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Scopes in the cold?

Hadn't really ever given this much thought before. I planned on using my new .22 for Snowshoe hare this winter while out splitboarding. I've never used optics in cold (real cold 10F.> -15F.). Should I not bother and reset my open sights? Or, will it not be that bad?

Chris

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Scopes in the cold?

THAT's NOT C O L D

You should have no problems with a scope at that temp, or a lot colder

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Scopes in the cold?

My skins don't stick well below -20F., I hate snowshoes, so that will be my limit.

Chris

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Scopes in the cold?

I,ve been in -20 degree weather, never again! I was out in -65 below once, not for long tho.

Keep in mind in the cold, don't try to keep your scope warm. If you do then pull it out to shoot something, a fogged scope could be the answer. Voice of experience! Boy is my face red! Yes

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Scopes in the cold?

Thanks Don Thumbs up . I've been out with my dogs in -40F. I plan to strap my rifle to the outside of my avy pack. No way it will get warm.

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