Cloudy rifle scope?

Cloudy rifle scope?

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    Cloudy rifle scope?

    I have a 25yr old Redfield scope, payed about $300 back in the day, mounted on a Sako rifle. It has slowly become slightly cloudy but not unusable. I know Redfield has been gone for about 10yrs now, not sure on how to get this thing fixed or if its even worth it? Any thoughts? Thanks.
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    Leupold bought all rights to Redfield recently. You might check with them to see if it is fixable and if it is worth the expense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAT40 View Post
    I have a 25yr old Redfield scope, payed about $300 back in the day, mounted on a Sako rifle. It has slowly become slightly cloudy but not unusable. I know Redfield has been gone for about 10yrs now, not sure on how to get this thing fixed or if its even worth it? Any thoughts? Thanks.
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    I'm not sure about your rifle scope, but I do work with optics. The higher end optics are normally nitrogen (or other inert gas) filled, under pressure, to keep the internals in pristine condition. Kind of like double paned (insulated) window panels. If the gas seal breaks, there is normally an alomst instant transfer of outside air sucked in as the pressure equalizes, thus causing some nasty internal fogging. I don't know, short of complete dismanteling of an optical instrument and recharging with gas, how they can be rejuvinated.

    Then again, it just may be something else.


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    Cloudy rifle scope?
    If it's not your eyes, get rid of it. Chalk it up to experience. More than likely the seals have been compromised in some way. It's a loss. Would cost more to fix now than another available scope of similar quality in my opinion.

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    Send it in for repair.

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