New Kahles HELIA 1.6-8x42i Hunting Riflescope

    Kahles HELIA 1,6-8x42i

    Kahles Optics (Austria) have a hunting riflescope for us, called the HELIA 1.6-8x42i. This is a light and compact riflescope to be used for stalking and driven hunts. The Helia features a wide field of view (up to 25 m/100 m) with up to 8x magnification, and it is possible to use it in combination with night vision devices (clip-ons). According to Kahles, the illuminated reticle is extra-bright and has an intelligent automatic switch-off to save the batteries.

    Kahles Optics @ TFB:

    Here is the description of the new Kahles hunting riflescope:
    The HELIA series impresses with uncompromising focus on the real essentials: functionality, reliability, handling and aesthetics. Each model is a perfect tool for its specific hunting application.
    The light and compact new HELIA 1.6-8x42i is a versatile addition to the HELIA series and is perfectly adapted for stalking and driven hunts. With a large field of view of 25m/100m at lowest magnification combined with an extra-bright illuminated 4-Dot reticle, it can even be used on driven hunts in bright daylight. The powerful optics system provides exceptional edge sharpness and a brilliant image with high colour fidelity. Due to the 42 mm lens diameter, enough light still reaches the pupil even at dusk and, if still in use during the night, the HELIA 1.6-8×42 is the perfect tool to be combined with and attached to night vision devices (clip-ons). Together with the proven Automaticlight function, it presents all essential features for active hunting by day and night.
    The optional model with SR rail and fast adjustment (SV) is available, as well as other useful accessories for personal customisation.
    Light and compact optics for stalking and driven hunts
    Ideal for night hunting in combination with night vision devices (clip-ons)
    Wide field of view (up to 25 m/100 m) with up to 8x magnification
    Powerful optics system with exceptional edge sharpness
    Extra-bright day/night illuminated reticle with intelligent automatic switch- off
    According to Kahles, the new HELIA 1.6-8x42i rifle scopes will be available at your dealer from April for   £1,450 and £1,510 (SR), or about 1 900 USD. Here is  a direct link to the Kahles webpage:
    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 and sound suppressors. TCCC Certified medic.