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Hello OT stuff and members!

As it was said on swfa.com website, SWFA SS scopes can handle .50 BMG recoil, and, however, SWFA SS scopes are famous for durability. But looks like Im not lucky one :(

I was using my SWFA 12x42MQ scope for about half of year (around 1000 shots made) on my PCP RECOILLESS rifle. And during last shooting I've discovered a trash on inner lens. It doesn't affects aiming, but it makes me said, coz its like having a huge scratch on your new car :(

I've tried to turn frontal lens, but trash doesnt move, which means its on inner lens. Is there any idea how can I fix it?

I've tried to make a photo, Im bad photographer, but you can see that trash on picture (I've marked it with red circle)

Ill try make better photo at daylight.

Thanks in advance :( 

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CALL SWFA FIRST...

Customer Service Issue.

That being said I have had many of scope develop this issue.  I bang them and the crap comes loose never to be seen again.  Kahles, Zeiss, Swaro...

This is not authorized and is just my dumb way of doing things.


Take and wrap it up in a few heavy cotton towels (like bath towels) so that you have a few inches of padding on any side, now take a phone book and set it on a hard surface, take the scope wrapped in towels objective up and bang in on the phonebook a few times.  Striking down like you are banging a salt shaker.

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Originally posted by 338LAPUASLAP 338LAPUASLAP wrote:

CALL SWFA FIRST...

Customer Service Issue.

That being said I have had many of scope develop this issue.  I bang them and the crap comes loose never to be seen again.  Kahles, Zeiss, Swaro...

This is not authorized and is just my dumb way of doing things.


Take and wrap it up in a few heavy cotton towels (like bath towels) so that you have a few inches of padding on any side, now take a phone book and set it on a hard surface, take the scope wrapped in towels objective up and bang in on the phonebook a few times.  Striking down like you are banging a salt shaker or little moe.

Thanks 338LAPUASLAP! Seems like I have to try this, because I can't contact SWFA stuff or send scope for warranty repairs.

Was thinking about it, but I worry that lenses can get wasted. But ill try to be gentle with it Big Smile

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This is actually pretty common in scopes, no matter the price range.  Some of the anodizing on the inner scope tube has come off.  They put grease on the inside of the scope tubes to catch it as it bounces around, but occasionally some gets stuck on the glass. 

I have had this happen on 4 scopes I have owned, a couple of them with $1500.00 scopes.

I realize that does not make you feel any better because it happened to you, but it does not mean the scope it bad or anything.  Just one of those things that happens.

338Lapua gave you good info.  Give it a few good whacks on a phone book, and if that does not help I am sure SWFA will make it right with you. 
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I'd try the phone book method as well.  I've never wrapped mine up when I've done this though.  Also just shooting it some could make it drop off the lens, never to be seen again possibly.
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Thanks everyone!

supertool73, Yeah, as I've said above, it's like a scratch on you new car, doesn't affects its driving qualities :) Picture remains clear and bright, as it was before.

SVT_Tactical, Just shooting won't help, I use PCP rifle, it has no recoil at all. Scope was stored attached to gun in a soft gun case and transported to shooting range on car's back seat.


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I haven't had it happen with a scope but had a piece of lint inside a Swaro rangefinder. It can happen.
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What? These aren't made in a vacuum chamber on the ISS?
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I had a 10X42 SS that had many many annoying specs on what is probably an etched glass reticle - like debris.
 
Giving the scope a few careful padded thunks failed to shake the plastered debris loose so I sent it back and the scope was cheerfully and quickly replaced.
 
I have a Zeiss 3-9X40 that has a large brown blob only visible under 4X. The blob manages to hang on despite repeated jolts from a .375. Since it does not seem the be harmful or growing I have learned to live with it but do not use it as an aiming point.  
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