How To Clean Your Rifle Scope By Gary Garnett

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  1. ADMIN

    ADMIN Administrator

    Mar 6, 2008
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  2. lurcher

    lurcher Active Member

    Aug 23, 2006
    Has anyone ordred anything from Optical cleaning supplies did you receive your products? I have repeatedly tried to phone and contact these guys by email but have been unsuccessful. Does anyone know if they are still in business?

  3. Bearhyde

    Bearhyde Member

    Jul 15, 2009
    Thanks for an informative article.
    I appreciate the hands on testimonial.
    I'll be picking up an outdoorsmans cleaning kit right away.

    My scopes get a LOT of weather and pine woods action.
    I use scope covers and the rain guard covers to insure that I don't get any balsam sap on my lenses.
    Of course I wind up with the crud all over my covers...
    My rangefinding binos get pretty dirty too.

    Although I have never used anything other than eyeglass cleaners on my optics I do not understand what the concern is regarding household cleaners like Windex.
    I assume it's about the alcohol?

    Can someone offer a reality check on "lens pens" and the "scope dope" products?
    I use a Leupold lens pen to remove dust particles but I don't trust the scope dope.
    My concern is that it will trap particles and scratch my lenses.