Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Gritty scopes?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Monmouth, Land of Wales.
    Posts
    12,062

    Gritty scopes?

    One of my scopes feels horribly gritty when adjusting the mag' ring or the front AO.

    I'll tell ya what it feels like - It feels just like there's grit in the grease in amongst the threads. And I'm tempted to try washing it out from the outside, with WD40 or white spirit.

    What should I do?

    I'm definately not going to attempt taking a scope apart...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    middlesbrough
    Posts
    4,882
    Quote Originally Posted by Rooti McNote View Post
    One of my scopes feels horribly gritty when adjusting the mag' ring or the front AO.

    I'll tell ya what it feels like - It feels just like there's grit in the grease in amongst the threads. And I'm tempted to try washing it out from the outside, with WD40 or white spirit.

    What should I do?

    I'm definately not going to attempt taking a scope apart...
    I will be interested in the replies Phil, sorry though I'm absolutely no help

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Bude, Cornwall & Louannec, Brittany
    Posts
    11,881
    Please keep us updated, preferably with pics.

    I could do with a laugh!
    Cogito ergo sum rectum!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Monmouth, Land of Wales.
    Posts
    12,062
    Quote Originally Posted by Trumpetier View Post
    I will be interested in the replies Phil, sorry though I'm absolutely no help
    No worries Dave. Trouble is, I think I tried washing a gritty mag' ring out years ago (probably with WD40), and I have a feeling that it made the bggr worse.

    Quote Originally Posted by tinbum View Post
    Please keep us updated, preferably with pics.

    I could do with a laugh!
    Bggr orf. You're supposed to be the most caring helpful bloke on here.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Bude, Cornwall & Louannec, Brittany
    Posts
    11,881
    Quote Originally Posted by Rooti McNote View Post
    No worries Dave. Trouble is, I think I tried washing a gritty mag' ring out years ago (probably with WD40), and I have a feeling that it made the bggr worse.

    Bggr orf. You're supposed to be the most caring helpful bloke on here.

    Try as I might, when I think of you playing with your gritty ring all I get is a mental image of a chimp trying to operate a file-collating photocopier while picking its bum!
    Cogito ergo sum rectum!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    worthing
    Posts
    2,997
    Quote Originally Posted by Rooti McNote View Post
    And I'm tempted to try washing it out from the outside, with WD40 or white spirit.
    Don't regard this as expert testimony, but I'd be concerned about the action of those substances on the O-ring nitrogen seals and their lubrication...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Borehamwood
    Posts
    4,352
    Quote Originally Posted by Rooti McNote View Post
    ...And I'm tempted to try washing it out from the outside, with WD40 or white spirit.
    I was going to suggest that....as a joke

    That sounds like a really really bad idea mate
    Good deals with: danny20, dexter151, DJP, Ferrets Bueller, Gareth W-B, Garvin, ggggr, harry mac, Holland7, krazy_horse, Ratsrus, neil ledger, u.k.neil, UPINSMOKE, wilkosp
    ...

  8. #8
    Blackrider is offline It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got a Spring
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    6,498
    I could be flipant and say off-load Phil but I'd try and have a stab at something constructive.
    Never had the problem myself but I would imagine it'll be a "dis-assemble" of some sort as I cant see a "flush out" working.
    What scope is it by the way ?

    You need to weigh up a repair/service cost with the manufacturer (if possible) and the value of the optic.
    "When you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, get up and switch it on yourself" !

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Corwen, North Wales
    Posts
    62
    I've always used a blower on compressed air to get the crud out of my scopes mag / ao rings.... Works a treat for me... Best method is to cycle the rings in a clockwise and anti clockwise motion with one hand, whilst blowing air under the skirt of the ring using the blower..... You will be surprised what comes out

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Harrow (Middlesex)
    Posts
    3,185
    Take no notice Phil, you go for it mate
    HW77K .22 (Approved by Tony L) and a HW100KT .22 (Due to Baldinio - cheers mate ) HW95K .22. HW90K .22 AA TX200 MK3 .22. AA S410 MK3 .177. Crosman Ratcatcher 2250XL .22. Pistols: Walther CP88 .177, Hatsan Mod25 Supercharger .22, HW45 Silver Star .177

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    inverurie
    Posts
    11,141
    dip them in vodka. I heard it was a good degreaser

    and when you can't hit anything once its back on the rifle you can say its because your scope is still hung over


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •