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Kahles Helia Rifle Scopes Instruction Manual

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DEAR CUSTOMER!

Congratulation and thank you for purchasing this professional competition HELIA product from KAHLES! Before using it for the first time, please read this information carefully.

All specific technical data and reticle drawings of the KAHLES HELIA products are available online at www.kahles.at.

If you have any further questions, please contact your authorized KAHLES dealer, gunsmith or contact our support team directly.

Your KAHLES team

CONTENT

1 OVERVIEW OF OPERATING ELEMENTS AND SETTING OPTIONS

2 USE AND MOUNTING

3 SAFETY INFORMATION

4 DIOPTER COMPENSATION, FOCUS, AND ZOOM

5 ELEVATION AND WINDAGE ADJUSTMENT

6 ZERO-POINT ADJUSTMENT OF THE DIALS

7 MECHANICAL CENTRING

8 RETICLE

9 PARALLAX
9.1 Manual parallax adjustment HELIA 3.5-18x50i

10 USING THE ILLUMINATED RETICLE

11 CHANGING THE BATTERY

12 CLEANING

13 STORAGE

14 FURTHER INFORMATION

15 CONFORMITY

1 OVERVIEW OF OPERATING ELEMENTS AND SETTING OPTIONS

Kahles Helia Rifle Scopes Instruction Manual

Kahles Helia Rifle Scopes Instruction Manual

2 USE AND MOUNTING

KAHLES rifle scopes are waterproof and extremely durable. Nevertheless, we still recommend that you protect the rifle scope against external influences and impacts. In particular, careful handling is advised in the areas around the turrets, the lenses, and the eyepiece.

To ensure perfect alignment between the rifle scope and the rifle, and to guarantee proper functioning, use a professional workshop or gunsmith to mount your rifle scope. Please read our safety information carefully before use.

3 SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Never look directly at the sun or other bright light sources through your rifle scope. This may cause eye injuries.
  • When not in use, protect your rifle scope from excessive solar radiation and store it in a dry place.
  • Ensure the specified minimum distance between the eye and the rifle scope is adhered to.
  • Repairs must only be performed by KAHLES. Otherwise all warranty claims are void.
  • The rifle scope must be mounted by a professional gunsmith or fitting expert.
  • To prevent damage, screws, used on the rifle scope mounts, must be tightened to a maximum torque of 240 Ncm/21,24 lbs.
  • Always ensure that your firearm is not loaded before making any adjustments to your rifle scope once it is fitted.

4 DIOPTER COMPENSATION, FOCUS, AND ZOOM

The integrated Diopter compensation is used to adjust the image focus to your eye.

  • To adjust the focus, turn the Diopter compensation ring (1) in the +/– range (left/right) until you can see an absolutely sharp reticle in a sharp overall image.
  • Turn the magnification ring (2) to change the magnification. Turn the ring clockwise for lower magnification, and anti-clockwise for higher magnification.
Kahles Helia Rifle Scopes Instruction Manual

Kahles Helia Rifle Scopes Instruction Manual

5 ELEVATION AND WINDAGE ADJUSTMENT

To guarantee optimum functioning, we recommend that you have your rifle scope fitted professionally by your gunsmith or a fitting expert.

After the rifle scope has been correctly fitted and bore sighted by a professional gunsmith, you will need to sight in your rifle and rifle scope. Sight in the rifle scope to your specific distance and desired point of impact by turning the elevation and windage adjustment turrets.

To make the required settings, first remove the screw caps on the adjustment turrets. This enables you to access the protected adjustment wheels and index rings (index scale).

The click-to-indicate aim-point correction and the correction direction are engraved on the elevation or windage turret. Once you have established the preferred sighting-in point, you can then set the elevation and windage adjustment turrets to this value (“zeroing”).

Kahles Helia Rifle Scopes Instruction Manual

Kahles Helia Rifle Scopes Instruction Manual

Caution – never apply strong mechanical forces when making adjustments to the adjustment turrets!

6 ZERO-POINT ADJUSTMENT OF THE DIALS

Once the rifle scope has been aligned to the weapon, you can make this basic setting the zero setting for the device. To do this, proceed as follows:

1. Hold the adjustment wheel (2) in place with your fingers

2. Using a coin or an empty cartridge case, turn the locking screw (1) anti-clockwise

3. Loosen the locking screw until the index ring (3) moves freely and can be turned without clicking

4. Turn the index ring (3) until the 0 on the scale is aligned with the index marking on the rifle scope

5. Hold the index ring (3) and the adjustment wheel (2) together, and tighten the locking screw in a clockwise direction. To avoid adjustment errors, pay careful attention to ensure that during this process, there is no unintentional turning (you should hear no audible clicks)

6. Your rifle scope is now adjusted or “zeroed” to your sighting-in point.

Kahles Helia Rifle Scopes Instruction Manual

Kahles Helia Rifle Scopes Instruction Manual

Caution – never apply strong mechanical forces when making adjustments to the adjustment turrets!

7 MECHANICAL CENTRING

On delivery, the integrated reticle is mechanically centred (to optical centre). If you would like to reset it to factory settings, proceed as follows:

1. Turn the elevation or windage adjustment wheel in one direction until you come to a mechanical stop.

2. Now turn the adjustment wheel in the opposite direction while counting the total number of clicks until it reaches mechanical stop.

3. Half of this number of clicks is the precise centre position of the reticle.

4. Repeat this procedure for the second adjustment turret to find the absolute centre (vertical and lateral).

Caution – never apply strong mechanical forces when making adjustments to the adjustment turrets!

8 RETICLE

Reticle in the second image plane (eyepiece image plane)

When the magnification is changed, the reticle remains the same size – although the size of the image changes, the size of the reticle does not. Even at high magnifications, only a little of the target is obscured.

