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Unread 12-14-2011, 09:58 PM
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cleaning the lens

How do you clean the front lense on your scopes?
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    Unread 12-15-2011, 01:40 AM
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    Re: cleaning the lens

    I screwed a good quality UV camera filter into my 50mm objective lens to protect it and only have to clean it. There is only a very slight difference in light transmission which I can notice at 1,000 yds. I never have to worry about scratching the lens only the filter.

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    Re: cleaning the lens

    Leupold makes a neat magic marker like tipped pen that has a lens cleaner in it. But I found the stuff dries up quickly. Now I use spray on eyeglass lens cleaner, and wipe it dry with a Kleenex.
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    Re: cleaning the lens

    US Optics has a nice video/tutorial on their website. Acetone is what they have us use
    on their scopes. Email your scopes manufacturer to make sure it won't harm their
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    Re: cleaning the lens

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    screwed a good quality UV camera filter into my 50mm objective lens to protect it and only have to clean it. There is only a very slight difference in light transmission which I can notice at 1,000 yds. I never have to worry about scratching the lens only the filter.
    That's a very good idea. While antelope hunting I get tons of fine dust on the objective lens of my scopes. Pine needles and leaves are always dropping down on it while walking in the woods.
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    Re: cleaning the lens

    Don't use acetone on a Sightron Big Sky scope!
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    Re: cleaning the lens

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    I screwed a good quality UV camera filter into my 50mm objective lens to protect it and only have to clean it. There is only a very slight difference in light transmission which I can notice at 1,000 yds. I never have to worry about scratching the lens only the filter.

    joseph
    Can you please tell me where you purchased the quality UV camera filter for your 50mm objective lens?

    I have a Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle and I would like to get a good quality UV camera filter for it.

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