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Taking care of your optics

One of the most important tools that any deer or elk hunter has, is their optics. I think that nearly every hunter uses some form of optics. Whether it's a 7x25 set of binoculars or 20x spotting scope, they all need good care to insure proper function and extended life. Here are a few tips that'll help extend the life and allow for better performance of your optics.

1. Use alcohol and a piece of cheese clothe to clean the lenses.

2. Avoid touching the lens with your finger's, the oil residue is very difficult to remove.

3. Use the lens covers that came with the optics. Protecting the lenses from scratches and dust can greatly increase the life of your optics.

4. Keep them dry! Many optic manufactures claim that their product is completely fog-proof, but the fact is, many aren't. So it's better to be safe than sorry. In extreme cold and/or wet weather, many scopes, binoculars and spotting scopes will fog up. To minimize this burden, keep them dry and as warm as possible.

Well, hope we've been of some help. Good luck all!