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This is a discussion on Moisture on Optics Lenses! within the General Talk forums, part of the General Discussion category; "If it ain't rainin' it ain't trainin'." That was our motto in the army. We didn't like it, but that was the truth. Back in ...

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    Moisture on Optics Lenses!

    "If it ain't rainin' it ain't trainin'."
    That was our motto in the army. We didn't like it, but that was the truth. Back in those days, the only weapons I used in the rain were those with iron sights.

    I'll go more into yesterday's shooting during the podcast tonight, but after driving for an hour and a half to go and visit some good friends for some shooting and grilling, I was not about to let a little rain keep me from launching rounds. Well, except when the little bit turned into a lot a bit. In between the lot a bits, we'd run back to the range and launch more.

    Here is the problem I found. Acquiring target was difficult due to water and fogginess on the lenses. Between that and the rain on my glasses, I am glad the targets were just steel plates and not threats!

    Anyone have any suggestions?
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    A Walmart picnic tent and some of this.......

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    Even a wide brimmed hat and like OP6 mentioned, an anti-fog product.

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    Conditions may render an optic useless. Iron back ups are a good plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    Even a wide brimmed hat and like OP6 mentioned, an anti-fog product.
    As far as hats, this is the I wear https://www.minnetonkamoccasin.com/a...ts/fold-up-hat, but even a brim doesn't stop all rain on glasses and certainly doesn't stop moisture from getting the the optics lenses.

    Clearly, using a tent in real world situations isn't possible and if just shooting in the rain for fun were my concern, I would have taken my genuine Walmart party tent!
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    What ? So you want a solution to staying dry in the rain while fighting a war ? Can't help ya there, I was never in the military.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Operator6 View Post
    What ? So you want a solution to staying dry in the rain while fighting a war ? Can't help ya there, I was never in the military.
    Check again. I edited it because I grabbed the wrong link.

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    I live in one of the rainiest places in the U.S., fact not opinion.

    I was being a smart ass with the picnic tent idea kinda.......but they are great for taking to a dirt pit or whatever to keep the sun off ya or a little rain.

    For a hunting type situation you could use a poncho or a small tarp pulled over your head while you take the shot. Frog togs makes good rain gear for a reasonable price. I'm looking for a quality rip-stop x-large poncho. I want one that will cover a x-large pack.

    I recommend ^ and maybe a fresh squeezed glass of orange juice and wheat toast.
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    Scope Fogging

    According to this article written by an Indiana SWAT member who wanted this same answer, OP-6's suggestion was the only one that did any good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denton View Post
    As far as hats, this is the I wear https://www.minnetonkamoccasin.com/a...ts/fold-up-hat, but even a brim doesn't stop all rain on glasses and certainly doesn't stop moisture from getting the the optics lenses.

    Clearly, using a tent in real world situations isn't possible and if just shooting in the rain for fun were my concern, I would have taken my genuine Walmart party tent!
    Dude! We're like twins! (Except I'm the tall real handsome very athletic one! ) But I digress...I got the same hat. The white salty sweat stains are extra!

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