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I have read on other un named forums of 3 separate incidents of Accupoints becoming fogged from use in light rain.

Has anyone here had anything like this happen with their Trijicons?
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We talking internal or external fogging?
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I've never had a "fogging" (internal) issue. Mine is a 3-9 X 40 with the green triangle. 
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I have a 3-9x40 with the standard crosshairs and green dote.

Used it in Feb on a rainy day and had no fogging issues......yes, i was in the rain and not in a stand.

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Sorry for the confusion.   It was internal fogging.

The internet being the internet, I'm just curious.
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Accupoints are good scopes, but like anything they can fail. I would not worry about it. If that is the scope you are interested in and it meets your needs I would go for it.
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I've owned several Accupoints and currently have two 3-9s on rifles. No problems. Haven't heard of internal fogging issues. They can mist up a little in the rain, especially after coming out of an air-conditioned truck, but that's on the outside. Bushnell's Rainguard is great in that area.
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I also have a 3-9x40 accupoint with no problems and it is a nice scopeThunbs Up
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have the 3x9x40 green triangle  great scope  but not had it in rain yet

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I have a Trijicon Accupoint TR24 (1-4x), with the Amber triangle/post reticle. I use it for 3-gun and other shooting sports. Some stages require going prone or "urban prone", and because of that, the muzzle brake on my AR-15 launches tremendous amounts of dirt and sand up off the ground. Getting all over the rifle and scope.

That said, when I bring the rifle home, I separate upper from lower, and run the whole upper under the faucet in the utility sink. I let the full stream of the faucet run on the scope, its lenses and everything. Not just for a second or two, but for a bit until everything is clean.

The scope has never fogged up. It's completely air-tight and sealed. No problems at all. I would say what I do to it with the faucet is 10x worse than what rain would ever do to a scope. Although, it's probably not as bad as people who sink their scopes to the bottom of their swimming pools to test. That is worse, since there's a little pressure down there. Most scopes are meant to be water tight for rain, or if they get dropped in a puddle or stream. Or so they can be washed off. But not submerged deep for extended periods of time. With the exception of the military-grade optics that specifically state how many meters of submersion they can withstand.

If an Accupoint is internally fogging, it's problem is not the rain, but the seals. It's no longer air-tight, the nitrogen has leaked or something. The rainy conditions merely exposed the flaw. Any internal fogging, I'd send it right to Trijicon immediately.


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I've been having this fogging issue lately. I'll try the tips
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How's the glass in these Accupoint scopes??
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Glass is quite good. To my eyes, it compares to a Zeiss Conquest. 
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they are made in Japan, the japs usually don't make junk.  I had one of their 5-20x50 tactical scopes in my hand the other day and I was very impressed.  Enough so I think I will put one on top of my next 308 coming soon.
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The only complaint most have on the Trij's, especially the 5-20, is  limited elevation. I believe it only has 50 MOA. Which might cause troubles if wanting to stretch out a .308.
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You could solve that issue using Burris concentric rings.
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sorry eccentric rings
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The Burris Signature rings are good, they just don't hold a picatinney rail very well.
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I have an Amber Plex 2.5-10 on my Grendel and never had any issues.  I have some more expensive scopes including an illuminated SS 5-20, 10HD and a Leica.  I ordered another Accupoint 2.5-10x56 today with the red post.  Other than the big bell, I like everything else about my Accupoints.  I would have the 3-9 on one of the Sakos if I hadn't scored a deal on a 2-7 Kahles.  I like Trijicon equipment.

I hope that helps.

Richard
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