New Red Dot from Kahles: HELIA RD-C

    Kahles HELIA RD-C

    The Austrian optics company Kahles has released several interesting products lately. TFB reviewed the Kahles K18i Riflescope with IPSC Reticle last year and it’s still one of the best Low Power Variable Optic on the market. TFB just got the brand new K525i Dynamic Long Range riflescope to review as well. When I got the new K525i DLR and looked into it I said wow, and we’ll see in the upcoming review if the sensation persists.

    It’s now time for an enclosed red dot optic called Helia RD-C. It presents a 2 MOA red dot with 4 settings and an automatic shut-off function. It attaches to your Picatinny rail and has a quick-attach screw.

    Here’s what Kahles has to say about it:



    With the new HELIA Red Dot closed (RD-C), for the first time KAHLES is presenting a closed and robust red dot sight to the market, which has been designed for driven hunting and for use in the most adverse conditions. With an anti-reflection coating for a clear view, a precise 2 MOA red dot for minimum coverage on the wild and special safety details, it’s the ideal targeting aid to help you make that safe shot.

    The anti-reflection coating used provides the best image quality across the entire field of view. The precise red dot ensures low target coverage and can be manually adjusted to the ambient light with four (+1) levels. The MAX LIGHT function, which activates an extremely bright illuminated dot, helps in particularly difficult lighting conditions and with backlighting. The intelligent automatic switch-off function of the Automaticlight ensures that the device is switched off automatically when not in use.

    The especially developed SAFE LIGHT function is new and comes in particularly handy, for example, when hunting animals that are able to defend themselves. It prevents the brightness of the illuminated dot being accidentally adjusted and deactivates the Automaticlight of the illuminated dot until it is manually reactivated again.

    The robust design of the product not only ensures absolutely resistant use, it also makes the product simple and intuitive to use. The flip-up covers that are included and the Picatinny mount with quick-release fastener and screw lock, all in all, ensure the highest reliability and safety in every detail.


    Anti-reflexion coating
    Precise 2 MOA red dot
    4 manual light levels with intelligent automatic switch-off and MAX LIGHT function
    SAFE LIGHT function for securing the illuminated dot
    Includes Picatinny mount with quick-release fastener and screw lock
    Flip-up covers included

    The price for the new HELIA RD-C is €550 and it will be available from May 2021.

    You can find Kahles’ red dots here:

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    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6×6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.