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Post by hwevers on 8/15/2018, 3:58 pm

I have been using a Yukon 45* spotting scope for several years now. Very satisfied with it. However, something has happened to the exterior siurface-its all sticky and gummy. Can't figure out what happened.

So I'd like to replace it, but it seems that Yukon is not available in the US.

Would anyone have some suggestions? I looking for a .45* angled scope that will fit in a standard pistol box.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Best regards,

Howard

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Post by javaduke on 8/15/2018, 4:07 pm

I would highly recommend Champion's Choice CC542 scope: 
http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=ItemDetailOptions&item=CC542 
Fits perfectly in my gun box, and I can clearly see .22 holes at 50 yards. The somewhat narrow field of view may be an issue, but hey, one more good reason to keep your shots in the black, lol Smile

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Post by zanemoseley on 8/15/2018, 4:16 pm

The 50mm Celestron Landscout has served me pretty well for the money. Its no $500 scope but its 1/10 the price and good for the cash. My buddy has the 60mm version and its too big I think.

https://www.amazon.com/Celestron-52320-Landscout-10-30x50-Spotting/dp/B00B73JXKC

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Post by Larry2520 on 8/15/2018, 8:39 pm

You don't have to replace it. Get some nitrile gloves or similar and use paper towels or clean rags and alcohol. Rub the scope until it comes clean. You'll be rubbing a while but be patient.

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Post by lyman1903 on 8/16/2018, 9:46 am

lacquer thinner works quickly to remove the sticky coating and does not hurt the rest if done right, 

I've cleaned up probably a dozen of scopes and such where the coating goes sticky with no other finish removal, 

denatured alcohol and mineral spirits work, but take a lot more elbow grease

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Post by messenger on 8/16/2018, 3:50 pm

Enamel reducer will take paint off of a car's interior with no ill effects. I would assume it will work in your case. I have damaged everything I have ever tried with lacquer thinner. YMMV.

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Post by Mike38 on 8/16/2018, 5:26 pm

I bought a Simmons spotting scope at WalMart. 20-60x60. It's large, size wise, but at 20 power I can see .22 caliber holes crystal clear at 50 yards. If memory serves me, it was $60. As I said, it's large in size, and will not fit in my pistol box, but I bought a cheap plastic tool box also at WalMart and keep the scope in that. In the tray of the tool box I keep tools such as allen wrenches screw drivers etc., so toting the extra box is not such a waste.
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Post by hwevers on 8/18/2018, 9:08 am

Thanks to all who replied.

I guess I should have been clearer about the problem. The stickyness is in/on the rubber-like coating of the scope. I think it may have been caused by my using "OFF" mosquito spray, although I normally use this before I open my box. Maybe I got some on my hand and then transferred it to the scope.

My mistake.

Again, thanks for the suggestions.

Best regards,

Howard

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Post by Aufidius on 8/22/2018, 6:59 pm

javaduke wrote:I would highly recommend Champion's Choice CC542 scope: 
http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=ItemDetailOptions&item=CC542 
Fits perfectly in my gun box, and I can clearly see .22 holes at 50 yards. The somewhat narrow field of view may be an issue, but hey, one more good reason to keep your shots in the black, lol Smile

+1

Been using one of these for the last couple of seasons- great glass at a great price.

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