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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:44 am 
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Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:20 am
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Location: Californian transitioning to Idaho
Hey just a heads up bought one the other day, pull it out of the package and
The foam or what ever is supposed to be in the cap is glued to pen end. I dont always like to use a lens pen. However on occasion there is a need. I am awaiting customer service to contact me. However I tried to write a review on their website
Here is my review
No good waste of money
I bought this piece of junk 7/29/19. I was looking for leupold lens pen but Scheels in Reno did not carry them. I get home and open it. It has about a 3/8 foam piece attached to the end. It does not look like any lens pen I have used. It appears that what ever is supposed to be in the cap was glued to the pen. Like im going to use this P.O.S. On my Swarovski or High end Leupold products. Hey I would even use it on my low end vortex scope
Here is their reply
338redddog,

Our team read your review and we value your contribution. Unfortunately, at this time, it did not meet all our approval guidelines. We hope you will modify so we can publish next time!
Your review cannot be approved because it:

contains inappropriate content
Hey Its their website so censorship is ok, but giving bad product for good money isnt. The least they could have done was email me about a product replacement.
I probably would never use it.
Just a heads up about a poor quality product
I was looking at purchasing one of their long range scopes but decided to move on.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:52 am 
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Every scope I have is Vortex great product at a good value, I have never used a cleaning pen sorry for your pen disappointment.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:11 pm 
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Can’t say much for their red dot sights either.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:16 pm 
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Vortex works for me!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:52 pm 
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Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:14 pm
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Location: Oregon
I have had a fine hair, unknown type that fits in a container like lip stick. Used it only on the target scopes during a match. I do not shoot matches any longer and carry it in my pack when hunting. Working great since around 1976. Maybe a match shooters supply like Creedmoor Sports might stock one. Nothing worse than damaging the lens on a high end scope with a crappy cleaner.
Makes me wonder if it was supposed to have some cleaning fluid that would on the foam and it was missing etc.
Edit: Check out Midway lens cleaning pen. I used one for several years on hunting scopes and the Otis lens cleaning cleaning kit. The pen ran out of cleaner and I went back to the hair brush.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:54 am 
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Location: Davisburg, MI. USA
No comment on the pen as I have a couple Leupold's, but if you take out he P.O.S. line I bet your review will fly right on through. (and maybe the store name)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:10 am 
Hunter

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Location: Kansas City, MO
I keep Zeiss lens cleaning cleaner and cloth with me shooting. And Leupold lens pen.


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 Post subject: Cleaning Hacks
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:22 pm 
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Location: Black Hills of South Dakota
What? Who ever would consider purchasing such a contraption!

I must be way too Old School. Q-Tips are way more common to find
and cheap.

Blow the dust/minute particles off, a few fluffed upped Q-Tips and
Windex, very careful circular pattern, all clean, and over with, no fuss.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:30 am 
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I don't need a Vortex pen as I have plenty of Sharpies, and also I don't write on lenses...

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:22 pm 
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Joined: Sun Mar 10, 2002 2:01 am
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Location: Redlands CA USA
Hi,

Another vote for the Leupold product. Don't remember where I got mine, but so far it's served well for at least a couple of years.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:38 pm 
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Location: Californian transitioning to Idaho
I did remove the POS line from the revue. Vortex was kind enough to replace the item with 2 new ones. Also included a couple of other items as well. The new pens are the same as the first. I have a call in with them now. I looked at the product on the web and there is definitely something wrong.


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning Hacks
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:26 pm 
Hawkeye

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 1:01 am
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Location: Memphis, TN USA
The Norseman wrote:
What? Who ever would consider purchasing such a contraption!

I must be way too Old School. Q-Tips are way more common to find
and cheap.

Blow the dust/minute particles off, a few fluffed upped Q-Tips and
Windex, very careful circular pattern, all clean, and over with, no fuss.


Be very careful using Windex on coated lens. The ammonia in Windex destroys most lens coatings. Found out that little tidbit the hard way!

Use a lens cleaner especially designed for optical lens.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:25 pm 
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Joined: Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:01 am
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Location: Black Hills of South Dakota
I Emailed Leupold and here's what they said;

"I would recommend using as close as you can to 100% rubbing alcohol with Q-tips and
a lens cloth to clean your optics. You can get the rubbing alcoholin the health section
in most retail stores. Please feel free to email me back with anymore questions."

Guess I'll have to change my ways.

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