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    PU Scope - Cloudy after first shot

    I took the new to me Mosin Sniper rig with PU scope to range date for a fun shoot. The scope was clear before shooting and nothing seemed amiss. After the first shot the scope was cloudy with spidery streaks through the image - this has persisted since. It reminds me of the early scopes that paired lenses together with balsom - when the balsom ages it can fracture on recoil giving visual clouding.

    Any advice on this PU scope and how to remedy it?
    Many thanks in advance!

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    That sounds like what exactly happened. All you can do is find someone that is familiar with them and have the lens cleaned and re laminated.

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    Thanks - sometimes, in cases like this I would like to be wrong and find a simpler solution!
    I need to get this fixed as my eldest son took quite a liking to the rifle and produced his best groups ever with it!

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    Agreed, sounds like lens separation. I'd strip it and see. Redoing them isn't magic...I've done them before. Clean and reassemble...I don't use the old glues though.
    Regards, Jim

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    I suggest reading this Re-cementing doublet elements with Canadian balsam

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    ask Peter Laidlericon, a professional at refurbishing old scopes.


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