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    Vortex Viper problem

    The Viper 6.5-20x50 scope I have on my 223 has developed an issue I'm not sure if anyone had something similar.
    Has a fuzziness like heat mirage when looking through it.
    Brand new scope, brand new Tikka, brand new DPT suppressor.
    First noticed it after a few shots when sighting the rifle in and thought it was heat mirage. Only after 3 shots it was really hard to look through it. I'd leave it for 15-20mins to get cold before firing anymore.
    Last weekend at a steel shoot, it got to the point where I didn't have to fire the rifle and the vision was very hazy. Barrel, suppressor and scope were cold to touch. The day was cold but fine.
    Anyone struck this fault or something similar?

    I've been in contact with Vortex and they're replacing in under warranty.
    Just interested if anyone has come across this before.
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    You sure it's not just a normal "looking through a coke bottle full of muddy water" Vortex?
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    Reading online reviews it would appear that some of the cheaper high magnification scopes (top end over 20x subject to $ range) start to get hazy at the top end. ie $$'s saved in the lenses and alignment start showing up as optical errors, hazing etc.
    Not suggesting Vortex are guilty of this as I have not used any of their product.
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    Had quite a few of those. iNMHO anything in vortex above 16x is crap. Below all good I’m not talking about 1 or 2 scopes either
    How did I fix it. Easy NXS
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    did changing the zoom change any thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blair993 View Post
    did changing the zoom change any thing?
    It was definitely worse when zoomed out. Still bad down the lower magnification range though.
    Strange how it seemed OK for a bit then it got worse as you looked through it when spotting for others.
    Had a few guys look through it and they said the same.
    Vortex very prompt reply and said they'd replace straight away so I suspect they've had just a few
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    Get a Nikko stirling
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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    Get a Nikko stirling
    That's a few steps above a vortex

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    Don't seem to have as many problems given they are a budget scope
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    Bloody @northdude lol
    Have I got a rifle here for you 222 mae suppressor just need a nikko shitter and you won’t be able to resist lol

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    take the scope back to shop and get it replaced

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    Quote Originally Posted by rambo-6mmrem View Post
    Bloody @northdude lol
    Have I got a rifle here for you 222 mae suppressor just need a nikko shitter and you won’t be able to resist lol
    Tell me more

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    Sure it wasn't the suppressor causing haze? Blocking view? Laugh if it was

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    Or the scope cap is still on

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    Or the scope cap is still on
    Would that make a noticeable difference though ???

 

 

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