CR 2032 battery drain in X bow scopes.

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CR 2032 battery drain in X bow scopes.

Post by adam6521 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:00 pm

Has anyone had issues with 2032 batters draining even when your scope is turned off? I even put it in backwards and barely screwed the cap on and it still drained. All in less than a month.
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Re: CR 2032 battery drain in X bow scopes.

Post by bigbowman » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:11 am

No never had that problem. Must of been a bad bunch of batteries?
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Post by hankenhunter » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:15 am

Nope. Two years on one battery and still going strong. Try a different retailer for a battery. If it still drains fast, send it back for warranty.
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Re: CR 2032 battery drain in X bow scopes.

Post by artifact » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:31 am

Agree, either the battery was defective or the scope is. I have several types of scopes that use them, and never had a battery that lasted less than a month, usually they last years as already stated.
I only turn the lighted reticle on when needed on the scopes, by keeping it on all the time while hunting and then turning it off would drastically reduce battery life.

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Post by Normous » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:46 am

I report long life with Duracell and Energizer 2032's.
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Re: CR 2032 battery drain in X bow scopes.

Post by Smong2000 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:34 am

I have a 6 year old Hawke scope and it still runs fine with the original CR2032. I don't ever use the light and took it out of my other scope so I wouldn't forget about it and have it leak and ruin the scope. Never found the lighted reticle useful for deer during legal shooting hours, maybe for black animals like bear or boar it would be important...

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Re: CR 2032 battery drain in X bow scopes.

Post by IronNoggin » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:44 pm

Use the lighted reticles all the time. Prefer the blue over the red, on low settings.
Have provided many a fine buck and bear.

I swap out the batteries each fall. Likely not necessary, but something I do.
Had one on an older bow that lasted 3 years.
And I always carry a couple of spares.

As the others noted, you either had a bad batch of batteries, or the scope is pooched.
Try a new set and that should indicate which way to go...

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Post by Normous » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:04 pm

I might add, that I secure a spare battery in a 1" x 1" mini zip lock then tape it using a small piece of black Duct Tape to the non cheek side of my stock, in case it is needed in the field.
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Re: CR 2032 battery drain in X bow scopes.

Post by DuckHunt » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:13 pm

A few months ago I left the illumination on for a full day on my new scope by accident. When I got it out to shoot the next day I noticed it was still illuminated. I'm not sure how long the battery will last, but mine has been illuminated for at least 26 hours and is still kicking. I'll probably put in a new battery before the season, but it is good to know that if I leave it on it won't be dead in a few hours.

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Re: CR 2032 battery drain in X bow scopes.

Post by vixenmaster » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:16 am

I have never had an issue with any bein drained
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Re: CR 2032 battery drain in X bow scopes.

Post by SEW » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:48 am

vixenmaster wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:16 am
I have never had an issue with any bein drained
Nor have I.
When I used Hawke scopes, and still use the TR530IL on a B/U cbow, I found illumination virtually worthless as they were too bright in low light conditions.
Only when I eventually used higher level scopes starting with WCE scopes, then L VXR, and eventually Zeiss Duralyts, I found the true advantages of lighted reticles. When the dot can be dimmed to where it’s barely perceptible, it can become invaluable right at dark. And, “right at dark” is a special time!

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Re: CR 2032 battery drain in X bow scopes.

Post by nchunterkw » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:23 am

SEW wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:48 am
vixenmaster wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:16 am
I have never had an issue with any bein drained
Nor have I.
When I used Hawke scopes, and still use the TR530IL on a B/U cbow, I found illumination virtually worthless as they were too bright in low light conditions.
Only when I eventually used higher level scopes starting with WCE scopes, then L VXR, and eventually Zeiss Duralyts, I found the true advantages of lighted reticles. When the dot can be dimmed to where it’s barely perceptible, it can become invaluable right at dark. And, “right at dark” is a special time!
SEW which Hawkes? I find the SR-Pro with infinite adjustment just right at dusk when I turn it on to the minimum possible setting.
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Re: CR 2032 battery drain in X bow scopes.

Post by IronNoggin » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:22 pm

The Hawke XB 30 Compact I run has excellent lighting for my eyes.
On the lowest or second lowest setting (again, prefer the BLUE) it is pretty much perfect - for me.
And as noted, has been the regret of many a buck & boar.
Higher settings, not so much.

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Re: CR 2032 battery drain in X bow scopes.

Post by nchunterkw » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:24 am

IronNoggin wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:22 pm
The Hawke XB 30 Compact I run has excellent lighting for my eyes.
On the lowest or second lowest setting (again, prefer the BLUE) it is pretty much perfect - for me.
And as noted, has been the regret of many a buck & boar.
Higher settings, not so much.

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Re: CR 2032 battery drain in X bow scopes.

Post by SEW » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:29 am

nchunterkw wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:23 am
SEW wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:48 am
vixenmaster wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:16 am
I have never had an issue with any bein drained
Nor have I.
When I used Hawke scopes, and still use the TR530IL on a B/U cbow, I found illumination virtually worthless as they were too bright in low light conditions.
Only when I eventually used higher level scopes starting with WCE scopes, then L VXR, and eventually Zeiss Duralyts, I found the true advantages of lighted reticles. When the dot can be dimmed to where it’s barely perceptible, it can become invaluable right at dark. And, “right at dark” is a special time!
SEW which Hawkes? I find the SR-Pro with infinite adjustment just right at dusk when I turn it on to the minimum possible setting.
You have a good question. SR Pro. I’m spoiled by my ( used) Zeiss Duralyts and even the Leupold VXRs. I varmint hunt till black. I want that tiny speck of a glow.

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