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Condensation in Nikon Prostaff = dead scope?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bjk7, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. bjk7

    bjk7 Active Member

    Did I kill my scope?

    I was elk hunting the other day at around 7,600ft. in a blinding snow squall with just enough snow on the ground to obscure every dang rock, stick and stump. Needless to say, I busted my a** numerous times. Anyway, one of those times, my Prostaff got knocked pretty good. Now I get condensation inside the lenses which goes away when the scope attains ambient air temp. Also, it was way off when I rechecked zero.

    What's the prognosis? Dead scope? I hope I can get it zeroed again and make it last through the season. The condensation hasn't been so bad that I can't see through it, yet anyway. But does this mean it is probably DOA?

  2. skoro

    skoro Well-Known Member

    If it's still under warranty, contact Nikon. They may either repair it or send you a new one. If time is a consideration, just rezero it and let the condensation dry out. It'll probably serve for the rest of your hunting season.
  3. kanook

    kanook Well-Known Member

    Put it in the freezer overnight and checked it again.
  4. Sav .250

    Sav .250 Well-Known Member

    Stuff happens........ Return it to their repair center. :)

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