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What is the real world experience w/ scopes w/ a antiraincoat... Works as advertised? Any downside?

Burris, Bushnell...and others have on the top end of their scopes.

e.g. Trying to decide if A Burris XTR's raincoat is worhtt he extra dough over a Euro Diamond...
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I have both the Bushnell 4200 Elite with the Rainguard, and I have the Burris XTR 3-12 with the Stormguard.  Both work great for me. Never had any trouble no matter the weather.  Honestly, I think the Rainguard might be a touch better, but not by much.

Now, I also have several other good scopes (Burris Black Diamond, SS 3-9), and I have never had a problem with them so far, and I have had them out in all weather you can imagine.  Snow, -20 F, fog, rain, sleet, sun.  Only time I had an issue was when I knocked snow off a branch and it filled the front of my scope.  Blew out the snow and the scoped fogged for about 2 minutes or less.

I put both the 4200 and the XTR through freezer tests and boiling water and steam tests, and never had an issue.  They both work.
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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

I have both the Bushnell 4200 Elite with the Rainguard, and I have the Burris XTR 3-12 with the Stormguard.  Both work great for me. Never had any trouble no matter the weather.  Honestly, I think the Rainguard might be a touch better, but not by much.

Now, I also have several other good scopes (Burris Black Diamond, SS 3-9), and I have never had a problem with them so far, and I have had them out in all weather you can imagine.  Snow, -20 F, fog, rain, sleet, sun.  Only time I had an issue was when I knocked snow off a branch and it filled the front of my scope.  Blew out the snow and the scoped fogged for about 2 minutes or less.

I put both the 4200 and the XTR through freezer tests and boiling water and steam tests, and never had an issue.  They both work.
That's what I'd call a real torture  test, great information helo18!
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Just checked the weather. Supposed to be -25 or colder Monday night. I will take the scopes out and see what happens, the once they get down to those temps, back into the warm house and test them that way too. Will throw in my Aimpoint Comp M2, Burris Sig Select Binos, and Super Sniper 3-9, and my cheap weaver rimfire scope. See what happens.
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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

Just checked the weather. Supposed to be -25 or colder Monday night. I will take the scopes out and see what happens, the once they get down to those temps, back into the warm house and test them that way too. Will throw in my Aimpoint Comp M2, Burris Sig Select Binos, and Super Sniper 3-9, and my cheap weaver rimfire scope. See what happens.
 
Excellent! Looking ofrward to it.
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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

Just checked the weather. Supposed to be -25 or colder Monday night. I will take the scopes out and see what happens, the once they get down to those temps, back into the warm house and test them that way too. Will throw in my Aimpoint Comp M2, Burris Sig Select Binos, and Super Sniper 3-9, and my cheap weaver rimfire scope. See what happens.
Awesome information on quality and durability. BTW, which model Weaver are you testing, I'm interstead because I just bought a Weaver 2.5-7x28 Classic.
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It is a Weaver Classic Rimfire 2.5-7x28. It sits on my Norinco 22LR. Think I will just throw all my optics into the test.
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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

It is a Weaver Classic Rimfire 2.5-7x28. It sits on my Norinco 22LR. Think I will just throw all my optics into the test.
I wonder if it will hold upGet Your Popcorn Ready
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I have the 4200 and it does actually work quite well.
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