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Lost And Found: ZEISS Riflescope Still Working After Nearly 10 Years In The Mountains

No doubt John Sveen was sick to his stomach when he realized that he had left his rifle and Zeiss Scope behind after a short break in the woods. The story has a happy ending though, as reported by Blogs.Zeiss.com. Enjoy!

photo from Blogs.Zeiss

photo from Blogs.Zeiss

Anyone who goes hunting in the mountains must always expect weather changes, which cancel the expedition suddenly and unexpectedly. Sometimes, equipment is left behind. Also during recovering hunted game it can happen that the weapon is misplaced and cannot be found back.

In John Sveen’s case it was much simpler. He took a short break and afterwards he went on without his rifle, a ZEISS scope mounted on the rifle. After nine years, John was amazed when his friend Knut Øyjorda found his gun in the mountains: The wooden stock was bleached out and brittle, the muzzle was rusted and unusable. Only the scope was still like new. The coating withstood the weather, the cold and heat could not harm the optics. The Customer Service in Wetzlar checked the scope in detail and concluded: ZEISS products are indestructible!

Not a bad selling point for Zeiss!

 

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