Scope fogging up on the inside???

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Scope fogging up on the inside???

Postby bull_dogg » Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:52 pm

I have a vari-zone scope on my deer slayer. The other day me and my girlfirend went to the range. And my scope was all fogged up on the inside does anyone know what causes that?? My scope is only 3 years old.
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Postby awshucks » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:23 pm

Moisture got in there somehow. I left a Horton and a V-zone out one night in La, both were covered w/ dew the next am. We don't get dew in my part of Ar. The Horton 4x was trashed, but the V-zone was fine.

Time for a free replacement.
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Postby philman » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:25 pm

Thats not good! I hope you get it figured out, I had a bushnell scope that did the same thing, I dont know how moisture got in it but it did. Maybe try some fog x or something. Good luck. :cry:
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Postby Stash » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:13 pm

Lifetime warranty. Give them a call.
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Postby dick195252 » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:37 am

Give Dan Miller a call {740-483-2312} He will get you a new one under warranty.
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Postby skamaniac » Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:11 am

While you have Dan on the phone, ask him if he has any alternatives to solving the problem.
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Postby bstout » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:16 am

Fogging has been a problem with the Vari-Zone same as the reticle rotation has been a problem with the Lumi-Zone.

Every last one (Vari or Lumi) doesn't do it.


Regardless, you only purchase an Excalibur crossbow scope once. You own it for life then and all it will ever cost you is the shipping one way.

Find a deal like that elsewhere!
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Postby mikej » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:25 am

in ontario you will have to call someone at the factory most likely peter. dan miller can't help you
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Postby shafferm » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:41 pm

You might try sealing the scope in with moisture removing desiccant. The reusable silica gel comes to mind.

http://www.theruststore.com/Hydrosorben ... s-C27.aspx
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Postby Hi5 » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:21 pm

Don't bother trying to fix it. A seal has failed. If you manage to extract the moisture (which I doubt you could), it will just return unless the failed seal(s) are replaced.

Get it replaced. Now. So you are ready for hunting season.
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Postby bstout » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:40 pm

These are "common" and well known problems with these models. If you can see your Lumi-Zone reticle rotate or move on its own or have a fogging problem with your Vari-Zone...you have a bad one.

It is that simple!
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Postby wabi » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:50 pm

You're lucky that Excalibur backs their products. If the scope wasn't damaged or abused I'm sure they will take care of the problem.

I've had a few scopes fog internally over the years.
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Postby Shotnbeer » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:28 pm

fog on the inside is bad news. Look for the warrenty
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