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October 21, 2013 at 8:25 pm #7330
Was hunting this past week in South Carolina. On one morning hunt I could not see through the scope due to fog on the outside of the scope. Can any anti foggers/eyeglasses be used on a scope?
joe TermiteOctober 23, 2013 at 5:49 pm #7482
Best bet is to ask the scope manufacturer. Some say OK, some say don’t.
Anymore, for hunting scopes, I only buy Bushnell Elite’s with the Rainguard coating, it solves that fogging and rain problem nicely.
DaleOctober 24, 2013 at 8:36 am #7513
I have used Rain-X in the past on both scopes and shooting glasses and it works great. When you put it on be sure to get all the lens and don’t drench it but use a Q-tip and be sure that you use a lens cleaning cloth and buff it all off really well. Give it a try as it has as I said worked for in the past. I always give this advice to my friends that wear eye glasses as it will stop the fogging from warm breath when mounting your rifle and scope.October 25, 2013 at 10:23 am #7657
I will give it a try on one of my scope’s and see how it works thank for the infoOctober 27, 2013 at 8:37 am #7955
I can’t recall the source or manufacturer but they did NOT recommend Rain X on their scopes. Given the cost of optics (unless you buy the blister pack stuff at Walmart) I would check with the scope maker before I put anything on my expensive optics that might ruin it.
DaleOctober 28, 2013 at 8:11 am #8001
Most all makers do not want you using anything but that is as usual when they want to sell you their anti fogging products. Rain X works and has worked on many scopes and eyeglasses without any damage at all. You can bet that whatever the makers use on their scopes is akin to Rain X as it is also an anti fogging product that they put on and buff off prior to installing the lens in the scope. I have a $2,000.00 NightForce scope and I use Rain X on it when shooting in matches when it is raining or very humid. I am by no means rich and got this high dollar scope as part of a trade on a car I sold but my shooting/spotting partner who has since passed away used it on all his scopes as well. I would though if the scope is new do as dk suggests and see if they warn against use while the scope is still under warranty. But as I said I have used it for years now and it has never caused me any problems nor has it damaged any of my scopes in any way, shape, or form. Use it as directed and make sure you buff it really well and it should work for you as it has and does for me. For eyeglass wearers it will stop that annoying fogging of your glasses during cold weather when trying to find the animal in your scope. I would not be recommending it if I had not already used it myself and in fact I just bought another bottle at the auto parts store. Be sure and use a good lense cloth for the buffing and I usually apply it with a Q-tip and use it sparingly and don’t soak the lense when applying it.October 29, 2013 at 5:21 pm #8094
After I started this thread I Called Burris to ask them. Her immediate answer was not to and If I was having a fog problem then maybe I should leave my gun outside. Not liking her answer I sprayed some Parkers Anti fogging solution on a paper towel and wiped my lenses. I have been using this stuff on my glasses for years. NO PROBLEM This was last Sat. I re checked my scope this morning and still no problem.
What scope company makes a anti fogging solution????
Joe TermiteOctober 30, 2013 at 9:23 am #8134
All the scope makers who offer fog free products but it is not sold to the public hence the suggestion of using Rain X which has worked for me for years.
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