Fungus in scope NIB!!!

B-LOT Banga

Well-Known Member
LRH Team Member
Joined
Aug 11, 2018
Messages
354
Location
Hawaii
Since I’ve been sick at home for awhile I finally got around to putting together a rifle for my son. It’s a ruger M77 in 300 RCM. He wanted something better than his 30-06 but not as much as his 300 WSM. He also wanted a shorter gun the reason why he chose this rifle with a 22” barrel. Anyways I put on set of 30mm Ruger rings and lapped away for 30 min those steel rings are no joke!! Then I go and open a sealed box and as I inspect the scope I’m floored as the front lens is covered with mold from the INSIDE!!! This scope isn’t a cheap, refurbished or used scope. It was bought brand new for $815 shipped from a reputable sporting goods website (I with held their name because it’s not their fault) and I’m sending this brand new scope back to see what they will do.

Did any of you folks experienced this before? BTW this scope was put into my gun safe since new and it has a dehumidifier box inside.
 

Attachments

sp6x6

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 8, 2009
Messages
3,951
Location
NW MT
Lot of safes are in high humidity areas.My guess,your scope in transit,high elevation flying to your location obviously broke seal.Which it should not,then the mold was a result.Or was assembled with moisture?
 

B-LOT Banga

Well-Known Member
LRH Team Member
Joined
Aug 11, 2018
Messages
354
Location
Hawaii
What brand scope is that?
I’d rather not say because I don’t want to bash anyone or start a big drama scene. All scopes have their issues and I guess its my hard luck. Believe it or not they already responded with a pre paid shipping slip and it will be picked up at my residence by 8:00 pm tonight by FEDEX. So far so good!! But if they give me a hardtime or won’t help me I will reveal the brand. Aloha
 

Trending threads

Nightforce has great tracking capabilities, they are rugged, a bunch of elevation, holds zero forever, and reticles are designed for long range shooting. So if you are looking to shoot long distances constantly, then you need a scope that can take the abuse. -- gilmillan1


Culture Of Excellence At Nightforce Optics
By Len Backus

A high level of quality both in production and in service. Read More


Nightforce is such a solid combo of reticle, available elevation, glass that is good enough to shoot at the longest range you can dial. Nightforce has bullet proof construction that can handle the incidental horse rolling or some other rodeo action. -- bigngreen


Nightforce ATACR Scope Review
By Jeff Brozovich

The new NightForce ATACR is for sure a top choice for any long range shooter. Read More


The total package. Nightforce is the best I have used as far as turret feel and solid detents. I have never had one that didn't track right on and always return to zero. Nightforce NXS is the best value for everything I need. -- Broz


Nightforce Velocity 1000 Reticle Review
By Scott Shreve

I think Nightforce knocked it outta the park with this reticle! Read More

NightForce


Top