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Storage of batteries in illuminated scopes #15824108 02/22/21
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What is recommended for off season for batteries in illuminated scopes . Will these 2032 corrode and destroy your scope .

Be the first to admit I’ve destroyed plenty of flashlights and radios .

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Re: Storage of batteries in illuminated scopes [Re: Maine_Rifle] #15824184 02/22/21
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I know you're supposed to take them out, but luckily I have yet to have any issues.

Re: Storage of batteries in illuminated scopes [Re: Maine_Rifle] #15826567 02/23/21
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It was the condensation, not the battery that took mine out. I thought what a great concept for night time varmint hunting in the winter. Bring a cold thing into a warm environment and you get condensation. First and last illuminated scope that I’ve owned. It was an early Bushnell.


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Re: Storage of batteries in illuminated scopes [Re: Maine_Rifle] #15826679 02/23/21
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I leave mine in. But I live in the high desert of Colorado. Where I live I get roughly 9 inches of rain a year. Humidity isn't a factor here with it's associated problems.

Re: Storage of batteries in illuminated scopes [Re: Maine_Rifle] #15827082 02/23/21
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I leave it in but replace it yearly anyway.


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Condensation is a big part of our weather scenario here, but I have never had any issues with scopes & their batteries. I try and change the batteries out every 12-18 months (IF I remember haha).


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I haven't had any issues with any 2032's, either....knock on wood.

Re: Storage of batteries in illuminated scopes [Re: Maine_Rifle] #15828542 02/23/21
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Do lithium batteries spew? Never had it happen.


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Re: Storage of batteries in illuminated scopes [Re: Jason280] #15835966 02/25/21
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Originally Posted by Jason280
I haven't had any issues with any 2032's, either....knock on wood.

Always take mine out. Store them in spare contact lens travel cases. Perfect size!

Re: Storage of batteries in illuminated scopes [Re: Jason280] #15836761 02/25/21
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Originally Posted by Jason280
I haven't had any issues with any 2032's, either....knock on wood.


I havent either, but I always carry a spare.


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Re: Storage of batteries in illuminated scopes [Re: Maine_Rifle] #15836826 02/25/21
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2032 in a VX-R since 2014ish. Might be time to check it out..


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Re: Storage of batteries in illuminated scopes [Re: Maine_Rifle] #15837857 02/26/21
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I don’t take mine out but always change batteries in all my gizmos before every season. I’ve never had a 2032 go bad. Happy Trails


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Re: Storage of batteries in illuminated scopes [Re: Maine_Rifle] #15839974 02/26/21
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Thanks everyone , never had a problem with the 2032 but these scopes are more expensive than a calculator and wanted to check further

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No problems as yet, even when some dummy put them away with the light on. I have spares tucked into cases and in my hunting pack.

On a related note, I’ve sworn off the Copper Tops for all time after finding brand new ones leaking in storage boxes in a drawer. Now, it’s Panasonic Eneloop rechargeable in stuff that’s not voltage-sensitive and Energizer Lithium in everything else.


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The batteries can most certainly swell. It's just a matter of if and when. While the probability of any battery swelling or leaking is low, it increases with age and depth of discharge. I believe if you change the battery every 12 to 18 months, the risk is pretty low. Keep it in there longer than 3 years and the risk grows significantly.

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Originally Posted by Maine_Rifle
What is recommended for off season for batteries in illuminated scopes . Will these 2032 corrode and destroy your scope .

Be the first to admit I’ve destroyed plenty of flashlights and radios .



2032's are zinc air; they can corrode, but its not very common and its more powder than liquid.

Most alkalines, especially Chinese ones, which most of them are, are VERY prone to leaking and corroding.

Rechargeable batteries also aren't prone to leaking as the composition have little to no fluids in them.

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Re: Storage of batteries in illuminated scopes [Re: kappa8] #15840747 02/26/21
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Originally Posted by kappa8
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I haven't had any issues with any 2032's, either....knock on wood.

Always take mine out. Store them in spare contact lens travel cases. Perfect size!



Thanks for the idea contact lens travel case.


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Re: Storage of batteries in illuminated scopes [Re: ingwe] #15841676 02/26/21
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Originally Posted by ingwe
Originally Posted by Jason280
I haven't had any issues with any 2032's, either....knock on wood.


I havent either, but I always carry a spare.

Same here.


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Re: Storage of batteries in illuminated scopes [Re: Maine_Rifle] #15841743 02/26/21
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I take mine out. Drop in a quart ziplock bag. Tie the bag around the scope. No worries and the battery is still with the scope.

Re: Storage of batteries in illuminated scopes [Re: Maine_Rifle] #15841920 02/27/21
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When not in use, i remove all battery’s from scopes, ear muffs, headlamps. I had a nice pair of head lamps corrode due to a battery leak and since then I remove after the season.


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