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Little bubbles in my Vortex Viper PST scope

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Unread 11-03-2013, 05:31 PM
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Little bubbles in my Vortex Viper PST scope

So I have had this Viper PST 4-16 x 50 scope for about a month. Put it up on my Savage 10fcp-sr 308. It was shooting awesome for about 30 rounds. On my 31st round, water droplets or what appeared to be little bubbles are now in focus with my reticle..

I'm thinking somehow moisture got inside the scope. At this point there are about 5 bubbles. I take another shot and they all multiply. I look the scope over, everything seems to be fine. I take the scope off my rifle and shake it a bit to see if I can get the water droplets to move. None of them do.. It looks as if 2 pieces of glass that were glued together are starting to separate and there are little air bubbles in the separation.

Has anyone ever seen this? I am going to try and upload some pics.
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    Unread 11-03-2013, 05:53 PM
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    Re: Little bubbles in my Vortex Viper PST scope

    Pictures not needed. Send it back to Vortex, it's defective.
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    Unread 11-03-2013, 05:53 PM
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    Re: Little bubbles in my Vortex Viper PST scope

    Here are pics...

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    Unread 11-03-2013, 05:59 PM
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    Re: Little bubbles in my Vortex Viper PST scope

    Well this is the 2nd Vortex I've had to send back. First the Razor HD, now this one. Guess ill have to go buy something else in time for deer season. Probably not going to be a Vortex..

    What scopes has anyone else had minimal problems with? I'm thinking Leupold, NF, or Swarovski.... Anyone had issues with any of these? Thanks guys.
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    Unread 11-03-2013, 06:02 PM
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    Re: Little bubbles in my Vortex Viper PST scope

    Zeiss...!
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    Unread 11-03-2013, 06:03 PM
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    Re: Little bubbles in my Vortex Viper PST scope

    Interesting, I have 6 Vortex scopes and never had issue one with any of them. I have Leupy's too. No issue. I have Burris...no issue. Had aTasco once and the glass fell out...big issue.

    You seem to be a minority.

    I'm sure there are others but bottom line is it's a complex optical instrument, assembled by humans. Crap happens.

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    Unread 11-03-2013, 06:12 PM
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    Re: Little bubbles in my Vortex Viper PST scope

    I know! Deer season for me starts in 2 weeks. I doubt that's enough time for Vortex to get me a new scope, or mine fixed, and returned to me. Ughh!! Well looks like Ill be calling Vortex tomorrow.
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