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Is Rainguard all its cracked up to be, if it is really raining can you still get a clear sight picture?

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have a bunch of 4200's...and yes-- rainguard does work
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i do believe that zeiss has a similar product called  "loutec"??


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yes... in my experience, as well as advertised (which is saying a lot these days).

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Thanks for the info guys!
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Is there anything we can coat our own lenses with if we do not own a Bushnell with Raingard?
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I've used a solution called Parker's Perfect. It was o.k. but not as good as Rainguard. 
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I think it works pretty good. I've done the shower test with it and sighting was no problem. Butler Creeks are still used on all of my hunting rigs. If it's cold, and the snow and sleet aren't melting, you still can't see through it.
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I say sit inside the truck and shoot out the window.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

I say sit inside the truck and shoot out the window.

is that legal in iowa?Wink

i think you can legally get away with it in south dakota as long as you are inside of a covered wagon.


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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

I think it works pretty good. I've done the shower test with it and sighting was no problem........


You must have one huge shower in that bathroom....................
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

I think it works pretty good. I've done the shower test with it and sighting was no problem. Butler Creeks are still used on all of my hunting rigs. If it's cold, and the snow and sleet aren't melting, you still can't see through it.
 
 

 Are you talking about Rainguard or the Parkers Perfect? I just ordered some Parkers Perfect the other day. I’m finally going to try it out. I’ve been talking about ordering some for a while now.

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he is refering to rainguard. he has a 4200 elite
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

he is refering to rainguard. he has a 4200 elite
 
 
 Okay, thanks.
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Does Parker's shed water too? I thought that was to help with fogging?
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Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

Does Parker's shed water too? I thought that was to help with fogging?
 
 
 I'm not sure. I always assumed it was, but now that you mention it, I just went to there website, and in the description, they say it's water soluble. If it's water soluble, the rain would just dissolve it off the lens I guess. That sucks, but I guess they only designed it to prevent fogging.


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Rainguard works great for me.  I have been in rain and snow and it works.  I have had frost & ice on the tube of the scope, but the lenses were clear.
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Another option is to keep the water off altogether via scopeshield neoprenes, lamentably not yet available at SWFA, but now being used across the continent.
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Oddly enough, I got to see what it was all about last weekend.  It was the first time that I had hunted in a significant rain since I got the scope a few years ago.  It rained for about 2 hours.  I had the rifle huddled up under my poncho the whole time.  Needless to say, it gets pretty steamy under a poncho in the rain.  When the rain finally quit, I pulled the rifle out.  The glass was as clear as on a clear afternoon.  At first, I had forgot about the rainguard coating, but then realized "darn, this thing actually works".  Had this been any other scope, it would have been as steamed up as a honeymoon mirror.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

I say sit inside the truck and shoot out the window.
 
 
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