Kahles, Austria’s oldest optics manufacturer is taking aim at the U.S and Australian markets with a redesigned line of one inch scopes which offer the same premier quality in a compact package
While the highly innovative and revolutionary CL and CS Multizero riflescopes remain in a class of their own, a few years ago Kahles introduced an entirely new KX series, designed and engineered to give the same degree of durability, optical performance and longevity we’ve come to expect from this Austrian company, albeit in a more compact form.
American and Aussie hunters usually prefer lighter and less bulky scopes than their European counterparts. But while they prefer the image clarity and precise adjustments of Kahles scopes they are not so keen on the features demanded by Germanic hunting styles, such as 30mm tubes, large 56mm objective bells and heavy reticles with thick post and crosswires.
In an attempt to woo overseas hunters, Kahles chose to design a new line of scopes with features that would hold more appeal for the established preferences of American and Aussie hunters.
The Austrian optical firm of Kahles (pronounced Kah-less) is the world’s oldest maker of riflescopes. It was founded in 1898 by the merging of the Simon Ploessi Company (originators of the first colour corrected lenses) and the Opto-Mechanical workshop of Karl Fritsch in Vienna under the new ownership of Karl Robert Kahles. Contributing his 75 years exprience in precision optics, by 1900 the company was offering riflescopes in five different magnifications which formed the basis for developments in hunting optics for over a century.