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Old 09-09-2011, 05:39 PM
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I recently put a scope on my Renegade and the blow back has left a white film on the scope. I cleaned as much as i could off with steel wool but i still have the film in the cracks and crevices. How much should I worry about the film it is leaving. I have cleaned it with soap and water with toothbrush. I also changed nipple to stop the blow back but have not verified it yet. I have considered wrapping the scope with camo duck tape but am really unsure about this move.
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:47 PM
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I had put electrical tape on my inline because of the same issue.
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:35 PM
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I cut a small piece of leather, punched four holes in the corners and tied it to the scope with leather shoe lace material.
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:36 PM
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pick up a scope cover. http://www.cabelas.com/stocks-grips-...:referralID=NA
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:23 PM
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Yes it happens. I clean the area and make sure it is well oiled. A lot of times.. what happens is it burns the paint off the scope. You can put tape on the scope. It will not hurt a thing.
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:43 AM
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Easy fix.

Take the scope off.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by bronko22000 View Post
I had put electrical tape on my inline because of the same issue.
This is also what I did, after mine started getting small marks on it, and it works great. This seems to be the best solution I've found, although I'm also shooting an inline, not a side lock, but it still will work.
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:55 PM
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When I shot my side lock with a scope on it for the first time I was more concerned with the blow back around and under the scope base. I took the base off and it was filthy underneath it. Is there anything that can be done to resolve this issue?
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