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Moisture in my 3x9 Bushnell Banner Scope

I was hunting Elk in Colorado this year and had it rain several times and found that my scope fogged up and couldn't complete the hunt. Now I see that there is moisture in the scope. Is this scope repairable or do I discard it and purchase another?

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Note Here is Bushnells contact information if you would like to ask them for suggested methods

Note most scope manufacturers offer a mail in repair service, this has to be cheaper than discarding your scope and buying a new one :)

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In the past, I have successfully dried out scopes and binoculars by them in a warm oven.NO MORE than 150 degrees and monitor them closely.Many plastic parts will melt at high temps and then you have an expensive paperweight.I have dried out my Pentax 12x50s ($300) several times.I should know enough to come in out of the rain but will probably never learn.Good Luck!

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I would say the gas in the scope has leaked out. You probably have a bad seal in it. Send it back to the manufacturer and they will warranty it. All scope companies have really good warranties. TP

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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