Guide to Cleaning Your Air Rifle Scope correctly
Buying air rifle scopes may be the best decision you make when you arrive at your training goal. But keeping clean clean is the second best decision you’ll make.
If the scope is dirty, you may find it difficult to see at dusk or dusk. You may also have trouble seeing in the middle of the day if the lens has dust or dirt on it.
It’s important to keep the scope clean all the time so you can easily see your target. This ensures accurate fire.
Plus, clean up the scope, the longer it will last.
Let’s discuss three steps to clean your air rifle’s scope in good condition: brushing, wiping and cleaning deeply.
Round One: Brushing
Use a soft bristle brush to remove any dirt or particles attached to the surface. You can use a brush designed for the camera.
The brush should be soft and completely free of oil. Oil can damage the surface of the scope and make it harder to keep it clean.
Look for brushes that can be pulled into the case when not in use. A good brush that has a nice hat is also the right choice as it makes a clean brush between utilities.
If the brush is wet, you should throw it away and get a replacement.
Another option is to use a can of pressurized air to clean the lens when the lens is dry.
Round Two: Wipe
Next, use a microfiber cloth to remove fingerprints or smudges. The fabric should be soft and should not be made with or in contact with any chemicals. This can damage the lens surface.
The microfiber fabric has a small fiber that is much smaller than a strand of human hair.
The normal fabric has fibers that form a circle and will only smear the oil over the lens. The triangular strap gives a clean lens inside, so look for a cloth like this.
This type of fabric can prevent scratches from small particles scratched on the surface of the lens. The microfiber cloth takes particles so it does not scratch your lens.
Round Three: Deep Cleaning
For water-dried stains on the lens or pollen, use an antifungal cleanser. Place a few drops of cleanser on a tissue and rub the lens, from the inside out.
Then use clean and dry tissue to remove excess fluid.
Repeat as needed.
Just remember, be gentle and do not push too hard. Save your energy while you’re practicing.
You definitely want to make sure the cleanser is not a quick dry mix so it does not dry out when you try to clear the scope. Do not use a glass cleaner as it contains chemicals that can damage the lens.
Check the lens briefly before you finish cleaning it just to make sure the lens is not clean.
If there is still dirt, stains or particles, try again until full. It may take a little longer than you expected, but the results in the accuracy of the shot will make it worth your while.
Never use a duster, wet paper towel or your shirt to cleanse your scope. And do not also clean it with a new toothbrush. Or the usual, in this case.
Although it seems harmless, using the wrong ingredients and products to clean the scope you can do a bad job to clean it, at best.
At worst, it can leave scratches that affect the quality of your shot. It’s like rubbing dirty sandpaper over the lens. You may have to change your scope, depending on the extent of the damage.
You should also avoid using your finger to clean up the debris. It can cause dirt to stick on the surface, and can also scratch the lens.
Keeping Your Cleaning Cleansing Kit Safe
If you do not clean your scope, be sure to keep your cleaning supplies in a clean and safe place. You do not want your cloth to collect dust that will end in its scope.
If the microfiber cloth is dirty, check if you can throw it in the washing machine and dry it. Do not use bleach or fabric softener.
Clean your air gun
It is equally important to clean your rifle as it clears your scope.
Many people think you do not need to clean the air gun, but cleaning it is the best way to keep it in top shape. It also helps the guns last longer.
If your rifle is dirty and you try to clear your scope, your scope will definitely cause dirt and dirt on it in the process.
It’s like what happens when the toast wets the floor. It is always ground facing down.
But think about it