Kahles Helia Rifle Scopes Instruction Manual

Kahles Helia Rifle Scopes Instruction Manual

9 PARALLAX

Your rifle scope is calibrated to a target distance of 100m without parallax. This means that at a distance of 100m, the image of the target object and the image of the reticle are exactly on the same plane. When shooting at a distance further or closer than 100m, ensure that you look as centrally as possible through the rifle scope. This helps to prevent displacement of the point of impact due to parallax errors.

9.1 Manual parallax adjustment

The HELIA 3.5-18x50i is offering a manual parallax adjustment. Turn the parallax adjustment wheel (1) until you achieve a sharp image and the reticle does not move on the target due to head placement.

Kahles Helia Rifle Scopes Instruction Manual

Kahles Helia Rifle Scopes Instruction Manual

10 USING THE ILLUMINATED RETICLE

Many KAHLES rifle scopes are equipped with illuminated reticles.

To use the illuminated reticle, turn the illumination dial clockwise from zero up to the level at which the reticle is sufficient for the ambient light conditions.

Kahles Helia Rifle Scopes Instruction Manual

Kahles Helia Rifle Scopes Instruction Manual

To preserve battery life, always switch off the illuminated reticle when it is not in use.

When battery power is low, the reticle begins to flash three times every 6 seconds. The remaining operating time is only around 2 hours, depending on the brightness setting and the ambient temperature.

Integrated Automaticlight function

Many of our illuminated rifle scopes are equipped with an intelligent tilt sensor. This detects whether or not the rifle scope is in a shooting position. The Automaticlight function transmits this information immediately to the illumination unit and automatically switches the illuminated reticle on or off when not in use, in order to save valuable energy.

Active mode

  • When the illuminated reticle is switched on with Automaticlight, it is always active at an angle of 0–45° (up/down/sideways).

Standby mode

Kahles Helia Rifle Scopes Instruction Manual

Kahles Helia Rifle Scopes Instruction Manual

  • After 2 minutes in a motionless state at an angle of 0–45° (up/down/sideways), the illuminated reticle is switched off and automatically switches to “standby” mode.
  • In the range from 45–75° (up/down), the illuminated reticle remains active for 2 minutes and then automatically switches to “standby” mode.
  • From an angle of over 75° (up/down/sideways), the illuminated reticle immediately switches off and automatically enters “standby” mode.

The smallest movement is enough to switch out of “standby” mode, and once in a shooting position (0–45°), the illuminated reticle is reactivated with the last used light intensity within a fraction of a second.

Power-down mode

  • If left in a motionless state for 2 hours (standby), the illuminated reticle switches off and automatically enters “power-down” mode.
  • If no adjustment to the illumination dial is made within 4 hours, the illuminated reticle switches off and automatically enters “power-down” mode.

By switching the illuminated reticle off and on again using the illumination dial, the power-down function is deactivated and the illuminated reticle is reactivated.

Deactivation

To deactivate the Automaticlight function, proceed as follows:

1. Switch off the illuminated reticle

2. Hold the rifle scope in a horizontal position

3. Rotate the rifle scope by 180°

Kahles Helia Rifle Scopes Instruction Manual

4. Turn the illumination dial once as far as it will go and back again. The Automaticlight function is deactivated. All other illuminated reticle functions remain unchanged (switching on/off and light intensity +/–).

Reactivation

To reactivate the Automaticlight function, repeat the entire deactivation procedure.

11 CHANGING THE BATTERY

The battery is integrated in the lid of the illumination turret on delivery. In some KAHLES models, a spare battery is included, which is located in the protective cap of the windage adjustment. To change the battery:

1. Switch off the illuminated reticle

2. Using a coin, unscrew the battery cover in an anticlockwise direction

3. Remove the old battery

4. When inserting the new battery, ensure that the side marked “+” is pointing upwards (when viewed from above)

5. Replace the battery cover and turn clockwise to tighten.

Caution! Only use type CR 2032 batteries

Disposal of used batteries

Batteries must not be disposed of as household waste and you are legally obliged to return used batteries. Local facilities exist for returning used batteries free of charge (e.g. in retail outlets or at communal collection points). Batteries are labelled with a crossed-out wheeled bin and the chemical symbol of the harmful substance they contain: “Cd” for cadmium, “Hg” for mercury and “Pb” for lead. Please help us to protect the environment.

12 CLEANING

We have designed all elements and surfaces of our products to ensure that they are simple and easy to care for.

Cleaning the lenses

The special KAHLES external surface coating makes lenses and eyepiece lenses much easier to clean. To guarantee long-lasting optical quality of the lenses, keep the glass surfaces free from dirt, oil, and grease at all times. To clean the lenses, first remove larger particles using a lens brush. For subsequent thorough cleaning, we recommend that you use only the KAHLES cleaning cloth supplied*.

Cleaning the metal components

To clean the metal components and the housing, we recommend that you use a soft, clean cloth or special care products (Oil, Sprays, etc.) which are destined for this purpose.

To prevent corrosion, keep all metal parts clean and slightly oiled at all times.

* The KAHLES cleaning cloth supplied should only be used to clean the sensitive lenses and the eyepiece. Always ensure the microfibre cloth is kept clean. Particles of dirt may damage the lens surface. If the cleaning cloth becomes dirty, it can be washed in lukewarm soapy water and allowed to dry naturally. Please use only our KAHLES cleaning cloth or specific lens cleaning cloths to clean the glass surfaces.

13 STORAGE

We recommend that you store your rifle scope in a dry, dark place. If the rifle scope becomes wet or moist, it must be dried prior to storage.

14 FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information and technical data, please visit www.kahles.at

15 CONFORMITY

The devices comply with EU directives 2011/65/EU, 2012/19/EU und 2014/30/EU.

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