTalk by SWFA, Inc. Homepage SWFA     SampleList.com
Forum Home Forum Home > Scopes > Rifle Scopes
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Old kahles or newer Leopold?
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Visit the SWFA.com site to check out our current specials.

Old kahles or newer Leopold?

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
Mitch8k View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: January/21/2019
Location: Louisiana
Status: Offline
Points: 2
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mitch8k Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Old kahles or newer Leopold?
    Posted: January/21/2019 at 22:37
Any thoughts or personal comparison of an old kahles helia L 3-12x56 vs a Leopold vx-3i 3.5-10x50? Which would be better in low light? Side by side for me seems the old kahles is still better than the Leopold.
Back to Top
3_tens View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Master
Optics Jedi Master
Avatar

Joined: January/08/2007
Location: Oklahoma
Status: Offline
Points: 7621
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 3_tens Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/22/2019 at 01:38
Welcome to the OT Mitch.
There should be no contest between the 2. The Kahles is the better scope, even if they were the same objective. The 56mm objective Kahles over the 50mm on the Leupold will help even more. I have 2 of the 3i Leupold scopes and was never impressed in them because of the lack of contrast. On the other hand my Cl 3-10 Kahles is the best low light scope that I have ever had. Wink


Edited by 3_tens - January/22/2019 at 12:16
Folks ain't got a sense of humor no more. They don't laugh they just get sore.

Need to follow the rules. Just hard to determine which set of rules to follow
Now the rules have changed again.
Back to Top
Scrumbag View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: October/22/2013
Location: London, UK
Status: Offline
Points: 1694
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Scrumbag Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/22/2019 at 04:33
I would have thought the Kahles would knock the spots off the Leupold. I where I'd put my money...
Was sure I had a point when I started this post...
Back to Top
tahqua View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Have You Driven A Ford Lately?

Joined: March/27/2006
Location: Michigan, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 8503
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tahqua Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/29/2019 at 08:30
I have a 2.2-9 x 42 L and it is an excellent scope. It is FFP and in low light lets me sight in on pretty much anything I can pick up in my 7 x 42 Zeiss binoculars. 
My best Leupold scopes are VariX III, so that comparison is not valid.
Doug
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.148 seconds.