RA Sport, exclusive distributor in Italy for Kahles based in Manerbio (BS), presented at this year’s edition of EXA in Brescia the new K1050, a 10-50x56mm variable magnification competition riflescope featuring a patented centerline parallax control ring that is coaxial with the elevation turret.
The Kahles K1050 is a high end riflescope that has been developed for long range, Bench Rest and Field Target shooting. The monolithic alloy tube features a 30mm diameter, a 56mm front objective lens and measures 429 millimeters overall with a weight of 890 grams.
The most interesting feature of the K1050 is the centerline parallax adjustment control, conceived to allow the shooter to operate all the scope controls - windage, elevation and parallax - with only his right hand.
The parallax adjustment ring is coaxial to the elevation knob on the vertical turret; the shooter can adjust the windage on the side turret, then dial the clicks on the elevation drum and simply slide down his fingers to the larger parallax ring, to tune the focus.
The parallax adjustment ring can optionally be fitted with a larger diameter extension for improved control and fine adjustment, vital to field target shooters. Also, an unprecedented minimum focus distance of only 8 meters makes this scope ideal for field target competition.
The turrets have 1/8-MOA clicks, with an elevation adjustment range of 55 MOA (160 centimeters at 100 meters); the elevation turret allows three revolutions, and every time a complete 360° revolution is done, a small pin button protrudes from the center of the turret; for every completed revolution, a differently colored portion of the pin is exposed (white, red and white for the total 3 revolutions available).
Eye relief is 95 millimeters and the large eyepiece allows for +2/-35 diopter adjustment.
Lenses benefit from the exclusive Kahles AMV coatings, optimized for maximum light transmission in the critical 520 nanometers range, typical of the lowest light shooting conditions.
The non –illuminated reticle is glass etched on the first focal plane, and is available in two versions: cross dot and double dot patterns.