Rushy wrote:What a bugger Scribe. Don't know of anyone that might repair but have you tried placing it in an ultra dry environment for an extended period? Hot water cupboard for a month etc?
I have tried many times without success to repair fogged scopes 'Rushy'. Experience and a lot of heartache has taught me that when moisture has found its way into a scope once it always comes back. Leave a warm hut and step out into a cold frosty morning and you will in the first few minutes you come across the sika stag you have been after for years. You throw the sako trebly to your shoulder ready to drill him and lo and behold you are looking into a fish pond complete with a couple of tadpoles circling the cross hair. Believe it or not but I have shot a couple of deer by squinting along the side of the barrel, though I don't recommend it for accuracy beyond 20m.
Those same scopes and some good brands too I have baked in the camp oven and treated the joints with orange hut paint
and walked out of the warm hut and had the tadpoles return within minutes.
I have an early Redfield scope that I have had for forty odd years that has always been my main scope but the lenses are stuffed from the constant wiping with toilet paper but it has never had a bad day. And what about that trip of a lifetime when you fly into Fiordland and the first Wap that stands their begging to be shot you cant see because your scope has fogged. I have flown people out of the Kaweka/Kaimanawas and seen the effect that a fogged scope has had on them too.
I brought a brand new Pecar at the start of the season that cost a weeks wages that I sweated over for a month because it fogged. It cost me many deer that scope but one morning up on Rongatea on the Mokai Range during a brief few minutes before the scope fogged I shot 3 or four maybe 5 velvet stags I cant remember now, in a mob and whipped the antlers off them and headed for base. The velvet paid for a new scope but it still lost most of a day to walk out, the same to drive to Palmerston and most of a day to get back to Bruce Hut again. When you are paid for tails untrustworthy scopes can make a large hole in a months wages.