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Post by orpheoet 7/11/2021, 5:28 pm

My Matchdot II failed big time during heavy rain at Canton today. Intermittent dot and water/fog between front lenses. Is this an anomaly or a known issue. I have older 30mm Ultradots that worked fine in similar downpours. Thanks
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Post by radjag 7/11/2021, 7:04 pm

David,

I have two brand new Matchdots with me (now already at Port Clinton). You are welcome to borrow one if needed.

I have had repeated problems with tubes coming loose from the bodies of UD's. That is probably your issue. But I am no expert.

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Post by james r chapman 7/11/2021, 7:20 pm

UD will be on vendor row at Perry.
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Post by chiz1180 7/11/2021, 7:57 pm

james r chapman wrote:UD will be on vendor row at Perry.
This is probably the best way to get your answer.

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Post by James Hensler 7/12/2021, 5:51 pm

Lol they won’t do a damn thing at Perry! I had 2 brand new ones get soaked at Canton in 2019 and they would only remove the lens so I could shoot Perry and said send them in to be fixed! Would not give me 2 new ones even though mine were only 2 weeks old! 

Here is what to do
Take a hair drier and dry them out. It’s going to take hours but it will work
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Post by zanemoseley 7/12/2021, 7:30 pm

James Hensler wrote:Here is what to do: Warranty the dots if they'll even honor that, then sell the replacements and put your cash toward Aimpoint 9000SC or micro dots. IMO Ultradot sucks as a company, they avoid honoring the warranty on their mediocre products. There is another brand of dots that is much better, buy once cry once.

Fixed that for you James lol.

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Post by James Hensler 7/13/2021, 12:21 pm

Lmao yep that would also work!
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Post by bruce martindale 7/13/2021, 1:44 pm

Go to walmart, in RV section get a box of damp rid. It's low on right as you approach the auto center

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Post by Schaumannk 7/13/2021, 2:07 pm

In Ultradot’s favor they fixed my dot on the spot here at Camp Perry.  However it was impossible to refill the back part of the scope with nitrogen without affecting the zero.   I elected to do that part after I shoot on Friday or some other time.  I hope there is practice at Atterbury.  There doesn’t seem to be a practice range or function test range available this year at Perry except Monday when we all spent the afternoon picking up score cards for matches most of us registered for a few months ago.

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Post by James Hensler 7/13/2021, 2:54 pm

Good for you! Maybe they heard my bitching over the last 2 years about how they fucked me over!
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Post by zanemoseley 7/13/2021, 3:51 pm

They burnt this bridge over a $6 part on a brand new MDII.

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Post by chiz1180 7/13/2021, 3:58 pm

No affliction with ultradot, however in my personal experience attitude makes a big difference in the level of customer service.

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Post by Merick 7/13/2021, 4:29 pm

Damp rid is calcium chloride and as such corosive.

Try silica gel cat litter instead.

At your own risk: if you can get a windage or elevation adjustment screw all the way out (I'm not sure if they come out, I don't have a UD on hand any more) blast some canned air duster into the tube.  It not nitrogen but it's dry and you can get it at the store.

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Post by radjag 7/13/2021, 6:53 pm

There is a Dollar Tree in Port Clinton. They usually stock big tubs of dessicant, for $1/tub + tax (obviously!). Buy a couple of them and some zip bags. You can figure the rest out!

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Post by Schaumannk 7/13/2021, 9:05 pm

Merick wrote:Damp rid is calcium chloride and as such corosive.

Try silica gel cat litter instead.

At your own risk: if you can get a windage or elevation adjustment screw all the way out (I'm not sure if they come out, I don't have a UD on hand any more) blast some canned air duster into the tube.  It not nitrogen but it's dry and you can get it at the store.
The problem is here, is figuring out how to sight in your gun again with no range available to do so.  Almost easier to shoot with water in your dot rather than destroy your zero.

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Post by Merick 7/13/2021, 10:08 pm

Schaumannk wrote:
Merick wrote:Damp rid is calcium chloride and as such corosive.

Try silica gel cat litter instead.

At your own risk: if you can get a windage or elevation adjustment screw all the way out (I'm not sure if they come out, I don't have a UD on hand any more) blast some canned air duster into the tube.  It not nitrogen but it's dry and you can get it at the store.
The problem is here, is figuring out how to sight in your gun again with no range available to do so.  Almost easier to shoot with water in your dot rather than destroy your zero.
Count the clicks as you run the screw down to bottom, back it out and do your business with dry canned air, run it back in to bottom, and finally back it back out to the count.

or shoot irons.

Like I said, I DO NOT have one in hand to look at, there is every possibility the adjustments are captive with a E clip from the inside, and or a tiny detent clicker will fly into space if you run the screws all the way out.

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Post by tyro 7/18/2021, 11:23 am

I am told you can function check your gun after repair at inside range go inside and ask.i think Pechora range.tyro

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Post by orpheoet 7/19/2021, 6:37 am

Ultradot was able to get the water out and reseal the dot in question at Perry. No loss of zero. They were very helpfull!
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Post by SteveT 7/19/2021, 6:51 am

Schaumannk wrote:...There doesn’t seem to be a practice range or function test range available this year at Perry...
Sorry I am late to this discussion. There was a practice / function range setup behind the air gun range. It was free, no armorer's chit needed. There were 4 or 5 positions. It was only 25 yards. You can aim shots. No commands, you just go shoot whatever you want. I don't know if there was a time limit. I was there 15-20 minutes and was the only one there.

I wish they had publicized it better. The AMU armorer told me about it after they made an adjustment to my gun.
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