This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com
A new star was just born near Vienna, Austria.
I am looking for a high-end optic for my Tikka T3x TAC A1 project, and the new K525i 5-25x56i certainly woke my interest. Already the K624i (6-24x power) is a great scope and used by many long range shooters.
Now Kahles has something to compete with Steiner’s 5-25 and Schmidt & Bender’s 5-25, as well as many other brands.
If you read further you will notice the new K525 is available in Finnaccuracy’s new Multipurpose Sniper Reticle II – MSR II. We described the MSR2 reticle in detail here, and it’s specifically developed for super zooms like this Kahles. Of course, a reticle is a personal taste and there are others available.
Below you can find Kahle’s press release.
The big brother of ultrashort K318i is the new flagship of KAHLES in the field of tactical riflescopes. It combines in an inimitable way maximum optical performance and highest precision with unique handling and ergonomics.
The rugged K525i with its practical magnification range has been developed for tactical use and long distances. It is intended to help ambitious shooters to achieve records. The clearly defined, precise clicks, together with the exceptional repeat accuracy, provide highest precision and reliability.
Due to the unique KAHLES arrangement, all operating elements can easily and comfortably be operated with the intuitively preferred hand, without having to reach over the scope and without having to move out of the shooting position. The patented central arrangement on top of the riflescope makes right- and left-handed operation equally comfortable. Ergonomically the windage is ideally placed on the left side for right-handed shooters and on the right side for left-hand shooters.
The essential information on the turrets is clearly readable from the aiming position. The large adjustment range provides enough reserve for each situation. Consequently, at competitions, the shooter can fully concentrate on the essential.
The K525i is available with 5 precise illuminated reticles in first focal plane.
Beside the proven and popular SKMR3, SKMR and MOAK, there are two further developments with the MSR2/Ki and the Mil4+.
The innovative, patented TWIST GUARD windage with it´s freely rotating end cover, reliably prevents an accidental movement of the windage. This simple solution does not only protect the windage from accidental movement, it also allows the shooter a fast and unhindered handling of the windage without cumbersome need of “locking” and “unlocking”.
The allen key for zeroing the turrets, numbers to those little, practical details. It is housed in the cap of the illumination unit and therefore always available. Hence the illumination unit can easily be opened without any tool.
Kahles K525i 5-25x56i PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
.: Maximum optical performance-field of vision, contrast and picture quality
.: Exceptional repeat accuracy
.: Precise and clearly defined click mechanism 0.1 MIL, MRAD or ¼ MOA
.: Side adjustment left or right
.: Parallax wheel integrated with the elevation turret (patented) 20m – infinity
.: Innovative, patented TWIST GUARD windage
.: Precise illuminated reticles in first focal plane SKMR3, SKMR, MSR2, Mil4+, MOAK
.: Large adjustment range with 2.9m (E) and 1.3m (W) at 100m
.: Zero Stop
Below you can find the specifications:
Unfortunately, all this performance comes at a cost. The new Kahles K525i will be available in August 2018, so you’ve got plenty of time to save up the € 3,300 that dealers are going to ask. That’s slightly north of 4,000 USD with a strong Euro.