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IDF 6x42 Kahles Photonic Scope

This is a discussion on IDF 6x42 Kahles Photonic Scope within the BX forums, part of the Classifieds category; I have a used 1980's vintage Isreali surplus 6x42 Kahles Photonic Austria scope in servicable condition. I heard that these scopes are pretty rare in ...


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Old February 26th, 2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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IDF 6x42 Kahles Photonic Scope

I have a used 1980's vintage Isreali surplus 6x42 Kahles Photonic Austria scope in servicable condition. I heard that these scopes are pretty rare in the 'States because importing tritium is verboten (the tritium pill in the scope is dead btw...). The outside condition shows that it has been painted over a few times and the front rubber sun shade has dry rotted off but other than the cosmetic issues the scope is sound. I did accidently over tighten one of the turret caps and sheared the threads off, but I was able to remove the piece from the turret and it's possible that it can either be repaired or another cap can be aquired from Photonic (they are owned by the same company as Kahles). The optics are very bright & clear and the scope holds a zero perfectly. The elevation adjustment features a calibrated drum for the M118 round. The rings are not included but I do have the rear rubber eye piece (not pictured). I love the scope, but I don't like the fixed 6 power...I want at least a fixed 10 power to put on my Rem700. I would like to trade it for a decent scope that has the same optical quality and will hold a zero. Again, this is a great scope that could use a fresh paint job.

*edit* I would take 400.00 shipped for the scope if someone doesn't have a scope to trade.







I'm sorry for the crappy reticle pic...energy efficient light bulbs give a yellow tint in pictures, but I can assure you that the optical quality is excellent and bright.


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Old February 28th, 2012, 05:23 PM   #2
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do you still have scope?

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Old February 28th, 2012, 05:40 PM   #3
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Yes, I still have it. PM sent.

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Old February 28th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #4
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I have one of these also, and can definitely vouch for them being a great piece of glass and pretty darn hard to come by.

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Old March 4th, 2012, 07:01 AM   #5
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Thumbs up Kahles scopes

I have a 2.2x10 Kahles on my Savage bolt gun.
Excellent Shott glass, very bright with zero distortion. 1st class quality for sure. Something many don't know is that Kahles invented the rifle scope as we know it today starting in 1898 and is
he world's oldest riflescope manufacturer.

First riflescope with adjustable ballistic drop
compensation (patent 1904)

First waterproof riflescope using O-Rings (1960)

First multi-coated riflescope in series production(1972)

Kahles Became a branch of Swarovski optics in 1978.

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Scope is still available.

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Old March 24th, 2012, 03:25 PM   #7
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I edited the add with a cash price of 400.00 shipped.

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Old April 2nd, 2012, 07:35 PM   #8
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Kahles photonic IDF ISSUE for sale

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Old April 28th, 2012, 11:52 AM   #10
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Scope is still available. Last reduction of 350.00 shipped.

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Old April 28th, 2012, 12:50 PM   #11
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Scope is still available. Last reduction of 350.00 shipped.

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*SOLD* thanks for looking!

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