Kahles is renowned for their K16i and K18i low power variable scopes. Kahles just announced the K18i-2 which boasts an incredible 150-foot field of view. Let’s see what other features it brings to the table.
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Kahles bills the K18i-2 as a purpose-built 3-gun scope. To that end, it features a true 1x bottom end and an illuminated Christmas tree reticle. The extra wide field of view will also be useful for competition use.
Just how big is a 150-foot field of view? The Vortex Razor II-E 1-6×24 has a 115-foot field of view. Nightforce’s ATACR 1-8×24 has a 96-foot field of view. The Primary Arms PLxC boasts a 121-foot field of view. Those three competitors are some of the best LPVO options on the market, but Kahles has them solidly beat in this metric.
Despite this class-leading field of view, the K18i-2 is reasonably sized. It has a 34mm main tube and an overall length of 11.8 inches. It weighs in at 22.5 ounces. A removable throw lever is shown in the product photos, so it seems safe to assume that it is included with the scope.
The second focal plane 3GR reticle has MRAD subtensions. The turrets feature 0.1 MRAD clicks. Those turrets are capped so they will not be turned accidentally during a match.
From the manufacturer:
The unparalleled 150 ft field of view of the K18i-2 sets the standard for 3-Gun and IPSC matches. With 8x zoom, true 1.0x magnification and an extra-bright illuminated reticle with the unique MAX LIGHT function, it is optimised for competition in every detail.
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