Kahles K16i – 1-6×24 Abs. SI-1

Though I announced, that I´ll get a Helia5 from Kahles, I got now a K16i! Actually, the K16i should only be available for public authorities in Germany. But the great success in the 3-Gun market of the US brought Kahles to the decision to make the scope also available to the public in Germany. Good decision!

But first, before I describe my subjective opinion about the scope – the hard facts:

  • Field of view (ft/100yds) 127-20,1
  • Exit pupil (inch) 0,374-0,157
  • Eye relief (inch) 3,74
  • Dioptric compensation (dpt) 2/-3,5
  • Twilight factor (DIN 58388) 3,1-12
  • Impact pt. Corr. Per click (inch/100yds) 0,54
  •  Elevation/Windage Adj. Range (m/100m) 2,2
  • Tube diameter (inch) 1,18
  • Lenght (inch) 10,9
  • Weight (oz) 16,9
  • Objective filter thread M27x0,75
  • integrated “Cat-Tail”
  • daylight bright reticle in second focal plane
  • zeroable indexation
  • reticle: SI-1

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Deutsche Meisterschaft IPSC Rifle 2012

Last weekend, I shot the German Nationals IPSC Rifle. My first “real” rifle match, so nothing really to win. But shooting in one squad together with rifle cracks from Norway, Switzerland  and Germany was a great pleasure and a lot of fun and I’ve learned a lot!

The match was very, very nice – the stages have been very nice and varied. For example, half paper targets (classic) at 50m, plates at 100m and classic poppers at 200m all together in one stage! Really Cool! There was everything for anybody – close hoser stages with paper from 2m – 50m (also two bobbers at ~45m), Clays at 4m and 10m, A3 and classic targets at 300m, steel-targets at 250m etc. So much fun!

Had only one mike on a 300m A3 target (I shot the 10-rnds stage at risk without a mag-change without extras on paper) and one on a bad shot 50m half paper. Rest was quite OK. Some things to work on but no big mistakes. Only 4D and 2Miss in the whole match. Sometimes little bit to much C’s and sometimes not quick enough. But nothing serious. Think, little bit more practice and this will get better also. The rifle worked flawless.

My goal for this match was to get into the top ten national and to achieve 80% of the german champ. Two hits! Finished 7.th national with 83%! Promising!

This was surely not my last rifle match! This is so much fun!

Here, the complete results:



Faktormessung .223

Maybe interesting for some of you -here are some Chrono results of some .223 Ammo out of the 16,75″ STI AR. First measurement I did outdoor in Philippsburg with a L&S Chrono, second one was indoor with a Chrony with LED lights. The noticeable differences between both measures may result of different comps (nordic tac / L&S vs. Arredondo and Chrony) or maybe my Chrony measures a little bit fast. Truth maybe anywhere in the middle…

Marke fps fps fps Avg. m/s Faktor Gerät
TopShot 55grs 3005 3014 3009,5 918,67 165,52 L&S
Geco Target 55grs 2962 2962 0 162,91 L&S
Remington UMC 55grs 2962 2860 2911 871,73 160,11 L&S
Wolf 55grs 2821 2820 2820,5 859,54 155,13 L&S
PMC Bronze 2663 2562 2612,5 780,9 143,69 L&S

S&B 55grs Schütte 3035 3088 3083 3068,67 941,22 168,78 Chrony
Geco Target 55grs 3036 3039 3031 3035,33 926,29 166,94 Chrony
Wolf 55grs 2940 3007 3040 2995,67 916,53 164,76 Chrony
Geco Target 63grs 2787 2904 2832 2841 885,14 178,98 Chrony

Concerning precision, the Geco 55grs and 63grs and the S&B 55grs Box are my favorites at 50m. At 100m, the Geco 55grs looked best, S&B I need to test on 100m.

Kahles K624tt auf STI AR15 – erster Test

I gave the K624tt a first try today on my STI AR15. Zeroed it at 50m on my home range, to make it easier then on the 100 and 300m range in Philippsburg. What a fantastic scope! Sharp and very high contrast. Precise adjustment. Fine arts! Unfortunately, I have to return it to Kahles after my tests. I really would like to keep it…